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Oct

30

October 30, 2019

Human Rights: Google’s Human Rights by Design

Google’s Human Rights by Design

Google commissioned BSR to conduct a human rights assessment of its new celebrity recognition application program interface (API) while it was in development to identify, prevent, and mitigate potential human rights impacts.

#Human Rights #Information and Communications Technology

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Oct

25

October 25, 2019

Human Rights: Human Rights in a Global Supply Chain: Challenges and Approaches

Human Rights in a Global Supply Chain: Challenges and Approaches

During its summer meetings, BSR's Human Rights Working Group covered topics ranging from women’s empowerment in the business context to applying human rights considerations to artificial intelligence systems as part of its discussion on implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

#Human Rights #Supply Chain

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Oct

7

October 7, 2019

Human Rights: Q&A with BSR Senior Advisor Susan Morgan

Q&A with BSR Senior Advisor Susan Morgan

Dunstan Allison-Hope interviews Susan Morgan, BSR's newest senior advisor, on technology, ethics, and human rights in sustainable business.

#Human Rights #Information and Communications Technology #Sustainability Management

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Sep

20

September 20, 2019

Human Rights: Responsible Use of Technology

Responsible Use of Technology

BSR has partnered with the World Economic Forum’s Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution to publish Responsible Use of Technology and offer a framework for the responsible use of disruptive technologies.

#Human Rights #Information and Communications Technology

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Jul

30

July 30, 2019

Human Rights: Three Ways Business Is Combating Modern Slavery

Three Ways Business Is Combating Modern Slavery

The business community has a critical role to play in the fight against modern slavery, a practice that spans all business sectors and geographies. As we commemorate the World Day against Trafficking in Persons, GBCAT welcomes all companies to join us in our shared fight against modern slavery.

#Human Rights #Supply Chain

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Jul

11

July 11, 2019

Human Rights: How Business Can Impact Human Rights: Four Lessons from Peacebuilding and Development

How Business Can Impact Human Rights: Four Lessons from Peacebuilding and Development

Jenny Vaughan joins BSR as the new Human Rights Director, bringing four key insights from over a decade of experience in international development and peacebuilding that can help business not just to respect human rights, but to fulfill these rights.

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Jul

10

July 10, 2019

Human Rights: Getting Circular Economy Right: Let’s Put People at the Center of Circular Fashion

Getting Circular Economy Right: Let’s Put People at the Center of Circular Fashion

BSR is working with the C&A Foundation to explore the ways in which advancing circular fashion affects people and in particular, women. Our research reveals that very few companies adopting circular fashion models are considering the social aspects as they make this shift.

#Circular Economy #Consumer Products #Human Rights #Supply Chain #Womens Empowerment

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Jul

8

July 8, 2019

Human Rights: Five Legal Trends Affecting Business and Human Rights

Five Legal Trends Affecting Business and Human Rights

As countries’ concern for human rights changes, so will the legal landscape—as will the operating environment for business.

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Jul

2

July 2, 2019

Human Rights: Scaling Impact: Tech Against Trafficking Launches Accelerator Program

Scaling Impact: Tech Against Trafficking Launches Accelerator Program

Tech Against Trafficking has launched an Accelerator Program, which aims to identify promising uses of technology in the anti-trafficking field and to harness the expertise and resources of member companies.

#Human Rights #Information and Communications Technology

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Jul

1

July 1, 2019

Human Rights: Eliminating Violence and Harassment Just Became an Obligation for Businesses Worldwide

Eliminating Violence and Harassment Just Became an Obligation for Businesses Worldwide

The recent ILO Convention shows more is expected from businesses when it comes to tackling violence and harassment. Here’s how companies can take action using BSR’s “Act, Enable, Influence” framework.

#Human Rights #Inclusive Economy #Supply Chain #Womens Empowerment

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