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FT.com: Six projects that drive quality and assurance in ESG

22 August 2018

"5. The Corporate Human Rights Benchmark Human rights and better disclosure of labour practices are becoming more important for investors. The Corporate Human Rights Benchmark, which is backed by pension fund APG, as well as Nordea and Aviva, published its first ranking last year examining the human rights performance of 98 global companies. Gathered from publicly available data it explores areas such as whether a company has policies respecting the rights of migrant workers and children to inform investors in the hope they will push for better practice.

Steve Waygood, global chief responsible investment officer at Aviva Investors, says the fund house is a “strong proponent and supporter of initiatives such as the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark and the World Benchmarking Alliance”.

"They help investors identify relative and absolute corporate performance and drive positive competition and a race to the top in corporate human rights. This is good for business and society,” he says."

Read the full article at ft.com [paywall].

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