Anchoring our Work in Human Rights-based Frameworks
International norms and frameworks anchored in human rights form the bedrock of the CWC’s engagement with investors to remedy adverse labour rights impacts. We draw closely from the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, the OECD Guidelines for MNEs and the UN Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights.
CWC Developed Frameworks and Guides
The CWC has developed resources to guide its engagements with investment chain actors. These resources shine a light on the responsibilities of investors under the UNGPs and OECD Guidelines for MNEs, and provide practical guidance to help them embed fundamental labour rights in their stewardship practices.
CWC-produced resources include:
- The CWC Baseline Expectations for Asset Managers on Fundamental Labour Rights (2022)
- The CWC Guidelines for the Evaluation of Workers’ Human Rights and Labour Standards (2017)
Commenting on External Frameworks
The CWC weighs into strategic consultations in support of investor and corporate responsibilities to cease, prevent and mitigate adverse social and environmental impacts. This is associated with the concept of double materiality.
As the level of interest around sustainable finance and investor responsibilities has grown, the CWC has weighted into selected international consultations, including at the International Sustainability Standards Board, the OECD, the European Commission and more.
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