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Jul

24

July 24, 2020

Human Rights: When It Comes to Racial Justice, the Business and Human Rights Community Can Do More

When It Comes to Racial Justice, the Business and Human Rights Community Can Do More

Since the tragic killing of George Floyd, Black Lives Matter (BLM) has received an unprecedented wave of support from all facets of society as people call for an end to racial injustice. This is not just an issue confined to the United States—this is a global human rights imperative.

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Jul

21

July 21, 2020

Human Rights: Key Ways Business Can Still Support Women’s Reproductive Rights Following SCOTUS Decisions

Key Ways Business Can Still Support Women’s Reproductive Rights Following SCOTUS Decisions

Corporate policies can provide a bulwark against the erosion of access to reproductive healthcare, helping to protect and strengthen the new social contract between business and society that the 21st century demands.

#Healthcare #Human Rights #Womens Empowerment

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Jul

9

July 9, 2020

Human Rights: Why Worker Data Protection Should Be Central to a 21st-Century Social Contract

Why Worker Data Protection Should Be Central to a 21st-Century Social Contract

Data protection is rarely discussed during dialogue about the need for a new social contract. However, the existing social contract was developed in the pre-digital world, not today’s data-rich environment, and a modern social contract must address a whole host of new risks and opportunities arising from how employee data are collected, shared, and used.

#Human Rights #Information and Communications Technology #Social Contract

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Jul

1

July 1, 2020

Human Rights: Why Modern Slavery Risks Should Be Top of Mind for Businesses during COVID-19

Why Modern Slavery Risks Should Be Top of Mind for Businesses during COVID-19

Through our work addressing modern slavery across supply chains, we have observed an alarming uptick in business actions during the COVID-19 pandemic that may lead to more individuals being forced into conditions of modern slavery, or on the brink thereof.

#Human Rights #Inclusive Economy #Supply Chain

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Jun

24

June 24, 2020

Human Rights: The Business Role in Creating a 21st-Century Social Contract

The Business Role in Creating a 21st-Century Social Contract

2020 has demonstrated powerfully the importance of a fully functioning social safety net, public health systems, and global collaboration. Reforms to the social contract are clearly needed to protect public health, economic security, and the right of all people to participate fully in society.

#Climate Change #Human Rights #Inclusive Economy #Supply Chain #Sustainability Management #Womens Empowerment

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Jun

23

June 23, 2020

Human Rights: Access to Grievance Mechanisms and Remedy during the COVID-19 Crisis

Access to Grievance Mechanisms and Remedy during the COVID-19 Crisis

COVID-19 has aggravated existing inequalities, with rapidly changing business operating environments requiring fast decision-making based on often imperfect information. There is little doubt that some company decisions will have caused harm to employees, local residents, or customers. Companies will be held to account and asked to rectify these harms and to fulfill their duties to provide access to remedy.

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Jun

16

June 16, 2020

Human Rights: Supporting LGBTI People during Pride Month 2020 and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Supporting LGBTI People during Pride Month 2020 and the COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-19 has exposed many of the structural and systemic issues disproportionately impacting vulnerable populations, including people of color, LGBTI people, migrants, and more. As we celebrate Pride Month in 2020, it is more important than ever to recognize the struggles of disenfranchised communities all over the world and the interconnectivity of these struggles for justice and equality.

#Human Rights #Partnership for Global LGBTI Equality

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Jun

11

June 11, 2020

Human Rights: A Human Rights-Based Approach to COVID-19 Decision-Making

A Human Rights-Based Approach to COVID-19 Decision-Making

BSR has developed three primers on how to respect human rights during the COVID-19 crisis: one for the energy and extractives sector, one for the food, beverage, and agriculture sector, and one for the transportation and logistics sector.

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Jun

4

June 4, 2020

Human Rights: An Open Letter from BSR on Racial Justice

An Open Letter from BSR on Racial Justice

The brutal killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers last week—following on the previous killings of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Eric Garner, Alton Sterling, Trayvon Martin, and countless others—is yet another example of the systemic and institutional racism that persists in the United States.

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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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