Human Rights Through a Corporate Governance Lens

Boston Common’s Lauren Compere co-authored an article with the International Corporate Governance Network, “Viewpoint: Human Rights through a Corporate Governance Lens,” which was reprinted by Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation.

The Viewpoint emphasizes that, “human rights cannot be simply framed as a reputational or ‘non-financial’ risk; the consequences of poor human rights practices can materially impact a company’s stakeholder relations, financial performance and prospects for sustainable value creation. Accordingly, human rights are an issue warranting greater attention from long-term investors as a matter of investment analysis, valuation, and engagement with companies.”

Read the full article here.

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