UN Guiding Principles Reporting Framework Investor Statement


Many stakeholders, including investors, have asked for guidance on how companies should report on how they are implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGP). The UN Guiding Principles Reporting Framework was developed through the Reporting and Assurance Frameworks Initiative (RAFI) in an open, global, and consultative process coordinated by Shift and Mazars. This framework can serve as a useful guide for investors to identify human rights risks in individual companies, review improved disclosure on human rights performance, and as a guide for engagement on human rights issues.

The UNGP Reporting Framework was launched on February 24, 2015. In coordination with the launch, Boston Common Asset Management organized an almost $4 trillion investor coalition which issued a statement urging leading companies to use the Reporting Framework to help them “know and show” their management of human rights risks.

The full investor statement can be found here: http://www.ungpreporting.org/early-adopters/investor-statement/

The investor statement is open to new signatories on an rolling basis.

Please contact Lauren Compere, Managing Director, Boston Common Asset Management at lcompere@bostoncommonasset.com with questions.

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    Investor Statement

    The investor coalition has been coordinated by Boston Common Asset Management and the names of the lead investor signatories are below. Additional investors are also listed in the investor statement. Boston Common Asset Management F & C Investments APG Asset Management Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR) Aviva Investors Calvert Investments Robeco Church of Sweden BNP Paribas Investment Partners MN Services Alliance Trust Rockefeller Sustainability and Impact Investing Group Hermes Equity Ownership Services Domini Social Investments LLC NEI Investments