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Human Rights: Is Stakeholder Engagement the Key to Successful Community Standards?

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Is Stakeholder Engagement the Key to Successful Community Standards?

Ongoing debates about leadership, governance, and regulation of social media are highly relevant to any stakeholder engagement discussion for platforms like Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.

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Human Rights: Human Rights, Access to Remedy, and Stakeholder Engagement

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Human Rights, Access to Remedy, and Stakeholder Engagement

It is clear that there is still a significant gap between companies responding to allegations of harming human rights and actually engaging with the affected rightsholders to ensure that appropriate remedy is provided.

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Human Rights: #DontBanEquality: CEOs Step Up to Say Abortion Bans are Bad for Business

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#DontBanEquality: CEOs Step Up to Say Abortion Bans are Bad for Business

While it may seem safer for companies to stay silent on abortion legislation, many companies have concluded that they need to speak out to stay consistent on their commitments to gender equality and support for women’s health.

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Human Rights: New Collaborative Initiative to Advance LGBTI Equality Globally

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New Collaborative Initiative to Advance LGBTI Equality Globally

BSR is pleased to announce our latest Collaborative Initiative, the Partnership for Global LGBTI Equality (PGLE), a collaboration between the World Economic Forum, OHCHR, and BSR.

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Human Rights: Time’s Up: Women Should Be Front and Center of Corporate Human Rights Due Diligence

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Time’s Up: Women Should Be Front and Center of Corporate Human Rights Due Diligence

The UNGP report "Gender Dimensions of the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights" has the primary objective of putting an end to gender-blind human rights due diligence and access to remedy. This report reinforces BSR’s position that places gender equality at the heart of its initiatives, programs, and tools.

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Human Rights: Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights: We Need to Talk about the Use Phase

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Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights: We Need to Talk about the Use Phase

Undertaking due diligence of artificial intelligence (AI) across all industries now is a matter of urgency and not something that can be put off into a distant future.

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Human Rights: How Companies Should Respond to the Vedanta Ruling

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How Companies Should Respond to the Vedanta Ruling

Following the UK Supreme Court's recent decision in Vedanta v. Lungowe, we believe it is in the best interest of companies to double down on working with subsidiaries to ensure they properly understand and adequately manage environmental and social risk.

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Human Rights: Three Changes for Women and Business Coming in 2019

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Three Changes for Women and Business Coming in 2019

As we celebrate International Women's Day, we take a look at three events in 2019 that have the potential to alter how business influences women’s empowerment.

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Human Rights: A New Transparency Challenge for Business and Human Rights

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A New Transparency Challenge for Business and Human Rights

There is an urgent need to enhance disclosure practices across all industries that receive requests for data and assistance from law enforcement agencies.

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Human Rights: Global Tech Companies, Partners Identify Tools to Fight Human Trafficking

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Global Tech Companies, Partners Identify Tools to Fight Human Trafficking

A progress report on the Tech Against Trafficking initiative.

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Human Rights: Why Multilateral Human Rights Bodies and Frameworks Are Vital for Business

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Why Multilateral Human Rights Bodies and Frameworks Are Vital for Business

Here's how companies can support the international human rights regime.

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Human Rights: Stora Enso: Human Rights Commitment through Prioritization

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Stora Enso: Human Rights Commitment through Prioritization

For four years, BSR has worked with Stora Enso, a leading forest products company based in Finland, to support the company’s human rights journey.

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