Op-Ed published in Institutional Investor - New Zealand's Sovereign Fund reckons with a massacre
POSTED ON: 26 April 2019
Following the devastating terrorist attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand is undergoing a period of reflection on issues including hate speech, racism, gun ownership, and the role of social media.
As the country’s sovereign wealth fund, with investments in some of the world’s largest social media companies, we considered the harm caused by these platforms in live-streaming and distributing the attack.
We believe companies must maintain their social license to operate to survive over the long-term. They must be alert to and address the negative social impacts of their businesses.