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Human Rights: Telia Company: Human Rights Impact Assessments

July 2017

Telia Company: Human Rights Impact Assessments

BSR helped the telecommunications firm Telia Company integrate human rights into business decision-making in two ways: Human Rights Impact Assessments (HRIAs) in six Eurasian markets where the company is exiting and HRIAs in two European markets where the company continues to invest.

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

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Human Rights: Instituto Avon and Fundo ELAS: Speak Out Without Fear Fund

November 2016

Instituto Avon and Fundo ELAS: Speak Out Without Fear Fund

This case study was developed by Win-Win Strategies in support of the Investing in Women initiative, a collaboration platform providing companies with opportunities to share, learn, and design effective approaches to women’s empowerment.

#Human Rights #Womens Empowerment

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Human Rights: Telenor: Responsible Decision-Making in Myanmar

December 2015

Telenor: Responsible Decision-Making in Myanmar

BSR helped the telecommunications company Telenor understand the sustainability risks and opportunities before entering a new market in Myanmar.

#Human Rights #Information and Communications Technology

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Human Rights: Freeport-McMoRan: Localizing Global Social Investment Strategies

July 2015

Freeport-McMoRan: Localizing Global Social Investment Strategies

BSR helped Freeport-McMoRan develop a new approach to engaging local communities, shifting from an emphasis on philanthropy to a participatory approach to investments that satisfies both the company’s and the community's needs.

#Energy and Extractives #Human Rights #Inclusive Economy #Sustainable Communities

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Human Rights: Microsoft: Embedding Human Rights Across a Global Technology Company

November 2014

Microsoft: Embedding Human Rights Across a Global Technology Company

BSR helped Microsoft develop a global human rights strategy that ensures human rights are considered in all major business decisions.

#Human Rights #Information and Communications Technology

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November 2014

Global Network Initiative: Protecting Human Rights in the Digital Age

Since its formation in 2008, the Global Network Initiative has created standards on freedom of expression and privacy that have been implemented by the major internet and telecommunications companies, which reach a total of more than 2 billion users.

#Human Rights #Information and Communications Technology

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July 2013

Vodafone: Respecting Human Rights in the Digital World

Vodafone, the world's second-largest mobile operator, engaged BSR to help align its human rights strategy with the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

#Human Rights #Information and Communications Technology

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May 2013

Telefónica: Assessing Human Rights Risks and Opportunities

BSR worked with the Spanish telecommunications company Telefónica to assess its human rights impacts, risks, and opportunities in each of its 16 operating regions.

#Human Rights #Information and Communications Technology

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October 2012

Helping Companies Ensure Respect for Human Rights

#Human Rights

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January 2011

IAMGOLD: Integrating Human Rights Management Throughout the Business

#Energy and Extractives #Human Rights

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