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Since the UN Human Rights Council developed the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) in 2011, considering human rights in investment activities has become increasingly important to Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investing. Leading investors also recognise that meeting international standards leads to better financial risk management.
Just as for all businesses, institutional investors have a responsibility to respect human rights.
With the right data, investors can incentivise companies to manage risks around human rights
This resource provides a general overview of human rights benchmarks available to investors.
Examples of our signatories’ human rights policy commitments that are consistent with the UNGPs
Examples of leading practices around investors challenges, opportunities and responsibilities in relation to human rights.
A new collaborative initiative for investors to address human rights and social issues through their stewardship activities
Investors need to expand their focus beyond gender and diversity and address issues such as inclusion, equity and other characteristics to truly benefit from DEI
This paper will define the concept of decent work, emphasising a human-centric approach towards workers and their rights, in line with various global standards and frameworks.
This article summarises the key points made at a workshop regarding how signatories incorporate decent work and safeguard expectations into their capital allocation process.
A ‘just transition’ for workers and communities as the world’s economy responds to climate change was included as part of the 2015 Paris Agreement.
How investors can help to accelerate action to end modern slavery and human trafficking.
The gap in income and wealth between the very affluent and the rest of society has become one of the most noteworthy socio-economic issues of our time.
Key points from a workshop held on 30 June 2022 where private markets industry participants discussed how to identify and assess negative human rights outcomes
Investors in sovereign debt have less leverage on human rights issues than investors in equities or corporates. But they are not powerless. In this report, we outline three steps sovereign investors can take when considering human rights issues in their investment decisions and we propose a range of responses.
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