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Inclusive Economy: The Business Role in Creating a 21st-Century Social Contract

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The Business Role in Creating a 21st-Century Social Contract

The time is now for an overhaul of the social contract to address 21st-century realities and needs. A new social contract can deliver long-term value creation that enables economic security and mobility, is genuinely inclusive, and addresses challenges such as the transition to clean energy and the emergence of a digital world.

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Inclusive Economy: Why Modern Slavery Risks Should Be Top of Mind for Businesses during COVID-19

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Why Modern Slavery Risks Should Be Top of Mind for Businesses during COVID-19

Through our work addressing modern slavery across supply chains, we have observed an alarming uptick in business actions during the COVID-19 pandemic that may lead to more individuals being forced into conditions of modern slavery, or on the brink thereof.

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Inclusive Economy: The Business Role in Creating a 21st-Century Social Contract

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The Business Role in Creating a 21st-Century Social Contract

2020 has demonstrated powerfully the importance of a fully functioning social safety net, public health systems, and global collaboration. Reforms to the social contract are clearly needed to protect public health, economic security, and the right of all people to participate fully in society.

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Inclusive Economy: COVID-19 and the Climate Crisis: Building Resilience with People at the Core

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COVID-19 and the Climate Crisis: Building Resilience with People at the Core

Whether it’s a pandemic or climate-related impact, those with the least, and those faced with the most extreme socioeconomic barriers, will suffer the most. The impacts that these populations face have the potential to disrupt business, from operations and supply chains down to the vital communities on which business depends.

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Inclusive Economy: COVID-19 and Our Future World

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COVID-19 and Our Future World

BSR and Polecat analyze the top ESG issues and sectors arising in global discourse about COVID-19 over the last fortnight.

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Inclusive Economy: The Urgency of a New Social Contract

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The Urgency of a New Social Contract

Last year, BSR launched an effort calling for a modernized social contract for the 21st century. We’re now inviting all our member companies and partners interested in seizing this moment to modernize the social contract to get in touch and co-create a plan of action.

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Inclusive Economy: The Shift to Digital Wages: Making Sure It Works for Women and Business

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The Shift to Digital Wages: Making Sure It Works for Women and Business

In the HERfinance Digital Wages program in Bangladesh, designed to support garment factories making the transition from cash to digital payrolls, we found a tangible connection between tailoring programs to women’s needs and an increase in women’s financial inclusion and empowerment.

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Inclusive Economy: The Decisive Decade

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The Decisive Decade

The 2020s will be the decisive decade in terms of meeting the objectives of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), shifting the economy to achieve the aspirations of the Paris Agreement, and achieving a fair economy that works for everyone. For companies, this decade will be about creating resilient business strategies, moving beyond integration of sustainability to truly redefine business and the role of the company in society.

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Inclusive Economy: Davos 2020: Progress in a Time of Turmoil?

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Davos 2020: Progress in a Time of Turmoil?

Entering Davos Week 2020, there is clearly a new climate for business.

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Inclusive Economy: Our Top Sustainability Insights of 2019

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Our Top Sustainability Insights of 2019

As 2019 comes to an end, we are taking a moment to look back at the news and initiatives that shaped the year. Our six most popular blog posts and reports exemplify the diversity of topics BSR works on, from gender equality to stakeholder engagement.

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Inclusive Economy: How Companies Can Tackle Poverty Through Inclusive Employment Strategies

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How Companies Can Tackle Poverty Through Inclusive Employment Strategies

BSR and the Global Impact Sourcing Coalition (GISC) are pleased to launch the Reducing Poverty through Employment Toolkit, a guide for companies on how to get started or how to enhance existing efforts to employ, empower, and improve the advancement prospects of those living in poverty as a part of their direct and indirect workforces.

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Inclusive Economy: Reducing Poverty through Employment Toolkit

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Reducing Poverty through Employment Toolkit

BSR and the Global Impact Sourcing Coalition (GISC) have developed the Reducing Poverty through Employment Toolkit, which provides a range of good practices, case examples, and resources to guide companies on how to get started or how to enhance existing efforts to employ, empower, and improve the advancement prospects of those living in poverty.

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