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29 May 2018

Global Investor Alliance for Human Rights Launches today

Author: Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (USA)

The new coalition representing $2 trillion will increase investor capacity to address human rights and business risks through targeted action, education and multi-stakeholder engagement... Convened by the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility ...

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2 May 2018

AXA and Nordea among 100 investors urging companies to increase global working conditions disclosure

Author: ShareAction

"Companies urged to increase workforce disclosure to improve global working conditions"...

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21 April 2016

Need to uphold garment workers' rights

Author: www.fibre2fashion.com

Ahead of the third anniversary of the Rana Plaza tragedy that killed over 1000 garment workers in Bangladesh, the 2016 Australian Fashion Report has underlined the pressing need to accelerate efforts to uphold the rights of workers throughout the...

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15 October 2015
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Author: Anne-Catherine Husson-Traore, Novethic (France) (copyright: www.novethic.fr)

« Esclavage moderne : les investisseurs appelés à renforcer leur vigilance », 15 octobre 2015...

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15 June 2015

Guardian finds pension funds exposed to climate change risks due to investments in coal

Author: Damian Carrington & Caelainn Barr, Guardian (UK)

"Coal crash: how pension funds face huge risk from climate change", 15 Jun 2015...

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25 February 2015

Human rights principles clearly apply to minority investors - Ruggie

Author: Daniel Brooksbank, Responsible Investor

Professor John Ruggie has explained to Responsible Investor how the United Nations Guiding Principles on human rights that bear his name clearly apply to institutional investors and the financial community more generally...The principles had been...

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21 May 2014

Report assesses financial institutions' responsibility to respect human rights: Case study on extractives

Author: Dutch Fair Bank Guide & Dutch Fair Insurance Guide

[Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited ABN Amro, Allianz, APG, CNPC, Delta Lloyd, Generali, GlencoreXstrata, ING, Legal & General, ONGC, Rabobank, Shell to respond - responses & non-responses provided.] In December 2013, the...

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Company response
19 May 2014

Response by APG: re investments in extractive companies linked to rights abuses

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7 October 2013

Recent decisions clarify investor responsibility to address human rights concerns

Author: Margaret Wachenfeld, Institute for Human Rights and Business, on Responsible Investor

The [OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises'] new chapter [on human rights] reflects the increasingly mainstream place of human rights on the business agenda, including for the financial sector. The final statement of the Norwegian NCP in the...

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19 September 2013

[PDF] Responsible Business Advancing Peace

Author: UN Global Compact

As a key agent of change, companies can make a critical contribution to economic development, peace and stability in the areas where they operate...Companies provide jobs and revenue to a local economy. They can set an example of sustainable business...

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