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.
Investing in Positive Outcomes through a Human Rights Approach and Stakeholder Engagement
Fireside Chat (3 speakers maximum)
Deliver Equity and Inclusion
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)
Intermediaries (Financial Advisers, Investment Bankers)
Accelerators & Incubators
Corporate & SME
Artists & Culture-makers
- NameMary Beth Gallagher
- TitleDirector of Engagement
- OrganizationDomini Impact Investments LLC
- NameKindra Mohr, Esq.
- TitleManager, Financial Services and ESG
- StatusConfirmed, Invited
- NameAdriana Abizadeh
- TitleExecutive Director
- OrganizationKensington Corridor Trust