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Global Investor Alliance for Human Rights representing $2 trillion launched

The Investor Alliance convenes, informs, and activates investors to act on human rights and business risks through campaigns and urgent actions. The issues and sectors where our collective action is focused are identified through ongoing mapping of human rights and business issues, investors raising issues for consideration, and close collaboration with non-profit organizations (NGOs), trade unions, community-led organizations and others to identify emerging issues and gaps. The new coalition representing $2 trillion aims to increase investor capacity to address human rights and business risks through targeted action, education and multi-stakeholder engagement and was launched in May 2018.

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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 (ICCR), the Alliance will coordinate investor action on priority human rights and business issues -- engaging corporations, state actors, and international organizations to ensure greater corporate respect for human rights...Paloma Muñoz Quick, Program Director for the Alliance [said] “Investors are expected to consider [human rights] risks throughout their investment processes and use their leverage to influence...companies to mitigate them. The Alliance is designed to help investors maximize their impact on business and human rights concerns through education, connections to resources, and collective action.”...“The outcomes of the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark pilot study are another signal that companies still have more work to do on respecting human rights. In order to be effective, more investors should use their leverage to engage companies in a dialogue about truly integrating respect for human rights in their strategies,” said Anna Pot of APG Asset Management. “We are grateful to ICCR for initiating the Investor Alliance for Human Rights that enables more investors to work in this important area.”

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18 October 2017

Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility launches "Investor Alliance for Human Rights," a collective action platform to facilitate investor advocacy

Author: Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility

Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility is excited to announce the launch of a new initiative, the Investor Alliance for Human Rights (IAHR), established to provide a collective action platform to facilitate investor advocacy on a full spectrum of human rights and labor rights issues. This new Alliance, the first of its kind, builds on longstanding ICCR member advocacy to amplify the global investor voice on critical human rights challenges and to promote corporate accountability on human rights... The Alliance is being established to create an umbrella beneath which a "coalition of the willing" from the investment community can advocate more immediately, consistently and strategically to protect human rights and to act as a deterrent against regressive legislative and regulatory action... Participation in the Alliance will be open to all interested institutional investors both inside and outside the ICCR membership.

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