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May

12

May 12, 2022

Information And Communications Technology: 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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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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