Wednesday 22nd June 2020
12pm – 1:30pm AEDT


Via Webinar



The Human Rights Working Group (HRWG) has been established with the following objectives:

  • Build members’ understanding and capabilities for assessing and respecting human rights and mitigating human risks in investment;
  • Facilitate the sharing of leading practice knowledge and resources pertaining to human rights and investment decision-making and engagement; and
  • Design and deliver significant human rights research, implementation and advocacy opportunities as relevant, through collaborating with other RIAA working groups and industry forums.

HRWG Chair

Mark Lyster, Action Sustainability


HRWG Secretariat

Nicolette Boele, RIAA



Webinar 4th May 2020 – Consultation on Human Rights and Technology – part 1

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TitleDateResource TypeHuman Rights IssuesSectorAuthorLink
Superfund Responsible Investment Benchmark Report 20162016Benchmarking reportGeneralFinanceRIAAView
Investing the Rights Way - A Guide for Investors on Business and Human Rights2013Guidance & GuidelinesGeneralFinanceInstitute for Human Rights and BusinessView
Fast & Fair Renewable Energy Investments - A Practical Guide for Investors2019Guidance & GuidelinesEnvironment, climate change & human rightsEnergyBusiness and Human Rights Resource CentreView
Climate change and the just transition A guide for investor action2018Guidance & GuidelinesEnvironment, climate change & human rightsFinanceGrantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the EnvironmentView
Investor insights on children's rights2018Research reportChildren's rightsFinanceGlobal child forumView
An investor briefing on the apparel Industry: Moving the needle on responsible labour practices2017Guidance & GuidelinesLabour rightsApparel & TextileUN PRIView
Responsible business conduct for institutional investors - Key considerations for due diligence under the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises2017Guidance & GuidelinesGeneralFinanceOECDView
Aligning Compensation: An investor brief on fair pay and income inequality2019Guidance & GuidelinesIncome equalityFinanceSHAREView
Valuing decent work in your investments2017Guidance & GuidelinesLabour rightsFinanceSHAREView
GUIDE TO RESPONSIBLE INVESTMENT IN POST-CONFLICT ZONES - A perspective for Boards of Directors2017Guidance & GuidelinesSecurity & ConflictFinanceCenter for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) / Colombian Confederation of Chambers of CommerceView
Guidance on Responsible Business in Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas: A Resource for Companies and Investors2010Guidance & GuidelinesSecurity & ConflictFinanceUN PRIView
Business and International Humanitarian law – An Introduction to the rights and obligations of business enterprises under international humanitarian law2006Guidance & GuidelinesSecurity & ConflictFinanceInternational Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)View
Climate Change and Poverty - Report of the Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights2019Policy paper / analysisEnvironment, climate change & human rightsOtherUN Human Rights CouncilView
Performance Standards on Environmental and Social Sustainability2012StandardGeneralFinanceInternational Finance Corporation (IFC)View
Environmental and Social Review Procedures Manual2016Guidance & GuidelinesGeneralFinanceInternational Finance Corporation (IFC)View
The Equator Principles2013StandardGeneralFinanceThe Equator PrinciplesView
Guidance for EPFIs on Incorporating Environmental and Social Considerations into Loan Documentation2014Guidance & GuidelinesGeneralFinanceThe Equator PrinciplesView
Scope and Application of 'Business Relationships' in the Financial Sector under the OCED Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises2014Guidance & GuidelinesGeneralFinanceOECDView
Due diligence in the financial sector: adverse impacts directly linked to financial sector operations, products or services by a business relationship2014Guidance & GuidelinesGeneralFinanceOECDView
Expert letters and statements on the application of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in the context of the financial sector 2014Guidance & GuidelinesGeneralFinanceOECDView
The State of Impact Measurement and Management Practice2017Guidance & GuidelinesGeneralFinanceGlobal Impact Investing NetworkView
Responsible Investment Agenda 2018 - A work plan for Australian and New Zealand Investors2018ArticleGeneralFinanceCAERView
Research Brief - Less than One Percent: Low-Cost, Responsible Recruitment in Qatar’s Construction Sector2019Research reportLabour rightsConstruction & building materialsNYU Stern Centre for Business and Human RightsView
Forced labour: What investors need to know2016Policy paper / analysisModern slavery & forced labourFinanceKnow The ChainView
ILO Indicators of forced labour2012ToolModern slavery & forced labourOtherILOView
Engaging Portfolio Companies on Forced Labor Risks2018Guidance & GuidelinesModern slavery & forced labourFinanceKnow The ChainView
An Introduction to the Fair hiring Toolkit for Investors2019Guidance & GuidelinesModern slavery & forced labourFinanceVeriteView
A Risky Business? Managing core labour standards in company supply chains2009Guidance & GuidelinesModern slavery & forced labourFinanceEIRISView
From poor working conditions to forced labour - what is hidden in your portfolio? A guide for Investor Engagement on labour Practices in Agricultural Supply Chains2016Guidance & GuidelinesModern slavery & forced labourAgriculture / food / beverage / tobacco / fishingUN PRIView
How Investors can Promote Responsible Cobalt Sourcing Practices2018Guidance & GuidelinesGeneralNatural resourcesUN PRIView
Digging Deeper: Human Rights and the Extractives Sector - Outcomes from PRI-Coordinated Engagment 2015-20172018Guidance & GuidelinesGeneralNatural resourcesUN PRIView
BIICL and PRI Workshop on Human Rights in Private Equity: Information and Summary2017Policy paper / analysisGeneralFinanceUN PRIView
Application of the UNGPs to minority shareholdings of institutional investors2013StandardGeneralFinanceOHCHRView
HUMAN RIGHTS AND SUSTAINABLE FINANCE - Exploring the Relationship2016Research reportGeneralFinanceUNEPView
Responsible Business Advancing Peace: Examples From Companies, Investors & Global Compact Local Networks2013Case StudySecurity & ConflictFinanceUN PRI / UNGCView
OHCHR response to request from BankTrack for advice regarding the application of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in the context of the banking sector2017Policy paper / analysisGeneralFinanceOHCHRView
UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights2011Guidance & GuidelinesGeneralGeneralOHCHRView
OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises2011Guidance & GuidelinesGeneralGeneralOECDView
Modern Slavery Rights, Risks and responsibilities - A Guide for Companies & Investors2019Research reportModern slavery & forced labourGeneralACSI / KPMGView
Human Rights in Investment - The Value of Considering human rights Due Diligence2017Research reportGeneralFinanceEY / AHRCView