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Mar

16

March 16, 2020

Business Lessons from Phase One of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Business Lessons from Phase One of the COVID-19 Pandemic

As we take time to think first of the health of our families, friends, and communities in the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, here are five lessons to guide us through these turbulent times and the uncertainties which lie ahead.


#Climate Change #Healthcare #Human Rights #Sustainability Management

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Mar

13

March 13, 2020

Respecting Human Rights While Protecting Public Health

Respecting Human Rights While Protecting Public Health

As the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak disrupts global supply chains and shutters factories and stores around the world, companies are grappling in real time with the human rights implications of the coronavirus response. How can we best protect public health while respecting individual human rights?


#Healthcare #Human Rights

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Mar

12

March 12, 2020

Women’s Empowerment Principles: Turning a Decade of Lessons into Ambitious Business Action

Women’s Empowerment Principles: Turning a Decade of Lessons into Ambitious Business Action

A new report from BSR and the United Nations Global Compact presents aggregate findings of the WEPs Gender Gap Analysis Tool, an online platform that has been used by more than 2,000 companies around the world since its launch in 2017 to anonymously assess their gender equality performance.


#Strategy and Integration #Sustainability Management #Womens Empowerment

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Mar

11

March 11, 2020

The Shift to Digital Wages: Making Sure It Works for Women and Business

The Shift to Digital Wages: Making Sure It Works for Women and Business

In the HERfinance Digital Wages program in Bangladesh, designed to support garment factories making the transition from cash to digital payrolls, we found a tangible connection between tailoring programs to women’s needs and an increase in women’s financial inclusion and empowerment.


#Financial Services #HERproject #Inclusive Economy #Supply Chain #Womens Empowerment

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Mar

9

March 9, 2020

Business Action to Achieve Gender Equality in the Decisive Decade

Business Action to Achieve Gender Equality in the Decisive Decade

At BSR, we are committed to working with our members to chart out a path that gets us to gender equality quickly. Here is what we think needs to happen to achieve this during the decisive decade.


#Womens Empowerment

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Mar

6

March 6, 2020

The Impact of Coronavirus on Workers, Business Operations, and Supply Chains in China

The Impact of Coronavirus on Workers, Business Operations, and Supply Chains in China

The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has had an obvious and immediate impact on China’s economy. Here's how it has impacted workers' travel, supply chains, and the economy on local and global levels.


#Supply Chain

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Mar

5

March 5, 2020

Beyond Women on Boards: How Gender Lens Investing Can Transform Your Impact Strategy

Beyond Women on Boards: How Gender Lens Investing Can Transform Your Impact Strategy

More impact investors are slowly aligning their strategies to the push for greater gender equality and women’s empowerment. However, understanding on how to unlock the power of capital to support these commitments remains limited. Gender lens investing is a powerful new approach with the potential to change that.


#Financial Services #Womens Empowerment

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Mar

2

March 2, 2020

Sustainable Business in Asia: Five Trends That Will Impact the Decisive Decade

Sustainable Business in Asia: Five Trends That Will Impact the Decisive Decade

Through BSR’s work across Asia, including significant stakeholder engagement across the region, we have identified the following five sustainability trends for business in Asia in the 2020s that will impact sourcing strategies and supply chains, access to finance, employee engagement, sustainability leadership, and increasingly market and consumer engagement.


#Supply Chain #Sustainability Management

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Feb

27

February 27, 2020

Purchasing Power: The Opportunity for Women’s Advancement in Procurement and Global Supply Chains

Purchasing Power: The Opportunity for Women’s Advancement in Procurement and Global Supply Chains

This year marks the tenth anniversary of the Women's Empowerment Principles (WEPs), a framework guiding business on how to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment in the workplace, marketplace, and community. However, despite considerable advancements, we are still decades away from achieving gender parity.


#Human Rights #Supply Chain #Womens Empowerment

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Feb

25

February 25, 2020

Human Rights Assessments in the Decisive Decade: Innovative Approaches for the Technology Sector

Human Rights Assessments in the Decisive Decade: Innovative Approaches for the Technology Sector

This blog is the second in a series of two about human rights assessments in the technology industry. While the previous blog described challenges related to these assessments, this blog proposes solutions.


#Human Rights #Information and Communications Technology

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