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Business Transformation | Consumer Products | Food, Beverage, and Agriculture | Supply Chain

Investing in Women Workers: How Training has Helped Build Financial Resilience in Shea Supply Chains

For companies looking to improve outcomes for workers in agricultural supply chains, explore key takeaways from a pilot program developed for women in Northern Ghana’s shea supply chains by BSR, the Estée Lauder Companies Charitable Foundation, and partners.

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Business Transformation | Emerging Issues | Governance

2024’s Elections: A Defining Test for Business Leadership

With more than half the world’s voting population heading to the polls in learn more on the growing threats to democracy, the barriers to fair elections, and how business and business leaders can adapt to a world where a sense of economic precarity is fueling fear-based politics.

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Climate Change

China’s Climate Commitment and its Impact on Scope 3 Targets

China’s national climate commitment aims to achieve carbon neutrality by 2060 and an emissions peak by 2030. What are the implications of these climate policies, specifically for global companies with substantial manufacturing operations in China?

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Business Transformation | Climate Change | Nature

The Sustainability Leader Checklist for 2024

BSR offers advice for Chief Sustainability Officers taking a concentric circles approach to the myriad of tensions and complexities in 2024.

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Human Rights | Technology

A Human Rights Assessment of the Generative AI Value Chain

In the coming months, BSR will be conducting a sector-wide human rights assessment (HRA) of GenAI to identify human rights risks across the value chain, from upstream data workers to model developers and end-users, and make recommendations on how to address these risks.

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BSR and NACD: Activating Directors to Meet Boardroom Challenges

BSR and the NACD are proud to launch Oversight of Corporate Sustainability: A Board Primer.

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Climate Change

Ten Guiding Principles for Co-creating Climate Justice Interventions

Learn about the 10 principles that can guide businesses in co-creating climate justice interventions with affected communities.

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Human Rights | Emerging Issues

Leveling the Global Playing Field: A Binding Treaty on Business and Human Rights

A wave of mandatory human rights and environmental due diligence rules sweep across Europe. Learn more about how business can prepare for a globally binding treaty on business and human rights.

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Human Rights

Seven Actions for Business in 2024 Post-Roe America

A year after the fall of Roe v. Wade, learn more about how businesses are naviagting an increasingly tumultuous national landscape and advice for moving forward.

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Business Transformation | Climate Change | Equity, Inclusion, and Justice | Technology | Governance | Sustainability Management

CEO Outlook: Seven Pivotal Questions Shaping Sustainable Business in 2024

BSR President and CEO Aron Cramer poses seven questions for business that will define the scale of progress in the year ahead.

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Climate Change | Equity, Inclusion, and Justice | Healthcare

Three Business Initiatives That Advance Climate Justice

Climate justice acknowledges that climate change has disproportionate impacts on communities and exacerbates underlying existing systemic inequities. The following are noteworthy climate justice interventions by businesses.

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Climate Change | Nature | Energy and Extractives

COP28 Marks Important Steps Forward: Now the Real Work Begins

COP28 ended with an agreement by all nations to transition away from fossil fuels in energy systems. While this is an important step forward, is it enough? 

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Nature

How Businesses Can Address the Water Scarcity Crisis

BSR’s Anna Iles talks to Tim Smedley, author of The Last Drop: Solving the World’s Water Crisis, about policies and practices to address water scarcity and the risks impacting current water management systems.

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Human Rights | Collaboration

Tech Against Trafficking Summit: Leveraging Technology to Eradicate Forced Labor

Meta and BSR hosted the second Tech Against Trafficking (TAT) Summit. Bringing together over 140 global anti-trafficking leaders, the summit focused specifically on the nexus between technology, forced labor and labor trafficking.

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Sustainability Management | Sustainability Reporting | Business Transformation

Beyond Compliance: Eight Considerations for Your Materiality Assessment

With the emergence of mandatory disclosure regulations, learn more about considerations practitioners should have before conducting a materiality assessment.