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Aug

22

August 22, 2017

Information And Communications Technology: Greenhouse Gas Emissions Accounting, Renewable Energy Purchases, and Zero-Carbon Reporting

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Accounting, Renewable Energy Purchases, and Zero-Carbon Reporting

This working paper from BSR's Future of Internet Power addresses the issues of greenhouse gas emissions accounting, renewable energy procurement, and reporting in the colocation data center sector.

#Future of Internet Power #Information and Communications Technology

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Apr

26

April 26, 2017

Information And Communications Technology: Powering Industries of the Future

Powering Industries of the Future

This paper outlines the case for information and communications technology companies to advocate for U.S. policies that will facilitate the clean energy system needed to power the industries of the future and foster global economic growth.

#Climate Change #Information and Communications Technology

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Mar

7

March 7, 2017

Information And Communications Technology: Mobile Telecommunications Industry Brief: Women’s Economic Empowerment in Sub-Saharan Africa

Mobile Telecommunications Industry Brief: Women’s Economic Empowerment in Sub-Saharan Africa

This brief highlights how companies in the mobile telecommunications industry can approach women's economic empowerment in sub-Saharan Africa and shares impacts of the industry on women in the region.

#Information and Communications Technology #Womens Empowerment

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Feb

9

February 9, 2016

Information And Communications Technology: Building Effective Women’s Economic Empowerment Strategies

Building Effective Women’s Economic Empowerment Strategies

This report, written in partnership with the International Center for Research on Women and sponsored by the Oak Foundation, identifies how companies can develop holistic and integrated approaches to women's economic empowerment.

#Business Action for Women #Consumer Products #Financial Services #Grants #Healthcare #Inclusive Economy #Information and Communications Technology #Womens Empowerment

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Feb

1

February 1, 2016

Information And Communications Technology: Best Practices for Colocation Data Centers: A Guide to Maximizing Renewable Energy Mix

Best Practices for Colocation Data Centers: A Guide to Maximizing Renewable Energy Mix

This report from BSR's Future of Internet Power identifies best practices for maximizing the use of renewable energy at colocation data centers (colos) in the United States.

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

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Oct

30

October 30, 2015

Information And Communications Technology: 3-D Printing: Sustainability Opportunities and Challenges

3-D Printing: Sustainability Opportunities and Challenges

3-D printing has been hailed as a transformative innovation, but what are its sustainability impacts? A new BSR issue brief explores the sustainability opportunities and challenges of this emerging technology.

#Information and Communications Technology

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Sep

17

September 17, 2014

Legitimate and Meaningful: Stakeholder Engagement in Human Rights Due Diligence

This paper seeks to address the challenges faced by information and communications technology (ICT) companies working to integrate rights holder engagement into their human rights due diligence, which is a part of Principle 18 of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs).

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

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Jul

1

July 1, 2014

Information And Communications Technology: Intelligent Low-Carbon Power Sourcing for Data Centers

Intelligent Low-Carbon Power Sourcing for Data Centers

BSR's Future of Internet Power initiative has released a new report that helps data center users and operators develop practical strategies for sourcing low-carbon power.

#Climate Change #Energy and Extractives #Future of Fuels #Future of Internet Power #Information and Communications Technology

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Sep

6

September 6, 2012

Information And Communications Technology: Applying the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights to the ICT Industry: Version 2.0

Applying the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights to the ICT Industry: Version 2.0

BSR's Version 2.0 of how to apply the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights to the ICT industry offers ten lessons learned after a year of evaluation and on-the-ground experience.

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

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May

25

May 25, 2012

Assessing Terminal Operator Environmental Performance

Terminal operations are a key node in the logistics and transportation value chain—at the nexus where global supply chains meet communities—and the time has come for terminal operators to align with the environmental improvement approaches adopted by global shippers and carriers.

#Environment #Information and Communications Technology #Transport and Logistics

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