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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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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 #Energy for a Just Transition

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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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