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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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Information And Communications Technology: Greenhouse Gas Emissions Accounting, Renewable Energy Purchases, and Zero-Carbon Reporting

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Greenhouse Gas Emissions Accounting, Renewable Energy Purchases, and Zero-Carbon Reporting

This working paper from BSR's Future of Internet Power addresses the issues of greenhouse gas emissions accounting, renewable energy procurement, and reporting in the colocation data center sector.

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Information And Communications Technology: Turning the Internet Green: A Progress Update from BSR’s Future of Internet Power

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Turning the Internet Green: A Progress Update from BSR’s Future of Internet Power

Following completion of the Future of Internet Power initiative's fourth year of work, we’re taking a moment to look at our recent achievements and to highlight our ongoing efforts.

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Information And Communications Technology: Leveraging Mobile for Workforce Engagement: Opportunities and Recommendations from HERhealth

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Leveraging Mobile for Workforce Engagement: Opportunities and Recommendations from HERhealth

Three years ago, BSR launched a partnership with Qualcomm Wireless Reach to amplify the outcomes of BSR’s HERproject program in China through mobile technology. Our work together focused on enhancing HERhealth, the pillar of HERproject that aims to empower low-income women working in global supply chains to take charge of their health.

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Information And Communications Technology: Telia Company: Human Rights Impact Assessments

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Telia Company: Human Rights Impact Assessments

BSR helped the telecommunications firm Telia Company integrate human rights into business decision-making in two ways: Human Rights Impact Assessments (HRIAs) in six Eurasian markets where the company is exiting and HRIAs in two European markets where the company continues to invest.

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