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Supply Chain: 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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Supply Chain: Creating Opportunities for Action: Advancing Children’s Rights in the Palm Oil Industry

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Creating Opportunities for Action: Advancing Children’s Rights in the Palm Oil Industry

The number of children in child labor has increased from 152 to 160 million globally, and COVID-19 is expected to further obstruct efforts to eliminate child labor. Here's how palm oil companies can respect child rights and address this complex issue.

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Supply Chain: Addressing Forced Labor and other Modern Slavery Risks: A Toolkit for Corporate Suppliers

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Addressing Forced Labor and other Modern Slavery Risks: A Toolkit for Corporate Suppliers

The Global Business Coalition against Human Trafficking (GBCAT) has released a new toolkit that aims to help businesses that work in corporate supply chains to quickly identify areas of the business which carry the highest risk of modern slavery and develop a plan to identify, prevent, and address risks.

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Supply Chain: Modernizing the Social Contract in 2021: Five Developments for Business to Consider

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Modernizing the Social Contract in 2021: Five Developments for Business to Consider

COVID-19 has shown—in a tragic way—how interconnected the world is. All the events of the past year and a half have also reinforced and deepened the urgent need to redefine the social contract and the key role business must play in that effort.

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Supply Chain: Keeping Workers in the Loop

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Keeping Workers in the Loop

How will circular fashion, at scale, impact job opportunities and quality? Keeping Workers in the Loop brings together industry leaders and stakeholder to explore circular fashion and jobs in the decade ahead by taking a futures approach.

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Supply Chain: Forced Labor and Human Trafficking: Four Regulatory and Legislative Trends Business Should Watch

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Forced Labor and Human Trafficking: Four Regulatory and Legislative Trends Business Should Watch

Governments are increasingly scrutinizing human trafficking and forced labor abuses in private sector operations. In addition to the moral imperative to address these abuses, businesses need to pay attention to new regulations since they could cause significant disruptions in supply chains.

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Supply Chain: What Business Can Expect from China’s 14th Five-Year Plan

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What Business Can Expect from China’s 14th Five-Year Plan

As China finalizes its 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-2025), what are the macro themes for the sustainability world to watch, and how will they impact business?

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Supply Chain: Three Ways to Improve Supply Chain Sustainability in the Decisive Decade

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Three Ways to Improve Supply Chain Sustainability in the Decisive Decade

For companies, it is a business imperative to have a more transparent, resilient, responsible, and sustainable global supply chain model. Here are three steps for improving supply chain sustainability.

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Supply Chain: China in 2021: Looking beyond COVID-19

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China in 2021: Looking beyond COVID-19

BSR takes a look at four trends to watch in China’s manufacturing and supply chain environment in 2021, a year still shaped by COVID-19.

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Supply Chain: Digital Technology and Data in the Garment Supply Chain during COVID-19

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Digital Technology and Data in the Garment Supply Chain during COVID-19

BSR examined the impacts of digital transformation on women garment workers in our new report, Digital Technology and Data in the Garment Supply Chain during COVID-19.

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Supply Chain: Data and Tech Acceleration in COVID-19: The Human Rights Impact on Vulnerable Garment Workers

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Data and Tech Acceleration in COVID-19: The Human Rights Impact on Vulnerable Garment Workers

BSR examined the impacts of digital transformation on women garment workers in our new report, Digital Technology and Data in the Garment Supply Chain during COVID-19.

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Supply Chain: Six Steps to Prevent and Address Child Labor in the Palm Oil Industry

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Six Steps to Prevent and Address Child Labor in the Palm Oil Industry

In collaboration with global buyers, BSR supported the development of agribusiness group Wilmar’s Child Protection Implementation Manual, which provides a guide for establishing and implementing policies related to safeguarding and protecting children from child labor and other forms of abuse in palm oil operations as well as remedial actions.

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Economist Impact Sustainability Week Asia


Economist Impact Sustainability Week Asia

Building on six years of actionable insights and solutions to help businesses on their path to greater sustainability, Economist Impact Sustainability Week comes to Asia! Join industry leaders, policymakers, entrepreneurs and researchers from across the Asia-Pacific region as they discuss how to effectively measure, analyze, transform, and scale their sustainability initiatives.

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