Labelling for financial products – How to integrate human rights
Who’s behind it? – Finance & Human Rights (FaHR) (2020)
How can it help? – This paper aims to contribute to the debate around the integration of human rights in investment practices. The increased focus on “S” and in turn its subsequent focus on human rights reflects a broader shift in the financial sector.
The paper proposes a framework to be used by labels to ensure integration of human rights within their criteria for funds. Assessment of businesses’ adhesion to the UNGPs is well established and, therefore, the framework proposed in this paper focuses on assessing alignment to the UNGPs.