Roundtable No. 132 - Beyond CSR: Private Sector Led Development

September 27, 2016 | Washington, D.C.

Join us for our next Human Rights & Business Roundtable meeting which will take place on Tuesday, September 27. The concept of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has evolved rapidly in recent years. In the past, CSR often centered on business supporting development goals through charitable giving such as building schools or medical clinics for local communities. However, in recent years the view of CSR has expanded to focus more on long-term, sustainable benefits that can be brought to communities, often through private-public partnerships. Indeed, some contemporary CSR efforts have begun to focus on the role of business in supporting supporting structural reform, such as peace building, the protection of human rights, and the inter-relationship with economic development.


FFP's Sustainable Development & Security practice focuses on a wide variety of projects in and around the oil and mining sectors, such as community and multistakeholder engagement, security, risk and human rights assessments, and training of both companies and security personnel. We have worked in over a dozen countries in all corners of the world and were a founding NGO participant of the Voluntary Principles on Security & Human Rights.

Security, Rights & Development Publications


FFP Annual Report to the Voluntary Principles Plenary 2015
Published March 10, 2015
By The Fund for Peace
The Fund for Peace (FFP) is strongly committed to continuing its support of the Voluntary Principles on Security & Human Rights (VPs). We publicly endorse the VPs on our website and undertake efforts to raise public awareness of their existence as well as to support information sharing between those involved regarding implementation.
Why We Renamed the Human Rights & Business Roundtable
Published January 14, 2014
By J. J. Messner
When The Fund for Peace’s Human Rights & Business Roundtable was founded in 1996, the relationship between business and human rights was a hot topic, and one that called for much debate. Nearly two decades later, though human rights remains a core theme, the Roundtable has broadened its scope of issues, particularly around implementation and good practices.
Human Rights Training for Security Forces in the Extractive Industry
Published October 18, 2013
By J. J. Messner
A comic book may not seem like an obvious method of training military forces on human rights, but that is exactly what the Fund for Peace (FFP) has used for training in Cameroon to provide soldiers with a practical understanding of how to ensure that the safety, security, and human rights of the people they come into contact with is safeguarded.


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