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Human Rights | Financial Services

The Housing Crisis: Key Priorities for Investor Action

Institutional investors have both a responsibility and an opportunity to play a key role in the solution to the housing crisis. We share several key actions to take.
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Women’s Empowerment | Equity, Inclusion, and Justice

Key Ways for Business to Respond to the Fall of Roe v. Wade

The sweep of the ruling on abortion is staggering and destabilizing for business in America. Here are seven key points for business to consider.

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Inside BSR

Inside BSR: Q&A with Olivia Li

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

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Climate Change | COP27

How Business Can Advance Climate Justice

Climate change affects each of us differently, and its impact will be exacerbated for communities that already face underlying socioeconomic inequalities or injustices. Listening, co-creating solutions, and elevating the voices of those most affected is paramount in advancing climate justice.

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Supply Chain | Human Rights

Beyond Audits: Six Ways to Manage Human Rights Risks in Supply Chains

Companies are now expected to go “beyond” auditing by adopting more robust approaches to address human rights violations in their supply chain. Six points for companies to consider when addressing human rights risks through a holistic approach.
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Sustainability Management | Climate Change

How the SEC Can Mandate Climate-Related Disclosures and Drive Corporate Action

In support of the SEC’s current efforts to react to market demand for comprehensive climate-related financial disclosures, BSR responded to the latest public consultation on climate-related disclosure. We share our recommendations.

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Human Rights | Healthcare

Human Rights in the Healthcare Sector: Current State of Play

Over the past 18 months, BSR has worked with leading healthcare companies to assess the state of play in human rights practices. We share our maturity curve to chart healthcare companies’ approach to human rights.
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Supply Chain | Human Rights | Energy and Extractives

Addressing Human Rights Risks in Renewable Energy Supply Chains

BSR’s work with energy and extractive companies—including a recent assessment of the human rights risks associated with minerals used in wind, solar, battery, and electrolyzer technology—has surfaced two key strategies for strengthening the management of human rights risks in transition mineral supply chains.
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Supply Chain | Inside BSR | Human Rights | Equity, Inclusion, and Justice

Inside BSR: Q&A with Cecilie Jørgensen

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

Transform to Net Zero: The Case for Circular Chemistry

Despite national climate pledges, we urgently need to limit the global temperature rise to 1.5°C. While a growing number of businesses have targets in place to reduce their energy dependence and switch to clean energy sources, there is a blind spot in the race to zero: embedded carbon.
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Technology | Human Rights

Harnessing the Power of Data to Combat Human Trafficking

Last week, Tech Against Trafficking (TAT) brought together technologists, nonprofits, academics, governments, and policy-makers from 60 countries in a virtual event to celebrate the close of its second Accelerator and discuss how tech advancements can be used to combat human trafficking.
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Technology | Human Rights

Advancing Human Rights in the SaaS Sector

BSR worked with a group of SaaS companies to conduct a sector-wide human rights assessment of the SaaS sector focused on the use of B2B services and are publishing the report today. This assessment identifies the SaaS sector’s salient human rights risks and outlines ways in which SaaS providers may impact human rights—as individual companies, as a group of companies, or as a sector.
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Collaboration

Advancing Multi-Stakeholder Collaboration: Four Governance Models for Business

Increased collaboration between business leaders, academics, and politicians is critical for driving impact in sustainable development. We share our framework to help guide companies on governance structures that respond to the specific needs of each partnership.