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Sep

25

September 25, 2020

Missing Climate Week, Seeing Climate Refugees

Missing Climate Week, Seeing Climate Refugees

BSR President and CEO Aron Cramer shares his recent experience in Oregon during the wildfires, underlining the necessity of taking climate action.


#Climate Change #Environment

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Sep

24

September 24, 2020

Scaling the Impact of Digital Financial Services: The Opportunity and Imperative during COVID-19

Scaling the Impact of Digital Financial Services: The Opportunity and Imperative during COVID-19

In a new report, HERproject and the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth share lessons and insights from Digital Wages programs that can help companies, governments, and financial service providers scale up digital payments for low-income workers after COVID-19.


#HERproject #Inclusive Economy

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Sep

23

September 23, 2020

Freight Buyers Are the Zero-Emission Fuel We Need

Freight Buyers Are the Zero-Emission Fuel We Need

BSR and the Smart Freight Centre are moving to accelerate the shift to zero-carbon freight across all modes of transport—air, sea, road, rail, waterways—by 2050 through a new buyer-focused collaborative platform: the Sustainable Freight Buyers Alliance.


#Climate Change #Supply Chain

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Sep

22

September 22, 2020

Meeting the Moment for a New Social Contract: Q&A with Sharan Burrow of the ITUC

Meeting the Moment for a New Social Contract: Q&A with Sharan Burrow of the ITUC

BSR is pleased to welcome Sharan Burrow, an outspoken champion for workers and climate, as a plenary speaker at our 2020 Conference. In this article, we discuss her point of view on what a 21st-century social contract should look like.


#Inclusive Economy #Sustainability Management

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Sep

21

September 21, 2020

Transform to Net Zero and the Shift from Climate Ambition to Climate Action

Transform to Net Zero and the Shift from Climate Ambition to Climate Action

Unless companies transform into net zero businesses, targets alone will not persuade governments to make more ambitious national pledges. That is why we need—and we are beginning to see—a great shift from climate ambition to climate action.


#Climate Change #Collaboration

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Sep

17

September 17, 2020

Ensuring Circular Fashion is Good for People—as well as the Environment

Ensuring Circular Fashion is Good for People—as well as the Environment

Even before the COVID-19 outbreak, circular economic models had been sprouting up at increasing speed in the fashion industry. BSR’s new brief, Taking a People-Centered Approach to a Circular Fashion Economy, explores the potential social impacts that may emerge from a mainstream shift to circular fashion.


#Circular Economy #Consumer Products #Supply Chain

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Sep

15

September 15, 2020

Building Resilient Supply Chains to Meet the Moment—and the Future

Building Resilient Supply Chains to Meet the Moment—and the Future

The COVID-19 crisis has exposed how efficiency in global supply chains came at the cost of resilience. It is time to build more robust and resilient supply chains—understanding, valuing, and incorporating resilience for the buyer, suppliers, and the workers across the value chain.


#Supply Chain

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Sep

14

September 14, 2020

Indigenous Peoples and Climate Change: A Call For Action to Build Resilience Post-COVID

Indigenous Peoples and Climate Change: A Call For Action to Build Resilience Post-COVID

On the commemoration of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), we recognize that there is still much to be done to prevent, mitigate, and remedy the current and forthcoming adverse impacts of climate change to which Indigenous Peoples are particularly vulnerable.


#Climate Change #Human Rights #Inclusive Economy

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Sep

10

September 10, 2020

A 21st-Century Social Contract Must Include a Just Transition to a Net-Zero Economy

A 21st-Century Social Contract Must Include a Just Transition to a Net-Zero Economy

We need to enact large-scale systemic changes to combat global climate change—and as the transition to a net-zero GHG emissions economy takes place, we need a social contract that addresses the impact on workers and their communities, especially those facing systemic inequities.


#Climate Change #Human Rights

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Sep

4

September 4, 2020

How Healthcare Companies Can Meet the Moment and Respect Human Rights

How Healthcare Companies Can Meet the Moment and Respect Human Rights

In a world where both a return to normalcy and our ability to weather future crises depends in large part on innovation in the healthcare sector, healthcare companies, particularly those in the pharmaceutical industry, have a crucial role to play in ensuring respect for human rights throughout their own operations, supply chains, and business relationships.


#BSR Conference #Healthcare #Human Rights

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