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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

Our Insights on Information and Communications Technology

Human Rights Impact Assessment: Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism

Reports

Human Rights Impact Assessment: Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism

The Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT) commissioned BSR to conduct a human rights assessment of its strategy, governance, and activities.

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Responsible Product Use in the SaaS Sector

Reports

Responsible Product Use in the SaaS Sector

According to many ethical and human rights frameworks, software-as-a-service (SaaS) companies have a responsibility to address adverse impacts that may be associated with their business relationships and use of their products and services.

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Accelerating the Use of Technology to Combat Human Trafficking

Blog

Accelerating the Use of Technology to Combat Human Trafficking

Last week, Tech Against Trafficking launched its second Accelerator program, welcoming Seattle Against Slavery and Unseen UK into the community.

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Five Considerations for Companies Setting up Digital Ethics Advisory Boards

Blog

Five Considerations for Companies Setting up Digital Ethics Advisory Boards

Advisory boards can help companies manage ethical challenges that arise with the acceleration of digital technology innovation. Here are five considerations for establishing a digital ethics board.

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The Human Rights Impacts of Workplace Monitoring Technology

Blog

The Human Rights Impacts of Workplace Monitoring Technology

As the use of tools designed to monitor workers accelerated during the COVID-19 pandemic, employers need to consider the human rights impacts that may arise from workplace monitoring tools when implementing such technologies in the workplace.

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Beyond Former User @realdonaldtrump: A Human Rights-Based Approach to Content Governance

Blog

Beyond Former User @realdonaldtrump: A Human Rights-Based Approach to Content Governance

How should a company’s responsibility to respect human rights according to the UNGPs manifest itself in the context of content governance? BSR shares its four-part approach to human rights and content governance.

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To Combat Systemic Discrimination, Companies Need to Acknowledge Their Role

Blog

To Combat Systemic Discrimination, Companies Need to Acknowledge Their Role

How can companies play a role in tackling systemic racism and discrimination?

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China in 2021: Looking beyond COVID-19

Blog

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.

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Information and Communications Technology Members

  • Adobe Systems Inc.
  • Amazon.com, Inc.
  • Applied Materials, Inc.
  • ASM International N.V.
  • AT&T Corp.
  • Atlassian
  • Autodesk, Inc.
  • Aveva Group plc
  • BT Group plc
  • Cisco Systems Inc.
  • Cognizant
  • Dassault Systemes SE
  • Dell Inc.
  • Discovery, Inc.
  • Facebook, Inc.
  • Flex Ltd.
  • Fortinet, Inc
  • Fujitsu Limited
  • Google, Inc.
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • HP Inc.
  • Hitachi
  • IBM Corporation
  • Iron Mountain, Inc.
  • Jabil, Inc.
  • Keysight Technologies
  • Majorel Group Luxembourg S.A.
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • NEC Corporation
  • Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
  • Nomura Research Institute
  • Okta, Inc.
  • ON Semiconductor
  • PLDT, Inc.
  • Recruit Holdings Co., Ltd.
  • Salesforce
  • Samsung Electronics
  • SAP AG
  • ServiceNow, Inc.
  • Snap Inc.
  • Sony Corporation
  • Stride, Inc.
  • T-Mobile US
  • TikTok
  • Toshiba Corporation
  • Twitter, Inc.
  • Verizon Communications, Inc.
  • Western Digital Technologies
  • Xerox Corporation
  • Yahoo! Inc.
  • Zoom

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Collaborative Initiatives on Information and Communications Technology

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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We Mean Business Coalition

We Mean Business Coalition

Companies and investors creating a low-carbon revolution

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Meet the Team for Information and Communications Technology

San Francisco


Kelly Gallo

Kelly Gallo

Associate Director

San Francisco


Ayesha Khan

Ayesha Khan

Manager, Technology and Human Rights

San Francisco


New York


Shanghai


Jonathan Morris

Jonathan Morris

Associate Director

Paris


Asako Nagai

Asako Nagai

Managing Director

Tokyo


Michael Rohwer

Michael Rohwer

Director, Information and Communications Technology

New York


Aude Ucla

Aude Ucla

Associate Director

Paris


Elias Witman

Elias Witman

Manager, Technology and Sustainability

New York


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Contact the Information and Communications Technology team with any questions.