Breakfast Briefing: Investing in Human Rights
The complexity and multitude of social and human rights issues linked to a portfolio have long hindered the ability of investors to engage meaningfully on the “S” in ESG. Recently, however, this paradigm has begun to shift, as new tools have made it easier for investors -- from shareholder advocates to passive investors -- to understand and act on social and human rights risks. These tools are increasingly vital for investors as new legislation requiring greater social reporting by corporations has increased investor risk. Whether it’s forced labor risks, the integration of the Sustainable Development Goals, or digital rights considerations, investors are finding meaningful ways to engage on social issues.
The Investor Alliance on Human Rights and Humanity United are bringing together leading investors to discuss how they are using these tools to actively engage with companies in their portfolio and inform their decision-making and portfolio construction. Attendees will learn how these tools can be used effectively and how they are reshaping the way social issues are measured in investor portfolios. Participants will also learn how investors can engage with the Investor Alliance for Human Rights, a collective action platform connecting institutional investors with tools and strategies to promote corporate respect for human rights.
Open to all UN PRI attendees.
Confirmed speakers include:
Anna Pot, Manager, Responsible Investment, APG
Paloma Muñoz Quick, Director, Investor Alliance for Human Rights
Rebecca Mackinnon, Director, Ranking Digital Rights
Victor Wong, Director, Global Sustainability, Gap Inc.
Kilian Moote, Project Director, KnowTheChain
Bennett Freeman, Senior Advisor, KnowTheChain
Continental breakfast and coffee will be served.