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BlackRock to Press Companies on Human Rights and Nature

Sumary of BlackRock to Press Companies on Human Rights and Nature:

  • Article content (Bloomberg) — BlackRock Inc., the money manager that made bold statements about climate change, now plans to press companies about their policies related to human rights, as well as biodiversity, deforestation and water…
  • The world largest asset manager said it will ask companies in which it holds stakes to identify and show how they intend to prevent human rights abuses, and provide “robust”..
  • BlackRock also will request that businesses show how they have adopted sustainable practices regarding air, water, land, minerals and forests, according to a stewardship report released Thursday…
  • “A company that fails to effectively oversee risks related to the use of natural resources may face negative consequences arising from regulatory, reputational or operational risks,”…

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