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Nov

23

November 23, 2021

COP26 Made Climate Action Mainstream Business and Put 1.5°C on Life Support

COP26 Made Climate Action Mainstream Business and Put 1.5°C on Life Support

What happened at COP26? BSR Managing Director David Wei and Director Giulio Berruti share their takeaways on international cooperation, climate action and business, and upcoming trends seen at the event.


#Climate Change

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Nov

10

November 10, 2021

Allbirds’ SPO Framework Is Step in the Right Direction for ESG Commitments by High-Growth Companies

Allbirds’ SPO Framework Is Step in the Right Direction for ESG Commitments by High-Growth Companies

As Allbirds prepared its initial public offering (IPO), this led to the creation of the Sustainability Principles and Objectives Framework. BSR CEO Aron Cramer shares more about the framework.


#ESG #Financial Services

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Nov

4

November 4, 2021

Companies Now Have a Powerful New Tool for Promoting and Protecting the Rights of LGBTIQ+ Employees

Companies Now Have a Powerful New Tool for Promoting and Protecting the Rights of LGBTIQ+ Employees

The world’s leading companies have a tremendous opportunity to stand up and promote rights and protections for their LGBTIQ+ employees. The UN LGBTIQ+ Standards Gap Analysis Tool—recently launched by a coalition of international organizations, including BSR and the Partnership for Global LGBTIQ+ Equality (PGLE)—is helping companies to do just that.


#Human Rights #Partnership for Global LGBTI Equality

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Nov

3

November 3, 2021

The VRF and IFRS Foundation Join Forces: A New Day for ESG Reporting and Disclosure

The VRF and IFRS Foundation Join Forces: A New Day for ESG Reporting and Disclosure

The International Financial Reporting Standards Foundation (IFRS) intends to consolidate the Value Reporting Foundation (VRF) and the Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB). As ESG gains momentum and urgency, it is time to embed sustainability considerations in the basic functioning of the capital markets, which will only happen with universal disclosures that enable consistency.


#ESG #Reporting and Communications

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Oct

27

October 27, 2021

Transform to Net Zero: Five Key Steps to Setting Net Zero Goals

Transform to Net Zero: Five Key Steps to Setting Net Zero Goals

While more than 3,000 businesses have pledged to reach net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050, many companies face challenges in putting this guidance into practice. Transform to Net Zero member Wipro shares five steps for navigating the net-zero goal-setting process and committing to meaningful emission reduction targets.


#Climate Change #transform-to-net-zero

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Oct

26

October 26, 2021

COP26 and the Real Economy: Climate Change Solutions at and beyond Glasgow

COP26 and the Real Economy: Climate Change Solutions at and beyond Glasgow

As many of us prepare to descend on Glasgow for the once-delayed, badly needed COP26, the urgency of action is blindingly clear. Here are four things we want to see emerge by the time this COP ends on November 14.


#Climate Change

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Oct

8

October 8, 2021

The Stars Are Aligning

The Stars Are Aligning

We are entering the next era of just and sustainable business with a much clearer pathway. BSR Vice President Dunstan Allison-Hope shares a framework around which the field seems to be coalescing.


#Climate Change #ESG #Reporting and Communications #Sustainability Management

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Oct

6

October 6, 2021

Inside BSR: Q&A with Paloma Muñoz Quick

Inside BSR: Q&A with Paloma Muñoz Quick

This month's Inside BSR features Paloma Muñoz Quick, an Associate Director in our NYC office. She shares how her life in Chile and Brazil fostered her interest in tackling systemic injustice, her work on investor action on human rights, and how working at BSR supports her commitment to protecting human rights.


#Financial Services #Human Rights #Inside BSR

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Sep

30

September 30, 2021

Accelerating Action on SDG 5 across the Jewelry Industry

Accelerating Action on SDG 5 across the Jewelry Industry

As part of Generation Equality, BSR, in partnership with the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC), have launched a report that sheds light on the current state of corporate efforts to advance gender equality in the jewelry industry. We share four insights from the report.


#Consumer Products #Womens Empowerment

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Sep

23

September 23, 2021

Human Rights Are Not Just an “ESG Factor”

Human Rights Are Not Just an “ESG Factor”

The notion that investors should use environmental, social, and governance (ESG) considerations to inform their decision-making is having a moment. This is undoubtedly a good thing but there is a risk that fundamental concepts—like the responsibility of business to respect human rights—may get lost in the process.


#ESG #Financial Services #Human Rights

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