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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Jun

3

June 3, 2019

Human Rights: Time’s Up: Women Should Be Front and Center of Corporate Human Rights Due Diligence

Time’s Up: Women Should Be Front and Center of Corporate Human Rights Due Diligence

The UNGP report "Gender Dimensions of the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights" has the primary objective of putting an end to gender-blind human rights due diligence and access to remedy. This report reinforces BSR’s position that places gender equality at the heart of its initiatives, programs, and tools.

#Human Rights #Strategy and Integration #Womens Empowerment

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May

15

May 15, 2019

Human Rights: Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights: We Need to Talk about the Use Phase

Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights: We Need to Talk about the Use Phase

Undertaking due diligence of artificial intelligence (AI) across all industries now is a matter of urgency and not something that can be put off into a distant future.

#Human Rights #Information and Communications Technology

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Apr

30

April 30, 2019

Human Rights: How Companies Should Respond to the Vedanta Ruling

How Companies Should Respond to the Vedanta Ruling

Following the UK Supreme Court's recent decision in Vedanta v. Lungowe, we believe it is in the best interest of companies to double down on working with subsidiaries to ensure they properly understand and adequately manage environmental and social risk.

#Human Rights

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