Lockdowns. Super-spreader events. Mass redundancies. Uncertainty.

During the reporting period from January to December of 2021, progress on the BHR agenda was impacted by quick recoveries and sharp reversals in public health and economic conditions. By many measures, meaningful success would seem unlikely this year for the project, Business and Human Rights in Asia: Enabling Sustainable Economic Growth through the Protect, Respect and Remedy Framework (B+HR Asia).

But successful it was. 

The B+HR Asia project made considerable gains coupled by renewed commitments from partners in government and from civil society organizations (CSOs). Heightened interest in human rights due diligence (HRDD) led to stronger and more numerous partnership opportunities with business.