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Nov

11

November 11, 2020

Inclusive Economy: The Sustainable Business Agenda in a Biden-Harris Administration

The Sustainable Business Agenda in a Biden-Harris Administration

Following the 2020 U.S. elections, BSR President and CEO Aron Cramer lays out an agenda for business to call on the Biden administration to adopt in order to advance a more just and sustainable world.

#Climate Change #Environment #ESG #Human Rights #Inclusive Economy #Procurement #Supply Chain

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Sep

24

September 24, 2020

Inclusive Economy: Scaling the Impact of Digital Financial Services: The Opportunity and Imperative during COVID-19

Scaling the Impact of Digital Financial Services: The Opportunity and Imperative during COVID-19

In a new report, HERproject and the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth share lessons and insights from Digital Wages programs that can help companies, governments, and financial service providers scale up digital payments for low-income workers after COVID-19.

#HERproject #Inclusive Economy

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Sep

22

September 22, 2020

Inclusive Economy: Meeting the Moment for a New Social Contract: Q&A with Sharan Burrow of the ITUC

Meeting the Moment for a New Social Contract: Q&A with Sharan Burrow of the ITUC

BSR is pleased to welcome Sharan Burrow, an outspoken champion for workers and climate, as a plenary speaker at our 2020 Conference. In this article, we discuss her point of view on what a 21st-century social contract should look like.

#Inclusive Economy #Sustainability Management

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Sep

14

September 14, 2020

Inclusive Economy: Indigenous Peoples and Climate Change: A Call For Action to Build Resilience Post-COVID

Indigenous Peoples and Climate Change: A Call For Action to Build Resilience Post-COVID

On the commemoration of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), we recognize that there is still much to be done to prevent, mitigate, and remedy the current and forthcoming adverse impacts of climate change to which Indigenous Peoples are particularly vulnerable.

#Climate Change #Human Rights #Inclusive Economy

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Jul

1

July 1, 2020

Inclusive Economy: Why Modern Slavery Risks Should Be Top of Mind for Businesses during COVID-19

Why Modern Slavery Risks Should Be Top of Mind for Businesses during COVID-19

Through our work addressing modern slavery across supply chains, we have observed an alarming uptick in business actions during the COVID-19 pandemic that may lead to more individuals being forced into conditions of modern slavery, or on the brink thereof.

#Human Rights #Inclusive Economy #Supply Chain

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Jun

24

June 24, 2020

Inclusive Economy: The Business Role in Creating a 21st-Century Social Contract

The Business Role in Creating a 21st-Century Social Contract

2020 has demonstrated powerfully the importance of a fully functioning social safety net, public health systems, and global collaboration. Reforms to the social contract are clearly needed to protect public health, economic security, and the right of all people to participate fully in society.

#Climate Change #Human Rights #Inclusive Economy #Supply Chain #Sustainability Management #Womens Empowerment

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May

5

May 5, 2020

Inclusive Economy: COVID-19 and the Climate Crisis: Building Resilience with People at the Core

COVID-19 and the Climate Crisis: Building Resilience with People at the Core

Whether it’s a pandemic or climate-related impact, those with the least, and those faced with the most extreme socioeconomic barriers, will suffer the most. The impacts that these populations face have the potential to disrupt business, from operations and supply chains down to the vital communities on which business depends.

#Climate Change #Human Rights #Inclusive Economy #Supply Chain

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Apr

10

April 10, 2020

Inclusive Economy: COVID-19 and Our Future World

COVID-19 and Our Future World

BSR and Polecat analyze the top ESG issues and sectors arising in global discourse about COVID-19 over the last fortnight.

#Climate Change #Human Rights #Inclusive Economy #Strategy and Integration #Sustainability Management

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Apr

1

April 1, 2020

Inclusive Economy: The Urgency of a New Social Contract

The Urgency of a New Social Contract

Last year, BSR launched an effort calling for a modernized social contract for the 21st century. We’re now inviting all our member companies and partners interested in seizing this moment to modernize the social contract to get in touch and co-create a plan of action.

#Human Rights #Inclusive Economy

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Mar

11

March 11, 2020

Inclusive Economy: The Shift to Digital Wages: Making Sure It Works for Women and Business

The Shift to Digital Wages: Making Sure It Works for Women and Business

In the HERfinance Digital Wages program in Bangladesh, designed to support garment factories making the transition from cash to digital payrolls, we found a tangible connection between tailoring programs to women’s needs and an increase in women’s financial inclusion and empowerment.

#Financial Services #HERproject #Inclusive Economy #Supply Chain #Womens Empowerment

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