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9

July 9, 2020

Why Worker Data Protection Should Be Central to a 21st-Century Social Contract

Why Worker Data Protection Should Be Central to a 21st-Century Social Contract

Data protection is rarely discussed during dialogue about the need for a new social contract. However, the existing social contract was developed in the pre-digital world, not today’s data-rich environment, and a modern social contract must address a whole host of new risks and opportunities arising from how employee data are collected, shared, and used.


#Human Rights #Information and Communications Technology #Social Contract

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Jul

1

July 1, 2020

Why Modern Slavery Risks Should Be Top of Mind for Businesses during COVID-19

Why Modern Slavery Risks Should Be Top of Mind for Businesses during COVID-19

Through our work addressing modern slavery across supply chains, we have observed an alarming uptick in business actions during the COVID-19 pandemic that may lead to more individuals being forced into conditions of modern slavery, or on the brink thereof.


#Human Rights #Inclusive Economy #Supply Chain

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Jun

24

June 24, 2020

The Business Role in Creating a 21st-Century Social Contract

The Business Role in Creating a 21st-Century Social Contract

2020 has demonstrated powerfully the importance of a fully functioning social safety net, public health systems, and global collaboration. Reforms to the social contract are clearly needed to protect public health, economic security, and the right of all people to participate fully in society.


#Climate Change #Human Rights #Inclusive Economy #Supply Chain #Sustainability Management #Womens Empowerment

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Jun

23

June 23, 2020

Access to Grievance Mechanisms and Remedy during the COVID-19 Crisis

Access to Grievance Mechanisms and Remedy during the COVID-19 Crisis

COVID-19 has aggravated existing inequalities, with rapidly changing business operating environments requiring fast decision-making based on often imperfect information. There is little doubt that some company decisions will have caused harm to employees, local residents, or customers. Companies will be held to account and asked to rectify these harms and to fulfill their duties to provide access to remedy.


#Human Rights

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Jun

17

June 17, 2020

Blockchain through the Whole Supply Chain: Traceability Builds Business Resilience

Blockchain through the Whole Supply Chain: Traceability Builds Business Resilience

Over the past year, The Estée Lauder Companies and Aveda have been working with LMR Naturals by IFF, BSR, and Envisible to establish a blockchain-enabled traceable supply chain that identifies opportunities to deliver sustainability benefits to all the actors in the supply chain. This post is the third in a series documenting the journey of this innovative partnership.


#Consumer Products #Supply Chain #Sustainability Management

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Jun

16

June 16, 2020

Supporting LGBTI People during Pride Month 2020 and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Supporting LGBTI People during Pride Month 2020 and the COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-19 has exposed many of the structural and systemic issues disproportionately impacting vulnerable populations, including people of color, LGBTI people, migrants, and more. As we celebrate Pride Month in 2020, it is more important than ever to recognize the struggles of disenfranchised communities all over the world and the interconnectivity of these struggles for justice and equality.


#Human Rights #Partnership for Global LGBTI Equality

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Jun

11

June 11, 2020

A Human Rights-Based Approach to COVID-19 Decision-Making

A Human Rights-Based Approach to COVID-19 Decision-Making

BSR has developed three primers on how to respect human rights during the COVID-19 crisis: one for the energy and extractives sector, one for the food, beverage, and agriculture sector, and one for the transportation and logistics sector.


#Human Rights

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Jun

10

June 10, 2020

Today and Tomorrow: COVID-19 and the Increased Relevance of Corporate Sustainability

Today and Tomorrow: COVID-19 and the Increased Relevance of Corporate Sustainability

At GlobeScan and BSR, we spend our time working with some of the largest businesses in the world. We wanted to understand both the immediate effect on the sustainability efforts of the companies we work with and also to begin to understand what long-term implications they are anticipating as a result of the pandemic.


#Sustainability Management

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Jun

4

June 4, 2020

An Open Letter from BSR on Racial Justice

An Open Letter from BSR on Racial Justice

The brutal killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers last week—following on the previous killings of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Eric Garner, Alton Sterling, Trayvon Martin, and countless others—is yet another example of the systemic and institutional racism that persists in the United States.


#Human Rights

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May

21

May 21, 2020

Rising to the Top: Six Big Sustainability Issues Companies Should Watch During COVID-19

Rising to the Top: Six Big Sustainability Issues Companies Should Watch During COVID-19

COVID-19 has changed our present, and very likely our future. The parts of the sustainability agenda that deliver top-line value, motivate coworkers, and demonstrate to customers that a company is looking after more than short-term financial gain are the things that matter right now.


#Sustainability Management

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