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Perspectives and Guidance for Sustainable Business on the Coronavirus

As the health and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to spread, we at BSR are working hard supporting our member companies around the world, along with our many partners, as you navigate this extraordinary and unprecedented time.

Our teams are ready to work with you immediately on adapting sustainability and CSR activities to address the profound short-term needs faced by companies, employees, and communities. However, we also remain committed to harnessing the power of business to build a fundamentally different long-term future, involving the development of a new social contract fit for the 21st century and the creation of truly resilient business strategies.

To find out how BSR’s experts can help you meet the moment and build the future, please contact us.

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Below is a range of content and events on the impacts and implications for business of Covid-19.

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Companies Can’t Ignore the ‘She-cession’ Created by the COVID-19 Pandemic
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Companies Can’t Ignore the ‘She-cession’ Created by the COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-19 has fueled a recession for women. BSR recommends six actions for companies to incorporate a gender lens on recovery efforts.

#womens empowerment

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China in 2021: Looking beyond COVID-19
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China in 2021: Looking beyond COVID-19

BSR takes a look at four trends to watch in China’s manufacturing and supply chain environment in 2021, a year still shaped by COVID-19.

#climate change #information and communications technology #supply chain #sustainability management

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COVID-19 and Beyond: Technology, Responsible Decision Making, and Public Health Emergencies
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COVID-19 and Beyond: Technology, Responsible Decision Making, and Public Health Emergencies

The COVID-19 public health emergency has surfaced important questions about the relationship between the right to privacy and other human rights. BSR is releasing a paper that sets out the key elements of a human rights-based approach to the use of data and technology solutions during public health emergencies.

#human rights

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The Human Cost of the COVID-19 Pandemic for Workers in the Supply Chain
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The Human Cost of the COVID-19 Pandemic for Workers in the Supply Chain

To understand the human cost of the COVID-19 pandemic in supply chains, HERproject interviewed over 1,000 workers and managers in Bangladesh, China, Egypt, India, Kenya, and Vietnam and released its findings and recommendations in a new report.

#supply chain #womens empowerment

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Meeting the Moment with a Sustainability Strategy Refresh
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Meeting the Moment with a Sustainability Strategy Refresh

For nearly every company, existing business and sustainability strategies need to be refreshed for the new COVID-19-affected world. Here are five steps for accomplishing this change.

#sustainability management

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Meeting the Moment for Healthcare: Q&A with Phil Thomson, President, Global Affairs, GSK
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Meeting the Moment for Healthcare: Q&A with Phil Thomson, President, Global Affairs, GSK

BSR connected with Phil Thomson, President, Global Affairs at GSK, ahead of BSR Conference 2020 to hear his thoughts on what business, in particular the healthcare industry, should do not only to meet the current moment, but also to build a more equitable and sustainable future.

#bsr conference #healthcare

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Scaling the Impact of Digital Financial Services: The Opportunity and Imperative during COVID-19
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Scaling the Impact of Digital Financial Services: The Opportunity and Imperative during COVID-19

In a new report, HERproject and the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth share lessons and insights from Digital Wages programs that can help companies, governments, and financial service providers scale up digital payments for low-income workers after COVID-19.

#inclusive economy

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Meeting the Moment for a New Social Contract: Q&A with Sharan Burrow of the ITUC
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Meeting the Moment for a New Social Contract: Q&A with Sharan Burrow of the ITUC

BSR is pleased to welcome Sharan Burrow, an outspoken champion for workers and climate, as a plenary speaker at our 2020 Conference. In this article, we discuss her point of view on what a 21st-century social contract should look like.

#bsr conference #inclusive economy #sustainability management

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A 21st-Century Social Contract Must Include a Just Transition to a Net-Zero Economy
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A 21st-Century Social Contract Must Include a Just Transition to a Net-Zero Economy

We need to enact large-scale systemic changes to combat global climate change—and as the transition to a net-zero GHG emissions economy takes place, we need a social contract that addresses the impact on workers and their communities, especially those facing systemic inequities.

#climate change #human rights

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Building Strategic Resilience Using BSR’s COVID-19 Scenarios
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Building Strategic Resilience Using BSR’s COVID-19 Scenarios

Webinar: Wednesday September 9, 2020

Join BSR for a webinar to learn more about how to leverage its three new COVID-19 scenarios to develop more resilient business strategies.

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This event is exclusive to BSR Members only.