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Human Rights: Building Responsibly Announces Worker Welfare Principles

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Building Responsibly Announces Worker Welfare Principles

Building Responsibly has developed a set of Worker Welfare Principles that establish a common, global baseline for the treatment of workers in the engineering and construction industry.

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Human Rights: Announcing a New Collaboration Using Tech to Combat Human Trafficking

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Announcing a New Collaboration Using Tech to Combat Human Trafficking

A coalition of global technology companies, civil society organizations, and the UN have come together to launch “Tech Against Trafficking,” a collaborative effort to further support the eradication of forced labor and human trafficking.

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Human Rights: What the Right to Own Property Means for a Land-Based Sustainable Business

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What the Right to Own Property Means for a Land-Based Sustainable Business

This is the second in a series of blog posts where we and a BSR member company review how business respects individual articles in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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Human Rights: A Map to Help Business Collaborate with Anti-Slavery Organizations

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A Map to Help Business Collaborate with Anti-Slavery Organizations

This new interactive map will help you find the most relevant partners to work with or collaborations to join to tackle modern slavery.

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Human Rights: France’s Due Diligence Law: Is Your Company Ready to Disclose Its Vigilance Plan?

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France’s Due Diligence Law: Is Your Company Ready to Disclose Its Vigilance Plan?

In 2018, large companies falling within the scope of the French Due Diligence Law are expected to develop, implement, and publish their due diligence plans to identify risks and prevent infringements on human rights, fundamental freedoms, health and safety, and the environment. Here are ways your company can prepare.

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Human Rights: The Right to Privacy, 70 Years On

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The Right to Privacy, 70 Years On

The challenges companies face to respect the human right to privacy are growing substantially. A business response to this challenge should contain these five elements.

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Human Rights: Seven Things Every Company Should Know about Artificial Intelligence and Sustainable Business

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Seven Things Every Company Should Know about Artificial Intelligence and Sustainable Business

These considerations are essential for companies to factor into their AI strategies.

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Human Rights: Surveying the Human Rights Landscape: How Businesses Are Managing Human Rights in 2018

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Surveying the Human Rights Landscape: How Businesses Are Managing Human Rights in 2018

This is the final post from a three-part series featuring our human rights experts’ reflections on the evolving business and human rights landscape in 2017, as well as their perspectives on emerging issues we anticipate in 2018.

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Human Rights: 2017: The Year the C-Suite Got Woke?

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2017: The Year the C-Suite Got Woke?

2017 overall is a year that will be remembered for two things: political turmoil and a new voice from business. Let us celebrate the leadership business exerted this year and use it as a springboard for positive change in 2018.

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Human Rights: Surveying the Human Rights Landscape: The Evolving External Environment

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Surveying the Human Rights Landscape: The Evolving External Environment

This is the second post of a three-part series featuring our human rights experts’ reflections on the evolving business and human rights landscape, this time in relation to the external environment.

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Human Rights: Surveying the Human Rights Landscape: Collaboration on the Rise

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Surveying the Human Rights Landscape: Collaboration on the Rise

In honor of International Human Rights Day, we are kicking off a three-part series featuring our human rights experts’ reflections on the evolving business and human rights landscape in 2017, as well as their perspectives on emerging issues we anticipate in 2018.

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Human Rights: Remedy against the Machine

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Remedy against the Machine

How can we ensure access to remedy when decisions are made by machines rather than humans?

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Upcoming Events on Human Rights

Thomson Reuters Stop Slavery Summit


Thomson Reuters Stop Slavery Summit

Join Thomson Reuters on August 28 to focus on the role investors, executives, and board directors play in stopping slavery and how technology, data, and regulation can help tackle this issue.

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Human Rights and Artificial Intelligence


Human Rights and Artificial Intelligence

BSR will host a seminar about the latest developments in human rights and artificial intelligence with experts from Japan and the U.S.

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Artificial Intelligence, Business, and Human Rights: Addressing the Intersection


Artificial Intelligence, Business, and Human Rights: Addressing the Intersection

BSR and Microsoft will host a half-day session to explore the intersection of AI and human rights.The session will provide real-world examples relevant for all industries and consider approaches to human rights due diligence, corporate responsibility, and access to remedy.

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