PRI in Person Side-Event - "Shared Prosperity: The Investor Case for Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining"

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Friday, December 2, 2022 | 7:45 am - 9:00 am
Barcelona, Spain | CCIB – Barcelona International Conference Centre, Room 118-119 Level P1

The Global Unions’ Committee on Workers’ Capital (CWC) invites PRI in Person attendees to a briefing session on its new report, “Shared Prosperity: The Investor Case for Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining.”

PRI in Person attendees are encouraged to pre-register here

ABOUT THE EVENT

Opening remarks:

  • David Atkin, CEO, PRI
  • Brandon Rees, Deputy Director of Corporations and Capital Markets, American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO)

Report summary

  • Lisa Nathan, Senior Investor Engagement Advisor, UNI Global Union

Respondent panel

  • Isaiah Thomas, US Amazon Worker
  • Sylvain Lobry, VP Social Dialogue & Social Fundamentals, Danone
  • Nina Roth, Head of Active Ownership, Columbia Threadneedle Investments

Moderator

  • Tamara Herman, Global Unions’ Committee on Workers’ Capital (CWC)

The rights to freedom of association and collective bargaining are fundamental human rights. Around the world, employers compromise these rights by taking measures to prevent, prohibit or interfere with workers’ efforts to join a union and negotiate the terms and conditions of their employment. Such labour rights violations present material risks for investors. Simultaneously, there is a strong business case for respecting fundamental labour rights.

The session will begin with a presentation of the CWC report, describing the value created when workers exercise their labour rights, including improved corporate human rights due diligence, positive contributions to corporate performance in areas such as health and safety, retention, productivity, and diversity, equity, and inclusion, and the mitigation of systemic risks associated with inequality and weak economic growth. Then, a frontline worker will share their experience, illuminating the impact of worker organization on employees and firms. Next, a company representative will provide an issuer’s perspective on how their company respects and implements labour rights. Finally, an investor will offer an asset owner view of their engagements with portfolio companies on labour rights. Attendees will come away with both the foundation and tools for engaging portfolio companies regarding the rights to freedom of association and collective bargaining.

PRE-REGISTER TODAY

Pre-registration for this event is recommended but not required. Please fill out this form to confirm your attendance and receive an advance copy of ’Shared Prosperity: The Investor Case for Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining.’

Pre-register here

Please note that this event is for PRI in Person registrants only. If you are interested in attending this event in Barcelona but are not registered for the PRI in Person, please contact zdeshpande@share.ca.