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Dec

9

December 9, 2021

Human Rights: Human Rights Assessments: Identifying Risks, Informing Strategy

Human Rights Assessments: Identifying Risks, Informing Strategy

According to the UNGPs, companies should identify and assess any actual or potential adverse human rights impacts to gauge human rights risks. BSR shares its human rights assessment methodology to help with this important first step of human rights due diligence.

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Nov

2

November 2, 2021

Human Rights: Business in Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Contexts

Business in Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Contexts

Complex interplay of social, political, environmental, and economic factors fosters an environment where violence, oppression, poverty, human rights abuses, and state failure are more likely to occur. Businesses that integrate human rights management into strategic decision-making and day-to-day operations will be more resilient to today’s global challenges while addressing some of the social, economic, and environmental drivers of conflict.

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Sep

21

September 21, 2021

Human Rights: Climate Change: Building Resilience While Protecting Human Rights

Climate Change: Building Resilience While Protecting Human Rights

This report explores the intersection between climate and human rights and makes recommendations on taking first steps to create long-term, resilient business strategies that address human rights impacts related to physical climate impacts as well as the transition to a low carbon economy.

#Climate Change #Human Rights #Just Transition Collaboration

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Sep

2

September 2, 2021

Human Rights: Access to Remedy

Access to Remedy

After 10 years of implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs), companies are increasingly expected to address the harms they have caused or contributed to through their business relationships. This brief explains what effective remedy is, the role of business, and five recommendations for companies to improve access.

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Aug

9

August 9, 2021

Human Rights: Addressing Forced Labor and other Modern Slavery Risks: A Toolkit for Corporate Suppliers

Addressing Forced Labor and other Modern Slavery Risks: A Toolkit for Corporate Suppliers

The Global Business Coalition against Human Trafficking (GBCAT) has released a new toolkit that aims to help businesses that work in corporate supply chains to quickly identify areas of the business which carry the highest risk of modern slavery and develop a plan to identify, prevent, and address risks.

#Collaboration #Human Rights #Supply Chain

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Jul

20

July 20, 2021

Human Rights: Human Rights Impact Assessment: Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism

Human Rights Impact Assessment: Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism

The Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT) commissioned BSR to conduct a human rights assessment of its strategy, governance, and activities.

#Human Rights #Information and Communications Technology

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Jul

15

July 15, 2021

Human Rights: Responsible Product Use in the SaaS Sector

Responsible Product Use in the SaaS Sector

According to many ethical and human rights frameworks, software-as-a-service (SaaS) companies have a responsibility to address adverse impacts that may be associated with their business relationships and use of their products and services.

#Human Rights #Information and Communications Technology

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Jul

15

July 15, 2021

Human Rights: Human Rights Due Diligence of Products and Services

Human Rights Due Diligence of Products and Services

We can see and feel the human rights impacts of products and services. This issue brief explains downstream human rights due diligence, why it’s important, coming advancements, and how to get started.

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Jun

22

June 22, 2021

Human Rights: The Shared Opportunity to Promote: A Second-Decade Priority for the UNGPs

The Shared Opportunity to Promote: A Second-Decade Priority for the UNGPs

The absence of action to promote human rights presents severe risks to their fulfillment. This paper draws upon BSR experience over the past decade to propose a framework for the shared promotion of human rights.

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Jun

22

June 22, 2021

Human Rights: The Next Decade of Business and Human Rights

The Next Decade of Business and Human Rights

Throughout 2021, to mark the 10th anniversary of the UNGPs, BSR is reflecting on what additional action business can take to shape a rights-respecting future.

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