Who we are

The Corporate Human Rights Benchmark is a unique collaboration led by investors and civil society organisations dedicated to creating the first open and public benchmark of corporate human rights performance.


Governance & Team

Corporate Human Rights Benchmark Ltd, is a not for profit company created to publish and promote the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark. The Corporate Human Rights Benchmark (CHRB) was launched in 2013 as a multi-stakeholder initiative drawing on investor, business and human rights, and benchmarking expertise from 6 organisations: APG Asset Management (APG)Aviva Investors, Business & Human Rights Resource CentreEIRIS Foundation, the Institute for Human Rights and Business(IHRB) and Nordea Wealth Management.

The CHRB is now part of the World Benchmarking Alliance. For more information about the CHRB Team, see this page

Research and data is provided to the CHRB by:

  • Vigeo Eiris is a global provider of environmental, social and governance (ESG) research to investors and public and private corporates. Vigeo Eiris provides the task group of analysts to carry out the data collection and assessment according to the CHRB Pilot Methodology 2016.
  • Business & Human Rights Resource Centre provided company response information from their database of over 3000 allegations and responses.
  • RepRisk is a leading business intelligence provider, specializing in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) risk analytics and metrics. RepRisk provided the CHRB information on serious allegations.



CHRB is supported by the following organisations:








Funding & Support

The creation of an open-source and wide-scale benchmark on corporate human rights performance runs counter to a long-established business model of providing such intelligence on a paid-for basis. This means the CHRB relies on the passion and commitment of stakeholders committed to supporting its long-term success. 

We are grateful to the following organisations that have supported our journey to date. 

  • APG Asset Management
  • Aviva Investors   
  • Business and Human Rights Resource Centre (BHRRC)
  • Calvert Investments, now known as Calvert Research and Management 
  • CNV International 
  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, United Kingdom
  • Department for International Development, United Kingdom
  • Eiris Foundation
  • Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB)
  • Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust     
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands 
  • Nordea Wealth Management 
  • RepRisk
  • Swiss Confederation’s Federal Department of Foreign Affairs
  • VBDO
  • Vigeo-Eiris
  • World Benchmarking Alliance

To fully ensure its independence, the CHRB will not receive funding from any companies, except for investors.



Help sustain the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark

The CHRB is currently seeking further, sustainable funding to make the Benchmark available on an ongoing basis. Please contact us for more details.

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