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Mar

19

March 19, 2021

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

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.

#Forced Labor #Human Rights #Supply Chain

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Mar

9

March 9, 2021

Human Rights: The Human Rights Impacts of Workplace Monitoring Technology

The Human Rights Impacts of Workplace Monitoring Technology

As the use of tools designed to monitor workers accelerated during the COVID-19 pandemic, employers need to consider the human rights impacts that may arise from workplace monitoring tools when implementing such technologies in the workplace.

#Human Rights #Information and Communications Technology

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Mar

4

March 4, 2021

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

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?

#China #Human Rights #Strategy and Integration #Supply Chain

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Mar

2

March 2, 2021

Human Rights: Beyond Former User @realdonaldtrump: A Human Rights-Based Approach to Content Governance

Beyond Former User @realdonaldtrump: A Human Rights-Based Approach to Content Governance

How should a company’s responsibility to respect human rights according to the UNGPs manifest itself in the context of content governance? BSR shares its four-part approach to human rights and content governance.

#Human Rights #Information and Communications Technology

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Feb

24

February 24, 2021

Human Rights: How Business Should Respond to the Coup in Myanmar

How Business Should Respond to the Coup in Myanmar

Drawing on the UNGPs, UN guidance for business in conflict situations, and BSR’s own experience working with businesses in Myanmar and advising companies on human rights due diligence in high-risk contexts, here are seven practical steps that businesses with a presence in Myanmar can take.

#Human Rights #Strategy and Integration

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Feb

23

February 23, 2021

Human Rights: Accelerating Progress for Gender Equality through the Generation Equality Forum

Accelerating Progress for Gender Equality through the Generation Equality Forum

BSR is partnering with the B Team and Women Win/Win-Win Strategies to engage the private sector—mobilizing both companies with established women’s empowerment programs and those looking to get involved in the movement—toward making meaningful commitments to promote gender equality through the Generation Equality Forum.

#Human Rights #Womens Empowerment

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Feb

17

February 17, 2021

Human Rights: To Combat Systemic Discrimination, Companies Need to Acknowledge Their Role

To Combat Systemic Discrimination, Companies Need to Acknowledge Their Role

How can companies play a role in tackling systemic racism and discrimination?

#DEI #Human Rights #Information and Communications Technology #Strategy and Integration

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Feb

3

February 3, 2021

Human Rights: Looking Ahead to the Next Decade of Business and Human Rights

Looking Ahead to the Next Decade of Business and Human Rights

As we look ahead to the next decade of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs), we see the need to start focusing on six areas that will enable us to achieve the most meaningful progress toward the realization of human rights.

#Human Rights

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Jan

27

January 27, 2021

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

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.

#HERproject #Human Rights #Supply Chain #Womens Empowerment

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Jan

17

January 17, 2021

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

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.

#Human Rights #Supply Chain

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