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May

17

May 17, 2022

Human Rights: Harnessing the Power of Data to Combat Human Trafficking

Harnessing the Power of Data to Combat Human Trafficking

Last week, Tech Against Trafficking (TAT) brought together technologists, nonprofits, academics, governments, and policy-makers from 60 countries in a virtual event to celebrate the close of its second Accelerator and discuss how tech advancements can be used to combat human trafficking.

#Human Rights #Information and Communications Technology #Tech Against Trafficking

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May

12

May 12, 2022

Human Rights: Advancing Human Rights in the SaaS Sector

Advancing Human Rights in the SaaS Sector

BSR worked with a group of SaaS companies to conduct a sector-wide human rights assessment of the SaaS sector focused on the use of B2B services and are publishing the report today. This assessment identifies the SaaS sector’s salient human rights risks and outlines ways in which SaaS providers may impact human rights—as individual companies, as a group of companies, or as a sector.

#Human Rights #Information and Communications Technology

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Apr

27

April 27, 2022

Human Rights: How the Financial Sector Can Help Accelerate Access to Remedy

How the Financial Sector Can Help Accelerate Access to Remedy

Despite the best efforts of governments and businesses to protect and respect human rights, there is clearly still a need to ensure people harmed by economic activities are able to raise issues and have them addressed.

#Financial Services #Human Rights

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Apr

21

April 21, 2022

Human Rights: Transforming Finance: Priorities for Progress in Advancing Respect for Human Rights

Transforming Finance: Priorities for Progress in Advancing Respect for Human Rights

The time for human rights-respecting finance is now. Our new report elaborates on the call to action set out in the UNGPs 10+ Roadmap for Financial Institutions, highlighting key areas where progress is needed to tackle global challenges and contribute to new systems grounded in respect for human rights.

#ESG #Financial Services #Human Rights

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Apr

19

April 19, 2022

Human Rights: Navigating Emerging Ethical Issues: Lessons from Bioethics, Tech, and Human Rights

Navigating Emerging Ethical Issues: Lessons from Bioethics, Tech, and Human Rights

A human rights-based approach provides a strong foundation for addressing ethical issues. Based on our work with healthcare and tech companies and expertise in applying human rights frameworks to businesses’ ethical challenges, we share insights on best practices for managing emerging ethical issues in a corporate context.

#Healthcare #Human Rights

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Apr

7

April 7, 2022

Human Rights: Rapid Human Rights Due Diligence During Political and Armed Conflict: A Business Response to Ukraine

Rapid Human Rights Due Diligence During Political and Armed Conflict: A Business Response to Ukraine

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine raises significant questions for business and illuminates the impact that its actions can have during times of political and armed conflict. To help business respond, BSR has updated its rapid human rights due diligence tool to help with quick decision-making in this context.

#Human Rights

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Apr

4

April 4, 2022

Human Rights: A Human Rights Assessment of Meta’s Expansion of End-to-End Encryption

A Human Rights Assessment of Meta’s Expansion of End-to-End Encryption

Meta commissioned BSR to undertake a human rights assessment of extending end-to-end encryption across Meta’s messaging services. We share some of the assessment’s key points.

#Human Rights #Information and Communications Technology

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Mar

22

March 22, 2022

Human Rights: Bridging the Human Rights Gap in ESG

Bridging the Human Rights Gap in ESG

ESG as a framework does not sufficiently capture harms to people or guide decisions that take human rights into account. How can the business and human rights framework help close gaps and increase opportunities in current ESG practice among financial actors?

#Financial Services #Human Rights

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Mar

17

March 17, 2022

Human Rights: Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive: Seven Recommendations for Business

Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive: Seven Recommendations for Business

The European Commission recently released its long-awaited Proposal for a Directive on Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence. We share seven practical recommendations for companies on how to prepare for the upcoming requirements.

#Human Rights

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Mar

7

March 7, 2022

Human Rights: Applying the UNGPs to Technology: Our Point of View

Applying the UNGPs to Technology: Our Point of View

The UN Human Rights Council initiated an expert consultation on the practical application of the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs). BSR has published a submission drawing upon our experience of 100 human rights assessments with tech companies.

#Human Rights #Information and Communications Technology

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