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Bridging the Supply Chain Gender Gap through Digital Training

The COVID-19 pandemic impacted the lives of approximately 190 million women workers in global supply chains.

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Menneskerettigheder

Rapid Human Rights Due Diligence During Political and Armed Conflict: A Business Response to Ukraine

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine presents the most high-stakes situation for the country since it broke from the Soviet Union in 1991.

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Menneskerettigheder

Applying the UNGPs to Technology

The UN Human Rights Council recently initiated an expert consultation on the practical application of the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) to the activities of technology companies, and it sought formal input from stakeholders.

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Menneskerettigheder

International Women’s Day: Business Trends and Opportunities

At the current pace, it will take another generation to achieve gender parity. Three key areas that require urgent action from companies include addressing unpaid work and care, combating gender-based violence, and preparing for future jobs.

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Klima, miljø og energi

China’s Carbon Emission Trading Scheme and its Implications for Businesses

Since its inauguration in July 2021, China’s national Emission Trading Scheme (ETS) has become the world’s largest emission trading system, its accumulated trading volume exceeding 800 million Yuan.

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Klima, miljø og energi

The New SBTi Standard Places Science at the Heart of Corporate Net-Zero Targets

The launch of the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) Net-Zero Standard just before COP26 marks a significant milestone.

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Strategi & ledelse

Sustainable from the Start: Embedding ESG into High-Growth Business Strategy

We are experiencing a profound shift in stakeholder expectations and business growth strategy: sustainability is more important than ever before.

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Menneskerettigheder

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

In January of this year, we published a blog highlighting practical steps that palm oil companies can take to respect child rights and address child labor in their operations and supply chains.

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Medarbejder

Why Worker Data Protection Should Be Central to a 21st-Century Social Contract

Last month, we published a proposal to overhaul the relationship between government, business, employees, and people with a new social contract fit for the 21st century.

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Menneskerettigheder

Transforming Finance: Priorities for Progress in Advancing Respect for Human Rights

We live at a time in which both people and the planet face severe and often interconnected threats: the world’s richest 1 percent now has more than twice as much wealth as 6.9 billion people.

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Menneskerettigheder

Bridging the Human Rights Gap in ESG

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investing has seen a sharp increase in recent years, with 10 percent of worldwide fund assets currently invested in ESG-labeled funds and ESG assets on track to exceed US$50 trillion by 2025.

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Strategi & ledelse

Mastering a Purposeful Approach to ESG Due Diligence in Mergers and Acquisitions

Effective mergers and acquisitions (M&A) due diligence must take a double and dynamic approach to understanding current and future material ESG risks and opportunities.

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Menneskerettigheder

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

Today is international anti-discrimination day! Companies operating outside the US are struggling to address long-standing race and ethnicity issues and developing or stretching their diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) goals.

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Strategi & ledelse

2022: Purposeful Sustainability Leadership for Turbulent Times

The last two years have made predictions seem to be exercises in futility. In fact, the dynamics reshaping our world are largely the product of underlying changes we already were fully aware of; none of this was entirely unexpected.

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Klima, miljø og energi

COP26 Made Climate Action Mainstream Business and Put 1.5°C on Life Support

At COP26, the global community made meaningful progress. Unfortunately, it also is wholly insufficient to meet the Paris Agreement’s goals.

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Klima, miljø og energi

COP26 and the Real Economy: Climate Change Solutions at and beyond Glasgow

As many of us prepare to descend on Glasgow for the once-delayed, badly needed COP26, the world is facing serious questions.

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Menneskerettigheder

Reimagining Investment: Human Rights in Venture Capital

Private equity firms, including venture capital (VC) firms, have come under scrutiny regarding the funding of human rights abuses as media attention has grown over the use of spying technologies to track minorities, journalists, immigrants, and activists.

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Strategi & ledelse

Modernizing the Social Contract in 2021: Five Developments for Business to Consider

In late 2019, BSR launched its call for business to help redefine the social contract. As we urged firms to take ambitious steps to build a modern and stable pact between individuals and institutions, we had no idea what the next 21 months would bring.

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Menneskerettigheder

Navigating Emerging Ethical Issues: Lessons from Bioethics, Tech, and Human Rights

The healthcare sector has constantly grappled with ethical questions at the cutting edge of regulation.

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Menneskerettigheder

Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive: Seven Recommendations for Business

On February 23, 2022, the European Commission released its long-awaited Proposal for a Directive on Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence. The directive represents a milestone in the field of corporate sustainability and business and human rights.

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Klima, miljø og energi

Time’s Up: Urgent Climate Adaptation and Business Transformation Key to Secure a Livable Planet

IPCC’s recently released Sixth Assessment Report about climate impacts, adaptation, and vulnerability shines a light on the threat climate change poses to human well-being and planetary health.

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Menneskerettigheder

Impact-Based Materiality: Why Companies Should Focus Their Assessments on Impacts Rather than Perception

The concept of double materiality provides clarity that companies should report on matters that influence enterprise value (“financial materiality”) and matters that affect the economy, environment, and people (“impact materiality”).

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Menneskerettigheder

The Future of Business and Human Rights

As we celebrated Human Rights Day on December 10— the anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights—we reflect on the role of business in shaping a future in which human rights are respected and protected in law and practice.

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Menneskerettigheder

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

A wave of anti-LGBTIQ+ policies, driven by populist movements, continues to rise around the world, threatening many of the rights-protecting victories achieved over the last several decades.

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Klima, miljø og energi

Only Transformative Net-Zero Implementation Will Meet Our Climate Crisis

The world’s leading authority on climate science, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, had not delivered a major report in 7 years. But the installment released last month paints a dire picture of our future.

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Strategi & ledelse

A 21st-Century Social Contract Must Include a Just Transition to a Net-Zero Economy

How Business Can Protect Workers and Communities while Addressing the Climate Crisis

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Strategi & ledelse

Meeting the Moment on ESG Investing: Q&A with Lauren Abbott, Global VP, Anheuser-Busch InBev

The year 2020 has been extremely challenging for business, from dealing with COVID-19 and its economic impacts to addressing the worsening climate crisis. Amid these challenges, investors have increased their focus on how companies are acting on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues. How can companies best prepare for investors’ current demands?

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