The Church Commissioners for England and the Church of England Pensions Board support investor intervention on human rights in Big Tech


The Church Commissioners for England and the Church of England Pensions Board, representing £8.7 billion and £2.8 billion assets under management respectively, today joined the Council on Ethics of the Swedish National Pension Funds and other major investors in making clear expectations for Big Tech companies with regards to human rights.

This announcement follows the Council on Ethics’ publication of a document for global technology companies outlining its long-term expectations of how the sector should work strategically on human rights.

The Pensions Board and Church Commissioners have collaborated during the production of the document and will continue to engage with Big Tech companies on issues including human rights alongside the Council on Ethics, Swedish National Pensions Funds. Other investors including APG, AXA, Comegast, Federated Hermes, Kempen, Legal&General, LGPS, NewZealandSuper, Robeco, Royal London AM, USS have all been involved in the production of this document to date.

The document outlines investors’ collective long-term expectations on the global technology industry whilst recognising the integral part tech companies play in today’s society, especially considering the internet, social media and mobile phones are interwoven in the fabric of our daily lives.

Read more here.

Access the investor expectations document here.