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Human Rights: Can Corruption in Your Value Chain Lead to Complicity in Gross Human Rights Abuses?

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Can Corruption in Your Value Chain Lead to Complicity in Gross Human Rights Abuses?

If businesses fail to conduct conflict-sensitive human rights due diligence and integrate their anti-corruption and human rights efforts, they may be linked to human rights abuses conducted by a third party. BSR recommends enhanced human rights due diligence that is both conflict-sensitive and that integrates corruption risk.

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Human Rights: Google’s Human Rights by Design

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Google’s Human Rights by Design

Google commissioned BSR to conduct a human rights assessment of its new celebrity recognition application program interface (API) while it was in development to identify, prevent, and mitigate potential human rights impacts.

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Human Rights: Human Rights in a Global Supply Chain: Challenges and Approaches

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Human Rights in a Global Supply Chain: Challenges and Approaches

During its summer meetings, BSR's Human Rights Working Group covered topics ranging from women’s empowerment in the business context to applying human rights considerations to artificial intelligence systems as part of its discussion on implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

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Human Rights: Q&A with BSR Senior Advisor Susan Morgan

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Q&A with BSR Senior Advisor Susan Morgan

Dunstan Allison-Hope interviews Susan Morgan, BSR's newest senior advisor, on technology, ethics, and human rights in sustainable business.

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Human Rights: Making Women Workers Count

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Making Women Workers Count

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Human Rights: Responsible Use of Technology

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Responsible Use of Technology

BSR has partnered with the World Economic Forum’s Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution to publish Responsible Use of Technology and offer a framework for the responsible use of disruptive technologies.

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Human Rights: Three Ways Business Is Combating Modern Slavery

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Three Ways Business Is Combating Modern Slavery

The business community has a critical role to play in the fight against modern slavery, a practice that spans all business sectors and geographies. As we commemorate the World Day against Trafficking in Persons, GBCAT welcomes all companies to join us in our shared fight against modern slavery.

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Human Rights: How Business Can Impact Human Rights: Four Lessons from Peacebuilding and Development

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How Business Can Impact Human Rights: Four Lessons from Peacebuilding and Development

Jenny Vaughan joins BSR as the new Human Rights Director, bringing four key insights from over a decade of experience in international development and peacebuilding that can help business not just to respect human rights, but to fulfill these rights.

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Human Rights: Getting Circular Economy Right: Let’s Put People at the Center of Circular Fashion

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Getting Circular Economy Right: Let’s Put People at the Center of Circular Fashion

BSR is working with the C&A Foundation to explore the ways in which advancing circular fashion affects people and in particular, women. Our research reveals that very few companies adopting circular fashion models are considering the social aspects as they make this shift.

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

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

In March and April 2019, BSR’s Human Rights Working Group (HRWG) held its first round of meetings for the year in New York, London, and Tokyo.

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Human Rights: Five Legal Trends Affecting Business and Human Rights

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Five Legal Trends Affecting Business and Human Rights

As countries’ concern for human rights changes, so will the legal landscape—as will the operating environment for business.

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Human Rights: Scaling Impact: Tech Against Trafficking Launches Accelerator Program

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Scaling Impact: Tech Against Trafficking Launches Accelerator Program

Tech Against Trafficking has launched an Accelerator Program, which aims to identify promising uses of technology in the anti-trafficking field and to harness the expertise and resources of member companies.

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Human Rights Due Diligence


Human Rights Due Diligence

This event will be held in Japanese.

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