The ‘Labour Rights Investor Network’ is a global investor network focusing on the rights to freedom of association and collective bargaining. The Network assists investors by acting as an education and exchange platform and a place to connect on issues related to freedom of association and collective bargaining.The Network is composed of investors who commit to integrating labour rights into their stewardship practices, as outlined in the Investor Statement on the Rights to Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining. The Network is open to asset managers, asset owners and other investment service providers.
BUILD KNOWLEDGE ON FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION AND COLLECTIVE BARGAINING
The Coordinating Committee will organise the activities of the Network and provide practical resources to help advance investor knowledge of freedom of association and collective bargaining, so that investors can apply this understanding of the topic to strengthen stewardship activities.
Resources will include:
- Information about trade unions and the rights to freedom of association and collective bargaining;
- Practical workshops on responding to engagement challenges;
- Education sessions focused on particular geographies, sectors, or themes;
- Written resources that can be utilised by members in stewardship and internal engagements.
PROVIDE INFORMATION ON COMPANY-LEVEL RISKS
The Labour Rights Investor Network will act as a platform through which members receive public information from other investors and trade unions globally regarding issues related to freedom of association and collective bargaining at specific companies or industries. The Coordinating Committee will not coordinate collaborative company engagement activities but will share and support relevant company engagement activities organised by members or other groups. The Coordinating Committee may also help support members in evaluating company statements.
FACILITATE MEMBERS EMBEDDING LABOUR RIGHTS IN THE INVESTMENT CHAIN
Where there is member interest, the Network will support activities to incorporate freedom of association and collective bargaining throughout the investment chain. For example, the Network can facilitate sharing good practices on how to incorporate labour rights in engagement with service providers, such as ESG rating agencies or asset managers. The Network can also inform and support members participating in relevant policy consultations that shape company or investor activities in relation to freedom of association and collective bargaining.
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