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Financial Services: Inside BSR: Q&A with Paloma Muñoz Quick

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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.

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Financial Services: 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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Financial Services: BSR Submission to EU Social Taxonomy Process

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BSR Submission to EU Social Taxonomy Process

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.

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Financial Services: Reimagining Investment: Human Rights in Venture Capital

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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?

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Financial Services: What Companies Need to Know about the International Financial Reporting Standards Foundation

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What Companies Need to Know about the International Financial Reporting Standards Foundation

The International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Foundation is exploring whether and how to set up an International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB). We discuss three opportunities and risks that businesses should know about the potential new sustainability standards.

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Financial Services: Six Things Business Should Know About the EU Taxonomy

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Six Things Business Should Know About the EU Taxonomy

Companies based in, doing business with, and with investors in the EU will need to pay attention to the EU Taxonomy and its impact on investments.

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Financial Services: Larry Fink Adds His Voice to the Call for Business Transformation

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Larry Fink Adds His Voice to the Call for Business Transformation

Companies and their leaders need to articulate ambitious transformation plans to navigate and participate in the push from “shareholder capitalism,” past “ESG shareholder capitalism,” and toward a just, sustainable, and thriving world.

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Financial Services: Investors Are Committing to Action on Diversity. Now What?

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Investors Are Committing to Action on Diversity. Now What?

Amid a wave of societal commitments to action on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and racial justice, investors are stepping up commitments and vowing to intensify engagement with companies on DEI.

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

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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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Financial Services: ESG Isn’t Going Anywhere: Investor Expectations in the Age of COVID-19

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ESG Isn’t Going Anywhere: Investor Expectations in the Age of COVID-19

One of the most important topics in corporate sustainability is the dramatic increase in attention by investors on the integration of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) considerations. How will the rise of COVID-19 affect ESG investing strategies both in the short term and the long term, and what does it mean for companies?

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Financial Services: The Shift to Digital Wages: Making Sure It Works for Women and Business

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The Shift to Digital Wages: Making Sure It Works for Women and Business

In the HERfinance Digital Wages program in Bangladesh, designed to support garment factories making the transition from cash to digital payrolls, we found a tangible connection between tailoring programs to women’s needs and an increase in women’s financial inclusion and empowerment.

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Financial Services: Beyond Women on Boards: How Gender Lens Investing Can Transform Your Impact Strategy

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Beyond Women on Boards: How Gender Lens Investing Can Transform Your Impact Strategy

More impact investors are slowly aligning their strategies to the push for greater gender equality and women’s empowerment. However, understanding on how to unlock the power of capital to support these commitments remains limited. Gender lens investing is a powerful new approach with the potential to change that.

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Economist Impact Sustainability Week Asia


Economist Impact Sustainability Week Asia

Building on six years of actionable insights and solutions to help businesses on their path to greater sustainability, Economist Impact Sustainability Week comes to Asia! Join industry leaders, policymakers, entrepreneurs and researchers from across the Asia-Pacific region as they discuss how to effectively measure, analyze, transform, and scale their sustainability initiatives.

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