Human Rights Radar

Identify companies at risk of becoming complicit in human rights incidents

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Companies that are active in countries and territories where grave human rights violations often take place run a heightened risk of complicity in these violations even as a matter of  their normal course of business. Sustainalytics’ research enables investors to identify these companies, understand the nature of their activities and how those activities pose risks for human rights incidents.

Investors can use Human Rights Radar to gain a deeper view into potential human rights-related portfolio risks and ensure compliance with client-specific investment mandates, investment policies and international norms and treaties.

Key Benefits

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Identify public companies complicit in human rights violations.

 

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Learn about campaigns that have been initiated against the company.

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Understand the role and nature of the company’s involvement as part of the final integrated human rights risk assessment.

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Receive country reports with background information on international treaties and human rights concerns.

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Take a rights-first approach with alignment to the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

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Access up-to-date and high quality research from collection and processing of thousands of news sources on a daily basis.

Research Overview:

Sustainalytics analyzes a company’s involvement based on...

Nature of Involvement

Uses the following criteria to classify the severity and accountability of involvement:

  • Direct violation of human rights
  • Provision of tailored products and services
  • Benefits perpetrators or exacerbates grievances
  • Minor economic activities or sales

Impact of Involvement

Assesses whether a business activity normalizes, facilitates, expands or enforces human rights violations in a country, based on the country context.

Extent of Involvement

Looks at the number of high-risk countries a company is involved in to determine the overall impact a company might have on human rights globally.

Company Management

Assesses a company’s preparedness to prevent and/or mitigate adverse human rights impacts in line with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and the local context in which it operates.

Coverage in 15 Countries and Disputed Territories

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Countries

Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Libya, North Korea, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

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Disputed Territories

Palestine, Western Sahara and Tibet

Sustainalytics does not take a position on the definition or politics of disputed territories.

Issues by Country

Sustainalytics’ proprietary methodology for the Human Rights Radar was developed with input and feedback from various stakeholders. In particular, our gratitude goes out to our valued client Wespath.

Why Sustainalytics?

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A Single Market Standard

Consistent approach to ESG assessments across the investment spectrum.

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End-to-End ESG Solutions

ESG products and services that serve the entire investment value chain.

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25+ Years ESG Expertise

350+ ESG research analysts across our global offices.

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Largest Second-Party Opinion Provider

As recognized by Environmental Finance and the Climate Bonds Initiative.

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