FROM THE EDITOR
Employees Get New Attention from Investors
Workers are getting increased scrutiny from an unexpected quarter: investors. A group of international investors managing more than $12 trillion has written to 500 of the world’s top companies, calling for more information about the treatment of their employees, reports Reuters. More than 100 institutional investors from 11 countries have signed a letter sent by the Workforce Disclosure Initiative, coordinated by ShareAction, seeking better data on issues such as diversity, workers’ rights and health and safety in their supply chains.Vaidehee Sachdev, senior research officer, ShareAction, said “Investors and civil society want to see evidence that companies are proactively improving workforce practices for the betterment of business, workers and wider society.” It’s the latest evidence that the investment community is looking beyond a sole focus on the bottom line to measure the real value of a company.
John Howell, Editorial Director
(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) September 12, 2011 - Sharing the Responsibility: Noncommunicable Diseases: September 14th, 8:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) September 12, 2011 - A few days ago, we had the pleasure of participating in the conference “Inclusion in the organization of persons with disabilities”, organized by the Association of Alumni...read more
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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Atlanta, GA - September 12, 2011 - As part of its “Celebration of Service” initiative to honor U.S. military veterans, The Home Depot® Foundation today announced $1.15 million in grants to nonprofits dedicated...read more