A new approach to evaluating company social performance

A new approach to evaluating company social performance

In March 2017, the Center published Putting the "S" in ESG: Measuring Human Rights Performance for Investors. After examining more than 1700 social indicators, the report outlined several gaps in existing approaches to evaluating companies' social performance. The Center is now working on a pilot project to develop improved social measures for the apparel sector. Following nine months of expert outreach, the Center has developed a list of indicators that it will soon test in practice.

 

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Measuring Human Rights Performance

Measuring Human Rights Performance

As companies work to meet their responsibility to respect human rights, metrics that help internal and external stakeholders understand the social impacts of their operations are urgently needed. While numerous measurement efforts have emerged in recent years, none has yet advanced a concise set of user-friendly, industry-specific indicators of strong performance. 

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