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Feb

4

February 4, 2021

Companies Can’t Ignore the ‘She-cession’ Created by the COVID-19 Pandemic

Companies Can’t Ignore the ‘She-cession’ Created by the COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-19 has fueled a recession for women. BSR recommends six actions for companies to incorporate a gender lens on recovery efforts.


#Womens Empowerment

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Feb

3

February 3, 2021

Looking Ahead to the Next Decade of Business and Human Rights

Looking Ahead to the Next Decade of Business and Human Rights

As we look ahead to the next decade of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs), we see the need to start focusing on six areas that will enable us to achieve the most meaningful progress toward the realization of human rights.


#Human Rights

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Feb

2

February 2, 2021

China in 2021: Looking beyond COVID-19

China in 2021: Looking beyond COVID-19

BSR takes a look at four trends to watch in China’s manufacturing and supply chain environment in 2021, a year still shaped by COVID-19.


#Climate Change #Information and Communications Technology #Supply Chain #Sustainability Management

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Jan

27

January 27, 2021

Data and Tech Acceleration in COVID-19: The Human Rights Impact on Vulnerable Garment Workers

Data and Tech Acceleration in COVID-19: The Human Rights Impact on Vulnerable Garment Workers

BSR examined the impacts of digital transformation on women garment workers in our new report, Digital Technology and Data in the Garment Supply Chain during COVID-19.


#HERproject #Human Rights #Supply Chain #Womens Empowerment

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Jan

26

January 26, 2021

Inside BSR: Q&A with Margot Brent

Inside BSR: Q&A with Margot Brent

In our new monthly "Inside BSR" series, we get to know members of the BSR team. This month, we feature Margot Brent, an Associate in our Hong Kong office, and learn about her work with the Sustainable Futures Lab.


#Inside BSR

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Jan

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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