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Jul

20

July 20, 2021

Information And Communications Technology: 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

Information And Communications Technology: 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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Aug

28

August 28, 2018

Information And Communications Technology: Artificial Intelligence: A Rights-Based Blueprint for Business

Artificial Intelligence: A Rights-Based Blueprint for Business

Artificial intelligence (AI)—and the big data business models underpinning it—is disrupting how we live, work, do business, and govern. We have published three papers describing a human rights-based blueprint for responsible business practice with regard to AI, both within and beyond the technology sector.

#Human Rights #Information and Communications Technology #Sustainability Management

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Dec

6

December 6, 2017

Information And Communications Technology: 10 Human Rights Priorities for the Information and Communications Technology Sector

10 Human Rights Priorities for the Information and Communications Technology Sector

A primer on the most relevant, urgent, and probable human rights impacts for the ICT sector and opportunities for positive impact

#Human Rights #Information and Communications Technology

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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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