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August 28, 2018
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.
December 6, 2017
A primer on the most relevant, urgent, and probable human rights impacts for the ICT sector and opportunities for positive impact
August 22, 2017
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.
April 26, 2017
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.
March 7, 2017
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.
February 9, 2016
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.
February 1, 2016
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.
October 30, 2015
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.
September 17, 2014
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).
July 1, 2014
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.