Social issues - podcasts

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    Spotlight on human rights: why investors should care about the union drive at Amazon


    In this episode of the PRI’s human rights podcast series, the PRI’s Nabylah Abo Dehman speaks to Jennifer Bates, an Amazon worker who played a key role in organising the union drive in Bessemer, Alabama and Corey Klemmer, Director of Engagement at Domini Impact Investments.

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    Spotlight on human rights: what are they and how do they impact investors?


    In this episode of the PRI podcast, the PRI’s Nikolaj Halkjaer Pedersen engages in a dynamic human rights-focused conversation with Chris Newton, Executive Director of Responsible Investment at IFM Investors and Akiko Sato, Human Rights Lawyer and Japan Programme Coordinator at the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre.

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    Spotlight on the Tobacco-Free Finance Pledge


    In this episode of the PRI podcast, CEO Fiona Reynolds speaks with Dr Bronwyn King AO, Founder, Director and CEO of Tobacco-Free Portfolios. They discuss the Tobacco-Free Finance Pledge, the progress the initiative has made since its launch, the impact of COVID-19, links between human rights and tobacco, big issues ...

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    Investing in the living wage


    In this episode of the PRI podcast, the PRI’s Nabylah Abo Dehman speaks with Sam Hepher from the Living Wage Foundation and ShareAction’s Rachel Hargreaves.

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    Unsecured lending in South Africa: how do we reverse course?


    In this episode of the PRI podcast, the PRI’s Nabylah Abo Dehman speaks with Naeem Badat, director at Differential Capital.

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    A sustainable and inclusive recovery from COVID-19


    The connection between investors and policymakers is not working as it should if the recovery from COVID-19 is to be sustainable and inclusive with concrete reforms. This podcast explores the role investors have in elevating climate and human rights as part of the COVID-19 recovery, and how they can work ...

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    How private equity investors can help tackle modern slavery


    In the last episode in our series of modern slavery podcasts, the PRI’s Head of Social Issues, Bettina Reinboth speaks with Anders Stromblad, Head of Alternative Investments and External Management at AP2.

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    Human rights and renewable energy companies: what role can investors play?


    In this episode of the PRI podcast, the PRI’s Nabylah Abo Dehman is joined by Steven Heim, Managing Director, Boston Common Asset Management, and Annie Signorelli, Project Manager for Renewable Energy and Human Rights at the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre.

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    Modern slavery and development finance institutions (DFIs)


    In this episode of the PRI podcast, the second in our series on modern slavery, the PRI’s Head of Social Issues, Bettina Reinboth, speaks with Mark Eckstein. Mark is Director of Environmental and Social Responsibility at CDC Group. He was a commissioner of the Liechtenstein Initiative, a partnership between the ...

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    Why disability inclusion in the workplace is an investor issue, with Ted Kennedy, Jr.


    In this episode, the PRI’s CEO, Fiona Reynolds, speaks with our very special guest, Ted Kennedy, Jr.

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    What role can investors play in combatting modern slavery? A Human Rights Day special


    In this episode of the PRI podcast, published on International Human Rights Day, the PRI’s Head of Social Issues is joined by Anne-Maree O’Connor, Head of Responsible Investment at the New Zealand Superannuation Fund.

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    Tailings in the mining sector: opportunities for investor action


    At PRI in Person, the PRI’s Elena Espinoza spoke with John Howchin, Secretary-General, Council of Ethics of the Swedish National Pension Funds, and Jaime Gornsztejn, Director, Hermes EOS, about tailings in the mining sector.

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    Cobalt in battery technology and responsible sourcing


    Olivier Van Hirtum and Jaideep Singh Panwar join the PRI’s Nabylah Abo Dehman to discuss the role of cobalt in battery technology and the human rights risks associated with the sourcing of cobalt. They explore the impact of electric vehicles growth on the demand for cobalt and the key role ...

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    Behind the scenes look at the Modern Slavery Statement


    Georgie Erangey, an independent business and human rights consultant joins the PRI’s Naheeda Chowdhury to explore the challenges and opportunities presented by section 54 of the UK Modern Slavery Act and how this ground-breaking disclosure clause will impact organisations beyond their first year statement. Together, they discuss the role that ...

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    Investors and responsible labour practices in the apparel industry


    Måns Carlsson- Sweeny (Ausbil Investment Management) joins the PRI’s Bettina Reinboth to explore how investors can engage with apparel companies to encourage better labour practices in the apparel industry. They discuss PRI’s recent investor briefing on the topic, including various red flags that investors should look out for which may ...

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    Why migration is a material issue for investors


    Sudip Hazra (Kepler-Cheuvreux) joins the PRI’s Bettina Reinboth to explore the issue of migration and why it is a material issue for investors. They explore the link to a number of other ESG issues, including labour skills, human rights and climate change.

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    Responsible investment news roundup - October 2016


    Five-minute roundup of the latest responsible investment and ESG news. This month’s topics include the flurry of recent global climate deals, Yahoo’s data breach, gender diversity in mining and Morningstar’s new sustainability indices.

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    Shipbreaking practices


    Shipbreaking is one of the world’s most dangerous occupations, with severe impacts on human rights and the environment. Annie Bersagel (KLP) joins the PRI’s Valeria Piani to explain why this is important to investors and encourages them to join their current engagement on responsible ship recycling.

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    Socio-economic inequality


    Sudip Hazra (Kepler Cheuvreux) joins the PRI’s Valeria Piani to discuss why inequality matters to global businesses and their shareholders.

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    Labour standards in the supply chain - a supplier perspective


    Charlie Bradshaw (Matrix APA) joins the PRI’s Felicitas Weber to discuss how to address poor labour conditions in global supply chains, looking at the supplier perspective. The PRI are also re-launching their collaborative engagement on labour practices in agricultural supply chains, with an investor expectations statement open for all signatories ...

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    The UK Modern Slavery Act


    Phil Bloomer, Executive Director of the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre, joins the PRI’s Felicitas Weber to discuss the the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015 and it’s implications for companies and investors.