Responsible Investor: Investors with $3trn sign up to defend SEC conflict minerals rule

Leading international investors put their weight behind campaign

The group of investors campaigning to support the implementation of Section 1502 of the Dodd Frank Act have so far gathered the support of over 100 peers representing more than $3.75trn in assets under management, including international names such as Legal & General, HSBC Global Asset Management and Robeco.

This provision of Dodd-Frank is known as the conflict mineral rule and requires US-listed companies to trace and disclose the origin and supply chain of certain commodities mined in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) region.

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