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Evaluating Human Rights Performance: The Role of ESG Ratings, Indices and Benchmarks

The process of evaluating a company’s behavior based on multiple criteria is not new. Historically, these criteria have been focused solely on financial return. However, in an increasingly globalized and transparent world in which the true cost of business can easily be exposed, the criteria of assessment have broadened in scope to account for the ethics and sustainability of the corporation.

August 2018 | Georgie Erangey

This short piece, by Georgie Erangey, explores how effective these ESG ratings, indices and benchmarks are likely to be in driving corporate attention and investment into respect for human rights given the content of the indicators that they use.