The Beyond Integrity report, produced by CAF in collaboration with the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), examines how some companies are going above and beyond their traditional role to protect civic space.

Hear how businesses are supporting and protecting civil society.

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  • Privately held dialogues between key stakeholders and host governments can be more effective at initiating positive action than a public challenge.
  • Leveraging formal and informal cross-sectoral networks is instrumental in convincing corporations to act on behalf of civil society.
  • Firms in consumer-facing industries are responsive to large-scale social movements that raise awareness regarding human rights abuses;
  • Privately owned companies with strong ethics and values tied into the core business model, led by engaged leaders, are likely to respond to civil society;

Our case studies highlight how companies have championed and stood up for individuals and civil society organisations.

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Discover how companies around the world are going above and beyond their traditional role to protect civic space.


Speaking up against the threat of censorship

How BHRRC reached out to IT companies to convince them to refrain from submitting bids for a URL filtration system.

Beyond Integrity: Pakistan

Fighting against the criminalisation of the Freedom of Expression

How International labour and human rights organisations fought the prosecution of human rights advocate, Andy Hall.

Beyond Integrity: Thailand

Solidarity in the fight for the freedom of assembly and association

Find out how brands in the country looked to exert pressure on the government to end its harsh treatment of protesters.

Beyond Integrity: Cambodia

Voicing the unheard - the fight for free speech

Find out how the BHRRC and Brian Leber took the lead in connecting CSOs with the advocacy action taken by business.

Beyond Integrity: Angola


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