Danish Institute for Human Rights report on integrating human rights concepts to the work of financial institutions

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15 April 2010

Human Rights and the Financial Sector

Author: Danish Institute for Human Rights

The Danish Institute for Human Rights is pleased to announce the release of ‘Values Added: The Challenge of Integrating Human Rights in the Financial Sector.’ The report outlines the challenges and potential for integrating human rights concepts to the work of financial institutions…As part of the research, a broader analysis of financial actors, assets, ESG and SRI concepts and mainstream financial reasoning was undertaken, with a particular focus on financial actors' expectations and the challenges they face in defining and implementing social responsibility in their work…

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15 April 2010

[PDF] Values Added: The Challenge of Integrating Human Rights into the Financial Sector

Author: Rita Roca, Francesca Manta, Danish Institute of Human Rights

This report presents the results of research to assess the feasibility of adapting the Danish Institute for Human Rights’ Human Rights Compliance Assessment (HRCA) tool to the financial services sector…Turning the human rights lens onto the operations of the financial services sector is much more challenging than it is in the context of traditional providers of goods and services…An increase in financial awareness and responsibility can become a catalyst in driving this change and contributing to the respect for and the realization of human rights while nourishing economic growth.

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