Just as for all businesses, institutional investors have a responsibility to respect human rights, as defined in the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs). Fixed income investors are no exception.
The PRI recognises that this is a complex topic, requiring time, a change of mindset and collaboration. Our seminal report on the topic, Why and how investors should act on human rights, set out a multi-year work plan.
In January, the PRI published Human rights in sovereign debt: the role of investors, offering a framework for considering human rights in sovereign debt investment and engagement decisions.
We are now seeking case studies demonstrating leading practice in the consideration of human rights in sovereign debt as well as in other fixed income investments. This can encompass both investment decisions and engagement activities.
If you are interested, please get in touch at FI@unpri.org before drafting a case study.