Founded in 2009, IHRB is the leading international think tank on business and human rights. IHRB’s mission is to shape policy, advance practice, and strengthen accountability in order to make respect for human rights part of everyday business. 

Since its founding, IHRB has established a number of organisations and initiatives that are now free-standing, namely: the Centre for Sport and Human Rights (CSHR).

IHRB's focus areas are diverse and reflect the most salient and emerging human rights issues facing business, including the ubiquitous contribution of migrant workers across global supply chains, ensuring "just transitions" for workers and communities in the adaptation to low-carbon economies, and improving efforts to address inequality, mass migration, and climate change through better decision making across the built environment lifecycle, amongst others.