ECCR is currently prioritising seven issues in its 2010-13 work programme.
- Shell in the Niger Delta: joint advocacy with civil society partner organisations to encourage the company and institutional investors to address negative impacts of pollution in the Delta on human health and well-being, and the need for better company-community dialogue.
- Banks and banking: advocacy with banks and institutional investors on the social, environmental and human rights impacts of the banking sector; raising awareness and supporting engagement on the part of faith groups and other stakeholders.
- Mining and Indigenous Peoples’ rights: community-informed advocacy with multinational mining companies and institutional investors regarding the right to Free, Prior and Informed Consent under the 2007 UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
- Unconventional and frontier oil: advocacy and awareness raising on the risks of tar (oil) sands, deepwater and Arctic oil, and related hydrocarbon sources.
- Israeli settlement goods: dialogue with retailers, and awareness-raising, on the labelling and sale of produce from settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories.
- Vulnerable workers: engagement, advocacy and awareness raising about the treatment of vulnerable and exploited workers.
- Positive-impact investment: advocacy of approaches such as microcredit, health funds, clean technology, renewable energy and community enterprise.
These issues were prioritised by ECCR’s Board after consultation with members and partners. Priorities may change as the programme develops.