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Feb

19

February 19, 2015

Information And Communications Technology: What Car Hackers Can Teach Automakers about Data Privacy and Transparency

What Car Hackers Can Teach Automakers about Data Privacy and Transparency

To address data privacy and transparency concerns, the auto industry can follow an approach that BSR has taken with technology and financial services companies, which are also vulnerable to these issues.

#Human Rights #Industrials and Utilities #Information and Communications Technology

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Jan

20

January 20, 2015

Information And Communications Technology: Ahead of Davos: Predictions for 2015 Miss the Real Story

Ahead of Davos: Predictions for 2015 Miss the Real Story

The World Economic Forum will feature strong debates over immediate concerns, such as dropping oil prices, but the most crucial questions have long-term, wide-reaching effects on global prosperity, including climate change and the rise of mass automation and artificial intelligence.

#Climate Change #Information and Communications Technology

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Dec

15

December 15, 2014

Information And Communications Technology: Sustainability in the ICT Industry: Our 2015 Plan

Sustainability in the ICT Industry: Our 2015 Plan

BSR’s ICT expert reveals five priorities for the industry in 2015, including thoughts on how BSR is working with global technology companies to address them

#Information and Communications Technology

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Nov

4

November 4, 2014

Announcing the Winners of the Second Annual BSR Sustainability Hackathon

Alicia Miller, MBA Candidate, NYU Stern School of Business; Intern, BSR

The BSR Sustainability Hackathon brought together 25 hackers in Brooklyn, New York, to develop solutions for social and environmental issues. Three finalists moved to the next round, and one was selected as the first-place winner during the closing day of the BSR Conference 2014.

#Information and Communications Technology

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Oct

8

October 8, 2014

Information And Communications Technology: Join the BSR Sustainability Hackathon 2014 in New York City

Join the BSR Sustainability Hackathon 2014 in New York City

The second-annual BSR Sustainability Hackathon takes place at Brooklyn's Urban Future Lab November 1-2—all ideas and hackers are welcome!

#Information and Communications Technology

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Sep

17

September 17, 2014

Information And Communications Technology: How Tech Companies Can Engage with (Billions of) Users on Human Rights

How Tech Companies Can Engage with (Billions of) Users on Human Rights

How can technology companies engage with billions of users on potential human rights challenges?

#Human Rights #Information and Communications Technology #Stakeholder Engagement #Sustainability Management

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Aug

11

August 11, 2014

Information And Communications Technology: Does Transparency Matter?

Does Transparency Matter?

Transparency—one of the twin themes for the BSR Conference 2014—is often lauded as key to successful sustainability efforts. Here, BSR's Managing Director Dunstan Allison-Hope asks why.

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

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Jul

1

July 1, 2014

Information And Communications Technology: Low-Carbon Power Sourcing for Four Types of Data Centers

Low-Carbon Power Sourcing for Four Types of Data Centers

BSR’s new report outlines how companies can reduce carbon use associated with cloud-based, enterprise, managed, or rented data centers, which now contribute more than 1 percent of global electricity use.

#Climate Change #Information and Communications Technology

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Jun

16

June 16, 2014

Information And Communications Technology: Can Mobile Phones Enhance Worker Health in China?

Can Mobile Phones Enhance Worker Health in China?

A new BSR initiative with Qualcomm and Thundersoft applies mobile technology to HERhealth, a peer-to-peer health training program for factory women.

#Grants #Information and Communications Technology #Supply Chain #Womens Empowerment

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Jun

12

June 12, 2014

Information And Communications Technology: Conflict Minerals’ Child Labor Problem

Conflict Minerals’ Child Labor Problem

Companies sourcing tin, tantalum, and tungsten from the Democratic Republic of the Congo need to be concerned with more than just conflict minerals: Child labor in mines is one of the worst forms of child labor in the world.

#Conflict Minerals #Human Rights #Information and Communications Technology

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