As annual meeting season kicks off in this time of COVID-19, the climate crisis remains a priority for investors; Royal Dutch Shell and Barclays make new commitments, and a recent study describes the full array of engagement strategies – including naming laggards, drafting open letters, coordinating collective engagement and urging policy action – that asset managers are adopting to amplify their influence (Morningstar)

Week of 20 April 2020 As annual meeting season kicks off in this time of COVID-19, the climate crisis remains a priority for investors; Royal Dutch Shell and Barclays make new commitments, and a recent study describes the full array of engagement strategies – including naming laggards, drafting open letters, coordinating collective engagement and urging … Continue reading As annual meeting season kicks off in this time of COVID-19, the climate crisis remains a priority for investors; Royal Dutch Shell and Barclays make new commitments, and a recent study describes the full array of engagement strategies – including naming laggards, drafting open letters, coordinating collective engagement and urging policy action – that asset managers are adopting to amplify their influence (Morningstar)

103 investors (representing US$5tn AUM) called this week on all governments to develop, implement, and enforce mandatory human rights due diligence requirements for companies; they argue that this would be good for business, create uniformity and efficiency, and support investors in fulfilling their own responsibility to respect human rights

Week of 20 April 2020 103 investors (representing US$5tn AUM) called this week on all governments to develop, implement, and enforce mandatory human rights due diligence requirements for companies; they argue that this would be good for business, create uniformity and efficiency, and support investors in fulfilling their own responsibility to respect human rights 103 … Continue reading 103 investors (representing US$5tn AUM) called this week on all governments to develop, implement, and enforce mandatory human rights due diligence requirements for companies; they argue that this would be good for business, create uniformity and efficiency, and support investors in fulfilling their own responsibility to respect human rights

Impacts of COVID-19 on both the food supply side (transport and processing disruption) and the food access side (purchasing power) could double the number of people suffering from acute hunger – from 135 million in 2019, to 265 million in 2020 (according to the UN World Food Programme)

Week of 20 April 2020 Impacts of COVID-19 on both the food supply side (transport and processing disruption) and the food access side (purchasing power) could double the number of people suffering from acute hunger – from 135 million in 2019, to 265 million in 2020 (according to the UN World Food Programme) The United … Continue reading Impacts of COVID-19 on both the food supply side (transport and processing disruption) and the food access side (purchasing power) could double the number of people suffering from acute hunger – from 135 million in 2019, to 265 million in 2020 (according to the UN World Food Programme)