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Human Rights: 10 Human Rights Priorities for the Food, Beverage, and Agriculture Sector

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10 Human Rights Priorities for the Food, Beverage, and Agriculture Sector

This issue brief identifies the 10 most relevant, urgent, and probable human rights impacts for businesses operating in the food, beverage, and agriculture (FBA) sector. The information here is gathered from BSR’s direct engagement with FBA companies, as well as our 30 years of experience helping companies in all sectors manage their human rights risks.

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Human Rights: 10 Human Rights Priorities for the Luxury Sector

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10 Human Rights Priorities for the Luxury Sector

This issue brief identifies the 10 most relevant, urgent, and probable human rights impacts for businesses operating in the luxury sector. The information here is gathered from BSR’s direct engagement with luxury sector companies, as well as our 30 years of experience helping companies in all sectors manage their human rights risks.

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Human Rights: Just Transition: Clean Energy with a Clear Conscience

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Just Transition: Clean Energy with a Clear Conscience

To achieve a just and clean energy transition, meaningful multi-stakeholder cooperation between business, governments, labor experts, and environmental justice groups is critical.

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Human Rights: The Norwegian Transparency Act: Key Insights for Business

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The Norwegian Transparency Act: Key Insights for Business

As the Norwegian Transparency Act becomes the newest human rights due diligence law to enter into force, what does it mean for business with operations in Norway? We share key insights based on work we've done with our members.

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Human Rights: The Housing Crisis: Key Priorities for Investor Action

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The Housing Crisis: Key Priorities for Investor Action

Institutional investors have both a responsibility and an opportunity to play a key role in the solution to the housing crisis. We share several key actions to take.

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Human Rights: Beyond Audits: Six Ways to Manage Human Rights Risks in Supply Chains

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Beyond Audits: Six Ways to Manage Human Rights Risks in Supply Chains

Companies are now expected to go “beyond” auditing by adopting more robust approaches to address human rights violations in their supply chain. Six points for companies to consider when addressing human rights risks through a holistic approach.

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Human Rights: Human Rights in the Healthcare Sector: Current State of Play

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Human Rights in the Healthcare Sector: Current State of Play

Over the past 18 months, BSR has worked with leading healthcare companies to assess the state of play in human rights practices. We share our maturity curve to chart healthcare companies’ approach to human rights.

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

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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.

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Human Rights: Addressing Human Rights Risks in Renewable Energy Supply Chains

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Addressing Human Rights Risks in Renewable Energy Supply Chains

BSR’s work with energy and extractive companies—including a recent assessment of the human rights risks associated with minerals used in wind, solar, battery, and electrolyzer technology—has surfaced two key strategies for strengthening the management of human rights risks in transition mineral supply chains.

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Human Rights: Inside BSR: Q&A with Cecilie Jørgensen

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Inside BSR: Q&A with Cecilie Jørgensen

Inside BSR is our monthly series featuring BSR team members from around the world. This month, we connected with Cecilie Jørgensen, a Manager based in Copenhagen.

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Upcoming Events on Human Rights

Centering Human Rights and Environmental Due Diligence in the US NAP on Responsible Business Conduct


Centering Human Rights and Environmental Due Diligence in the US NAP on Responsible Business Conduct

Join us for a roundtable discussion to hear recommendations from civil society, government, business, and finance experts on updating the United States’ National Action Plan on Responsible Business Conduct.

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From Authors to Action: Women at the Center to Drive Financial and ESG-Related Performance


From Authors to Action: Women at the Center to Drive Financial and ESG-Related Performance

Join BSR to hear from seasoned executives and impact investors Patience Marime-Ball and Ruth Shaber, MD, authors of The XX Edge: Unlocking Higher Returns and Lower Risk. During this webinar, you will learn more about this new paradigm of gender-focused capital deployment that goes beyond ESG.

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Tech Against Trafficking Summit


Tech Against Trafficking Summit

Join us for the first Tech Against Trafficking Summit, which will take place in Seattle.

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Modern Slavery in Global Value Chains: Trends and Challenges Ahead


Modern Slavery in Global Value Chains: Trends and Challenges Ahead

Join us at our San Francisco office for a discussion on “Modern Slavery in Global Value Chains: Trends and Challenges Ahead” on September 29, featuring Claudio Formisano, BSR’s Modern Slavery lead, and Jenny Vaughan, BSR’s Human Rights Managing Director.

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