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RFK Human Rights achievements

President of Robert F Kennedy Human Rights, Kerry Kennedy, welcomed delegates to its 2019 investor conference by outlining some of the milestones achieved by the organization in the past year. These include criminal legal system reform; suing Colombia on behalf of a journalists’ family; and major advancements in farm workers’ rights.
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A guide for trustees for the long term

Last month the book Achieving Investment Excellence, was launched in the auditorium of Dutch pension investor APG. The book is a guide to empowering pension fund trustees to get a good grip on the difficulty of successful long-term investing for pension funds. Top1000funds.com spoke to one of the authors, principal director investment strategy of PGGM, Jaap van Dam.
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Investors’ role in disability inclusion

Four US state treasurers are among 11 investors to sign a joint investor statement on corporate disability inclusion, and are urging others to get behind the cause. The investors, worth $1 trillion, believe companies must to do more to include people with disabilities in the workforce and are urging their portfolio companies to adopt best practice.
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Impact investing is solving un-met needs

Impact investors need to start with a problem they are trying to solve, not an opportunity set, according to Tim Crockford, head of impact investing at Hermes Investment Management. Speaking at the RFK Human Rights Compass conference, he said impact investing is about finding the companies that are solving an un-met need through the products and services they are selling.
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The future of engagement

The Oxford Sustainable Finance Programme at the University of Oxford has established a new research theme on The Future of Engagement, that will look at how to achieve greater success in engagment. Director of the program, Ben Caldecott, explains how emerging technologies, changing client preferences, new regulatory landscapes, and evolving economic geographies create new opportunities for more effective engagement and forms of active ownership.
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