Dansif and the Danish Institute for Human Rights are establishing a human rights network for ESG practitioners working at Danish institutional investors (e.g. asset owners, asset managers, banks) and service providers.

Investors can be involved with a wide range of actual and potential human rights impacts across asset classes through their financing relationships. –The Dansif Human Rights Network aims to provide a space for learning and peer exchange for ESG professionals on the challenges and opportunities related to human rights in ESG.

Apply for network membership at
To apply simply send us an email with the title “Dansif Human Rights Network” with your full name,  title, organization and contact details. Dansif will confirm as soon as possible after the deadline if your application has been approved. The deadline for applications is the 15th of June, 2024.

Network activities will consist of recurring 3 hour in-person sessions to be organised on a quarterly basis (4 meetings a year). Network membership is free for Dansif members. Meetings are held in English. The network will be capped to 20 organisations with one seat per organisation and a maximum of 5 organisations belong to the service/data provider category and the rest are financial institutions.


Specifically, the Network has the following goals:

  • to enable ESG practitioners to strengthen their capacity and professional competence on, and approach to, human rights and responsible business conduct frameworks and integrate these standards more firmly in current ESG practices;
  • to provide a trust-based forum where ESG practitioners can share dilemmas and explore practical ways to implement internal human rights related due diligence processes and ESG approaches
  • to provide concrete advice on practical implementation from international experts within the field of business and human rights and sustainable finance;
  • to provide ESG practitioners with deep dives into specific human rights topics and standards of relevance to different sectors, geographies and financial instruments;
  • to equip practitioners with tools to act upon the identified results of internal due diligence processes while considering the different types of asset classes and considerations on investment returns.

We are looking forward to launching the Dansif Human Rights Network.