Social issues

The PRI supports investors’ efforts to address social issues such as human rights, working conditions and modern slavery with companies in their portfolio.

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Social issues resources

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    Human rights and labour standards

    The PRI supports investors’ efforts to address social issues such as human rights, working conditions and modern slavery with companies in their portfolio.

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    Employee relations

    Improving supply chain labour standards can help mitigate operational, legal/regulatory and reputational risks, as well as present opportunities to benefit from innovative suppliers, access to more markets and contracts, loyal customers, productive/committed employees and secure supplier relationships.

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    Conflict zones

    Companies and their investors are paying increased attention to the challenges and opportunities of doing business in conflict-affected and high-risk areas.

Spotlight

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Why and how investors should act on human rights

2020-10-22T06:57:00+01:00

Just as for all businesses, institutional investors have a responsibility to respect human rights. This responsibility was formalised by the UN and the OECD in 2011, and since then expectations – from employees, beneficiaries, clients, governments and wider society – have only increased.

Human rights due diligence and modern slavery: the case for investor action

2019-12-03T09:05:00+00:00

This webinar will explore how investors can play a role in pushing for more and better human rights due diligence and will focus in particular on efforts to tackle modern slavery and human trafficking. Speakers from the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights, the World Business Council for ...