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The Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) base code

This report describes the ETI Base Code, an internationally recognized code of good labour practice promoting ethical trade. Its nine standards aim to protect workers and prevent exploitation in global supply chains. The code is implemented by forward-thinking companies, trade unions, and NGOs to promote decent work.

The implications of AI across sectors and against 6 key ESG considerations

AI offers great positive impacts and risks. This report helps to understand the risks associated with developing and using AI tech. Scoping exercise identifies opportunities and threats across sectors. Six core ESG considerations including trust and security, data privacy, and sentience are evaluated for potential impact.

An industry infected: Animal agriculture in a post-COVID world

In light of COVID-19, this report explores the growing concerns that the animal protein industry is vulnerable to fostering diseases, supply-chain bottlenecks, and food safety issues. FAIRR promotes the Coller FAIRR Protein Producer Index, a tool for investors to analyse how companies address animal welfare, and worker and food safety.

Mental health and employers: Refreshing the case for investment

This report analyses the impact of mental health in the workplace. It examines the increasing prevalence and costs to employers of poor mental health among their employees, the actual mental health issues arising and their causes, as well as interventions employers can take and which provide financial return.

Building back better with better jobs: Mainstreaming business models for decent work

22 October 2020
Recent years have seen declining job security and working conditions as a result of increased outsourcing and 'gig economy' business models. This report serves as a guide on how businesses can build back from the global pandemic and create decent jobs without compromising business competitiveness and profitability.

Financial inclusion: What have we learned so far? What do we have to learn?

Introduces financial inclusion as a dimension of financial development by presenting main findings and key insights from a micro and macroeconomic standpoint. Examines trends and provides insights into the effects of financial inclusion initiatives on the economy with a focus on household and micro, small and medium-sized (MSMEs) enterprise outcomes.

Investing with an LGBTQI lens: Rethinking gender analysis across investing fields

30 June 2020
Produced with the support of Dreilinden gGmbH, a German Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex (LGBTQI) funder and impact investor, this guide sets out a theoretical grounding demonstrating why LGBTQI lens is germane to investment decision making and providing the tools needed to conduct financial analyses.

Digging deeper: Human rights and the extractives sector

The report examines significant human rights issues in the extractives sector value chain, and summarises the key outcomes and insights of a PRI-coordinated (Principles for Responsible Investment) engagement with companies. Importantly, the report highlights the key elements that investors should consider when engaging with mining, oil and gas companies.
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