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Jan

15

January 15, 2020

Human Rights: Business Leadership in Defending Inclusive Societies and LGBTI Rights at Davos 2020

Business Leadership in Defending Inclusive Societies and LGBTI Rights at Davos 2020

The Partnership for Global LGBTI Equality (PGLE) is pleased that the economic inclusion discussion in Davos will shine a light on the discrimination faced by millions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people worldwide every day.

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Dec

17

December 17, 2019

Human Rights: Our Top Sustainability Insights of 2019

Our Top Sustainability Insights of 2019

As 2019 comes to an end, we are taking a moment to look back at the news and initiatives that shaped the year. Our six most popular blog posts and reports exemplify the diversity of topics BSR works on, from gender equality to stakeholder engagement.

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

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Dec

12

December 12, 2019

Human Rights: A Human Rights Review of the Facebook Oversight Board

A Human Rights Review of the Facebook Oversight Board

Today, BSR is releasing a human rights review to inform the governance and operations of the Facebook Oversight Board so that it is consistent with human rights-based approaches, principles, standards, and methodologies.

#Human Rights #Information and Communications Technology

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Dec

10

December 10, 2019

Human Rights: Human Rights Day 2019: BSR Reflections on the UN Forum on Business and Human Rights

Human Rights Day 2019: BSR Reflections on the UN Forum on Business and Human Rights

As we look ahead to 2020, what are the pivotal human rights issues that businesses should be paying attention to? Here’s what BSR heard at the UN Forum on Business and Human Rights.

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Dec

9

December 9, 2019

Human Rights: If Corruption Is a Cancer, How Do We Cure It? Lessons for International Anti-Corruption Day

If Corruption Is a Cancer, How Do We Cure It? Lessons for International Anti-Corruption Day

The link between the quality of government institutions that implement policies controlling corruption and economic development is clear. However, in many parts of the world, corruption is still one of the biggest obstacles to social and economic development. In the long-term perspective, being a clean company makes it easier to do business.

#Collaboration #Human Rights #Sustainability Management #Transport and Logistics

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Nov

21

November 21, 2019

Human Rights: Can Corruption in Your Value Chain Lead to Complicity in Gross Human Rights Abuses?

Can Corruption in Your Value Chain Lead to Complicity in Gross Human Rights Abuses?

If businesses fail to conduct conflict-sensitive human rights due diligence and integrate their anti-corruption and human rights efforts, they may be linked to human rights abuses conducted by a third party. BSR recommends enhanced human rights due diligence that is both conflict-sensitive and that integrates corruption risk.

#Human Rights #Supply Chain

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Oct

30

October 30, 2019

Human Rights: Google’s Human Rights by Design

Google’s Human Rights by Design

Google commissioned BSR to conduct a human rights assessment of its new celebrity recognition application program interface (API) while it was in development to identify, prevent, and mitigate potential human rights impacts.

#Human Rights #Information and Communications Technology

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Oct

25

October 25, 2019

Human Rights: Human Rights in a Global Supply Chain: Challenges and Approaches

Human Rights in a Global Supply Chain: Challenges and Approaches

During its summer meetings, BSR's Human Rights Working Group covered topics ranging from women’s empowerment in the business context to applying human rights considerations to artificial intelligence systems as part of its discussion on implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

#Human Rights #Supply Chain

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Oct

7

October 7, 2019

Human Rights: Q&A with BSR Senior Advisor Susan Morgan

Q&A with BSR Senior Advisor Susan Morgan

Dunstan Allison-Hope interviews Susan Morgan, BSR's newest senior advisor, on technology, ethics, and human rights in sustainable business.

#Human Rights #Information and Communications Technology #Sustainability Management

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Sep

20

September 20, 2019

Human Rights: Responsible Use of Technology

Responsible Use of Technology

BSR has partnered with the World Economic Forum’s Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution to publish Responsible Use of Technology and offer a framework for the responsible use of disruptive technologies.

#Human Rights #Information and Communications Technology

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