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Oct

4

October 4, 2022

Financial Services: Navigating the ESG Ratings Landscape: Five Recommendations for Business

Navigating the ESG Ratings Landscape: Five Recommendations for Business

ESG ratings can often raise questions and sometimes frustration among companies. We share five common dilemmas with key recommendations for business.

#ESG #Financial Services #Sustainability Management

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Sep

2

September 2, 2022

Financial Services: Conflict and Modern Slavery: The Investment Perspective

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.

#Financial Services #Human Rights

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Jun

29

June 29, 2022

Financial Services: The Housing Crisis: Key Priorities for Investor Action

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.

#Financial Services #Human Rights

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Apr

27

April 27, 2022

Financial Services: How the Financial Sector Can Help Accelerate Access to Remedy

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.

#Financial Services #Human Rights

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Apr

21

April 21, 2022

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

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.

#ESG #Financial Services #Human Rights

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Mar

22

March 22, 2022

Financial Services: Bridging the Human Rights Gap in ESG

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?

#ESG #Financial Services #Human Rights

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Feb

3

February 3, 2022

Financial Services: Impact-Based Materiality

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.

#Financial Services #Human Rights #Materiality

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Jan

19

January 19, 2022

Financial Services: What If All Garment Workers in Bangladesh Were Financially Included?

What If All Garment Workers in Bangladesh Were Financially Included?

There are 4 million garment workers in Bangladesh, more than 58 percent of whom are women. This raises the question, “What if all garment workers became financially included?”

#Financial Services #HERproject #Womens Empowerment

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Dec

10

December 10, 2021

Financial Services: The Future of Business and Human Rights

The Future of Business and Human Rights

As we celebrate Human Rights Day on December 10—the anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights—we are taking the opportunity to reflect on the role of business in shaping a future in which human rights are respected and protected in both law and in practice.

#Financial Services #Human Rights

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