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Dec

14

December 14, 2021

Human Rights: Race and Ethnicity: Civil Society Expectations for Business and Recommendations for Company Action

Race and Ethnicity: Civil Society Expectations for Business and Recommendations for Company Action

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.

#DEI #Human Rights

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Dec

10

December 10, 2021

Human Rights: The Future of Business and Human Rights

The Future of Business and Human Rights

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.

#Financial Services #Human Rights

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Nov

4

November 4, 2021

Human Rights: Companies Now Have a Powerful New Tool for Promoting and Protecting the Rights of LGBTIQ+ Employees

Companies Now Have a Powerful New Tool for Promoting and Protecting the Rights of LGBTIQ+ Employees

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.

#Human Rights #Partnership for Global LGBTI Equality

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Oct

6

October 6, 2021

Human Rights: Inside BSR: Q&A with Paloma Muñoz Quick

Inside BSR: Q&A with Paloma Muñoz Quick

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.

#Financial Services #Human Rights #Inside BSR

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Sep

23

September 23, 2021

Human Rights: Human Rights Are Not Just an “ESG Factor”

Human Rights Are Not Just an “ESG Factor”

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.

#ESG #Financial Services #Human Rights

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Sep

9

September 9, 2021

Human Rights: Reimagining Investment: Human Rights in Venture Capital

Reimagining Investment: Human Rights in Venture Capital

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?

#Financial Services #Human Rights

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Aug

31

August 31, 2021

Human Rights: Creating Opportunities for Action: Advancing Children’s Rights in the Palm Oil Industry

Creating Opportunities for Action: Advancing Children’s Rights in the Palm Oil Industry

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.

#Human Rights #Supply Chain

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Jul

20

July 20, 2021

Human Rights: A Human Rights Assessment of the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT)

A Human Rights Assessment of the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT)

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.

#Human Rights

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Jun

30

June 30, 2021

Human Rights: Accelerating the Use of Technology to Combat Human Trafficking

Accelerating the Use of Technology to Combat Human Trafficking

Last week, Tech Against Trafficking launched its second Accelerator program, welcoming Seattle Against Slavery and Unseen UK into the community.

#Human Rights #Information and Communications Technology #Tech Against Trafficking

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Jun

29

June 29, 2021

Human Rights: The Corporate Rainbow: Going beyond Pride Celebrations and Creating Lasting Impact

The Corporate Rainbow: Going beyond Pride Celebrations and Creating Lasting Impact

How can companies combat performative allyship and rainbow-washing? We share ways to support the LGBTIQ+ community that create long-lasting impact.

#DEI #Human Rights

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