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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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May

19

May 19, 2021

Human Rights: Modernizing the Social Contract in 2021: Five Developments for Business to Consider

Modernizing the Social Contract in 2021: Five Developments for Business to Consider

COVID-19 has shown—in a tragic way—how interconnected the world is. All the events of the past year and a half have also reinforced and deepened the urgent need to redefine the social contract and the key role business must play in that effort.

#Climate Change #DEI #ESG #Human Rights #Supply Chain #Sustainability Management

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May

12

May 12, 2021

Human Rights: Beyond #StopAsianHate: Building an AAPI-Inclusive Workplace Culture

Beyond #StopAsianHate: Building an AAPI-Inclusive Workplace Culture

As the U.S. celebrates AAPI Heritage Month this May, there is an opportunity for business leaders to learn more about the AAPI experience and help to build a more just, sustainable, and inclusive world—beginning in the workplace.

#DEI #Human Rights

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Apr

21

April 21, 2021

Human Rights: Joining the UN Generation Equality Forum is Smart Business

Joining the UN Generation Equality Forum is Smart Business

The Generation Equality Forum (GEF) offers a once-in-a-generation opportunity to come together to build an ambitious agenda to empower women and girls. BSR member PayPal discusses its role as a Generation Equality Forum Action Coalition Lead and what motivated it to take part in the Forum.

#Human Rights #Womens Empowerment

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Apr

20

April 20, 2021

Human Rights: Science: A Human Right for Our Times

Science: A Human Right for Our Times

Science is significant to the role of business in enabling the realization of human rights. Today, BSR is releasing a new primer on the right to science and the role of companies.

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