Wake-up call for investors in human rights laggards like Heinz and Starbucks

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By Jon Hay
14 Nov 2018

Investors need to use their voices, especially by voting at AGMs, to improve the poor performance of many companies on protecting human rights, according to supporters gathered in London on Monday for the launch of the second annual results of the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark.

This initiative of investors and NGOs, now a standalone organisation, ranks 100 of the biggest companies in three sectors — extractive industries, clothing and food — on their policies for combating human rights abuses in their operations or supply chains. All the scores are published free, in the ...

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