What will it take to make the EU Social Taxonomy work for both people and planet?

Week of 6 September 2021 What will it take to make the EU Social Taxonomy work for both people and planet? Our key takeaway: The EU Social Taxonomy has the opportunity to define global standards for investors on both environmental and social sustainability, but doing this effectively requires an approach grounded in human rights principles … Continue reading What will it take to make the EU Social Taxonomy work for both people and planet?

Is human rights due diligence about process, or about outcomes?

Week of 6 September 2021 Is human rights due diligence about process, or about outcomes? Our key takeaway: As we seek to design effective due diligence laws, we can’t lose sight of what human rights due diligence is intended to achieve: improved outcomes for people in practice.As discussions regarding how to legislate human rights due … Continue reading Is human rights due diligence about process, or about outcomes?

What are human rights considerations for employers considering mandatory vaccination programmes?

Week of 6 September 2021 What are human rights considerations for employers considering mandatory vaccination programmes? Our key takeaway: Employers are expected to take a rights-based approach to the decision of whether to mandate vaccinations for employees. This entails considerations related to necessity, reasonableness, proportionality, non-discrimination, transparency and recourse.In the midst of a growing number … Continue reading What are human rights considerations for employers considering mandatory vaccination programmes?

How can engaging with food companies help investors decarbonise their portfolios?

Week of 6 September 2021 How can engaging with food companies help investors decarbonise their portfolios? Our key takeaway: The food and beverage sector is a major piece of the carbon puzzle, accounting for one-third of GHG emissions globally, mostly in the supply chain (Scope 3). To reduce their own climate risk, investors should engage … Continue reading How can engaging with food companies help investors decarbonise their portfolios?