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Jun

4

June 4, 2013

Human Rights: Are Consumers Done with Fast Fashion?

Are Consumers Done with Fast Fashion?

Both data and recent citizen activism suggest that consumers may finally recognize their role in sustainable fashion—and may be willing to pay the price for it.

#Consumer Products #Human Rights #Sustainable Lifestyles Frontier Group

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Jun

3

June 3, 2013

Labor Protection: What Can Bangladesh Learn from China?

In its 30-year path to industrialization, China has made great progress in protecting labor rights by strengthening public policy; integrating worker-protection systems into factories; increasing collaboration among western buyers, local NGOs, and suppliers; and empowering workers.

#Consumer Products #Grants #Human Rights #Supply Chain

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May

28

May 28, 2013

Lessons from Rana Plaza: Shocked, But Not Surprised

When now-President and CEO Aron Cramer arrived at BSR in 1995, the situation faced by workers in Bangladesh’s apparel industry was much the same as it is today. It’s time for systemic change.

#Consumer Products #Human Rights #Supply Chain

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May

7

May 7, 2013

The Middle East’s ‘Latent’ Crisis—and What It Means for CSR

Paris-based economist and Middle East specialist Hugo Micheron explains how the Gulf's rates of overconsumption and unemployment—and its economy built around oil—are creating a perfect storm of sustainability challenges.

#Financial Services #Human Rights

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Apr

23

April 23, 2013

A Conversation about Living Wage with Ethique sur l’étiquette’s Nayla Ajaltouni

The living wage is a global challenge but a necessary part of helping workers and their families achieve decent living standards and overcome poverty. Nayla Ajaltouni discusses what it means to provide a living wage, how companies can help, and the role of the consumer.

#Human Rights #Supply Chain

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Apr

19

April 19, 2013

In Human Rights, What Does ‘Access to Remedy’ Really Mean?

The Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights call for access to "nonjudicial remedy" for communities affected by business-related human rights harms. San Francisco-based nonprofit Accountability Counsel works to ensure this access for communities around the world.

#Human Rights

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Apr

17

April 17, 2013

The Supreme Court Has Ruled on Kiobel. Now What?

In its Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Shell opinion, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that cases under the Alien Tort Statute will now be presumptively dismissed when the alleged human rights abuses occur outside the United States. What does this mean for business and human rights?

#Human Rights

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Apr

4

April 4, 2013

Five Reasons to Invest in Workplace Well-Being Programs

What is the business case for companies to support workplace-based programs that focus on personal well-being?

#HERproject #Human Rights #Supply Chain #Womens Empowerment

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Mar

27

March 27, 2013

What the New Telecommunications Human Rights Principles Mean

Telecommunications companies have published new guiding principles for human rights, freedom of expression, and privacy. What does this development mean?

#Human Rights #Information and Communications Technology

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Mar

22

March 22, 2013

Microsoft Reports: What ïthe LawÍ Is Asking of Internet Companies

Microsoft’s first report on how it has responded to requests from law-enforcement agencies is a positive move in transparency, building on reports by Google and Twitter. It also poses an important question for society: What is the proper relationship among law enforcement, private companies, and privacy?

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

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