The purpose of this toolkit is to help investors to engage constructively with the intention to encourage better practice from companies, thereby reducing human rights risks in supply chains. This toolkit focuses on practical engagement points with a business rationale.
The blueprint is the final report of the Liechtenstein Initiative Financial Sector Commission on Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking. The report covers goals and implementation strategies to strengthen the role of the financial sector in the global effort to end modern slavery and human trafficking, and accelerate action in line with the 2030 Agenda.
Australian Government guidance to entities reporting under the Modern Slavery Act 2018. The guidance provides information on what is modern slavery, how it might impact on reporting entities, what obligations entities have under the Act, and how to report against mandatory criteria using case studies as illustrations.
This paper discusses issues of justice relating to climate change. Through a philosophical lens, it provides guidance on climate justice as it relates to assessing climate impacts, intergenerational justice, risk and uncertainty, responsibility, greenhouse gas budgets, and climate policy.
The impact of infrastructure projects on biodiversity are examined, using apes to illustrate how investors can contribute to biodiversity protection. A sustainable approach to infrastructure development, which mitigates environmental, financial and reputational risks of investment, is presented.
The 2019 Ethical Fashion Report is Baptist World Aid's sixth consecutive report on labour rights and environmental management that grades 130 companies on their systems to mitigate against the risks of forced labour, child labour, and exploitation in their supply chains.
A 2018 report on worldwide investments in harmful cluster munitions. Two arms manufacturers recently ended production of cluster munitions, and more financial institutions and states are acting to end money going to producers. Despite declining investment from financial institutions, there are seven companies in the report still manufacturing.
GMO's founder and long-term investment strategist, Jeremy Grantham, offers a wide-ranging analysis of interconnected environmental crises, explores solutions and makes recommendations for investors. The paper covers climate change, population growth, soil erosion and toxicity. It concludes by making the case for environmental investment strategies and fossil fuel divestment.
In December 2018, the world celebrated the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). Two of the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact are derived directly from the Universal Declaration. The United Nations Global Compact is advocating for businesses to stand up for human rights, promoting uptake of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.
This paper provides an overview of human rights due diligence (HRDD) in relation to private equity (PE) investors. Topics covered include the responsibility of PE, the value of HRDD for PE, the characteristics of PE, integration of HRDD into PE processes and implementation challenges.
Research conducted by Young Lives on improving the current issue of child labour provided from a view that differs from the conventional approach: improving working conditions is more constructive than merely banning child labour altogether, as doing so would miss the social and economic nuances such as relationship ties, supporting families and gaining skills.