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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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Jun

11

June 11, 2014

What Vodafone’s New Law-Enforcement Report Says About the Future of Sustainability Reporting

The law-enforcement disclosure section of Vodafone’s new sustainability report is candid, innovative, and hints at the future of reporting.

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

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Apr

24

April 24, 2014

To Prevent Another Rana Plaza, Build Better Societies, Not Just Better Factories

April 24 marks the one-year anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh, the deadliest garment industry accident in modern history. To prevent future tragedies, business and partners need to tackle the root causes beyond the factory walls.

#Human Rights #Inclusive Economy #Supply Chain

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Mar

25

March 25, 2014

Human Rights: Corporate Idealism from the Inside Out: A Conversation with Christine Bader

Corporate Idealism from the Inside Out: A Conversation with Christine Bader

In a Q&A with Christine Bader, we explore her new book, The Evolution of a Corporate Idealist: Girl Meets Oil, what it's like working within a company as a corporate idealist, her perspective on BP, and more.

#Energy and Extractives #Human Rights

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Feb

3

February 3, 2014

Human Rights: The Sochi Games and Human Rights: What Is the Responsibility of Corporate Sponsors?

The Sochi Games and Human Rights: What Is the Responsibility of Corporate Sponsors?

Christine Bader, Human Rights Advisor, BSR

As recent headlines have shown, public scrutiny of major sporting events and the human rights records of host countries has drawn attention to corporate sponsors. What should companies involved in these events do to ensure that they are upholding their responsibility to respect human rights?

#Human Rights #Inclusive Economy

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Jan

30

January 30, 2014

Human Rights: Labor Supply Chain Integrity and Ethical Recruitment: A Perspective from IOM

Labor Supply Chain Integrity and Ethical Recruitment: A Perspective from IOM

Federico Soda, Head of Labor Migration and Human Development, International Organization for Migration

The International Organization for Migration and BSR are collaborating to help improve international labor migration and recruitment practices through a voluntary fair recruitment framework and public-private alliance to increase ethical practices in the international recruitment industry.

#Human Rights #Supply Chain #Travel and Tourism

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Dec

10

December 10, 2013

A Deeper Look at Human Rights and Business: The Five Stages of Access to Remedy

While companies have made great progress in assessing and mitigating human rights risks, there is a need to further define their responsibility to provide access to remedy in cases of human rights infringement. Here's a look at the five stages of the process—and the opportunities for business to improve its approach.

#Human Rights

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Dec

5

December 5, 2013

Human Rights: Two Years Later: How Far Has Business Come in Meeting Its Responsibility to Respect Human Rights?

Two Years Later: How Far Has Business Come in Meeting Its Responsibility to Respect Human Rights?

The UN Forum on Business and Human Rights highlighted progress made, challenges that remain, and a sense of optimism about the role of business in further advancing and protecting human rights.

#Human Rights #Human Rights Working Group

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Nov

13

November 13, 2013

Human Rights: Sustainability Storytelling: Creating a Narrative that Matters

Sustainability Storytelling: Creating a Narrative that Matters

Storytelling has the power to connect us with our past, inspire us with a vision for our future, illuminate the connections among all people, and create a forum for discussing solutions to tough problems. Here are some of the stories—and the ideas for successful sustainability storytelling—from the BSR Conference 2013.

#Human Rights #Media and Entertainment #Reporting and Communications #Sustainability Management

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Nov

12

November 12, 2013

BSR Conference 2013: Viewing Sustainability Challenges through a Human Lens

Lauren Behr, Intern, BSR

Given challenges in the past year related to worker safety in global supply chains, the need to address sustainability through a human lens is even more urgent. At the BSR Conference 2013, conversations often returned to this theme.

#Human Rights #Supply Chain

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