Friends Fiduciary joined with other investors in sending a letter to business leaders who are members of the Administrations Strategic and Policy Forum, asking them to share business concerns about the travel restrictions. Investors outlined the business case against the travel restrictions, which would bar refugees, migrants, and residents from six Muslim-majority countries. In wholly barring people from certain countries, the travel restrictions not only destabilizes the case for human rights around the world but also “disrupts economic activity.”
The investor coalition, including 64 members of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR), International Corporate Accountability Roundtable (ICAR) and Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB), also asked the 19 business leaders to advocate for “the human rights of all workers” in line with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. The coalition emphasized that “respect for human rights and responsible business conduct…will benefit not only the American people, but will ensure an inclusive and prosperous global economy.”
Friends Fiduciary believes that respecting the human rights of workers irrespective of their immigration status or country of origin is essential in building a sustainable global economy and a just society.
Read the press release here.