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Financial Services | Human Rights

Social Unrest: Fixing the “S” of ESG in Private Equity

As sustainable investing and ESG grow in the financial industry, the ESG field is facing increased criticism. Here’s why it’s essential for private equity firms to adopt a human rights-based approach to sustainable investing.

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ESG

Building Competent Boards: ESG Is Not about “Skills-Washing”

Boards need to be equipped with knowledge and frameworks that allow them to understand emerging ESG issues and make informed decisions that contribute to the well-being of companies and society. BSR Managing Director Christine Diamente interviews Helle Bank Jorgensen, CEO and Founder of Competent Boards, to learn more about board training and what's next for board evolution.

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Human Rights

Building Trauma-Informed Workplaces: Recommendations for Business

The Global Business Coalition Against Human Trafficking (GBCAT) recently sat down with three organizations to learn about their programs to employ and empower survivors of human trafficking and their efforts to implement a trauma-informed workplace that enables all employees to thrive. Explore three key findings.

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Technology | Human Rights

Tech Against Trafficking Summit: How to Leverage Innovation to Tackle Modern Slavery

The first Tech Against Trafficking Summit gathered 160+ anti-trafficking leaders to discuss opportunities for collaboration and accelerating the impact of innovative technology solutions. We share key takeaways on leveraging technology to combat human trafficking.

The Supply Chain Risk You Didn’t Know About: Navigating Responsible Sourcing in AI thumnail image
Technology | Supply Chain | Human Rights

The Supply Chain Risk You Didn’t Know About: Navigating Responsible Sourcing in AI

Labor risk in Artificial Intelligence (AI) supply chains is an emerging issue that all companies developing, using, or sourcing AI urgently need to consider and address. We share clear actions companies can take on an individual basis to begin assessing potential issues in their respective AI supply chains.

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Inside BSR

Inside BSR: Q&A with Cassie Collier

Inside BSR is our monthly series featuring BSR team members from around the world. This month, we connected with Cassie Collier, a Manager based in New York City.

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Sustainability Management | Financial Services | ESG

Navigating the ESG Ratings Landscape: Five Recommendations for Business

ESG ratings can often raise questions and sometimes frustration among companies. We share five common dilemmas with key recommendations for business.

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Human Rights

The New EU Forced Labor Product Ban: Recommendations for Business

The European Commission recently published a proposal for a new trade instrument to ban products made with forced labor from being marketed, sold, or exported from the EU market. Here are some early insights and steps to help business get started.

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Climate Change | COP27

BSR Climate Scenarios: A Tool to Drive Resilient Business Strategy

Climate scenario analysis can help businesses identify and disclose climate-related risks and opportunities under a wide range of plausible futures, but current climate scenarios do not go far enough. Explore BSR's new three extended climate scenario narratives built upon the Network for Greening the Financial System (NGFS) climate scenarios and corresponding datasets.

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Technology | Human Rights

Human Rights Due Diligence of Meta’s Impacts in Israel and Palestine in May 2021

In September 2021, Meta commissioned BSR to review the human rights impacts of the company’s policies and activities during the May 2021 crisis in Israel and Palestine. Today, we are publishing the results of BSR’s analysis in Arabic, English, and Hebrew.

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Women’s Empowerment

Beyond the Generation Equality Forum: One Year of Driving Action for Gender Equality

In June 2021, the private sector stepped up to set a new agenda on gender equality through the Generation Equality Forum. One year on from the publication of the Generation Equality report, we spoke to two commitment-makers on how key commitments made at the forum have seen growing progress toward gender equality across their organizations.

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Transport and Logistics | Collaboration

Driving Decarbonization: Accelerating Zero-Emission Freight

Decarbonization solutions in shipping demand urgent cooperation across the value chain to predict and mitigate complex challenges.  However, until there is collaboration and co-investment in pilot projects across the entire freight industry, low- and zero-carbon freight solutions will remain undeveloped at scale.

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Sustainability Management | Sustainability Reporting

“And” May Be the Most Important Word

New laws, regulations, and standards for just and sustainable business mark the beginning of a new era. Here's why companies need to focus on both the spirit and the letter of these new laws—and how this can bring about increased ambition.

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Technology | Human Rights

Human Rights Everywhere All at Once

The technology industry is entering a new era of regulation. While each new regulatory initiative stands in isolation to address a specific topic, it is clear that human rights based-approaches—and especially the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs)—provide a common thread that ties them all together.

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Nature | Climate Change | COP27

Advancing Nature-Positive Solutions for Business

While nature is critical to business, few companies fully understand, or proactively manage, their impact on nature, exposing them to significant risk. Adopting a nature-positive lens to one's own operations and supply chains will help to reduce risks and drive long-term business resilience.