Man working sifts charcoal in a factory in Malaysia

Business and Human Rights in Asia

Promoting responsible business practices through regional partnerships

What We Do

  • Technical and advisory support to governments to facilitate the development of policies and legislation to promote responsible business practices and corporate accountability
  • Regional peer learning, awareness raising and capacity building on the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights
  • Communication and public diplomacy efforts to build public support of the business and human rights agenda
  • Promotion of access to remedy to ensure rights-based solutions and prevent future human rights abuses
  • Knowledge sharing to foster action addressing the adverse role of business operations on the environment, climate and human rights


Learn more about the UNGPs

Our Impact



on the UNGPs: Protect, Respect, Remedy



in Asia have National Action Plans on Business and Human Rights: Japan, Thailand, and Pakistan


billion people

in Asia work in the informal economy