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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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July 11, 2013

Three Lessons on Improving Global Health Outcomes: The Guiding Principles on Access to Healthcare

To launch our new collaborative initiative, the Guiding Principles on Access to Healthcare, we hosted a webinar with representatives from many sectors in the healthcare industry. Here are three lessons about the principles that can help business tackle major sustainability issues—such as improving global health outcomes.

#Guiding Principle on Access to Healthcare #Healthcare #Human Rights

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July 8, 2013

Equator Principles III: What Do Financial Services Companies Need to Know?

With the launch of the third version of the Equator Principles last month, the scope and scale of how banks manage environmental and social risks in financial activities has significantly increased. We share three points that particularly demonstrate the strength of the revised principles.

#Climate Change #Financial Services #Human Rights

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June 11, 2013

Human Rights: Myanmar at the Crossroads

Myanmar at the Crossroads

Myanmar is considered the last great frontier market. With a little help from business, it could develop in a sustainable manner.

#Financial Services #Human Rights

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