We’re joining forces with MIT’s SHIFT platform, where the Toolkit’s contents will soon be available.

In the meantime then please explore the selection of useful resources and links included below:

Tool Related Steps Further information

UN Human Rights, Office of the High Commissioner, (2012), UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

This Guide’s purpose is to provide additional background explanation to the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, in order to support a full understanding of their meaning and intent. The Guide’s content was the subject of numerous consultations during the six years of Professor Ruggie’s mandate and was reflected in his many public reports and speeches.


UN Sustainable Development, (2015), UN Sustainable Development Goals

This online resource details goals and targets of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, released on September 25th 2015. The adopted framework sets goals to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all, as part of a new sustainable development agenda. Each goal has specific targets to be achieved over the next 15 years.


UN, (1948), UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a milestone document. Drafted by representatives with different legal and cultural backgrounds from all regions of the world, the Declaration was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in Paris on 10 December 1948 as a common standard of achievements for all peoples and all nations. It sets out fundamental human rights to be universally protected.


UNEP, SETAC, (2009), Social Life Cycle Assessment Guidelines, p.49.

These guidelines are for conducting social and socio-economic LCA, and compliment guidance for environmental LCA and Life Cycle Costing, contributing to the full assessment of goods and services within the context of sustainable development.


UNEP, SETAC, (2013), The Methodological Sheets for SLCA.

This resource comprises of the methodological sheets published for use in conjunction with the UNEP, SETAC, Social Life Cycle Assessment Guidelines.


WBCSD, (2015), Social Capital in Decision Making: How social information drives value creation.

This paper:

  • Introduces social capital and how it drives business value creation.
  • Illustrates how social capital information can be used by internal and external decision-makers who are key to business success.
  • Maps how pioneering companies already inform the decisions and actions of their stakeholders, leadership and managers with social capital information.
  • Provides pragmatic guidance for companies on selecting and implementing fit-for-purpose measurement and valuation approaches.
  • Contributes to the ongoing development of the Social Capital Protocol – a harmonized approach to social capital measurement and management.

World Bank and IFC, (2012), Designing a Results Framework for Achieving Results: A How-to Guide.

This document contains a step-by-step guide to designing a results framework that helps to define success or failure of an initiative, and take appropriate steering action.