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May

12

May 12, 2020

Human Rights: A Human Rights Impact Assessment of Facebook In Cambodia

A Human Rights Impact Assessment of Facebook In Cambodia

Earlier today, Facebook published an executive summary of a human rights impact assessment that BSR conducted on behalf of Facebook in Cambodia and its response to those recommendations. We welcome this disclosure as part of Facebook’s increasingly strategic approach to human rights due diligence.

#Human Rights #Information and Communications Technology

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May

5

May 5, 2020

Human Rights: COVID-19 and the Climate Crisis: Building Resilience with People at the Core

COVID-19 and the Climate Crisis: Building Resilience with People at the Core

Whether it’s a pandemic or climate-related impact, those with the least, and those faced with the most extreme socioeconomic barriers, will suffer the most. The impacts that these populations face have the potential to disrupt business, from operations and supply chains down to the vital communities on which business depends.

#Climate Change #Human Rights #Inclusive Economy #Supply Chain

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Apr

10

April 10, 2020

Human Rights: COVID-19 and Our Future World

COVID-19 and Our Future World

BSR and Polecat analyze the top ESG issues and sectors arising in global discourse about COVID-19 over the last fortnight.

#Climate Change #Human Rights #Inclusive Economy #Strategy and Integration #Sustainability Management

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Apr

9

April 9, 2020

Human Rights: Three Ways Businesses Can Protect LGBTIQ Rights in the Face of COVID-19

Three Ways Businesses Can Protect LGBTIQ Rights in the Face of COVID-19

COVID-19 will take an increased toll on those groups who were marginalized, vulnerable, and excluded before the pandemic hit, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and queer (LGBTIQ) people. For LGBTIQ people who have experienced a lifetime of discrimination, especially in places with deep poverty, tenuous healthcare delivery systems, and fragile government infrastructure, the sober truth is that this global emergency presents immediate unimaginable challenges.

#Human Rights

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Apr

1

April 1, 2020

Human Rights: The Urgency of a New Social Contract

The Urgency of a New Social Contract

Last year, BSR launched an effort calling for a modernized social contract for the 21st century. We’re now inviting all our member companies and partners interested in seizing this moment to modernize the social contract to get in touch and co-create a plan of action.

#Human Rights #Inclusive Economy

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Mar

30

March 30, 2020

Human Rights: COVID-19: A Rapid Human Rights Due Diligence Tool for Companies

COVID-19: A Rapid Human Rights Due Diligence Tool for Companies

The severity of the COVID-19 pandemic has reached such a level of imminent threat to public health that restrictions on certain human rights, such as limiting freedom of movement, appear to be justified. But this begs a critically important question: what are the key human rights principles for companies to uphold during this public emergency?

#Human Rights

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Mar

16

March 16, 2020

Human Rights: Business Lessons from Phase One of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Business Lessons from Phase One of the COVID-19 Pandemic

As we take time to think first of the health of our families, friends, and communities in the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, here are five lessons to guide us through these turbulent times and the uncertainties which lie ahead.

#Climate Change #Healthcare #Human Rights #Sustainability Management

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Mar

13

March 13, 2020

Human Rights: Respecting Human Rights While Protecting Public Health

Respecting Human Rights While Protecting Public Health

As the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak disrupts global supply chains and shutters factories and stores around the world, companies are grappling in real time with the human rights implications of the coronavirus response. How can we best protect public health while respecting individual human rights?

#Healthcare #Human Rights

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Feb

27

February 27, 2020

Human Rights: Purchasing Power: The Opportunity for Women’s Advancement in Procurement and Global Supply Chains

Purchasing Power: The Opportunity for Women’s Advancement in Procurement and Global Supply Chains

This year marks the tenth anniversary of the Women's Empowerment Principles (WEPs), a framework guiding business on how to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment in the workplace, marketplace, and community. However, despite considerable advancements, we are still decades away from achieving gender parity.

#Human Rights #Supply Chain #Womens Empowerment

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Feb

25

February 25, 2020

Human Rights: Human Rights Assessments in the Decisive Decade: Innovative Approaches for the Technology Sector

Human Rights Assessments in the Decisive Decade: Innovative Approaches for the Technology Sector

This blog is the second in a series of two about human rights assessments in the technology industry. While the previous blog described challenges related to these assessments, this blog proposes solutions.

#Human Rights #Information and Communications Technology

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