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COP27 update: Climate action & investor stewardship on migrant rights
Join us for this live dialogue on investor stewardship with companies in the Border & Surveillance Industries.

Migration is on the rise as the most simple form of climate adaptation, and is poised to play an increasingly visible and global role, with implications and risks for investors.

Join this discussion to learn how investors are working to address risks related to the human rights of migrants at borders in G7 countries and beyond.

- What are the risks of investing in companies that are part of the Border & Surveillance Industries?
- How are companies in the BSI possibly encouraging governments to effectively criminalize human movement and expand a system of mass surveillance, incarceration, and deportation?
- What stewardship and policy engagement tools are available to investors who are concerned with these increasingly privatized and hardened border systems?
- How did COP27 address climate migration?
- What is on the agenda for the 2023 proxy season?

Speakers

Emma Pullman, Capital Stewardship Officer, BC General Employees Union (BCGEU)

Marcela Pinilla, Director, Sustainable Investing, Zevin Asset Management

Barbara Pomfret, Migration and Investment Researcher


Background

Since the New York City Pension Funds became the first major public pension system in the US to fully divest from private prison operators in June of 2017, investors have slowly been waking up to the legal and reputational risks of investing in companies who participate in the surveillance, detention and transport of migrant men, women, and children. The challenge of protecting the human rights of migrants, including refugees and asylum seekers, is made more difficult by the increasing privatization of systems used to surveil, detain, imprison, and transport migrants. Investors in these companies have a unique role to play in ensuring human rights are respected.

This proxy season preview webinar is part of the Border & Surveillance Industries (BSI) Stewardship Project.

Nov 15, 2022 10:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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