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Human Rights

Rapid Human Rights Due Diligence During Political and Armed Conflict: A Business Response to Ukraine

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine raises significant questions for business and illuminates the impact that its actions can have during times of political and armed conflict. To help business respond, BSR has updated its rapid human rights due diligence tool to help with quick decision-making in this context.
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Inside BSR

BSR at 30: A New Strategy for Impact

As BSR celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, we see opportunities to achieve our mission like never before, in a world that is facing many urgent challenges.
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Technology | Human Rights

A Human Rights Assessment of Meta’s Expansion of End-to-End Encryption

Meta commissioned BSR to undertake a human rights assessment of extending end-to-end encryption across Meta’s messaging services. We share some of the assessment’s key points.
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Human Rights | Financial Services | ESG

Bridging the Human Rights Gap in ESG

ESG as a framework does not sufficiently capture harms to people or guide decisions that take human rights into account. How can the business and human rights framework help close gaps and increase opportunities in current ESG practice among financial actors?
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Human Rights

Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive: Seven Recommendations for Business

The European Commission recently released its long-awaited Proposal for a Directive on Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence. We share seven practical recommendations for companies on how to prepare for the upcoming requirements.
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Women’s Empowerment | Food, Beverage, and Agriculture

Empowering Women Fruit Farmers with Digital Training

Responsible business is deepening its commitment to empowering women across the value chain. One such example is Fyffes and HERproject expanding the new digital program HERessentials across several Latin American countries.
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Inside BSR

Inside BSR: Q&A with Smita Nimilita

Inside BSR is our monthly series featuring BSR team members from around the world. This International Women’s Day, we connected with Smita Nimilita, a HERproject Country Representative based in Bangladesh.
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Women’s Empowerment

International Women’s Day: Business Trends and Opportunities

At the current pace, it will take another generation to achieve gender parity. As we mark International Women's Day 2022, we share three key areas that require urgent action from companies: addressing unpaid work and care, combating gender-based violence, and preparing for future jobs.
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Technology | Human Rights

Applying the UNGPs to Technology: Our Point of View

The UN Human Rights Council initiated an expert consultation on the practical application of the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs). BSR has published a submission drawing upon our experience of 100 human rights assessments with tech companies.
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Climate Change | COP27

Time’s Up: Urgent Climate Adaptation and Business Transformation Key to Secure a Livable Planet

IPCC’s recently released Sixth Assessment Report about climate impacts, adaptation, and vulnerability shines a light on the threat climate change poses to human well-being and planetary health.

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Healthcare

Unlocking Opportunities in Access to Healthcare

While progress has been made in the past two decades, half the world’s population still lacks access to essential healthcare services. As a step in their collective action for driving progress, BSR and the HCWG have developed the Access to Healthcare Leadership Ladder.

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ESG

Mastering a Purposeful Approach to ESG Due Diligence in Mergers and Acquisitions

There’s no denying that 2021 was a year of significant growth in M&A, and global M&A activity is poised to climb even higher in the year ahead. M&A can be a tremendous tool for companies looking to adopt more resilient business strategies, but failing to account for the critical ESG elements can undermine success and lead to negative outcomes for business.
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Human Rights

Ukraine: The Business Response

The news of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has shaken the world and raises significant questions for business. While the situation is unfolding rapidly, there are seven key points for business to consider.
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Consumer Products

Luxury’s Move to E-Commerce and Its Implications for Sustainability

Post-pandemic estimates project that revenues in the e-commerce market will grow by 46 percent, from US$ 3.53 trillion in 2019 to US$6.54 trillion in 2022. This expansion brings with it an increase in greenhouse gas emissions, resources, and social risks. As e-commerce continues to grow, brands and retailers face a series of sustainability risks, as well as opportunities to shape consumers’ purchasing habits in the years to come.
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Sustainability Management | Consumer Products

New York’s Trendsetting Legislation Unveiled: Fashion Sustainability and Social Accountability Act

The Fashion Sustainability Act, if passed, would hold fashion companies accountable for their role in climate change and human rights impacts.