New tools to help investors better analyse & assess quality of companies' human rights disclosure

As investors are becoming increasingly interested in understanding to what extent companies are respecting human rights, more attention is being paid to companies' human rights disclosure. But how can investors tell whether what they are reading is meaningful and in line with what the UNGPs expect? A new collection of resources designed by Shift intends to address this and help investors apply a people-centered approach to gain deeper insights from company disclosure.

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24 March 2020

Drawing from company reporting on: Efforts to tackle gender-based impacts

Author: Shift

This resource is part of a growing collection designed to help investors read and interpret corporate human rights disclosure. This specific resource focuses on excerpts from company reporting on company efforts to tackle gender-based impacts...

In particular, this resource uses excerpts from companies' reporting on their efforts to tackle gender-based impacts.  In particular, it looks at: 

  • Whether a company’s disclosure indicates that it sees gender impacts as relevant and important for its business;
  • Whether a company’s disclosure suggests it has real insight into women’s experience in the workplace;
  • Whether a company’s disclosure suggests it is alert to other dimensions of gender-based discrimination...

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24 March 2020

Drawing from company reporting on: Engagement with vulnerable stakeholders

Author: Shift

March 2020

This resource is part of a growing collection designed to help investors read and interpret corporate human rights disclosure. This specific resource focuses on excerpts from company reporting on engagement with vulnerable stakeholders...

In particular, [it] uses excerpts from companies' reporting on their engagement with vulnerable stakeholders.  We have selected five excerpts from companies that have generally taken a forward position on business and human rights and are considered leaders in reporting within their sector. We provide a brief analysis of each excerpt highlighting strengths in the insights it offers and noting elements that could make it stronger.

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