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Sep

21

September 21, 2020

Transform to Net Zero and the Shift from Climate Ambition to Climate Action

Transform to Net Zero and the Shift from Climate Ambition to Climate Action

Unless companies transform into net zero businesses, targets alone will not persuade governments to make more ambitious national pledges. That is why we need—and we are beginning to see—a great shift from climate ambition to climate action.


#Climate Change #Collaboration

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Sep

17

September 17, 2020

Ensuring Circular Fashion is Good for People—as well as the Environment

Ensuring Circular Fashion is Good for People—as well as the Environment

Even before the COVID-19 outbreak, circular economic models had been sprouting up at increasing speed in the fashion industry. BSR’s new brief, Taking a People-Centered Approach to a Circular Fashion Economy, explores the potential social impacts that may emerge from a mainstream shift to circular fashion.


#Circular Economy #Consumer Products #Supply Chain

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Sep

15

September 15, 2020

Building Resilient Supply Chains to Meet the Moment—and the Future

Building Resilient Supply Chains to Meet the Moment—and the Future

The COVID-19 crisis has exposed how efficiency in global supply chains came at the cost of resilience. It is time to build more robust and resilient supply chains—understanding, valuing, and incorporating resilience for the buyer, suppliers, and the workers across the value chain.


#Supply Chain

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Sep

14

September 14, 2020

Indigenous Peoples and Climate Change: A Call For Action to Build Resilience Post-COVID

Indigenous Peoples and Climate Change: A Call For Action to Build Resilience Post-COVID

On the commemoration of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), we recognize that there is still much to be done to prevent, mitigate, and remedy the current and forthcoming adverse impacts of climate change to which Indigenous Peoples are particularly vulnerable.


#Climate Change #Human Rights #Inclusive Economy

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Sep

10

September 10, 2020

A 21st-Century Social Contract Must Include a Just Transition to a Net-Zero Economy

A 21st-Century Social Contract Must Include a Just Transition to a Net-Zero Economy

We need to enact large-scale systemic changes to combat global climate change—and as the transition to a net-zero GHG emissions economy takes place, we need a social contract that addresses the impact on workers and their communities, especially those facing systemic inequities.


#Climate Change #Human Rights

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Sep

4

September 4, 2020

How Healthcare Companies Can Meet the Moment and Respect Human Rights

How Healthcare Companies Can Meet the Moment and Respect Human Rights

In a world where both a return to normalcy and our ability to weather future crises depends in large part on innovation in the healthcare sector, healthcare companies, particularly those in the pharmaceutical industry, have a crucial role to play in ensuring respect for human rights throughout their own operations, supply chains, and business relationships.


#BSR Conference #Healthcare #Human Rights

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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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