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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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Sep

20

September 20, 2021

In Memoriam: John G. Ruggie (1944-2021)

In Memoriam: John G. Ruggie (1944-2021)

All of us at BSR are deeply saddened by the passing of John Ruggie, leader, colleague, and friend.


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Sep

20

September 20, 2021

Only Transformative Net-Zero Implementation Will Meet Our Climate Crisis

Only Transformative Net-Zero Implementation Will Meet Our Climate Crisis

The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report revealed that climate change isn’t a problem we should solve for the next generation, but one we must deal with immediately. Are the thousands of business net-zero commitments up to the task of changing our global trajectory? A look at how companies can ensure that their net-zero implementation plans are commensurate to the crisis at hand.


#Climate Change #Just Transition Collaboration

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Sep

9

September 9, 2021

Reimagining Investment: Human Rights in Venture Capital

Reimagining Investment: Human Rights in Venture Capital

The increasingly widespread media coverage of surveillance and spyware technologies has put a spotlight on the role of private equity firms, including venture capital (VC) investors, in financing human rights abuses. How can VC firms meet their human rights responsibilities?


#Financial Services #Human Rights

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Aug

31

August 31, 2021

Creating Opportunities for Action: Advancing Children’s Rights in the Palm Oil Industry

Creating Opportunities for Action: Advancing Children’s Rights in the Palm Oil Industry

The number of children in child labor has increased from 152 to 160 million globally, and COVID-19 is expected to further obstruct efforts to eliminate child labor. Here's how palm oil companies can respect child rights and address this complex issue.


#Human Rights #Supply Chain

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Aug

30

August 30, 2021

Sustainable from the Start: Embedding ESG into High-Growth Business Strategy

Sustainable from the Start: Embedding ESG into High-Growth Business Strategy

Younger, high-growth companies face unique challenges and opportunities as they expand business while also considering environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors. What are the main considerations for a high-growth company at the start of its ESG journey?


#ESG #Sustainability Management

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Aug

26

August 26, 2021

Inside BSR: Q&A with Eva Ehoke

Inside BSR: Q&A with Eva Ehoke

This month's Inside BSR features Eva Ehoke, an Associate in our Paris office. She shares how her first professional experiences in Kenya brought her to sustainability, her work on women’s empowerment, and how working at BSR supports her passion for contributing to the community.


#Inside BSR

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Aug

12

August 12, 2021

China’s 14th Five-Year Plan: Broad Insights for the Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Industries

China’s 14th Five-Year Plan: Broad Insights for the Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Industries

China's 14th Five-Year Plan includes the "Healthy China" strategy, which aims to improve overall social conditions, including healthcare. How will this impact the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries?


#Healthcare

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Aug

10

August 10, 2021

The Urgency of Private-Sector Action on Gender-Based Violence

The Urgency of Private-Sector Action on Gender-Based Violence

In partnership with the Sexual Violence Research Institute (SRVI) and global mining company Anglo American, we're sharing insights on how the private sector can prevent and address gender-based violence.


#HERproject #Womens Empowerment

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