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Jan

3

January 3, 2018

Information And Communications Technology: Children’s Rights Online: A Conversation with UNICEF

Children’s Rights Online: A Conversation with UNICEF

Children’s rights often feature prominently when BSR assesses the human rights impacts of information and communications technology (ICT) companies. Dunstan Allison-Hope spoke to Brian Keeley, editor of UNICEF’s State of the World’s Children report, the latest edition of which examines the perils and possibilities of digital technology and connectivity for children, about UNICEF’s work on this issue.

#Information and Communications Technology

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Dec

6

December 6, 2017

Information And Communications Technology: Remedy against the Machine

Remedy against the Machine

How can we ensure access to remedy when decisions are made by machines rather than humans?

#Human Rights #Information and Communications Technology

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Nov

8

November 8, 2017

Information And Communications Technology: Microsoft’s Brad Smith Highlights Business Leadership at the BSR Conference 2017

Microsoft’s Brad Smith Highlights Business Leadership at the BSR Conference 2017

In a keynote address at the BSR Conference 2017, Microsoft President and Chief Legal Officer Brad Smith highlighted the need for the technology sector to think about embracing technology as a cause to protect people.

#BSR Conference #Information and Communications Technology

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Aug

22

August 22, 2017

Information And Communications Technology: Turning the Internet Green: A Progress Update from BSR’s Future of Internet Power

Turning the Internet Green: A Progress Update from BSR’s Future of Internet Power

Following completion of the Future of Internet Power initiative's fourth year of work, we’re taking a moment to look at our recent achievements and to highlight our ongoing efforts.

#Future of Internet Power #Information and Communications Technology

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Aug

8

August 8, 2017

Information And Communications Technology: Leveraging Mobile for Workforce Engagement: Opportunities and Recommendations from HERhealth

Leveraging Mobile for Workforce Engagement: Opportunities and Recommendations from HERhealth

Three years ago, BSR launched a partnership with Qualcomm Wireless Reach to amplify the outcomes of BSR’s HERproject program in China through mobile technology. Our work together focused on enhancing HERhealth, the pillar of HERproject that aims to empower low-income women working in global supply chains to take charge of their health.

#Healthcare #HERproject #Information and Communications Technology #Womens Empowerment

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Jul

12

July 12, 2017

Information And Communications Technology: Insights from Telia Company’s Human Rights Impact Assessments

Insights from Telia Company’s Human Rights Impact Assessments

Here are four insights into how to apply the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights that we gained while conducting recent human rights impact assessments for Telia Company.

#Ethics and Governance #Human Rights #Information and Communications Technology #Sustainability Management

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Apr

10

April 10, 2017

Information And Communications Technology: Beyond Today’s Conflict and Beyond Today’s Minerals

Beyond Today’s Conflict and Beyond Today’s Minerals

Companies can create conflict minerals programs with positive social impacts by broadening their geographic focus and responsible procurement efforts and deepening their transparency and partnerships to engage government.

#Energy and Extractives #Information and Communications Technology #Supply Chain

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Mar

23

March 23, 2017

Information And Communications Technology: Lessons in Technology and Convergence from SXSW 2017

Lessons in Technology and Convergence from SXSW 2017

Here are four trends that ran through this year's South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, Texas.

#Information and Communications Technology #Reporting and Communications #Sustainability Management

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Jan

25

January 25, 2017

Information And Communications Technology: Advancing Women’s Empowerment, at Work and Home, through the Technology Sector

Advancing Women’s Empowerment, at Work and Home, through the Technology Sector

By strengthening transparency in reporting and offering innovative products and services for all, ICT companies can help advance women as skilled professionals and empowered individuals.

#Information and Communications Technology #Womens Empowerment

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Dec

8

December 8, 2016

Information And Communications Technology: To Take the First Step in Greening Your Digital Footprint, Follow the Leaders

To Take the First Step in Greening Your Digital Footprint, Follow the Leaders

The call for business action on clean energy continues to grow, and signing on to the Corporate Colocation and Cloud Buyers' Principles is a way for companies to demonstrate support for sustainable practices at data centers.

#Climate Change #Future of Internet Power #Information and Communications Technology

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