BSR logo

Topics

Human Rights Blog


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.

#Human Rights

Read More


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

Read More


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.

#Human Rights

Read More


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

Read More


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

Read More


Jun

26

June 26, 2019

Human Rights: Human Rights Policy Engagement: The Role of Companies

Human Rights Policy Engagement: The Role of Companies

It is increasingly important for business not only to maintain its commitments to respect human rights, but also to find new ways to support the work of governments for such efforts.

#Human Rights #Strategy and Integration

Read More


Jun

19

June 19, 2019

Human Rights: Is Stakeholder Engagement the Key to Successful Community Standards?

Is Stakeholder Engagement the Key to Successful Community Standards?

Ongoing debates about leadership, governance, and regulation of social media are highly relevant to any stakeholder engagement discussion for platforms like Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.

#Human Rights #Information and Communications Technology #Stakeholder Engagement

Read More


Jun

18

June 18, 2019

Human Rights: Human Rights, Access to Remedy, and Stakeholder Engagement

Human Rights, Access to Remedy, and Stakeholder Engagement

It is clear that there is still a significant gap between companies responding to allegations of harming human rights and actually engaging with the affected rightsholders to ensure that appropriate remedy is provided.

#Human Rights #Stakeholder Engagement

Read More


Jun

13

June 13, 2019

Human Rights: #DontBanEquality: CEOs Step Up to Say Abortion Bans are Bad for Business

#DontBanEquality: CEOs Step Up to Say Abortion Bans are Bad for Business

While it may seem safer for companies to stay silent on abortion legislation, many companies have concluded that they need to speak out to stay consistent on their commitments to gender equality and support for women’s health.

#Human Rights #Womens Empowerment

Read More


Jun

11

June 11, 2019

Human Rights: New Collaborative Initiative to Advance LGBTI Equality Globally

New Collaborative Initiative to Advance LGBTI Equality Globally

BSR is pleased to announce our latest Collaborative Initiative, the Partnership for Global LGBTI Equality (PGLE), a collaboration between the World Economic Forum, OHCHR, and BSR.

#Collaboration #Human Rights

Read More