In November 2020, the World Benchmarking Alliance published the 2020 Corporate Human Rights Benchmark (CHRB), which ranks the human rights performance of 230 companies. The CHRB has been increasing in prominence since its inception in 2017. The publication of the 2020 CHRB comes at a time when investors, shareholders and lenders are increasingly looking for meaningful data to measure the ESG performance of companies – particularly social factors, where performance has traditionally been harder to measure.

Continue reading on for more information on the 2020 CHRB and insights into related trends in Business and Human Rights, as well as practical steps for companies to improve their human rights risk management strategies.