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February 3, 2014
Christine Bader, Human Rights Advisor, BSR
As recent headlines have shown, public scrutiny of major sporting events and the human rights records of host countries has drawn attention to corporate sponsors. What should companies involved in these events do to ensure that they are upholding their responsibility to respect human rights?
January 28, 2014
BSR's new initiative, Business Leadership for an Inclusive Economy, catalyzes private-sector action to ensure that all segments of society can meet their needs, shape their futures, and achieve their potential—all while creating the conditions for healthy, thriving companies.
August 19, 2013
As BSR's three-year CiYuan draws to a close, the initiative's manager reflects on what we learned about building partnerships between companies and NGOs to develop the Chinese nonprofit sector.
November 27, 2012
In the second of our series on sustainable urban growth, we look at Hong Kong: Will it be a model of success or suffer from a fractured approach to engagement among government, business, and civil society? Can business lead the way forward?
November 15, 2012
This week BSR launches HERfinance, a collaborative initiative aimed at increasing financial inclusion for low income workers in global supply chains. Like its parent initiative, HERproject, HERfinance brings together partners from various sectors—in this case, financial service providers, multinational companies and their suppliers, and non-profit organizations to educate workers in the supply chain about using formal savings accounts, budgeting, and talking about finances with family members.
November 6, 2012
By 2050, almost three-quarters of the world's people will live in cities. What is the private sector's role in ensuring sustainable urban growth?
June 12, 2012
Myanmar embodies the risks and opportunities for companies entering transitional countries characterized by underdeveloped institutions, poor human and labor rights records, weak rule of law, and other forms of political, social, and economic instability. What is the responsible way to consider entering risky markets and contribute to a country's national development?
November 22, 2011
Earlier this year, we looked at why living wage is so complex: In particular, we explored what constitutes a living wage, who is responsible for ensuring that it is defined, and the role of the company in providing it. Here, we outline a practical approach for companies to design a living wage program.
August 2, 2011
The concept of a living wage is deceptively simple: Companies have a responsibility to compensate workers for their labor at a level that allows them to access goods and services that equate to a decent standard of living. But the devil is in the details: What is a living wage, who is responsible for ensuring that it is defined, and what is the role of the company?