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January 17, 2021
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.
January 12, 2021
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.
January 7, 2021
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.
January 7, 2021
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.
December 21, 2020
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.
December 16, 2020
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.
December 15, 2020
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.
December 14, 2020
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.
December 11, 2020
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.
December 9, 2020
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.