Capital Strategies to Uphold Worker Rights

The CWC designs and implements capital strategy campaigns in public and private markets to support trade unions using the following approaches:

  • Incorporating priority campaigns into asset manager engagements
  • Amplifying support for shareholder resolutions related to fundamental labour rights
  • Fostering global alignment on transnational trade union campaigns

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Proxy Voting and Engagement in Public Markets

Shareholders in publicly traded companies hold the right to vote on management and shareholder resolutions at annual general meetings. Exercising proxy voting rights is an opportunity to align workers’ capital with workers’ interests and fiduciary duty. The CWC compiles key proxy votes and amplifies support for resolutions prioritized by trade unions.

ESG Stewardship in Private Markets

Real estate, infrastructure and private equity feature prominently in the asset class mix of pension funds. Pension funds and asset managers tend to hold larger ownership stakes in a smaller number of private market assets. The CWC engages with private market investors to drive respect for fundamental labour rights at the asset operator level.

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