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June 12, 2014
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.
June 11, 2014
The law-enforcement disclosure section of Vodafone’s new sustainability report is candid, innovative, and hints at the future of reporting.
April 24, 2014
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.
March 25, 2014
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.
February 3, 2014
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?
January 30, 2014
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.
December 10, 2013
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.
December 5, 2013
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.
November 13, 2013
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.
November 12, 2013
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.