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Jan

7

January 7, 2021

Seven Questions to Determine a Company’s Connections to Human Rights Abuses

Seven Questions to Determine a Company’s Connections to Human Rights Abuses

The actions that a company must take to prevent, mitigate, and remedy adverse human rights impacts—what the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) call “appropriate actions”—depend on the company’s connection to that impact. A new white paper provides seven questions to help companies determine their connection to negative impacts.


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Dec

21

December 21, 2020

One Year On: A Human Rights Review of the Oversight Board

One Year On: A Human Rights Review of the Oversight Board

In 2019, BSR conducted an independent human rights review for Facebook to inform the creation of its Oversight Board. One year later, we are publishing a gap analysis on the Oversight Board and its progress.


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Dec

16

December 16, 2020

How Business Can Support Survivors of Human Trafficking

How Business Can Support Survivors of Human Trafficking

GBCAT is launching a new resource, A Guide for Business on Empowerment and Employment of Survivors of Human Trafficking, to inform companies on how they can support the long-term recovery of survivors of human trafficking.


#Human Rights #Supply Chain

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Dec

15

December 15, 2020

COVID-19 and Beyond: Technology, Responsible Decision Making, and Public Health Emergencies

COVID-19 and Beyond: Technology, Responsible Decision Making, and Public Health Emergencies

The COVID-19 public health emergency has surfaced important questions about the relationship between the right to privacy and other human rights. BSR is releasing a paper that sets out the key elements of a human rights-based approach to the use of data and technology solutions during public health emergencies.


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Dec

14

December 14, 2020

The Biden Administration and Sustainability in a Changing Asia

The Biden Administration and Sustainability in a Changing Asia

The Biden administration will be facing a changed landscape in Asia. The choices the Biden-Harris administration make on issues like climate change and human rights will not only impact governments in the region, but how businesses in Asia navigate these issues.


#Climate Change #Human Rights #Sustainability Management

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Dec

11

December 11, 2020

The Paris Agreement’s 5th Anniversary: Accelerating the Momentum for Net Zero

The Paris Agreement’s 5th Anniversary: Accelerating the Momentum for Net Zero

As we observe the fifth anniversary of the adoption of the Paris Agreement, we discuss private sector action in making the transition to a low-carbon economy.


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Dec

9

December 9, 2020

The Human Cost of the COVID-19 Pandemic for Workers in the Supply Chain

The Human Cost of the COVID-19 Pandemic for Workers in the Supply Chain

To understand the human cost of the COVID-19 pandemic in supply chains, HERproject interviewed over 1,000 workers and managers in Bangladesh, China, Egypt, India, Kenya, and Vietnam and released its findings and recommendations in a new report.


#HERproject #Supply Chain #Womens Empowerment

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Nov

23

November 23, 2020

Why Company Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Programs Need Intersectional Approaches

Why Company Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Programs Need Intersectional Approaches

As more and more companies develop, enact, and expand women’s empowerment and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives, business needs to understand women’s diverse and distinct experiences and undertake an intersectional approach.


#DEI #Human Rights #Womens Empowerment

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Nov

18

November 18, 2020

Five Steps to Sustainability Reporting in an Evolving Landscape

Five Steps to Sustainability Reporting in an Evolving Landscape

BSR has published a practical guide, Five Steps to Good Sustainability Reporting, to help companies master the fundamentals of decision-useful disclosure that enables positive sustainability outcomes.


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Nov

17

November 17, 2020

Building toward Mandatory Human Rights Due Diligence

Building toward Mandatory Human Rights Due Diligence

The proposed European mandatory human rights due diligence (EU mHRDD) legislation is a significant development for corporate human rights programs. We present our recommendations on how this legislation can be as effective as possible.


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