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Perspectives and Guidance for Sustainable Business on the Coronavirus

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COVID-19: External Resources for Business
 

COVID-19: External Resources for Business

A list of external resources on sustainability, ESG, and CSR for companies and stakeholders during the COVID-19 crisis.

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Reopening with Resilience: Ensuring Health, Safety, and Well-Being in the Return to Work
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Reopening with Resilience: Ensuring Health, Safety, and Well-Being in the Return to Work

Webinar: Thursday May 7, 2020

Join the conversation with leaders from Harvard, Merck, and BSR who will share health and safety best practices as you prepare to re-open your doors after COVID-19.

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COVID-19 and the Climate Crisis: Building Resilience with People at the Core
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COVID-19 and the Climate Crisis: Building Resilience with People at the Core

Whether it’s a pandemic or climate-related impact, those with the least, and those faced with the most extreme socioeconomic barriers, will suffer the most. The impacts that these populations face have the potential to disrupt business, from operations and supply chains down to the vital communities on which business depends.

#climate change #human rights #inclusive economy #supply chain

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Sustainability Reporting and Early Lessons from COVID-19
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Sustainability Reporting and Early Lessons from COVID-19

BSR has observed several trends emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic and compared them with best practices on reporting. We are sharing these insights here to assist company sustainability teams as they strive to keep stakeholders informed—despite, in many cases, the reality of limited time and diminished resources.

#reporting and communications #strategy and integration #sustainability management

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Understanding Connections Between Climate and Public Health
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Understanding Connections Between Climate and Public Health

The global coronavirus pandemic is bringing the connection between climate and public health into focus. In recognition of Earth Day, Levi Strauss & Co. interviewed experts at the nexus of climate and public health to better understand the links and what needs to be done.

#climate change #healthcare

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ESG Isn’t Going Anywhere: Investor Expectations in the Age of COVID-19
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ESG Isn’t Going Anywhere: Investor Expectations in the Age of COVID-19

One of the most important topics in corporate sustainability is the dramatic increase in attention by investors on the integration of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) considerations. How will the rise of COVID-19 affect ESG investing strategies both in the short term and the long term, and what does it mean for companies?

#financial services

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Women in Supply Chains: On the Frontlines of COVID-19’s Impact
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Women in Supply Chains: On the Frontlines of COVID-19’s Impact

The COVID-19 pandemic has quickly transformed from a global health crisis into a financial crisis, particularly for low-income female workers in global supply chains. However, companies can effectively deploy preventative measures to support workers and workplaces to protect their health and strengthen their financial resilience.

#supply chain #womens empowerment

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Wings of Change: A Scenario Realized
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Wings of Change: A Scenario Realized

As we move through and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic, Merck's Cathryn Gunther offers her thoughts on consequential gifts that might materialize from the crisis, and the role companies can play in making them a reality.

#healthcare #sustainability management

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COVID-19 and Our Future World
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COVID-19 and Our Future World

BSR and Polecat analyze the top ESG issues and sectors arising in global discourse about COVID-19 over the last fortnight.

#climate change #human rights #inclusive economy #strategy and integration #sustainability management

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Three Ways Businesses Can Protect LGBTIQ Rights in the Face of COVID-19
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Three Ways Businesses Can Protect LGBTIQ Rights in the Face of COVID-19

COVID-19 will take an increased toll on those groups who were marginalized, vulnerable, and excluded before the pandemic hit, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and queer (LGBTIQ) people. For LGBTIQ people who have experienced a lifetime of discrimination, especially in places with deep poverty, tenuous healthcare delivery systems, and fragile government infrastructure, the sober truth is that this global emergency presents immediate unimaginable challenges.

#human rights

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