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Mar

10

March 10, 2015

Human Rights: When It Comes to Women’s Empowerment, It’s Time to Focus on Rights

When It Comes to Women’s Empowerment, It’s Time to Focus on Rights

Although business has helped advance women's empowerment, true progress requires a focus on women's rights.

#Human Rights #Inclusive Economy #Womens Empowerment

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Feb

23

February 23, 2015

Human Rights: When It Comes to Human Rights, How Can Business Move from Impact Assessments to Meaningful Change?

When It Comes to Human Rights, How Can Business Move from Impact Assessments to Meaningful Change?

More companies recognize the importance of human rights due diligence and are establishing internal processes—but are these translating to better human rights impacts on the ground?

#Human Rights

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Feb

19

February 19, 2015

Human Rights: What Car Hackers Can Teach Automakers about Data Privacy and Transparency

What Car Hackers Can Teach Automakers about Data Privacy and Transparency

To address data privacy and transparency concerns, the auto industry can follow an approach that BSR has taken with technology and financial services companies, which are also vulnerable to these issues.

#Human Rights #Information and Communications Technology #Manufacturing

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Dec

10

December 10, 2014

Human Rights: A New Tool to Promote Corporate Respect for Human Rights

A New Tool to Promote Corporate Respect for Human Rights

The Corporate Human Rights Benchmark will rank 500 of the world's largest companies on their human rights performance.

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Dec

2

December 2, 2014

Human Rights: What the OECD Guidelines Mean for Investors

What the OECD Guidelines Mean for Investors

BSR sat down with the OECD's Roel Nieuwenkamp to discuss the organization's Guidelines for Multinational Companies, which outline responsible business conduct, including for investors.

#Financial Services #Human Rights

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Oct

31

October 31, 2014

Human Rights: UN Experts Call for Climate Action to Protect Human Rights

UN Experts Call for Climate Action to Protect Human Rights

The growing nexus between climate change and human rights is becoming more significant for business, which has an opportunity to create programs that build climate resilience while enhancing human rights.

#Climate Change #Human Rights

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Sep

17

September 17, 2014

Human Rights: How Tech Companies Can Engage with (Billions of) Users on Human Rights

How Tech Companies Can Engage with (Billions of) Users on Human Rights

How can technology companies engage with billions of users on potential human rights challenges?

#Human Rights #Information and Communications Technology #Stakeholder Engagement #Sustainability Management

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Aug

11

August 11, 2014

Human Rights: Does Transparency Matter?

Does Transparency Matter?

Transparency—one of the twin themes for the BSR Conference 2014—is often lauded as key to successful sustainability efforts. Here, BSR's Managing Director Dunstan Allison-Hope asks why.

#Human Rights #Information and Communications Technology #Reporting and Communications #Sustainability Management

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Jun

17

June 17, 2014

Human Rights: Human Rights in the Supply Chain: A Shared Challenge

Human Rights in the Supply Chain: A Shared Challenge

BSR's recent Human Rights Working Group meeting highlighted three insights about addressing supply chain human rights challenges.

#Human Rights #Human Rights Working Group #Inclusive Economy #Supply Chain

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Jun

12

June 12, 2014

Human Rights: Conflict Minerals’ Child Labor Problem

Conflict Minerals’ Child Labor Problem

Companies sourcing tin, tantalum, and tungsten from the Democratic Republic of the Congo need to be concerned with more than just conflict minerals: Child labor in mines is one of the worst forms of child labor in the world.

#Conflict Minerals #Human Rights #Information and Communications Technology

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