Launch Event - Shared Prosperity: The Investor Case for Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining

The CWC is pleased to invite you to the launch event for its new report, Shared Prosperity: The Investor Case for Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining. The launch event will take place online via Zoom and in-person during the CWC Conference in Barcelona.

WEBINAR on Tuesday, November 29th, 2022
3:15pm - 4:45pm CEST | 9:15am - 10:45am EST | 6:15am - 7:45am PST


The rights to freedom of association and collective bargaining are fundamental human rights. Around the world, employers compromise these rights by taking measures to prevent, prohibit or interfere with workers’ efforts to join a union and negotiate the terms and conditions of their employment. Such labour rights violations present material risks for investors. Simultaneously, there is a strong business case for respecting fundamental labour rights.

The session will begin with a presentation of the CWC report, describing the value created when workers exercise their labour rights, including improved corporate human rights due diligence, positive contributions to corporate performance in areas such as health and safety, retention, productivity, and diversity, equity, and inclusion, and the mitigation of systemic risks associated with inequality and weak economic growth.

A respondent panel featuring workers, a company representative, an asset manager and an asset owner board member will discuss the report findings and recommendations in the context of their own experiences. Attendees will come away with both the foundation and tools for engaging portfolio companies regarding the rights to freedom of association and collective bargaining.


  • Sylvain Lobry, VP Social Dialogue & Social Fundamentals, Danone
  • Lisa Hayles, Director, International Shareholder Advocacy, Trillium
  • Robert Potter, Trustee, CARE Super
  • Sindy Tatiana Sosa, Amazon Worker, Spain
  • Isaiah Thomas, Amazon Worker, US
  • Lisa Nathan, Senior Investor Engagement Advisor, UNI Global Union

Tamara Herman, Program Manager, Global Unions’ Committee on Workers’ Capital

Note: Investors that wish to join the launch event in-person at the CWC 2022 Conference in Barcelona can write to