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December 14, 2021
Racism and ethnic discrimination is a global problem, and addressing these issues benefits everyone. We conducted interviews among BSR’s 300 member companies to identify common challenges companies face when addressing these issues and the potential opportunities this can represent for businesses. We also interviewed civil society organizations around the world to understand their expectations for corporate action.
December 10, 2021
As we celebrate Human Rights Day on December 10—the anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights—we are taking the opportunity to reflect on the role of business in shaping a future in which human rights are respected and protected in both law and in practice.
November 4, 2021
The world’s leading companies have a tremendous opportunity to stand up and promote rights and protections for their LGBTIQ+ employees. The UN LGBTIQ+ Standards Gap Analysis Tool—recently launched by a coalition of international organizations, including BSR and the Partnership for Global LGBTIQ+ Equality (PGLE)—is helping companies to do just that.
October 6, 2021
This month's Inside BSR features Paloma Muñoz Quick, an Associate Director in our NYC office. She shares how her life in Chile and Brazil fostered her interest in tackling systemic injustice, her work on investor action on human rights, and how working at BSR supports her commitment to protecting human rights.
September 23, 2021
The notion that investors should use environmental, social, and governance (ESG) considerations to inform their decision-making is having a moment. This is undoubtedly a good thing but there is a risk that fundamental concepts—like the responsibility of business to respect human rights—may get lost in the process.
September 9, 2021
The increasingly widespread media coverage of surveillance and spyware technologies has put a spotlight on the role of private equity firms, including venture capital (VC) investors, in financing human rights abuses. How can VC firms meet their human rights responsibilities?
August 31, 2021
The number of children in child labor has increased from 152 to 160 million globally, and COVID-19 is expected to further obstruct efforts to eliminate child labor. Here's how palm oil companies can respect child rights and address this complex issue.
July 20, 2021
In late 2020, the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT) commissioned BSR to undertake a human rights assessment of its strategy, governance, and actions. Today, we are publishing the final report.
June 30, 2021
Last week, Tech Against Trafficking launched its second Accelerator program, welcoming Seattle Against Slavery and Unseen UK into the community.
June 29, 2021
How can companies combat performative allyship and rainbow-washing? We share ways to support the LGBTIQ+ community that create long-lasting impact.