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NewsFlash: September 25, 2008

Investing in good employment practices

Mainstream investors seeking lower risk and higher returns are beginning to assess a firm’s labor and human rights practices in addition to more traditional factors when making investment decisions, according to a new paper released today by Harvard Law School’s Labor and Worklife Program. The study by Aaron Bernstein, a senior research associate at the program, contrasts this latest trend to longstanding efforts to promote moral values through socially responsible investing. The trend suggests a growing recognition that good employment practices are also good for business, according to the paper, which is being jointly released by EPI and the Harvard program.
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