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

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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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Human Rights: Joining the UN Generation Equality Forum is Smart Business

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Joining the UN Generation Equality Forum is Smart Business

The Generation Equality Forum (GEF) offers a once-in-a-generation opportunity to come together to build an ambitious agenda to empower women and girls. BSR member PayPal discusses its role as a Generation Equality Forum Action Coalition Lead and what motivated it to take part in the Forum.

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Human Rights: Science: A Human Right for Our Times

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Science: A Human Right for Our Times

Science is significant to the role of business in enabling the realization of human rights. Today, BSR is releasing a new primer on the right to science and the role of companies.

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Human Rights: Forced Labor and Human Trafficking: Four Regulatory and Legislative Trends Business Should Watch

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Forced Labor and Human Trafficking: Four Regulatory and Legislative Trends Business Should Watch

Governments are increasingly scrutinizing human trafficking and forced labor abuses in private sector operations. In addition to the moral imperative to address these abuses, businesses need to pay attention to new regulations since they could cause significant disruptions in supply chains.

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Human Rights: The Human Rights Impacts of Workplace Monitoring Technology

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The Human Rights Impacts of Workplace Monitoring Technology

As the use of tools designed to monitor workers accelerated during the COVID-19 pandemic, employers need to consider the human rights impacts that may arise from workplace monitoring tools when implementing such technologies in the workplace.

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Human Rights: What Business Can Expect from China’s 14th Five-Year Plan

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What Business Can Expect from China’s 14th Five-Year Plan

As China finalizes its 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-2025), what are the macro themes for the sustainability world to watch, and how will they impact business?

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Human Rights: Beyond Former User @realdonaldtrump: A Human Rights-Based Approach to Content Governance

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Beyond Former User @realdonaldtrump: A Human Rights-Based Approach to Content Governance

How should a company’s responsibility to respect human rights according to the UNGPs manifest itself in the context of content governance? BSR shares its four-part approach to human rights and content governance.

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Human Rights: How Business Should Respond to the Coup in Myanmar

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How Business Should Respond to the Coup in Myanmar

Drawing on the UNGPs, UN guidance for business in conflict situations, and BSR’s own experience working with businesses in Myanmar and advising companies on human rights due diligence in high-risk contexts, here are seven practical steps that businesses with a presence in Myanmar can take.

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Human Rights: Accelerating Progress for Gender Equality through the Generation Equality Forum

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Accelerating Progress for Gender Equality through the Generation Equality Forum

BSR is partnering with the B Team and Women Win/Win-Win Strategies to engage the private sector—mobilizing both companies with established women’s empowerment programs and those looking to get involved in the movement—toward making meaningful commitments to promote gender equality through the Generation Equality Forum.

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Human Rights: To Combat Systemic Discrimination, Companies Need to Acknowledge Their Role

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To Combat Systemic Discrimination, Companies Need to Acknowledge Their Role

How can companies play a role in tackling systemic racism and discrimination?

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Human Rights: Looking Ahead to the Next Decade of Business and Human Rights

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Looking Ahead to the Next Decade of Business and Human Rights

As we look ahead to the next decade of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs), we see the need to start focusing on six areas that will enable us to achieve the most meaningful progress toward the realization of human rights.

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Human Rights: Digital Technology and Data in the Garment Supply Chain during COVID-19

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Digital Technology and Data in the Garment Supply Chain during COVID-19

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.

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The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in Asia: A Decade On


The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in Asia: A Decade On

Join BSR for a discussion on the UNGPs and their implementation by business in Asia—back then, today, and looking to the future.

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