Podcast: The role of investors in promoting renewable energy projects that respect human rights
Author: Principles for Responsible Investment, Published on: 28 February 2020
"Human rights and renewable energy companies: what role can investors play?", 28 February 2020.
In this episode of the PRI podcast, the PRI's Nabylah Abo Dehman is joined by Steven Heim, Managing Director, Boston Common Asset Management, and Annie Signorelli, Project Manager for Renewable Energy and Human Rights at the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre.
It is crucial that the transition to a net-zero economy happens fast. But the transition must be both fair and inclusive for workers and communities. As such, renewable energy companies should be expected to create decent jobs and respect the rights of communities around their operations.
Nabylah, Steven and Annie discuss, among other issues:
- The main human rights risks associated with renewable energy companies
- How investors can play a role in ensuring that renewable energy companies can integrate human rights due diligence into their operations
- Recommendations for investors to ensure both climate and renewable energy investments respect human rights
- What implications the risks associated with renewable energy companies can have on the transition to a low-carbon economy