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17

January 17, 2021

Six Steps to Prevent and Address Child Labor in the Palm Oil Industry

Six Steps to Prevent and Address Child Labor in the Palm Oil Industry

In collaboration with global buyers, BSR supported the development of agribusiness group Wilmar’s Child Protection Implementation Manual, which provides a guide for establishing and implementing policies related to safeguarding and protecting children from child labor and other forms of abuse in palm oil operations as well as remedial actions.


#Human Rights #Supply Chain

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Jan

12

January 12, 2021

2021: Optimism and Resolve for the Decisive Decade

2021: Optimism and Resolve for the Decisive Decade

It is time to turn ambition to action. In the year ahead, BSR will be focusing on three broad areas: (1) business transformation to meet ESG objectives; (2) decisive climate action to translate commitments into real change; and (3) creating an economy that is truly inclusive.


#Climate Change #Human Rights #Inclusive Economy #Strategy and Integration #Sustainability Management

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Jan

7

January 7, 2021

Business and the Renewal of American Democracy

Business and the Renewal of American Democracy

The horrific storming of the U.S. Capitol building this week is yet another “shocked but not surprised” event as Donald Trump’s presidency comes to an end. Historians will have much to assess from this tragic period but there are numerous lessons for business leaders to consider today.


#Climate Change #Inclusive Economy #Sustainability Management

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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.


#Human Rights

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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.


#Human Rights

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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.


#Human Rights

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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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