On May 24, 2018, at an event held at Bloomberg, LP, the Investor Alliance for Human Rights, a new initiative designed to empower collective investor action on business and human rights, was launched.
Convened by the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR), the Alliance will coordinate investor action on priority human rights and business issues -- engaging corporations, state actors, and international organizations to ensure greater corporate respect for human rights.
Lenora Suki, Head, Product Strategy, Sustainable Finance, Bloomberg, LP and David Schilling, Senior Program Director - Human Rights, Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility provided welcoming remarks. Our keynote Money, Millennials and Human Rights: A Transformative Opportunity? was delivered by John Ruggie, the Berthold Beitz Professor in Human Rights and International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School. Bennett Freeman, Advisor to BSR and Know the Chain, spoke on Principles to Practice.
Adam Kanzer - Managing Director of Corporate Engagement, Domini Impact Investments, Mary Beth Gallagher - Executive Director of the Tri-State Coalition for Responsible Investment, and Anna Pot - Manager, Responsible Investment, APG Asset Management, participated in a panel discussion focused on Investing in Human Rights.
Dave Archambault II - Former Chairman, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Michael Connor - Founder and Executive Director, Open MIC, and Eliza Huger Eubank - Director, Environmental and Social Risk Management, Citi, articipated in a panel discussion focused on Maximizing Impact Through Collective Action