The UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights invites all institutional investors to feed into its global UNGPs 10+ project, which is taking stock of implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights to date and…
Building on international human rights standards, the PRI is setting out expectations of signatories in a new paper. We propose a six step framework to implement respect for human rights into investment activities.
Read the paper (attachment in box on the left) and respond to the online consultation.
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Deadline: 18 September
Institutional investors’ responsibility to respect human rights is defined in international human rights standards. It was formally and unanimously endorsed by the UN in 2011, and immediately reflected in OECD standards. The expectations of employees, beneficiaries, clients, governments and wider society have only increased – driven by growing visibility and urgency of many human rights issues, and by a better understanding of investors’ role in shaping real-world outcomes.