Reports

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Human Rights

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions.

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.

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Women’s Empowerment | Supply Chain

“I Can Hardly Sustain My Family”

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.

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Sustainability Management

Five Steps to Good Sustainability Reporting

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.

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Supply Chain | Collaboration

Action for Sustainable Derivatives | Annual Update on Progress 2020

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.

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Supply Chain | Consumer Products

Taking a People-Centered Approach to a Circular Fashion Economy

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.

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Women’s Empowerment | Supply Chain | Financial Services | Equity, Inclusion, and Justice

Digitizing for Inclusion: Insights from Wage Digitization in the Garment Sector

BSR's HERproject and the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth share five insights on inclusive wage digitization in the garment sector.

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Women’s Empowerment | Sustainability Management | Supply Chain | Human Rights | Financial Services | Equity, Inclusion, and Justice | Climate Change

The Business Role in Creating a 21st-Century Social Contract

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.

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Climate Change

Climate Action in the Value Chain: Reducing Scope 3 Emissions and Achieving Science-Based Targets

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.

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Women’s Empowerment

Women’s Empowerment and Business: 2020 Trends and Opportunities

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.

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Women’s Empowerment | Supply Chain

Gender Equality and Social Audits e-Learning

To support social auditors, companies and a broader spectrum of social compliance regulatory organizations, BSR has developed a Gender Equality and Social Audits e-Learning course. The interactive course, consisting of three parts, covers key gender concepts, the business case for addressing gender in social audits, and considerations for tips for ensuring a gender-sensitive approach throughout an audit process.

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Women’s Empowerment | Supply Chain | Consumer Products

Supporting Women in the Luxury Supply Chain: A Focus on Italy

Working women in Italy face numerous challenges in the labor market, and little is known about gender equality efforts and the gender gaps impacting women working in the Italian luxury supply chain. BSR and Wise Growth conducted various activities to assist the Kering Group with understanding the challenges faced and opportunities available to women workers.

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Collaboration

CoLab Progress Report: Mobilizing the Collective Power of Business

At the BSR Conference in 2018, BSR launched CoLab, an incubator and accelerator of private-sector collaboration, to mobilize the collective power of business to solve some of the world’s biggest sustainability challenges. Its 2019 progress report, Mobilizing the Collective Power of Business, highlights its accomplishments over the past year.

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Sustainability Management

The State of Sustainable Business in 2019

The 11th annual BSR/GlobeScan State of Sustainable Business survey provides insights into the world of sustainable business and aims to identify common perceptions and practices of corporate sustainability professionals.

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Human Rights

Human Rights Insights: Trends from the Human Rights Working Group’s Summer Meeting

The second round of Human Rights Working Group meetings for 2019 covered topics including human rights methodologies, human rights and supply chains, responsible use of technology and artificial intelligence (AI), legal trends, and human rights governance.

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Women’s Empowerment | Supply Chain | Human Rights

Making Women Workers Count