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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.
It is time to turn ambition to action. In the year ahead, BSR will be focusing on three broad areas: (1) business transformation to meet ESG objectives; (2) decisive climate action to translate commitments into real change; and (3) creating an economy that is truly inclusive.
The horrific storming of the U.S. Capitol building this week is yet another “shocked but not surprised” event as Donald Trump’s presidency comes to an end. Historians will have much to assess from this tragic period but there are numerous lessons for business leaders to consider today.
Following the 2020 U.S. elections, BSR President and CEO Aron Cramer lays out an agenda for business to call on the Biden administration to adopt in order to advance a more just and sustainable world.
In a new report, HERproject and the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth share lessons and insights from Digital Wages programs that can help companies, governments, and financial service providers scale up digital payments for low-income workers after COVID-19.
BSR is pleased to welcome Sharan Burrow, an outspoken champion for workers and climate, as a plenary speaker at our 2020 Conference. In this article, we discuss her point of view on what a 21st-century social contract should look like.
BSR's HERproject and the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth share five insights on inclusive wage digitization in the garment sector.
On the commemoration of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), we recognize that there is still much to be done to prevent, mitigate, and remedy the current and forthcoming adverse impacts of climate change to which Indigenous Peoples are particularly vulnerable.
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.
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.
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.
BSR and Polecat analyze the top ESG issues and sectors arising in global discourse about COVID-19 over the last fortnight.