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June 3, 2013
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.
May 28, 2013
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.
May 7, 2013
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.
April 23, 2013
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.
April 19, 2013
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.
April 17, 2013
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?
March 27, 2013
Telecommunications companies have published new guiding principles for human rights, freedom of expression, and privacy. What does this development mean?
March 22, 2013
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?