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Human Rights: Just Transition: Clean Energy with a Clear Conscience

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Just Transition: Clean Energy with a Clear Conscience

To achieve a just and clean energy transition, meaningful multi-stakeholder cooperation between business, governments, labor experts, and environmental justice groups is critical.

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Human Rights: The Norwegian Transparency Act: Key Insights for Business

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The Norwegian Transparency Act: Key Insights for Business

As the Norwegian Transparency Act becomes the newest human rights due diligence law to enter into force, what does it mean for business with operations in Norway? We share key insights based on work we've done with our members.

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Human Rights: The Housing Crisis: Key Priorities for Investor Action

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The Housing Crisis: Key Priorities for Investor Action

Institutional investors have both a responsibility and an opportunity to play a key role in the solution to the housing crisis. We share several key actions to take.

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Human Rights: Beyond Audits: Six Ways to Manage Human Rights Risks in Supply Chains

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Beyond Audits: Six Ways to Manage Human Rights Risks in Supply Chains

Companies are now expected to go “beyond” auditing by adopting more robust approaches to address human rights violations in their supply chain. Six points for companies to consider when addressing human rights risks through a holistic approach.

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Human Rights: Human Rights in the Healthcare Sector: Current State of Play

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Human Rights in the Healthcare Sector: Current State of Play

Over the past 18 months, BSR has worked with leading healthcare companies to assess the state of play in human rights practices. We share our maturity curve to chart healthcare companies’ approach to human rights.

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Human Rights: 10 Human Rights Priorities for the Industrial Manufacturing Sector

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10 Human Rights Priorities for the Industrial Manufacturing Sector

BSR is publishing a brief on the most urgent human rights impacts for the industrial manufacturing sector and opportunities for positive impact.

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Human Rights: Addressing Human Rights Risks in Renewable Energy Supply Chains

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Addressing Human Rights Risks in Renewable Energy Supply Chains

BSR’s work with energy and extractive companies—including a recent assessment of the human rights risks associated with minerals used in wind, solar, battery, and electrolyzer technology—has surfaced two key strategies for strengthening the management of human rights risks in transition mineral supply chains.

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Human Rights: Inside BSR: Q&A with Cecilie Jørgensen

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Inside BSR: Q&A with Cecilie Jørgensen

Inside BSR is our monthly series featuring BSR team members from around the world. This month, we connected with Cecilie Jørgensen, a Manager based in Copenhagen.

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Human Rights: Harnessing the Power of Data to Combat Human Trafficking

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Harnessing the Power of Data to Combat Human Trafficking

Last week, Tech Against Trafficking (TAT) brought together technologists, nonprofits, academics, governments, and policy-makers from 60 countries in a virtual event to celebrate the close of its second Accelerator and discuss how tech advancements can be used to combat human trafficking.

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Human Rights: Advancing Human Rights in the SaaS Sector

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Advancing Human Rights in the SaaS Sector

BSR worked with a group of SaaS companies to conduct a sector-wide human rights assessment of the SaaS sector focused on the use of B2B services and are publishing the report today. This assessment identifies the SaaS sector’s salient human rights risks and outlines ways in which SaaS providers may impact human rights—as individual companies, as a group of companies, or as a sector.

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Human Rights: Human Rights Assessment of the Software-as-a-Service Sector

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Human Rights Assessment of the Software-as-a-Service Sector

SaaS services address numerous business needs, and they are behind many of the consumer-facing products and platforms we use every day. This report identifies salient human rights risks and makes recommendations to SaaS providers on how to avoid, prevent, and mitigate adverse human rights impacts associated with their individual services and the sector as a whole.

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Upcoming Events on Human Rights

Tech Against Trafficking Summit


Tech Against Trafficking Summit

Join us for the first Tech Against Trafficking Summit, which will take place in Seattle.

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