Conflict-Sensitive Business Review of Instruments and Guidelines

Connecting Business initiative Secretariat • 17 July 2019

This report presents an overview on instruments that can guide companies in their efforts to act in conflict prone environments and assess in how far they take conflict sensitivity into account. It shall (1) serve as a first introduction and overview to these guidelines (origin, stakeholders, content), (2) assess these guidelines along specific categories (market scope, verification, grievance mechanism, conflict sensitivity, strengths and limits) and finally (3) draw some general lessons from the mapping and give recommendations how the instruments/guidelines could be advanced for conflict-affected and fragile situations.


*Photo credit: Albert Gonzalez Farran, UNAMID