The CWC adds value to the campaigns of trade unions that touch on fundamental worker rights by scaling up investor interest and responses to specific issues. In recent years, the CWC has worked on campaigns that include the misclassification of workers’ in the logistics sector, excessive use of contractual workers in the retail sector, use of forced labour in the construction sector and breaches to the right to collective bargaining in the airline sector.

The CWC’s work with investors takes place across asset classes, including public equities, infrastructure and private equity and draws on shareholder dialogues and proxy voting. Furthermore, the Committee identifies strategic opportunities to weigh into public consultations and coordinates responses in order to promote the integration of workers’ human rights as ESG issues in financial and company regulation.