How we hold asset managers to account

The CWC Asset Manager Accountability Initiative on Workers’ Rights leverages the power of collective action by asset owners to drive changes down the investment chain by holding the largest global asset managers accountable to their clients. The initiative uses collective power to generate positive change for vulnerable workers across the global economy.

The CWC Baseline Expectations

The Baseline Expectations for Asset Managers on Fundamental Labour Rights were developed by trade unions and pension fund board members to help asset owners hold the asset managers they contract accountable on fundamental labour rights. They progress from “baseline” into “good practices” and are divided in four categories.

CWC Asset manager report series

The CWC publishes asset manager reports on an ongoing basis. The reports use the methodology of the CWC Baseline Expectations, whereby we analyze an asset manager under four categories. The reports evaluate the strength of the asset managers’ stewardship frameworks, the impact of their stewardship practices on social issues and the degree to which their policy interventions support workers’ human rights and labour standards.

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