Corporate Human Rights Benchmark: Turning the 2020 Report Findings Into Action
The Investor Alliance for Human Rights, The World Benchmarking Alliance and the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark hosted a webinar to help institutional investors learn where companies stand on a wide variety of key human rights indicators, and strategize outreach to their portfolio companies.
The World Benchmarking Alliance’s Corporate Human Rights Benchmark (CHRB) has for the last three years, assessed the largest publicly traded companies in the world on a set of human rights indicators. This includes indicators on policy commitments, human rights due diligence and the provision of effective remedy as detailed in the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Business Conduct.
The CHRB 2020 report examines 230 companies across the agricultural products, apparel, extractives and ICT manufacturing sectors, and includes 30 new companies from the auto manufacturing sector.
Investors play an active role in encouraging companies to respect human rights. Following, the Investor Statement calling on Companies to Improve Performance on the CHRB signed by 176 institutional investors earlier this year - we hope to build on this collective engagement to push companies to improve and publicly demonstrate their respect for human rights. You can sign onto the investor statement and learn more at this link.
Through this event, the Investor Alliance and the World Benchmarking Alliance aim to support investors in:
- Understanding where companies stand on a wide variety of key human rights indicators;
- Strategizing outreach to their portfolio companies; and
- Coordinating with experts and other investors to support companies in meeting their human rights responsibilities and stakeholder expectations.
We are very fortunate to have a great panel of speakers for our webinar:
- Camille Le Pors, CHRB Lead at the World Benchmarking Alliance
- Marte Borhaug, Global Head of Sustainable Outcomes at Aviva Investors
- Mary Wroten, Director of Global Sustainability at Ford Motor Company
You can view the full recording of the webinar below: