Join us on 17 June 2021, together with the UN Working Group for Business and Human Rights, and Norges Bank Investment Management for the virtual launch of Taking stock of investor implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. The report focuses on investors and the actors who work with and influence them, including State actors, civil society organisations, data providers, and consultants.
This report is part of the UNGPs 10+ Project – an initiative which was launched in July 2020 by the Working Group on business and transnational corporations and other business enterprises (‘Working Group’) to take stock of implementation of the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) to date, and chart a course for increased action by States and businesses in the next decade.
16 June 2021 marks the tenth anniversary of the unanimous endorsement by the Human Rights Council of UN Guiding Principles (UNGPs). A major step forward in efforts to prevent and address business-related human rights abuse, they provide a global authoritative framework for State duties and business responsibilities to achieve the UNGPs vision of “tangible results for affected individuals and communities, and thereby also contributing to a socially sustainable globalisation.” In its efforts to assess the first decade of UNGPs implementation and develop a roadmap for meaningful action in the decade ahead, the UNGPs 10+ Project seeks to shine a light on the responsibility of intuitional investors – asset owners and managers – to respect human rights as key to promote the speed and scale of business respect for human rights in the next decade. The report focuses on investors and the actors who work with and influence them, including State actors, civil society organisations, data providers, and consultants.
Anita Ramasastry, Member of the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights
Wilhelm Mohn, Co-Head of Corporate Governance, Norges Bank Investment Management
Michelle Edkins, Managing Director, Investment Stewardship, BlackRock
Danielle Essink, Senior Engagement Specialist, Robeco
Fiona Reynolds, CEO, Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)
Anthony Miller, Coordinator, Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative
Camille LePors, Corporate Human Rights Benchmark Lead at the World Benchmarking Alliance
Chair/moderator: Paloma Muñoz, Advisor of UNGPs 10+ Project
17 June 2021, from 10:00–11:15am EST/4:00–4:15pmRegister via Zoom