Explore our library of useful member resources, including implementation toolkits, deep-dive topic briefings and reports, and other valuable content from our global team of sustainability experts. You can also access past video recordings of BSR webinars and events that you may have missed.
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A Response to ESG Backlash in the US
A BSR Member Briefing
Explore 2023 polling research and recommendations in response to the ESG backlash in the US, with specific guidance on communications and terminology. This briefing introduces Freedom to Invest, a US campaign led by CERES rallying leaders across the business world to remind policymakers that the economy will be stronger and more resilient if businesses can make their own investment decisions.Log in to Download Learn More
BSR Introduction to IHL
International humanitarian law—which applies in situations of armed conflict and war—creates additional areas of heightened risk for companies operating in such contexts, necessitating a heightened level of due diligence. This short briefer provides an overview of these risks and actions to both prepare for and respond to crisis in a rights-respecting way.Log in to Download Learn More
Quarterly Member Reports
ESG, Financial Services
Human Rights, Technology
This FAQ sets out BSR’s perspective on generative AI and its implications for ethics and human rights.Learn More
BSR Member Brief: Humanitarian Crisis in Azerbaijan
Supporting a rights-respecting response by business
This memo provides a brief overview of the unfolding humanitarian crisis in Azerbaijan, including background on the history of conflict and timeline of events, as well as resources and recommendations for response aligned with international human rights standards. This memo follows outreach by civil society alerting BSR to the crisis, the role of business, and potential connections to gross human rights violations. It includes information that companies might anticipate seeing in the media or hearing from civil society in the near term.Log in to Download Learn More
Climate Change, Supply Chain
Sustainability Management, Sustainability Reporting
Laws and Regulations for Just and Sustainable Business
This FAQ sets out the BSR perspective on new laws and regulations relevant for our work. The field of just and sustainable business is entering a new era where actions that have previously been voluntary are becoming mandatory. We believe it is essential that the spirit of the law is achieved as well as its letter, that compliance supports ambitious human rights policies and sustainability goals, and that regulatory requirements are used to help create a world in which all people can thrive on a healthy planet.Learn More
Energy and Extractives, Human Rights
AI and Human Rights in Extractives
AI is driving change within the extractives sector, potentially leading to major human rights impacts throughout company operations, from geologic risk analysis to workplace management.
This report identifies human rights issues associated with increased use of AI in extractives companies and provides recommendations on addressing these impacts.Learn More
Financial Services, Human Rights
AI and Human Rights in Financial Services
Financial institutions are increasingly using AI technologies, from reducing operational costs to delivering customer service. Yet this evolution may bring human rights risks—as well as opportunities—that companies can’t ignore.
This report identifies human rights issues associated with the growing importance of AI technology to financial services and provides recommendations to companies on addressing these impacts.Learn More
Supply Chain, Technology