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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.
October 10, 2013
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?
September 24, 2013
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.
September 18, 2013
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.
September 9, 2013
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.
September 4, 2013
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.
August 6, 2013
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.
July 29, 2013
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?