The absence of action to promote human rights presents severe risks to their fulfillment. This paper draws upon BSR experience over the past decade to propose a framework for the shared promotion of human rights.
Human Rights | Financial Services
Throughout 2021, to mark the 10th anniversary of the UNGPs, BSR is reflecting on what additional action business can take to shape a rights-respecting future.
Resilient business strategies are an essential pathway to achieving a just world and an economy that delivers truly inclusive and sustainable prosperity.
Women’s Empowerment | Supply Chain | Human Rights
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.
How can companies determine whether they have caused, contributed, or are directly linked to an adverse impact through their business relationships? A new white paper explores seven questions to help companies determine their connection to negative impacts and how to reframe these questions to identify appropriate actions to prevent and mitigate potential adverse human rights impacts that may occur in the future.
Supply Chain | Human Rights
BSR and the Global Business Coalition Against Human Trafficking (GBCAT) have developed a new business guide, entitled Empowerment and Employment of Survivors of Human Trafficking.
The COVID-19 public health emergency has surfaced important questions about the relationship between the right to privacy and other human rights. BSR is releasing a paper that sets out the key elements of a human rights-based approach to the use of data and technology solutions during public health emergencies.
Women’s Empowerment | Supply Chain
HERproject's new report presents findings on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on workers in global supply chains and recommendations for companies and other stakeholders for an inclusive recovery that benefits workers and supply chains.
Sustainability reporting and disclosure on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues is increasing globally. BSR's new report provides guidance on producing a good sustainability report based on several prominent reporting standards and frameworks.
Supply Chain | Collaboration
It has been just over ten months since Action for Sustainable Derivatives (ASD), a sector-wide collaboration for users of palm and palm kernel oil derivatives in the beauty, personal and health care, and oleochemical industries, was launched, and we are proud to share our first Annual Update on Progress.
Supply Chain | Consumer Products
In partnership with Laudes Foundation, BSR has developed a brief on the potential social impacts of a shift to circular fashion based on BSR’s research and stakeholder engagement.
Women’s Empowerment | Supply Chain | Financial Services | Equity, Inclusion, and Justice
BSR's HERproject and the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth share five insights on inclusive wage digitization in the garment sector.
Women’s Empowerment | Sustainability Management | Supply Chain | Human Rights | Financial Services | Equity, Inclusion, and Justice | Climate Change
The time is now for an overhaul of the social contract to address 21st-century realities and needs. A new social contract can deliver long-term value creation that enables economic security and mobility, is genuinely inclusive, and addresses challenges such as the transition to clean energy and the emergence of a digital world.
The only way for companies to achieve ambitious greenhouse gas emissions reductions targets is to go beyond direct company operations and tackle value chain (Scope 3) emissions.
This report presents the aggregate findings from the Women’s Empowerment Principles Gender Gap Analysis Tool, in particular how companies are doing in terms of commitment, implementation, measurement, and transparency on gender equality issues.