Human Rights Becoming Integral to Sustainable Finance

Human Rights Becoming Integral to Sustainable Finance

by Vikas Vij
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New report explores the relationship between #humanrights and sustainable finance via @Justmeans #SRI

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Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 4:00pm



Following the 2008 global financial meltdown, financial experts have increasingly highlighted the need to incorporate sustainability, ethics and human rights into the financial system for long-term stability. The financial system must support sustainable livelihoods, inclusive societies and mitigate the impact on the environment.  

Looking into this critical need, the Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB), a global think tank, and the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System, have published a joint report exploring the relationship between human rights and sustainable finance.

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Vikas is a staff writer for the Sustainable Development news and editorial section on Justmeans. He is an MBA with 20 years of managerial and entrepreneurial experience and global travel. He is the author of "The Power of Money" (Scholars, 2003), a book that presents a revolutionary monetary economic theory on poverty alleviation in the developing world. Vikas is also the official writer for an international social project for developing nations "Decisions for Life" run in collaboration between the ILO, the University of Amsterdam and the Indian Institute of Management.