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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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Oct

10

October 10, 2013

Collaborative Initiatives: Accelerators or Diversions?

Christine Bader, Human Rights Advisor, BSR

With any collaborative initiative, the question must be asked: Is this going to accelerate progress or divert attention and resources from the real problem?

#Ethics and Governance #Human Rights #Sustainability Management

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Sep

24

September 24, 2013

Meeting Global Development Goals Requires More Cross-Sector Partnerships

As the UN sets about establishing post-2015 development goals, we need new thinking and fresh commitments from across all sectors to develop—and meet—commitments related to global health.

#Healthcare #Human Rights

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Sep

18

September 18, 2013

Advancing Human Rights: Three Lessons for Businesses

Companies must consider human rights impacts as part of every consequential business decision. To help get us there, corporate human rights managers should keep three considerations in mind.

#Human Rights #Strategy and Integration #Sustainability Management

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Sep

9

September 9, 2013

How Can New Technologies Strengthen Social Movements?

Dan Shannon, Strategy Director, Purpose

BSR Conference 2013 speaker Dan Shannon provides examples of how social media and other network-based technologies are changing citizen activism by making it more global, accessible, and decentralized.

#Human Rights

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Sep

4

September 4, 2013

Two Questions for Mary Robinson, President, Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice

Mary Robinson, President, Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice

BSR Conference 2013 plenary speaker Mary Robinson talks about the central importance of networks in addressing the impact of climate change on the world's poorest populations, and how looking at climate issues through a human lens makes a stronger, more urgent case for action by business and other leaders.

#Climate Change #Human Rights

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Aug

6

August 6, 2013

A Practical Approach to Business and Human Rights

A recent BSR Paris event with speakers from the International Petroleum Industry Environmental Conservation Association, Total, and the International Institute for Environment and Development highlighted the need for practical strategies to integrate business and human rights.

#Energy and Extractives #Human Rights #Strategy and Integration #Sustainability Management

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Jul

29

July 29, 2013

Six Ways for the Extractives Sector to Improve Stakeholder Engagement

Most global extractives companies no longer view stakeholder engagement as a "nice to have," but rather as a core part of their business-planning strategy and operations. What's needed to make these engagements effective?

#Energy and Extractives #Human Rights #Strategy and Integration #Sustainability Management

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