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BSR Insight Archives: 2011 12

When Policy Fails on Climate, What Can Business Do? BSR’s 2012 Climate Initiatives

December 20, 2011

BSR’s Climate Initiatives for 2012

The close of 2011 marks the end of a record year for weather disasters and an inconclusive finish to the COP17 climate talks. For 2012, that means climate leadership will rest firmly on the shoulders of business.

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Bad Bedfellows: Avoiding Complicity in Human Rights Violations

December 13, 2011

Corporate Complicity in Human Rights

Human Rights Day, which took place just a few days ago, gives us an opportunity to reflect on the continuing challenges for business and human rights. Chief among these is the issue of “corporate complicity” in human rights violations. Companies are expected to avoid direct violations of human rights, but they are also expected to avoid complicity in violations committed by others.

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Manifesto for the Corporate Idealist

December 6, 2011

Are You a Corporate Idealist?

This is the time of year when many of us are making lists: presents to buy (or presents we want), resolutions to follow, last-minute things to get done before the offices close for the holidays. This week, Christine Bader, BSR's Human Rights Advisor, offers her own list in the form of a “manifesto” for the Corporate Idealist.

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