Please join this webinar hosted by the Human Rights Funders Network and co-sponsored by As You Sow, Investors Alliance for Human Rights, EDGE Funders Alliance - Engaged Donors for Global Equity, the Libra Foundation, and the Wallace Global Fund.
Human Rights advocates were the first shareholders to use their power – nuns in the 1970’s demanding that General Motors change its policies and practices in apartheid South Africa. The work continues to this day and has expanded to include environmental rights, slavery in supply chains, gender equality, diversity in the workplace and board room, LGBTQ rights, gender and minority pay gaps, conflict zones, prison labor, and hate speech to name a few.
The speakers have broad positions, experiences, and knowledge of how foundations can activate their portfolios to align with their missions and use their shareholder power to drive change through direct corporate engagement as well as divestment. They will present several case studies and ongoing projects. They will have peer-to-peer dialogues on how to use the other 95% of a foundation’s power, that may currently be invested in the very companies you seek to transform through your grantmaking.
The goal is to inform HRFN members about your power as shareholders and how it can be applied to your current work. Join this webinar and unlock your power; learn how to embrace the wisdom of your programs; activate your investing; and escalate the speed and intensity of change aligned with your mission.