Our mission is to increase the quality and quantity of corporate workforce data in the public domain and support, encourage and enhance investor / company engagement on workforce and human rights issues through our workshops, convenings, data and analysis.

Our ambition is to become a thought leader on workforce issues and to spread that knowledge to our investor and company network. Every year we convene hundreds of companies, investors, unions and subject matter experts on salient human rights issues and new workforce data that we generate through the WDI survey.

In 2020, WDI participating companies made three times more data available to investors than non-participating companies.

WDI Investor Signatories

65 global investors with $11.5 trillion in AuM

Meet the team

James Coldwell
Programme Lead

James joined the Workforce Disclosure Initiative (WDI) team in January 2017. For most of the time since he managed relationships with the institutional investors supporting the programme, ensuring investors make the most of the WDI as a tool to engage with companies and improve disclosure. In May 2020 James became Programme Lead for the WDI. He previously worked for a social finance intermediary, and has been an elected councillor since 2016.

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Áine Clarke
Investor Engagement Manager

Áine works on the WDI team, engaging institutional investors on the importance of decent workforce practices and developing strategies to improve corporate reporting across direct operations and supply chain. Prior to joining ShareAction she worked as an analyst at a financial research company conducting sector, thematic and event specific research for hedge fund clients. She is passionate about responsible investment and impact.

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Rosie Mackenzie
Company Engagement Manager

Rosie joined the WDI in August 2018 as the Company Engagement Manager, and as such coordinates outreach to all the companies, supports them in putting together a response and encourages them to make changes within their organisations and external reporting. Previously, she worked at CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project), also in company engagement.

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Charlotte Lush
Research Manager

Charlotte joined the WDI in August 2020, leading on the development and management of the WDI survey and research relating to workforce topics and corporate reporting. Before joining ShareAction, Charlotte worked for Stonewall where she was responsible for global research projects on responsible business practices, and for the Manushya Foundation in Thailand where she focused on the Thai Government’s National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights.

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