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Investor Sign On Statements

Investor letters and sign-on statements are one of the tools through which the Investor Alliance and investors use their considerable leverage to advocate for corporate respect for human rights. 

In coordination with civil society allies, the Investor Alliance publishes investor letters and statements to raise and/or respond to critical human rights concerns and as part of our legislative and regulatory advocacy.

The Investor Alliance actively works with investors and allies to identify strategic and urgent opportunities for investor action. 


Current Sign-On Opportunities


Investor Statement of Support for BankTrack Global Human Rights Benchmark August 2023

Calls on banks to redouble their efforts to ensure immediate and full implementation of the UNGPs, in line with the findings of the BankTrack Global Human Rights Benchmark 2022. 

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Investor Statement in Support of Human Rights in Iran April 2023

Statement condemning Iran's pro-democracy protest crackdown and calling on companies with direct and indirect links to Iran, in particular ICT companies, to put in place robust heightened HRDD practices to prevent and address adverse human rights impacts on Iranian users and society.

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Investor Statement Calling on Companies to Improve Performance on the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark  December 2022

Calls on companies that have scored a zero on the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark indicators related to human rights due diligence to publicly demonstrate respect for human rights by disclosing efforts to improve their performance.  

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Investor Statement on Corporate Accountability for Digital Rights April 2021, open on a rolling basis

Outlines investor expectations of leading ICT companies in line with the evaluation and recommendation of the 2020 Ranking Digital Rights Index, in particular regarding rights to privacy and freedom of expression.

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Investor Statement Addressing Forced Labor in Supply Chains May 2018, open on a rolling basis

Developed jointly with Know the Chain, the statement defines investor commitments and allows investors to publicly demonstrate support for the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 8.7 to eradicate forced labor.

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Past Statements

If you are interested or for more information contact Anita Dorett.

workersInvestor Statement in Support of Robust Forced Labor Regulations March 2023 
ai robotInvestor Statement of Support of Digital Rights Regulations European Union Artificial Intelligence Act February 2023 
flagsInvestor Statement of Support for an Ambitious and Effective European Directive on Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence November 2022 
digital headInvestor Statement in Support of Digital Rights Regulations January 2022 
sudanese womanInvestor Statement in Support of a Democratic Transition in Sudan  December 2021 
eu wit gavelInvestor Statement in Support of Mandated Human Rights and Environmental Due Diligence October 2021 
protest signs against military coup in myanmarInvestor Statement on Human Rights and Business Activities In Myanmar July 2021 
hr defender assassinationInvestor Statement on Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation May 2021  
aleppoInvestor Statement Calling on Companies to Improve Performance on the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark November 2020Superseded by Updated Statement
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Investor Statement of Support for Mandatory Human Rights Due Diligence April 2020 
banktrackInvestor Statement of Support for 2019 BankTrack Human Rights Benchmark November 2019 
foreign currencyMaking Finance Work for People and Planet March 2019 
databaseInvestor Statement on Corporate Accountability for Digital Rights October 2018Superseded by Updated Statement
gold on scaleInvestor Statement on Responsible Sourcing in the Jewelry Supply Chain September 2018 
hands and rocksInvestor Expectations on Conflict Mineral Reporting May 2018 
indigenous protestInvestor Statement of Concern on Attacks Against Defenders May 2018