ISS Discusses Human Rights-Related Shareholder Proposals

The topic of human rights is of major concern among many stakeholder groups, spanning the public, private, and social sectors (e.g., companies, investors, consumers, NGOs, governments, intergovernmental organizations, etc.). Human rights issues present material risks to not only companies, but also to institutional investors, as reputational as well as regulatory and litigation risks, can impact both companies and their investors. Reputational costs stemming from, say, damaging viral news stories could negatively impact consumer loyalty, brand perception, and ultimately share price. As many institutional investors engage with companies to increase alignment on ESG performance and reporting, the ‘S’ in ESG (Environmental, … Read more