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26 March 2019

Investors representing $1.3 trillion call on govts to make human rights due diligence mandatory throughout investment lifecycle

On 25 March 2019, the Investor Alliance for Human Rights (IAHR) on behalf of a group of investors representing $1.3 trillion in assets called for enhanced investor due diligence to address environmental, social and governance risks, including human...

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7 September 2016

Full letter

Author: Investor Platform for Climate Actions

Dear G20 Leaders:...

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19 September 2013

[PDF] Responsible Business Advancing Peace

Author: UN Global Compact

As a key agent of change, companies can make a critical contribution to economic development, peace and stability in the areas where they operate...Companies provide jobs and revenue to a local economy. They can set an example of sustainable business...

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8 October 2012

Managers consider SRI’s bottom line

Author: Sophia Grene, Financial Times

On paper, the UN’s Principles for Responsible Investment look successful...However, there is a gap between signing up to a set of principles that state...that one’s investments should not infringe human rights or worsen climate change...and doing...

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1 June 2012

[PDF] Take a closer look: Current practices of Dutch business on human rights

Author: Beco, Human [email protected], Dutch Association of Investors for Sustainable Development (VBDO)

This publication['s]...main goal is to give insight into the current status of the implementation of the guidelines in the Netherlands, and to provide further ideas and inspiration. The publication pays attention to the importance of human rights for...

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1 February 2011

[PDF] Investor Statement in support of the work of Professor John Ruggie, UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative on Business & Human Rights

Author: 19 investment firms, pension funds & other socially responsible investment orgs.

The undersigned investors wish to express their support for the nearly completed work of the...[UN] Special Representative...on Business & Human Rights, Professor John Ruggie. This statement is signed by 19 investors...that collectively represent...

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17 February 2010

Shell freezes exec salaries and includes sustainability performance after shareholder pressure

Author: Daniel Brooksbank, Responsible Investor

Institutional shareholders have welcomed an announcement by Shell…that it plans to limit top executives’ pay and include sustainable development as a significant part of performance bonuses…Erik Breen, head of responsible investment at Robeco...

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14 February 2010

Companies fail UN’s Global Compact

Author: Steve Johnson, Financial Times

Scores of listed companies are failing to honour their commitments to be more transparent about their activities, according to a coalition of investors with $1,800bn (£1,150bn, €1,322bn) under management. The grouping says 86 public companies that...

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