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ESG: Transforming Finance: Priorities for Progress in Advancing Respect for Human Rights

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Transforming Finance: Priorities for Progress in Advancing Respect for Human Rights

The time for human rights-respecting finance is now. Our new report elaborates on the call to action set out in the UNGPs 10+ Roadmap for Financial Institutions, highlighting key areas where progress is needed to tackle global challenges and contribute to new systems grounded in respect for human rights.

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ESG: Human Rights Roadmap for Transforming Finance

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Human Rights Roadmap for Transforming Finance

The Human Rights Roadmap for Transforming Finance report elaborates on the call to action set out in the UNGPs, highlighting key areas where progress is needed to tackle global challenges and contribute to new systems grounded in respect for human rights.

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ESG: Mastering a Purposeful Approach to ESG Due Diligence in Mergers and Acquisitions

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Mastering a Purposeful Approach to ESG Due Diligence in Mergers and Acquisitions

There’s no denying that 2021 was a year of significant growth in M&A, and global M&A activity is poised to climb even higher in the year ahead. M&A can be a tremendous tool for companies looking to adopt more resilient business strategies, but failing to account for the critical ESG elements can undermine success and lead to negative outcomes for business.

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ESG: 2022: Purposeful Sustainability Leadership for Turbulent Times

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2022: Purposeful Sustainability Leadership for Turbulent Times

BSR President and CEO Aron Cramer discusses major themes shaping the year ahead: net zero, climate action and social justice, attention on ESG, board role redefinition, and the business voice on the "great fragmentation."

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ESG: Allbirds’ SPO Framework Is Step in the Right Direction for ESG Commitments by High-Growth Companies

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Allbirds’ SPO Framework Is Step in the Right Direction for ESG Commitments by High-Growth Companies

As Allbirds prepared its initial public offering (IPO), this led to the creation of the Sustainability Principles and Objectives Framework. BSR CEO Aron Cramer shares more about the framework.

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ESG: The VRF and IFRS Foundation Join Forces: A New Day for ESG Reporting and Disclosure

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The VRF and IFRS Foundation Join Forces: A New Day for ESG Reporting and Disclosure

The International Financial Reporting Standards Foundation (IFRS) intends to consolidate the Value Reporting Foundation (VRF) and the Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB). As ESG gains momentum and urgency, it is time to embed sustainability considerations in the basic functioning of the capital markets, which will only happen with universal disclosures that enable consistency.

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ESG: The Stars Are Aligning

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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.

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ESG: Human Rights Are Not Just an “ESG Factor”

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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.

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

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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?

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ESG: The Case for SEC-Mandated Climate and ESG Disclosure

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The Case for SEC-Mandated Climate and ESG Disclosure

In response to the SEC's interest in taking steps to require climate disclosure, we discuss crucial steps that the SEC should enable to provide consistent, comparable, and reliable information that will strengthen investors’ ability to make decisions, provide incentives for business to generate long-term value, and lead to a market economy that delivers on society’s greatest needs.

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ESG: China’s 14th Five-Year Plan: Broad Insights for Investors

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China’s 14th Five-Year Plan: Broad Insights for Investors

What does China's 14th Five-Year Plan mean for investors? We discuss five ways investors can seek opportunities.

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ESG: Modernizing the Social Contract in 2021: Five Developments for Business to Consider

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Modernizing the Social Contract in 2021: Five Developments for Business to Consider

COVID-19 has shown—in a tragic way—how interconnected the world is. All the events of the past year and a half have also reinforced and deepened the urgent need to redefine the social contract and the key role business must play in that effort.

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