In order to make sure businesses can no longer avoid responsibility for negative human rights and environmental impacts, these governance gaps need to be closed, and other systemic barriers to justice need to be removed.

Around the world, ideas and initiatives have emerged that aim to close the governance gaps and other systemic barriers to justice that allow or enable harmful corporate strategies to continue. These ideas and initiatives are often developed in engagement with and support of those people and groups who are most affected by corporate human and environmental rights abuses.

While working with civil society actors and supporting governments to counter the harmful strategies identified, the Mind the Gap team has identified several promising policy measures and initiatives already in progress that would help close some of the most persistent gaps. Below some of the most promising developments and initiatives are listed.

Promising policy measures, initiatives and resources