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16 Jul 2019

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

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Key Questions Investors Can Ask When Investing in Renewable Energy: 

  • Does the company have a publicly available commitment to respect human rights that refers to internationally recognised human rights norms?  

  • Does the company have a human rights due diligence process in place to identify and address salient human rights risks before they become abuses? 

  • Does the company provide a grievance mechanism to workers and community members when rights abuses occur, as outlined by Principle 31 of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

  • Does the company expect its suppliers and business partners to adhere to the same human rights standards, and does it include this expectation in contracts and agreements?