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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.
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Inside BSR

Inside BSR: Q&A with Anna Iles

This month's Inside BSR features Anna Iles, a Futures Associate Director based in Hong Kong. She chatted with us about her sustainability journey around the world and her works on futures thinking.
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Human Rights | Financial Services

Impact-Based Materiality

The third in a four-part blog series, we discuss why companies should focus their materiality assessments on impacts that affect the economy, environment, and people, rather than perception.

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Inside BSR

Inside BSR: Q&A with Céline da Graça Pires

This month's Inside BSR features Céline da Graça Pires, a Human Rights Manager based in Paris. She talked with us about how her family’s migration experiences generated her passion for human rights, her work on current and upcoming legislation in business and human rights, and how working at BSR supports her commitment to protecting the rights of vulnerable groups.

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Women’s Empowerment | Financial Services

What If All Garment Workers in Bangladesh Were Financially Included?

There are 4 million garment workers in Bangladesh, more than 58 percent of whom are women. This raises the question, “What if all garment workers became financially included?”
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Sustainability Management | ESG | Climate Change

2022: Purposeful Sustainability Leadership for Turbulent Times

BSR President and CEO Aron Cramer discusses major themes shaping the year ahead: net zero, climate action and social justice, attention on ESG, board role redefinition, and the business voice on the "great fragmentation."