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May

26

May 26, 2022

Human Rights: 10 Human Rights Priorities for the Industrial Manufacturing Sector

10 Human Rights Priorities for the Industrial Manufacturing Sector

BSR is publishing a brief on the most urgent human rights impacts for the industrial manufacturing sector and opportunities for positive impact.

#Human Rights #Industrials

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May

12

May 12, 2022

Human Rights: Human Rights Assessment of the Software-as-a-Service Sector

Human Rights Assessment of the Software-as-a-Service Sector

SaaS services address numerous business needs, and they are behind many of the consumer-facing products and platforms we use every day. This report identifies salient human rights risks and makes recommendations to SaaS providers on how to avoid, prevent, and mitigate adverse human rights impacts associated with their individual services and the sector as a whole.

#Human Rights #Information and Communications Technology

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Apr

20

April 20, 2022

Human Rights: Human Rights Roadmap for Transforming Finance

Human Rights Roadmap for Transforming Finance

The Human Rights Roadmap for Transforming Finance report elaborates on the call to action set out in the UNGPs, highlighting key areas where progress is needed to tackle global challenges and contribute to new systems grounded in respect for human rights.

#ESG #Financial Services #Human Rights

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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.

#Human Rights

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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.

#Human Rights

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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

13

September 13, 2021

Human Rights: BSR Submission to EU Social Taxonomy Process

BSR Submission to EU Social Taxonomy Process

BSR's submitted feedback to the EU Social Taxonomy Process, an effort initiated under a mandate from the European Commission Platform on Sustainable Finance to ensure that vital social aspects of sustainability are integrated into the EU’s Taxonomy Regulation.

#Financial Services #Human Rights #Reporting and Communications

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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.

#Human Rights

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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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