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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?

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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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Feb

20

February 20, 2020

Human Rights: Accelerating Toward Data Insights

Accelerating Toward Data Insights

In the first Tech Against Trafficking Accelerator, CTDC partnered with Tech Against Trafficking members and partners across different workstreams related to privacy-preserving mechanisms, data standards, and increased platform engagement.

#Human Rights #Information and Communications Technology #Tech Against Trafficking

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Feb

12

February 12, 2020

Human Rights: The Decisive Decade

The Decisive Decade

The 2020s will be the decisive decade in terms of meeting the objectives of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), shifting the economy to achieve the aspirations of the Paris Agreement, and achieving a fair economy that works for everyone. For companies, this decade will be about creating resilient business strategies, moving beyond integration of sustainability to truly redefine business and the role of the company in society.

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

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Feb

11

February 11, 2020

Human Rights: Human Rights Assessments in the Decisive Decade: Applying UNGPs in the Technology Sector

Human Rights Assessments in the Decisive Decade: Applying UNGPs in the Technology Sector

This blog is the first in a series of two about human rights assessments in the technology industry.

#Human Rights #Information and Communications Technology

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Jan

17

January 17, 2020

Human Rights: Davos 2020: Progress in a Time of Turmoil?

Davos 2020: Progress in a Time of Turmoil?

Entering Davos Week 2020, there is clearly a new climate for business.

#Climate Change #Human Rights #Inclusive Economy #Womens Empowerment

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