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Sep

29

September 29, 2022

Human Rights: The New EU Forced Labor Product Ban: Recommendations for Business

The New EU Forced Labor Product Ban: Recommendations for Business

The European Commission recently published a proposal for a new trade instrument to ban products made with forced labor from being marketed, sold, or exported from the EU market. Here are some early insights and steps to help business get started.

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Sep

22

September 22, 2022

Human Rights: Human Rights Due Diligence of Meta’s Impacts in Israel and Palestine in May 2021

Human Rights Due Diligence of Meta’s Impacts in Israel and Palestine in May 2021

In September 2021, Meta commissioned BSR to review the human rights impacts of the company’s policies and activities during the May 2021 crisis in Israel and Palestine. Today, we are publishing the results of BSR’s analysis in Arabic, English, and Hebrew.

#Human Rights #Information and Communications Technology

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Sep

8

September 8, 2022

Human Rights: Human Rights Everywhere All at Once

Human Rights Everywhere All at Once

The technology industry is entering a new era of regulation. While each new regulatory initiative stands in isolation to address a specific topic, it is clear that human rights based-approaches—and especially the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs)—provide a common thread that ties them all together.

#Human Rights #Information and Communications Technology

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Sep

2

September 2, 2022

Human Rights: Conflict and Modern Slavery: The Investment Perspective

Conflict and Modern Slavery: The Investment Perspective

As a wave of mandatory due diligence laws come into effect across Europe, human rights abuses such as modern slavery are increasingly under scrutiny. With tangible civil liability and monetary fines on the horizon, as well as basic business responsibility, the importance of examining and managing potential human rights risks has never been greater, both for companies’ management teams and their investors.

#Financial Services #Human Rights

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Aug

30

August 30, 2022

Human Rights: Best Practices for Human Rights Due Diligence in Tech Sales Channels

Best Practices for Human Rights Due Diligence in Tech Sales Channels

To fulfill their commitments to implementing the UNGPs, vendors need their sales partners to address end-use human rights risks. Explore our new brief, which shares guidance and best practices related to the human rights expectations of sales channels in the technology sector.

#Human Rights #Information and Communications Technology

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Jul

21

July 21, 2022

Human Rights: Just Transition: Clean Energy with a Clear Conscience

Just Transition: Clean Energy with a Clear Conscience

To achieve a just and clean energy transition, meaningful multi-stakeholder cooperation between business, governments, labor experts, and environmental justice groups is critical.

#Climate Change #Human Rights

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Jun

30

June 30, 2022

Human Rights: The Norwegian Transparency Act: Key Insights for Business

The Norwegian Transparency Act: Key Insights for Business

As the Norwegian Transparency Act becomes the newest human rights due diligence law to enter into force, what does it mean for business with operations in Norway? We share key insights based on work we've done with our members.

#Human Rights #Sustainability Management

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Jun

29

June 29, 2022

Human Rights: The Housing Crisis: Key Priorities for Investor Action

The Housing Crisis: Key Priorities for Investor Action

Institutional investors have both a responsibility and an opportunity to play a key role in the solution to the housing crisis. We share several key actions to take.

#Financial Services #Human Rights

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Jun

9

June 9, 2022

Human Rights: Beyond Audits: Six Ways to Manage Human Rights Risks in Supply Chains

Beyond Audits: Six Ways to Manage Human Rights Risks in Supply Chains

Companies are now expected to go “beyond” auditing by adopting more robust approaches to address human rights violations in their supply chain. Six points for companies to consider when addressing human rights risks through a holistic approach.

#Human Rights #Supply Chain

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Jun

2

June 2, 2022

Human Rights: Human Rights in the Healthcare Sector: Current State of Play

Human Rights in the Healthcare Sector: Current State of Play

Over the past 18 months, BSR has worked with leading healthcare companies to assess the state of play in human rights practices. We share our maturity curve to chart healthcare companies’ approach to human rights.

#Healthcare #Human Rights

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