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Good Work Coalition

Collective action to drive up standards in the workplace.

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Income inequality and in-work poverty are a blight on society. Not only are economic opportunities being unfairly distributed but millions of workers are being left without the dignity or respect they deserve.

A fair day’s work deserves a fair day’s wage. This means a salary which covers someone’s basic needs and that of their families: a real Living Wage. What’s more, all workers should be offered basic rights and benefits: secure contracts, a predictable number of hours, union representation, pensions, holiday and sick pay. Covid-19 shone a light on the vulnerability of those with low-paid and insecure work. These workers were critical in managing the crisis, but they were also the hardest hit. It's more vital than ever that we invest in workforces – and there is growing evidence that companies that look after their employees will outperform those that don’t. Investors will be key to this, and our investor coalition aims to engage companies to push for better working practices.

The Good Work Coalition helps investors to:

Collaborate

By joining the coalition investors collectively engage companies to promote good work standards including the living wage, tackling insecure work and action on diversity and inclusion.

Learn

Using detailed research and topical briefings investors can increase their knowledge and understanding of workforce issues.

Advocate

Through company AGMs, letters and roundtables, investors can engage companies and ensure they are working to improve the lives of workers no matter their contractual status.

Current members

Strathclyde Pension Fund
Friends Provident Foundation
EdenTree Investment Management
Barrow Cadbury trust
Candriam
Central Finance Board (CFB) of the Methodist Church
Jesuits in Britain
Hermes Investment Management
Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust (JRCT)
Lankelly Chase Foundation
Norfolk Pension Fund
TPT Retirement Solutions
Trust for London
Paul Hamlyn Foundation
NEST
Aviva Investors
Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM)
Tudor Trust
London Borough of Islington Pension Fund
Schroders
Rathbone Investment Management
Church of England Pensions Board
CCLA
Esmee Fairbairn Foundation
Jupiter Asset Management
The Health Foundation
London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham Pension Fund
BMO Global Asset Management
Polden-Puckham Charitable Foundation
PensionBee
UNISON Staff Pension Fund
Brunel Pension Partnership
PIRC
London CIV
Ardevora Asset Management

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