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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: Eliminating Violence and Harassment Just Became an Obligation for Businesses Worldwide

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Eliminating Violence and Harassment Just Became an Obligation for Businesses Worldwide

The recent ILO Convention shows more is expected from businesses when it comes to tackling violence and harassment. Here’s how companies can take action using BSR’s “Act, Enable, Influence” framework.

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Human Rights: Human Rights Policy Engagement: The Role of Companies

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Human Rights Policy Engagement: The Role of Companies

It is increasingly important for business not only to maintain its commitments to respect human rights, but also to find new ways to support the work of governments for such effort

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Human Rights: Human Rights Policy Engagement: The Role of Companies

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Human Rights Policy Engagement: The Role of Companies

It is increasingly important for business not only to maintain its commitments to respect human rights, but also to find new ways to support the work of governments for such efforts.

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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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Upcoming Events on Human Rights

New Guidance for Business | Eliminating Violence and Harassment


New Guidance for Business | Eliminating Violence and Harassment

BSR, along with Business Fights Poverty and CARE, will host a webinar to explore the new ILO Convention on the Elimination of Violence and Harassment in the World of Work in more depth. BSR members and partners looking to strengthen their policies on violence, harassment, and women’s empowerment should attend.

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