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Financial Services

Financial services companies play a unique role in corporate responsibility and sustainability: They must address their own corporate responsibility, and they must invest in and serve clients in ways that promote sustainable, ethical, and responsible growth across the entire economy.

Financial Services Overview


How We Work


BSR members include the majority of the world’s largest financial services companies. We support them in addressing core corporate responsibility topics and sector-specific issues, and connecting environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues affecting other sectors to financial services companies.



Our Focus


  • Corporate ESG integration
  • Disclosure and transparency
  • Responsible investing
  • Financial education, literacy, and access
  • Governance and ethics
  • Sustainable supply chain

Our Insights on Financial Services

Conflict and Modern Slavery: The Investment Perspective

Blog

Conflict and Modern Slavery: The Investment Perspective

As a wave of mandatory due diligence laws come into effect across Europe, human rights abuses such as modern slavery are increasingly under scrutiny. With tangible civil liability and monetary fines on the horizon, as well as basic business responsibility, the importance of examining and managing potential human rights risks has never been greater, both for companies’ management teams and their investors.

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The Housing Crisis: Key Priorities for Investor Action

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The Housing Crisis: Key Priorities for Investor Action

Institutional investors have both a responsibility and an opportunity to play a key role in the solution to the housing crisis. We share several key actions to take.

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How the Financial Sector Can Help Accelerate Access to Remedy

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How the Financial Sector Can Help Accelerate Access to Remedy

Despite the best efforts of governments and businesses to protect and respect human rights, there is clearly still a need to ensure people harmed by economic activities are able to raise issues and have them addressed.

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Transforming Finance: Priorities for Progress in Advancing Respect for Human Rights

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Transforming Finance: Priorities for Progress in Advancing Respect for Human Rights

The time for human rights-respecting finance is now. Our new report elaborates on the call to action set out in the UNGPs 10+ Roadmap for Financial Institutions, highlighting key areas where progress is needed to tackle global challenges and contribute to new systems grounded in respect for human rights.

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Human Rights Roadmap for Transforming Finance

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Human Rights Roadmap for Transforming Finance

The Human Rights Roadmap for Transforming Finance report elaborates on the call to action set out in the UNGPs, highlighting key areas where progress is needed to tackle global challenges and contribute to new systems grounded in respect for human rights.

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Bridging the Human Rights Gap in ESG

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Bridging the Human Rights Gap in ESG

ESG as a framework does not sufficiently capture harms to people or guide decisions that take human rights into account. How can the business and human rights framework help close gaps and increase opportunities in current ESG practice among financial actors?

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Impact-Based Materiality

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Impact-Based Materiality

The third in a four-part blog series, we discuss why companies should focus their materiality assessments on impacts that affect the economy, environment, and people, rather than perception.

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Financial Services Members

  • American Express Company (AmEx)
  • Bain Capital
  • Bank of America Corporation
  • Baring Private Equity Asia
  • BC Partners
  • Blackrock, Inc.
  • The Blackstone Group
  • Bloomberg L.P.
  • BNP Paribas S.A.
  • Brookfield Asset Management, Inc.
  • General Atlantic
  • Generation Investment Management LLP
  • HarbourVest Partners, LLC
  • Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P.
  • Malayan Banking Berhad
  • Mastercard International Incorporated
  • Meta Financial Group, Inc.
  • Mitsubishi Estate Co., Ltd.
  • Mizuho Financial Group, Inc.
  • Moody's Corporation
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Newlight Partners LP
  • Norinchukin Bank
  • Oak Hill Capital Management LLC
  • Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board
  • PayPal
  • PIMCO
  • The PNC Financial Services Group Inc
  • Primavera Capital
  • Resona Asset Management, Ltd.
  • Roark Capital Management, LLC
  • Scotiabank
  • Silicon Valley Bank
  • State Street Corporation
  • TD Bank Group
  • TowerBrook Capital Partners
  • Viking Global Investors
  • Visa Inc.
  • Warburg Pincus
  • Wells Fargo & Company
  • The Western Union Company

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Collaborative Initiatives on Financial Services

Future of Reporting

Future of Reporting

Sharing reporting best practices to improve sustainability performance, enable informed decision-making, and influence the future of the reporting field

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Healthy Business Coalition

Healthy Business Coalition

Convening cross-industry leaders to expand health and well-being across entire value chains

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HERproject™

HERproject™

Unlocking the full potential of women working in global supply chains through workplace programs promoting health, financial inclusion, and gender equality

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Human Rights Working Group

Human Rights Working Group

Working to implement the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights across all industries

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Meet the Team for Financial Services

Europe, Middle East, and Africa


Americas


Europe, Middle East, and Africa


Megan Coffey

Megan Coffey

Manager, Financial Services

Americas


Cassie Collier

Cassie Collier

Manager, Financial Services

Americas


Sandra Cornet-Vernet

Sandra Cornet-Vernet

Business Transformation Director

Europe, Middle East, and Africa


Europe, Middle East, and Africa


Europe, Middle East, and Africa


Americas


Europe, Middle East, and Africa


Ogi Kanaya

Ogi Kanaya

Associate Director

Asia-Pacific


Americas


Diane M. LuTran

Diane M. LuTran

Associate Director, ESG and Impact Investing

Americas


Kindra Mohr

Kindra Mohr

Manager, Financial Services

Americas


Paloma Muñoz Quick

Paloma Muñoz Quick

Global Lead, Financial Services and Human Rights

Americas


Americas


Beth Richmond

Beth Richmond

Associate Director

Americas


Americas


Europe, Middle East, and Africa


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Contact the Financial Services team with any questions.