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April 4, 2022
March 1, 2022
The private sector has the responsibility to drive transformative progress for women and girls around the world, and through the Generation Equality Forum in 2021, companies stepped up to take concrete action. This report provides an overview of private-sector commitments, highlighting exciting new investments and remaining gaps in efforts needed to achieve gender equality. A total of 48 private sector actors made commitments and pledged US$17.5 billion.
January 17, 2022
BSR’s Toolkit for Corporate Action to End Gun Violence was developed in collaboration with Everytown for Gun Safety. Gun violence is a national issue in the US. Due to the pervasiveness of gun violence, businesses, their employees, business partners, and customers are all likely to have been impacted by the issue at some point. While many companies see the issue of gun violence as falling outside their sphere of responsibility and influence, companies can and should take action to protect their employees, consumers, and the communities they operate in.
December 9, 2021
According to the UNGPs, companies should identify and assess any actual or potential adverse human rights impacts to gauge human rights risks. BSR shares its human rights assessment methodology to help with this important first step of human rights due diligence.
December 8, 2021
From automation to climate disruption, this report considers the impact of a changing industry context and dynamics on workers and offers recommendations to industry and policymakers on creating a just, fair and inclusive circular fashion system.
November 16, 2021
The latest update from Action for Sustainable Derivatives (ASD), BSR's collaborative initiative driven by palm oil derivatives users to transform their supply chains, shows that a centralized, collective approach to enhancing transparency, boosting engagement, and identifying risks is working.
November 2, 2021
Complex interplay of social, political, environmental, and economic factors fosters an environment where violence, oppression, poverty, human rights abuses, and state failure are more likely to occur. Businesses that integrate human rights management into strategic decision-making and day-to-day operations will be more resilient to today’s global challenges while addressing some of the social, economic, and environmental drivers of conflict.
October 21, 2021
This report details HERproject's progress towards wage digitization, three plausible alternative futures to what wage digitization may look like in 10 years, and recommendations for action to strengthening digital payment systems that empowers workers.
September 21, 2021
This report explores the intersection between climate and human rights and makes recommendations on taking first steps to create long-term, resilient business strategies that address human rights impacts related to physical climate impacts as well as the transition to a low carbon economy.
September 13, 2021
BSR's submitted feedback to the EU Social Taxonomy Process, an effort initiated under a mandate from the European Commission Platform on Sustainable Finance to ensure that vital social aspects of sustainability are integrated into the EU’s Taxonomy Regulation.