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This primer lays out the most relevant, urgent, and probable human rights impacts for the power and utilities sector and opportunities for positive impact.
We can expect the intersection between human rights and renewable energy to become increasingly relevant in our near future, and we invite you to be a part of this trend by integrating the human rights agenda into your business practices.
BSR sees investing in U.S. infrastructure as a major opportunity to create employment, upgrade to climate-friendly systems, and build a transportation system fit for a low-carbon economy.
Transformations in the U.S. energy sector toward renewable sources have led to increased employment, more efficient energy use, and more. Withdrawing from the Clean Air Act, including the Clean Power Plan, will slow this progress but will not undermine it.
The U.S. Clean Power Plan is one of the most significant pieces of environmental policy the United States has ever seen, and it will help companies remove barriers to climate goals and reduce business risk.
It’s time to close the energy-access gap, and business is well positioned for leadership in this area through partnerships, community investment, and stakeholder engagement.
Renewables companies can raise the level of acceptance of projects among communities, stakeholders, and the public through planning ahead, allocating resources, identifying risks and opportunities, and more.
The biggest players in technology and some of the largest consumer brands recently submitted separate friend-of-the-court briefs providing resounding support for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan.
A close review of good practices from the mining, oil, and gas sector could inform companies on how to responsibly manage stakeholder engagement and community relations for renewable energy projects.
Sustainable Development Goal 7 is to “ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all.” These three collaboration examples demonstrate how to reach populations most in need of energy.
The FIFA bribery investigation has exposed issues in the 2022 World Cup development in Qatar beyond just corruption—and highlights the opportunity for companies to make more progress by addressing corruption and human rights challenges at the same time.