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Sustainable from the Start: Embedding ESG into High-Growth Business Strategy thumnail image
Sustainability Management | ESG

Sustainable from the Start: Embedding ESG into High-Growth Business Strategy

Younger, high-growth companies face unique challenges and opportunities as they expand business while also considering environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors. What are the main considerations for a high-growth company at the start of its ESG journey?
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Inside BSR

Inside BSR: Q&A with Eva Ehoke

This month's Inside BSR features Eva Ehoke, an Associate in our Paris office. She shares how her first professional experiences in Kenya brought her to sustainability, her work on women’s empowerment, and how working at BSR supports her passion for contributing to the community.
China’s 14th Five-Year Plan: Broad Insights for the Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Industries thumnail image
Healthcare

China’s 14th Five-Year Plan: Broad Insights for the Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Industries

China's 14th Five-Year Plan includes the "Healthy China" strategy, which aims to improve overall social conditions, including healthcare. How will this impact the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries?
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Women’s Empowerment

The Urgency of Private-Sector Action on Gender-Based Violence

In partnership with the Sexual Violence Research Institute (SRVI) and global mining company Anglo American, we're sharing insights on how the private sector can prevent and address gender-based violence.
Reflections on a Sunset: Lessons Learned from the Global Impact Sourcing Coalition thumnail image

Reflections on a Sunset: Lessons Learned from the Global Impact Sourcing Coalition

The Global Impact Sourcing Coalition (GISC) officially launched in 2016 to build more inclusive supply chains through Impact Sourcing and came to an end seven months ago. Explore our Lessons Learned report, which shares our successes and missteps so that other collective action efforts can build on our experience.
Dynamic Materiality: How Companies Can Future-Proof Materiality Assessments thumnail image
Sustainability Management | Sustainable Futures Lab

Dynamic Materiality: How Companies Can Future-Proof Materiality Assessments

Dynamism in the materiality of ESG issues is increasing. Here's how your company can stress-test your materiality assessment against future scenarios.

A Human Rights Assessment of the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT) thumnail image
Human Rights

A Human Rights Assessment of the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT)

In late 2020, the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT) commissioned BSR to undertake a human rights assessment of its strategy, governance, and actions. Today, we are publishing the final report.
What Companies Need to Know about the International Financial Reporting Standards Foundation thumnail image
Financial Services | Sustainability Reporting

What Companies Need to Know about the International Financial Reporting Standards Foundation

The International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Foundation is exploring whether and how to set up an International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB). We discuss three opportunities and risks that businesses should know about the potential new sustainability standards.

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Technology | Human Rights

Accelerating the Use of Technology to Combat Human Trafficking

Last week, Tech Against Trafficking launched its second Accelerator program, welcoming Seattle Against Slavery and Unseen UK into the community.
The Corporate Rainbow: Going beyond Pride Celebrations and Creating Lasting Impact thumnail image
Human Rights | Equity, Inclusion, and Justice

The Corporate Rainbow: Going beyond Pride Celebrations and Creating Lasting Impact

How can companies combat performative allyship and rainbow-washing? We share ways to support the LGBTIQ+ community that create long-lasting impact.
Inside BSR: Q&A with Cameron Steagall thumnail image
Inside BSR

Inside BSR: Q&A with Cameron Steagall

This month's Inside BSR features Cameron Steagall, a new Associate, and discusses how public relations brought him to climate work, his passion for the Earth and its people, and why taking on additional projects in LGBTIQ+ rights and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) is important to him.

UNGPs’ 10th Anniversary: The Next Decade of Business and Human Rights thumnail image
Human Rights

UNGPs’ 10th Anniversary: The Next Decade of Business and Human Rights

To mark the 10th anniversary of the UNGPs, BSR is reflecting on what additional action business and other actors can take to shape a future where human rights are realized in law and in practice.
Five Considerations for Companies Setting up Digital Ethics Advisory Boards thumnail image
Technology | Human Rights

Five Considerations for Companies Setting up Digital Ethics Advisory Boards

Advisory boards can help companies manage ethical challenges that arise with the acceleration of digital technology innovation. Here are five considerations for establishing a digital ethics board.
The Case for SEC-Mandated Climate and ESG Disclosure thumnail image
ESG | Climate Change

The Case for SEC-Mandated Climate and ESG Disclosure

In response to the SEC's interest in taking steps to require climate disclosure, we discuss crucial steps that the SEC should enable to provide consistent, comparable, and reliable information that will strengthen investors’ ability to make decisions, provide incentives for business to generate long-term value, and lead to a market economy that delivers on society’s greatest needs.
LGBTI Inclusion in Action: Q&A with Dominic Cole-Morgan of Scotiabank thumnail image
Human Rights | Equity, Inclusion, and Justice

LGBTI Inclusion in Action: Q&A with Dominic Cole-Morgan of Scotiabank

Business can help advance LGBTI equality and create more inclusive and equitable workplaces. This includes Scotiabank, which recently announced a significant expansion of gender affirmation benefits for employees and their families. To kick off Pride Month, we connected with Dominic Cole-Morgan, Senior Vice President, Total Rewards, Global Human Resources at Scotiabank to discuss the recent announcement and Scotiabank's broad commitment to human rights.