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Oct

6

October 6, 2021

Human Rights: Inside BSR: Q&A with Paloma Muñoz Quick

Inside BSR: Q&A with Paloma Muñoz Quick

This month's Inside BSR features Paloma Muñoz Quick, an Associate Director in our NYC office. She shares how her life in Chile and Brazil fostered her interest in tackling systemic injustice, her work on investor action on human rights, and how working at BSR supports her commitment to protecting human rights.

#Financial Services #Human Rights #Inside BSR

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Sep

23

September 23, 2021

Human Rights: Human Rights Are Not Just an “ESG Factor”

Human Rights Are Not Just an “ESG Factor”

The notion that investors should use environmental, social, and governance (ESG) considerations to inform their decision-making is having a moment. This is undoubtedly a good thing but there is a risk that fundamental concepts—like the responsibility of business to respect human rights—may get lost in the process.

#ESG #Financial Services #Human Rights

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Sep

9

September 9, 2021

Human Rights: Reimagining Investment: Human Rights in Venture Capital

Reimagining Investment: Human Rights in Venture Capital

The increasingly widespread media coverage of surveillance and spyware technologies has put a spotlight on the role of private equity firms, including venture capital (VC) investors, in financing human rights abuses. How can VC firms meet their human rights responsibilities?

#Financial Services #Human Rights

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Aug

31

August 31, 2021

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

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.

#Human Rights #Supply Chain

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Jul

20

July 20, 2021

Human Rights: A Human Rights Assessment of the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT)

A Human Rights Assessment of the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT)

In late 2020, the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT) commissioned BSR to undertake a human rights assessment of its strategy, governance, and actions. Today, we are publishing the final report.

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Jun

30

June 30, 2021

Human Rights: Accelerating the Use of Technology to Combat Human Trafficking

Accelerating the Use of Technology to Combat Human Trafficking

Last week, Tech Against Trafficking launched its second Accelerator program, welcoming Seattle Against Slavery and Unseen UK into the community.

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

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Jun

29

June 29, 2021

Human Rights: The Corporate Rainbow: Going beyond Pride Celebrations and Creating Lasting Impact

The Corporate Rainbow: Going beyond Pride Celebrations and Creating Lasting Impact

How can companies combat performative allyship and rainbow-washing? We share ways to support the LGBTQ+ community that create long-lasting impact.

#DEI #Human Rights

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Jun

22

June 22, 2021

Human Rights: UNGPs’ 10th Anniversary: The Next Decade of Business and Human Rights

UNGPs’ 10th Anniversary: The Next Decade of Business and Human Rights

To mark the 10th anniversary of the UNGPs, BSR is reflecting on what additional action business and other actors can take to shape a future where human rights are realized in law and in practice.

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Jun

21

June 21, 2021

Human Rights: Five Considerations for Companies Setting up Digital Ethics Advisory Boards

Five Considerations for Companies Setting up Digital Ethics Advisory Boards

Advisory boards can help companies manage ethical challenges that arise with the acceleration of digital technology innovation. Here are five considerations for establishing a digital ethics board.

#Human Rights #Information and Communications Technology

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Jun

1

June 1, 2021

Human Rights: LGBTI Inclusion in Action: Q&A with Dominic Cole-Morgan of Scotiabank

LGBTI Inclusion in Action: Q&A with Dominic Cole-Morgan of Scotiabank

Business can help advance LGBTI equality and create more inclusive and equitable workplaces. This includes Scotiabank, which recently announced a significant expansion of gender affirmation benefits for employees and their families. To kick off Pride Month, we connected with Dominic Cole-Morgan, Senior Vice President, Total Rewards, Global Human Resources at Scotiabank to discuss the recent announcement and Scotiabank's broad commitment to human rights.

#DEI #Human Rights #Partnership for Global LGBTI Equality

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