[PDF] Investor Statement in support of the work of Professor John Ruggie, UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative on Business & Human Rights

Author: 19 investment firms, pension funds & other socially responsible investment orgs., Published on: 1 February 2011

The undersigned investors wish to express their support for the nearly completed work of the...[UN] Special Representative...on Business & Human Rights, Professor John Ruggie. This statement is signed by 19 investors...that collectively represent assets of approximately US$2 trillion… We welcome the Protect, Respect, and Remedy Framework and the Draft Guiding Principles developed...through an extensive consultation process with governments, companies, investors, and civil society. Professor Ruggie’s work provides valuable guidance on the nature and scope of the human rights responsibilities of both states and business. As investors, we believe that this work will be useful to our analysis of how companies address human rights risks. We will seek to use, as a benchmark for performance, the...Framework and the finalised Guiding Principles in our engagement with companies... [signed by APG Asset Management, ATP, Aviva, Calvert, Ethos Foundation, F&C Asset Management, Governance for Owners, Henderson Global Investors, Interfaith Center on Corp. Responsibility, Mn Services, NEI Investments, Newton Investment Management, PGGM Investments, Rathbone Brothers, Robeco, SEIU Pension Plans, Standard Life Investments, Co-operative Asset Management, Universities Superannuation Scheme]

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