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Investing in Positive Outcomes through a Human Rights Approach and Stakeholder Engagement

Kindra Mohr, Esq. July 13, 2022

There is growing attention on the impact investing community with regard to social impact metrics and outcomes and the role of stakeholders throughout the investment lifecycle. Even with issues such as diversity, equity, and inclusion and environmental justice at the forefront, many investors have not yet integrated a human rights approach aligned with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, enabling them to proactively identify and account for social risks, impacts, and opportunities, and therefore maximize positive impact at the investment and systems levels. A fundamental component of that approach is stakeholder engagement, which is not only essential to understanding the investment context, but also can empower communities to drive lasting change. This session will explore practical steps for how investors can integrate a human rights approach, including through stakeholder engagement, into their strategies, decisions, and value chains in order to achieve positive outcomes.


Fireside Chat (3 speakers maximum)

Meta Themes

  • Reimagine Systems

  • Justice

  • Deliver Equity and Inclusion

  • Accountability

  • Power and Capital


Human rights, environmental justice, stakeholder engagement, community empowerment

Purpose and Desired Outcome

The purpose of this session is to (1) build awareness among the impact investing community of human rights and its important role in advancing respect for human rights under the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, (2) explore how a human rights approach to investment can lead to positive outcomes and prevent adverse impacts, (3) discuss how stakeholder engagement throughout the investment lifecycle is a critical element of this approach, and (4) share tools and experiences on how to implement this approach, including through meaningful stakeholder engagement.


  • Allocators (Family Offices, HNW Individuals, Foundations)

  • Asset Managers

  • Intermediaries (Financial Advisers, Investment Bankers)

  • Service Providers

  • Accelerators & Incubators

  • Corporate & SME

  • Artists & Culture-makers


  • NameMary Beth Gallagher
  • TitleDirector of Engagement
  • OrganizationDomini Impact Investments LLC
  • StatusInvited
  • NameKindra Mohr, Esq.
  • TitleManager, Financial Services and ESG
  • OrganizationBSR
  • StatusConfirmed, Invited
  • NameAdriana Abizadeh
  • TitleExecutive Director
  • OrganizationKensington Corridor Trust
  • StatusInvited
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