From Fragility to Resilience

The spread of COVID-19 was relentless and its impacts exponential. Health experts are still grappling with slowing the pandemic’s spread and preventing re-emergence, with production of a vaccine taking necessary but costly time to be developed. Healthcare systems have been overrun, workplaces closed en masse, and national economies upended. 

The human rights consequences are potentially limitless. With unprecedented numbers of job losses, severe threats to the health of workers, communities without adequate defenses, customers facing suddenly unaffordable expenses, and concerns growing over protection of civil liberties, how should business respond – together and with other stakeholders?

In a deep dive report and webinar series, IHRB examines the responsibilities of companies for the human rights of employees and affected communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.