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October 4, 2022
ESG ratings can often raise questions and sometimes frustration among companies. We share five common dilemmas with key recommendations for business.
September 29, 2022
The European Commission recently published a proposal for a new trade instrument to ban products made with forced labor from being marketed, sold, or exported from the EU market. Here are some early insights and steps to help business get started.
September 27, 2022
Climate scenario analysis can help businesses identify and disclose climate-related risks and opportunities under a wide range of plausible futures, but current climate scenarios do not go far enough. Explore BSR's new three extended climate scenario narratives built upon the Network for Greening the Financial System (NGFS) climate scenarios and corresponding datasets.
September 22, 2022
In September 2021, Meta commissioned BSR to review the human rights impacts of the company’s policies and activities during the May 2021 crisis in Israel and Palestine. Today, we are publishing the results of BSR’s analysis in Arabic, English, and Hebrew.
September 21, 2022
In June 2021, the private sector stepped up to set a new agenda on gender equality through the Generation Equality Forum. One year on from the publication of the Generation Equality report, we spoke to two commitment-makers on how key commitments made at the forum have seen growing progress toward gender equality across their organizations.
September 15, 2022
Decarbonization solutions in shipping demand urgent cooperation across the value chain to predict and mitigate complex challenges. However, until there is collaboration and co-investment in pilot projects across the entire freight industry, low- and zero-carbon freight solutions will remain undeveloped at scale.
September 14, 2022
New laws, regulations, and standards for just and sustainable business mark the beginning of a new era. Here's why companies need to focus on both the spirit and the letter of these new laws—and how this can bring about increased ambition.
September 8, 2022
The technology industry is entering a new era of regulation. While each new regulatory initiative stands in isolation to address a specific topic, it is clear that human rights based-approaches—and especially the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs)—provide a common thread that ties them all together.
September 7, 2022
While nature is critical to business, few companies fully understand, or proactively manage, their impact on nature, exposing them to significant risk. Adopting a nature-positive lens to one's own operations and supply chains will help to reduce risks and drive long-term business resilience.
September 2, 2022
As a wave of mandatory due diligence laws come into effect across Europe, human rights abuses such as modern slavery are increasingly under scrutiny. With tangible civil liability and monetary fines on the horizon, as well as basic business responsibility, the importance of examining and managing potential human rights risks has never been greater, both for companies’ management teams and their investors.