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Jan

21

January 21, 2020

Information And Communications Technology: Five Insights on the Future of Reporting from Uber’s Safety Report

Five Insights on the Future of Reporting from Uber’s Safety Report

In December, Uber published its first-ever U.S. Safety Report, sharing the company’s approach to serious safety incidents—such as injuries, fatalities, and sexual assault or misconduct—and describing its recent safety investments. Uber deserves praise for voluntarily reporting on these important challenges, and its publication provides important lessons for other companies on the value of reporting.

#Information and Communications Technology #Reporting and Communications

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Dec

12

December 12, 2019

Information And Communications Technology: A Human Rights Review of the Facebook Oversight Board

A Human Rights Review of the Facebook Oversight Board

Today, BSR is releasing a human rights review to inform the governance and operations of the Facebook Oversight Board so that it is consistent with human rights-based approaches, principles, standards, and methodologies.

#Human Rights #Information and Communications Technology

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Dec

11

December 11, 2019

Information And Communications Technology: The New Climate for Ever-Evolving Technology: Q&A with Patrick Browne, Director, Sustainability, UPS

The New Climate for Ever-Evolving Technology: Q&A with Patrick Browne, Director, Sustainability, UPS

BSR interviews UPS Director of Sustainability Patrick Browne on the types of new technologies UPS has deployed, the impact they have had so far, and plans to further integrate tech into their sustainability strategy for 2020 and beyond.

#Climate Change #Information and Communications Technology #Strategy and Integration #Sustainability Management

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Dec

5

December 5, 2019

Information And Communications Technology: Blockchain through the Whole Supply Chain: Traceability at the Source Depends on Trust

Blockchain through the Whole Supply Chain: Traceability at the Source Depends on Trust

This blog is the second in a series where BSR and Envisible document their project to support a global brand and its supply chain partners to establish a blockchain-enabled traceable supply chain that delivers sustainability benefits to all the actors in the supply chain.

#Information and Communications Technology #Supply Chain

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Nov

7

November 7, 2019

Information And Communications Technology: Sustainability at AT&T: Q&A with John Schulz, Director, External Affairs, Sustainability

Sustainability at AT&T: Q&A with John Schulz, Director, External Affairs, Sustainability

In today’s new climate for business, stakeholders are looking to understand the sustainability impacts of the entire company—including the products and services that generate its revenue. BSR member AT&T is an example of a company driving greater impact by making sustainability part of its revenue model.

#Climate Change #Information and Communications Technology #Sustainability Management

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Oct

30

October 30, 2019

Information And Communications Technology: Google’s Human Rights by Design

Google’s Human Rights by Design

Google commissioned BSR to conduct a human rights assessment of its new celebrity recognition application program interface (API) while it was in development to identify, prevent, and mitigate potential human rights impacts.

#Human Rights #Information and Communications Technology

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Oct

7

October 7, 2019

Information And Communications Technology: Q&A with BSR Senior Advisor Susan Morgan

Q&A with BSR Senior Advisor Susan Morgan

Dunstan Allison-Hope interviews Susan Morgan, BSR's newest senior advisor, on technology, ethics, and human rights in sustainable business.

#Human Rights #Information and Communications Technology #Sustainability Management

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Sep

20

September 20, 2019

Information And Communications Technology: Responsible Use of Technology

Responsible Use of Technology

BSR has partnered with the World Economic Forum’s Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution to publish Responsible Use of Technology and offer a framework for the responsible use of disruptive technologies.

#Human Rights #Information and Communications Technology

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Jul

2

July 2, 2019

Information And Communications Technology: Scaling Impact: Tech Against Trafficking Launches Accelerator Program

Scaling Impact: Tech Against Trafficking Launches Accelerator Program

Tech Against Trafficking has launched an Accelerator Program, which aims to identify promising uses of technology in the anti-trafficking field and to harness the expertise and resources of member companies.

#Human Rights #Information and Communications Technology #Tech Against Trafficking

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Jun

19

June 19, 2019

Information And Communications Technology: Is Stakeholder Engagement the Key to Successful Community Standards?

Is Stakeholder Engagement the Key to Successful Community Standards?

Ongoing debates about leadership, governance, and regulation of social media are highly relevant to any stakeholder engagement discussion for platforms like Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.

#Human Rights #Information and Communications Technology #Stakeholder Engagement

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