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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.
  • Autodesk, Inc.
  • BT
  • Cisco Systems Inc.
  • CTIA - The Wireless Association
  • Dell Inc.
  • eBay Inc.
  • Facebook, Inc.
  • Flextronics International Ltd.
  • 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
  • Salesforce.com
  • Samsung Electronics
  • SAP AG
  • Seagate Technology, 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

Future of Internet Power

Future of Internet Power

An internet powered by 100% renewable energy

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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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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


Hong Kong


David Korngold

David Korngold

Associate Director

New York


Aditi Mohapatra

Aditi Mohapatra

Director, Women’s Empowerment

New York


New York


Tokyo


Peter Nestor

Peter Nestor

Associate Director

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

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Accounting, Renewable Energy Purchases, and Zero-Carbon Reporting

Reports

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Accounting, Renewable Energy Purchases, and Zero-Carbon Reporting

This working paper from BSR's Future of Internet Power addresses the issues of greenhouse gas emissions accounting, renewable energy procurement, and reporting in the colocation data center sector.

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Turning the Internet Green: A Progress Update from BSR’s Future of Internet Power

Blog

Turning the Internet Green: A Progress Update from BSR’s Future of Internet Power

Following completion of the Future of Internet Power initiative's fourth year of work, we’re taking a moment to look at our recent achievements and to highlight our ongoing efforts.

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Leveraging Mobile for Workforce Engagement: Opportunities and Recommendations from HERhealth

Blog

Leveraging Mobile for Workforce Engagement: Opportunities and Recommendations from HERhealth

Three years ago, BSR launched a partnership with Qualcomm Wireless Reach to amplify the outcomes of BSR’s HERproject program in China through mobile technology. Our work together focused on enhancing HERhealth, the pillar of HERproject that aims to empower low-income women working in global supply chains to take charge of their health.

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Telia Company: Human Rights Impact Assessments

Case Studies

Telia Company: Human Rights Impact Assessments

BSR helped the telecommunications firm Telia Company integrate human rights into business decision-making in two ways: Human Rights Impact Assessments (HRIAs) in six Eurasian markets where the company is exiting and HRIAs in two European markets where the company continues to invest.

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