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Aug

19

August 19, 2020

Respecting the Rights of Vulnerable Groups

Respecting the Rights of Vulnerable Groups

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the most vulnerable and marginalized have been and will continue to be the hardest hit amid increasing infection rates and deepening economic recession. BSR has released a primer, featuring a three-step approach on how companies can identify vulnerable groups, including BIPOC, and respect their rights in the context of COVID-19.


#Human Rights

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Aug

13

August 13, 2020

Building Strategic Resilience Using BSR’s COVID-19 Scenarios

Building Strategic Resilience Using BSR’s COVID-19 Scenarios

The COVID-19 pandemic—and resulting economic, political, and social crisis—is the most profound global disruption in decades. To help our members, partners, and community navigate this uncertain time, BSR is publishing a set of three scenarios, each depicting a different possible future in 2025.


#Sustainable Futures Lab

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Jul

30

July 30, 2020

A New Social Contract That Enables Social Justice

A New Social Contract That Enables Social Justice

To address deep disparities and systemic challenges, companies will need to take new approaches that move beyond diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) as primarily compliance-driven efforts, and transform these tools into strategic drivers to achieve social justice.


#DEI #Social Contract

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Jul

24

July 24, 2020

When It Comes to Racial Justice, the Business and Human Rights Community Can Do More

When It Comes to Racial Justice, the Business and Human Rights Community Can Do More

Since the tragic killing of George Floyd, Black Lives Matter (BLM) has received an unprecedented wave of support from all facets of society as people call for an end to racial injustice. This is not just an issue confined to the United States—this is a global human rights imperative.


#Human Rights

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Jul

23

July 23, 2020

Healthy Business Coalition’s Eight-Point Action Plan for Reopening

Healthy Business Coalition’s Eight-Point Action Plan for Reopening

In light of COVID-19 and racial injustice, the Healthy Business Coalition (HBC) believes that it is time for the business community to respond to the moment by radically restructuring its support for workers and communities and promoting an equitable future for all.


#Healthcare #Healthy Business Coalition #Sustainability Management

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Jul

21

July 21, 2020

Key Ways Business Can Still Support Women’s Reproductive Rights Following SCOTUS Decisions

Key Ways Business Can Still Support Women’s Reproductive Rights Following SCOTUS Decisions

Corporate policies can provide a bulwark against the erosion of access to reproductive healthcare, helping to protect and strengthen the new social contract between business and society that the 21st century demands.


#Healthcare #Human Rights #Womens Empowerment

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Jul

15

July 15, 2020

Meet the Moment and Build the Future at the BSR20 Virtual Conference

Meet the Moment and Build the Future at the BSR20 Virtual Conference

Registration for the BSR20 Virtual Conference is now open.


#BSR Conference

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Jul

9

July 9, 2020

Why Worker Data Protection Should Be Central to a 21st-Century Social Contract

Why Worker Data Protection Should Be Central to a 21st-Century Social Contract

Data protection is rarely discussed during dialogue about the need for a new social contract. However, the existing social contract was developed in the pre-digital world, not today’s data-rich environment, and a modern social contract must address a whole host of new risks and opportunities arising from how employee data are collected, shared, and used.


#Human Rights #Information and Communications Technology #Social Contract

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Jul

1

July 1, 2020

Why Modern Slavery Risks Should Be Top of Mind for Businesses during COVID-19

Why Modern Slavery Risks Should Be Top of Mind for Businesses during COVID-19

Through our work addressing modern slavery across supply chains, we have observed an alarming uptick in business actions during the COVID-19 pandemic that may lead to more individuals being forced into conditions of modern slavery, or on the brink thereof.


#Human Rights #Inclusive Economy #Supply Chain

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Jun

24

June 24, 2020

The Business Role in Creating a 21st-Century Social Contract

The Business Role in Creating a 21st-Century Social Contract

2020 has demonstrated powerfully the importance of a fully functioning social safety net, public health systems, and global collaboration. Reforms to the social contract are clearly needed to protect public health, economic security, and the right of all people to participate fully in society.


#Climate Change #Human Rights #Inclusive Economy #Supply Chain #Sustainability Management #Womens Empowerment

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