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Information And Communications Technology: Announcing a New Collaboration Using Tech to Combat Human Trafficking

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Announcing a New Collaboration Using Tech to Combat Human Trafficking

A coalition of global technology companies, civil society organizations, and the UN have come together to launch “Tech Against Trafficking,” a collaborative effort to further support the eradication of forced labor and human trafficking.

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Information And Communications Technology: Scaling a Renewable Future for Internet Power

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Scaling a Renewable Future for Internet Power

Almost every company will need a new blueprint to increase the climate-compatibility of its internet use—and you can help create it.

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Information And Communications Technology: We Need to Talk about Blockchain—Together.

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We Need to Talk about Blockchain—Together.

Blockchain offers immense opportunities to achieve business and sustainability goals, but it is going to take serious collaboration to unleash its full potential.

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Information And Communications Technology: Creating an Internet Powered by 100 Percent Renewable Energy

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Creating an Internet Powered by 100 Percent Renewable Energy

In 2012, BSR brought tech leaders together to form the Future of Internet Power, a collaborative initiative working toward a shared vision: an internet powered by 100 percent renewable energy.

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Information And Communications Technology: Managing Supply Chain Water Risk: New Capacities for New Challenges

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Managing Supply Chain Water Risk: New Capacities for New Challenges

Water scarcity will be a defining issue of the 21st century. This example from Dell demonstrates how companies can manage water risk in their supply chains.

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Information And Communications Technology: The Right to Privacy, 70 Years On

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The Right to Privacy, 70 Years On

The challenges companies face to respect the human right to privacy are growing substantially. A business response to this challenge should contain these five elements.

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Information And Communications Technology: Seven Things Every Company Should Know about Artificial Intelligence and Sustainable Business

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Seven Things Every Company Should Know about Artificial Intelligence and Sustainable Business

These considerations are essential for companies to factor into their AI strategies.

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Information And Communications Technology: Children’s Rights Online: A Conversation with UNICEF

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Children’s Rights Online: A Conversation with UNICEF

Children’s rights often feature prominently when BSR assesses the human rights impacts of information and communications technology (ICT) companies. Dunstan Allison-Hope spoke to Brian Keeley, editor of UNICEF’s State of the World’s Children report, the latest edition of which examines the perils and possibilities of digital technology and connectivity for children, about UNICEF’s work on this issue.

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Information And Communications Technology: Remedy against the Machine

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Remedy against the Machine

How can we ensure access to remedy when decisions are made by machines rather than humans?

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Information And Communications Technology: 10 Human Rights Priorities for the Information and Communications Technology Sector

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10 Human Rights Priorities for the Information and Communications Technology Sector

A primer on the most relevant, urgent, and probable human rights impacts for the ICT sector and opportunities for positive impact

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Information And Communications Technology: Microsoft’s Brad Smith Highlights Business Leadership at the BSR Conference 2017

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Microsoft’s Brad Smith Highlights Business Leadership at the BSR Conference 2017

In a keynote address at the BSR Conference 2017, Microsoft President and Chief Legal Officer Brad Smith highlighted the need for the technology sector to think about embracing technology as a cause to protect people.

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Upcoming Events on Information and Communications Technology

Human Rights and Artificial Intelligence


Human Rights and Artificial Intelligence

BSR will host a seminar about the latest developments in human rights and artificial intelligence with experts from Japan and the U.S.

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Artificial Intelligence, Business, and Human Rights: Addressing the Intersection


Artificial Intelligence, Business, and Human Rights: Addressing the Intersection

BSR and Microsoft will host a half-day session to explore the intersection of AI and human rights.The session will provide real-world examples relevant for all industries and consider approaches to human rights due diligence, corporate responsibility, and access to remedy.

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VERGE 18


VERGE 18

BSR is a partner of the VERGE 18 conference and expo, which convenes more than 2,500 cross-sector leaders to explore scalable, cross-cutting solutions at the intersection of technology and sustainability.

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