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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.

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Human Rights | Financial Services

Conflict and Modern Slavery: The Investment Perspective

As a wave of mandatory due diligence laws come into effect across Europe, human rights abuses such as modern slavery are increasingly under scrutiny. With tangible civil liability and monetary fines on the horizon, as well as basic business responsibility, the importance of examining and managing potential human rights risks has never been greater, both for companies’ management teams and their investors.

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Sustainability Management

Empowering Executives and Activating Boards: The New Nexus of Sustainability Governance

Boards of directors face a wide range of sustainability issues to oversee and ever more complex questions to address. Our newly launched and tailored advisory services are aimed at empowering executives and Chief Sustainability Officers (CSOs) to engage, inform, and activate boards on ambitious sustainability strategies.

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Climate Change | Equity, Inclusion, and Justice

The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) Creates Powerful Tailwinds for Net Zero Companies

The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) is historic legislation. BSR Managing Director David Wei shares how it will impact companies, from creating tailwinds for achieving net-zero goals to providing signals for the future of corporate climate action.

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Technology | Human Rights

Best Practices for Human Rights Due Diligence in Tech Sales Channels

To fulfill their commitments to implementing the UNGPs, vendors need their sales partners to address end-use human rights risks. Explore our new brief, which shares guidance and best practices related to the human rights expectations of sales channels in the technology sector.

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Inside BSR

Inside BSR: Q&A with Ellinor Haggebrink

Inside BSR is our monthly series featuring BSR team members from around the world. This month, we connected with Ellinor Haggebrink, a Manager based in Copenhagen.

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Sustainability Management

Business Leadership in the Great Fragmentation: Part 2

The divisions caused by “The Great Fragmentation” are a barrier to achieving an economy that drives equitable and sustainable progress. To meet the needs of our fragmented world, business can reorient their efforts around four main objectives.
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Sustainability Management | Sustainability Reporting

BSR Response: How the EU’s Sustainability Reporting Standards Will Be a Game Changer

The European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG) recently released a set of sector-agnostic exposure drafts that form the first set of European Sustainability Reporting Standards (ESRS). We share our response to EFRAG's public consultation.

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Sustainability Management | Sustainability Reporting

How IFRS Sustainability Reporting Standards Can Contribute to Further Harmonization

BSR welcomes and has responded to the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB)’s two exposure drafts released in March 2022, grounding our comments in 30 years of experience working with member companies.

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Sustainability Management | Climate Change

Business Leadership in the Great Fragmentation: Part 1

The world is fragmenting politically, economically, environmentally, and culturally. BSR President and CEO Aron Cramer shares the six interlocking factors that are accelerating fragmentation and why they're significant for business.
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Women’s Empowerment

In Egypt, Digital Payroll Helps Garment Workers Reap What They Sew

Egypt's garment sector employs more than 1.5 million people, half of whom are women, offering an opportunity to promote women's economic empowerment. Here's how HERproject's Digital Wages partnership with Mastercard helped lead to increased financial inclusion and resilience for female garment workers.
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Human Rights | Climate Change

Just Transition: Clean Energy with a Clear Conscience

To achieve a just and clean energy transition, meaningful multi-stakeholder cooperation between business, governments, labor experts, and environmental justice groups is critical.