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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.
  • Alcatel-Lucent
  • Amazon.com, Inc.
  • AT&T Corp.
  • Atlassian
  • Autodesk, Inc.
  • BT
  • Cisco Systems Inc.
  • CTIA - The Wireless Association
  • Dell Inc.
  • eBay Inc.
  • Facebook, Inc.
  • Flextronics International Ltd.
  • Fujitsu Limited
  • Google, Inc.
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • HP Inc.
  • Hitachi
  • Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd
  • IBM Corporation
  • Intel Corporation
  • Jabil Circuit, Inc.
  • Keysight Technologies
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • Nikon Corporation
  • Recruit Holdings Co., Ltd.
  • Salesforce.com
  • Samsung Electronics
  • SAP AG
  • ServiceNow, Inc.
  • Sony Corporation
  • Symantec Corp.
  • T-Mobile US
  • TE Connectivity
  • 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 and enable informed decision-making

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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 Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights across all industries

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Net Positive Project

Net Positive Project

Working for a world where companies drive financial success and create "net positive" impacts by putting back more into society, the environment, and the global economy than they take out

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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


Marshall Chase

Marshall Chase

Associate Director

San Francisco


San Francisco


Jaewon Kim

Jaewon Kim

Associate Director

Hong Kong


David Korngold

David Korngold

Associate Director

New York


Aditi Mohapatra

Aditi Mohapatra

Director, Women’s Empowerment

New York


New York


Tokyo


San Francisco


Michael Rohwer

Michael Rohwer

Associate Director, Information and Communications Technology

San Francisco


Paris


Copenhagen


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Our Insights on Information and Communications Technology

The Right to Privacy, 70 Years On

Blog

The Right to Privacy, 70 Years On

The challenges companies face to respect the human right to privacy are growing substantially. A business response to this challenge should contain these five elements.

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Seven Things Every Company Should Know about Artificial Intelligence and Sustainable Business

Blog

Seven Things Every Company Should Know about Artificial Intelligence and Sustainable Business

These considerations are essential for companies to factor into their AI strategies.

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Children’s Rights Online: A Conversation with UNICEF

Blog

Children’s Rights Online: A Conversation with UNICEF

Children’s rights often feature prominently when BSR assesses the human rights impacts of information and communications technology (ICT) companies. Dunstan Allison-Hope spoke to Brian Keeley, editor of UNICEF’s State of the World’s Children report, the latest edition of which examines the perils and possibilities of digital technology and connectivity for children, about UNICEF’s work on this issue.

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Remedy against the Machine

Blog

Remedy against the Machine

How can we ensure access to remedy when decisions are made by machines rather than humans?

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