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Sep

13

September 13, 2021

Human Rights: BSR Submission to EU Social Taxonomy Process

BSR Submission to EU Social Taxonomy Process

BSR's submitted feedback to the EU Social Taxonomy Process, an effort initiated under a mandate from the European Commission Platform on Sustainable Finance to ensure that vital social aspects of sustainability are integrated into the EU’s Taxonomy Regulation.

#Financial Services #Human Rights #Reporting and Communications

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Sep

2

September 2, 2021

Human Rights: Access to Remedy

Access to Remedy

After 10 years of implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs), companies are increasingly expected to address the harms they have caused or contributed to through their business relationships. This brief explains what effective remedy is, the role of business, and five recommendations for companies to improve access.

#Human Rights

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Aug

9

August 9, 2021

Human Rights: Addressing Forced Labor and other Modern Slavery Risks: A Toolkit for Corporate Suppliers

Addressing Forced Labor and other Modern Slavery Risks: A Toolkit for Corporate Suppliers

The Global Business Coalition against Human Trafficking (GBCAT) has released a new toolkit that aims to help businesses that work in corporate supply chains to quickly identify areas of the business which carry the highest risk of modern slavery and develop a plan to identify, prevent, and address risks.

#Collaboration #Human Rights #Supply Chain

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Jul

20

July 20, 2021

Human Rights: 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

Human Rights: 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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Jul

15

July 15, 2021

Human Rights: Human Rights Due Diligence of Products and Services

Human Rights Due Diligence of Products and Services

We can see and feel the human rights impacts of products and services. This issue brief explains downstream human rights due diligence, why it’s important, coming advancements, and how to get started.

#Human Rights

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Jun

22

June 22, 2021

Human Rights: The Shared Opportunity to Promote: A Second-Decade Priority for the UNGPs

The Shared Opportunity to Promote: A Second-Decade Priority for the UNGPs

The absence of action to promote human rights presents severe risks to their fulfillment. This paper draws upon BSR experience over the past decade to propose a framework for the shared promotion of human rights.

#Human Rights

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Jun

22

June 22, 2021

Human Rights: The Next Decade of Business and Human Rights

The Next Decade of Business and Human Rights

Throughout 2021, to mark the 10th anniversary of the UNGPs, BSR is reflecting on what additional action business can take to shape a rights-respecting future.

#Financial Services #Human Rights

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Jan

27

January 27, 2021

Human Rights: Digital Technology and Data in the Garment Supply Chain during COVID-19

Digital Technology and Data in the Garment Supply Chain during COVID-19

BSR examined the impacts of digital transformation on women garment workers in our new report, Digital Technology and Data in the Garment Supply Chain during COVID-19.

#HERproject #Human Rights #Supply Chain #Womens Empowerment

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Jan

7

January 7, 2021

Human Rights: Seven Questions to Help Determine When a Company Should Remedy Human Rights Harm under the UNGPs

Seven Questions to Help Determine When a Company Should Remedy Human Rights Harm under the UNGPs

How can companies determine whether they have caused, contributed, or are directly linked to an adverse impact through their business relationships? A new white paper explores seven questions to help companies determine their connection to negative impacts and how to reframe these questions to identify appropriate actions to prevent and mitigate potential adverse human rights impacts that may occur in the future.

#Human Rights

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