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Information and Communications Technology

The growing use of information and communications technology (ICT) creates opportunities for solving some of the world’s toughest environmental and social challenges.

Information and Communications Technology Overview


How We Work


ICT is about communication and collaboration, and BSR played a leading role in the foundation of two of the world’s most influential groups addressing the environmental and social impacts of ICT: the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) and the Global Network Initiative (GNI).

Our team brings many years’ worth of experience consulting on sustainability with companies across the ICT industry, from telecoms to software and internet companies to consumer electronics. As a result, BSR is well placed to help ICT companies integrate environmental sustainability and social responsibility into their business strategies, operations, and supply chain.



Our Focus


  • Human rights
  • ICT as a sustainability solution
  • Privacy and freedom of expression
  • Strategy, integration, and reporting
  • Supply chain sustainability
  • Renewable energy procurement

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Information and Communications Technology Members

  • Adobe Systems Inc.
  • AT&T Corp.
  • Atlassian
  • Autodesk, Inc.
  • BT Group plc
  • Cisco Systems Inc.
  • Comcast Corporation
  • CTIA - The Wireless Association
  • Dell Inc.
  • Facebook, Inc.
  • Flex Ltd.
  • Fujitsu Limited
  • Google, Inc.
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • HP Inc.
  • Hitachi
  • IBM Corporation
  • Jabil, Inc.
  • Keysight Technologies
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • Nikon Corporation
  • Recruit Holdings Co., Ltd.
  • Salesforce.com
  • Samsung Electronics
  • SAP AG
  • ServiceNow, Inc.
  • Sony Corporation
  • T-Mobile US
  • Toshiba Corporation
  • Verizon Communications, Inc.
  • Xerox Corporation
  • Yahoo! Inc.

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Collaborative Initiatives on Information and Communications Technology

Business Action for Women

Business Action for Women

A coalition of business leaders driving progress for women

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Future of Internet Power

Future of Internet Power

An internet powered by 100% renewable energy

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Future of Reporting

Future of Reporting

Sharing reporting best practices to improve sustainability performance, enable informed decision-making, and influence the future of the reporting field

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Global Impact Sourcing Coalition

Global Impact Sourcing Coalition

A forum of the world's leading companies committed to incorporate and scale impact sourcing as a business strategy—ending poverty through procurement.

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Healthy Business Coalition

Healthy Business Coalition

Convening cross-industry leaders to expand health and well-being across entire value chains

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HERproject™

HERproject™

Unlocking the full potential of women working in global supply chains through workplace programs promoting health, financial inclusion, and gender equality

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Human Rights Working Group

Human Rights Working Group

Working to implement the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights across all industries

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Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance

Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance

Led by BSR, Rocky Mountain Institute, World Resources Institute, and World Wildlife Fund, REBA facilitates solutions among customers, renewable energy suppliers, utilities, and policymakers to transform electricity systems with renewable energy.

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We Mean Business

We Mean Business

Companies and investors creating a low-carbon revolution

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Meet the Team for Information and Communications Technology

Dunstan Allison-Hope

Dunstan Allison-Hope

Managing Director

San Francisco


San Francisco


David Korngold

David Korngold

Associate Director

New York


Shanghai


Aditi Mohapatra

Aditi Mohapatra

Director, Women’s Empowerment

New York


Paris


Tokyo


San Francisco


Michael Rohwer

Michael Rohwer

Associate Director, Information and Communications Technology

San Francisco


Paris


Copenhagen


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Contact the Information and Communications Technology team with any questions.

Our Insights on Information and Communications Technology

Our Human Rights Impact Assessment of Facebook in Myanmar

Blog

Our Human Rights Impact Assessment of Facebook in Myanmar

The question of how social media platforms can respect freedom of expression while also protecting users from harm is one of the most pressing challenges of our time.

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Four Reflections on the Human Rights Implications of Artificial Intelligence

Blog

Four Reflections on the Human Rights Implications of Artificial Intelligence

Human rights teams and decision-makers in companies across sectors will need to engage with the social, ethical, and human rights issues relating to the use of artificial intelligence in their respective industries.

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Artificial Intelligence: A Rights-Based Blueprint for Business

Reports

Artificial Intelligence: A Rights-Based Blueprint for Business

Artificial intelligence (AI)—and the big data business models underpinning it—is disrupting how we live, work, do business, and govern. We have published three papers describing a human rights-based blueprint for responsible business practice with regard to AI, both within and beyond the technology sector.

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A Human Rights-Based Approach to Artificial Intelligence

Blog

A Human Rights-Based Approach to Artificial Intelligence

Today, we are publishing three papers describing a potential blueprint for responsible business practice with regard to artificial intelligence (AI) both within and beyond the technology sector.

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