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Klima, miljø og energi

Climate Week 2019: Time for Bold Commitments—and Action

BSR's President & CEO Aron Cramer is setting the scene for the Climate Week 2019, which is to be kicked off next week by the UN Secretary General’s Climate Action Summit.

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Menneskerettigheder

New Collaborative Initiative to Advance LGBTI Equality Globally

BSR is announcing our latest Collaborative Initiative, the Partnership for Global LGBTI Equality, a collaboration between the World Economic Forum, OHCHR, and BSR to advance implementation of the UN Standards tackling discrimination against LGTBI people

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Menneskerettigheder

Time’s Up: Kvinder bør være i front og centrum af virksomheders menneskerettigheds due diligence

Kvinder er disproportionalt sårbare overfor negativ påvirkning af menneskerettighederne. Læs de fire vigtigste pointer fra rapporten Gender Dimensions of the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights om kønsblinde menneskerettigheds due diligence

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Strategi & ledelse

Four Steps to Align ESG and Enterprise Risk Management (ERM)

As outlined in BSR’s recent report, Redefining Sustainable Business: Management for a Rapidly Changing World, resilient business strategies require an enterprise risk management (ERM) approach that effectively incorporates sustainability risks of material significance to the company, such as climate change, natural resource availability, and social volatility.

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Samfund

The Impacts of Climate on Health: Why Business Should Care and How to Act

Every year since 2011, the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report has identified climate-related risks as a top threat to business. In 2018, failure of climate change mitigation and adaptation was ranked within the top 10 global risks, alongside extreme weather events and natural disasters. Climate-related risks are wide-ranging, persist throughout value chains, and can be expected to pose severe financial threats to companies worldwide.

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Supply chain

Case: The Coca-Cola Company: Building a Climate-Resilient Value Chain

The Coca-Cola Company has been working to reduce emissions in its supply chain for years—including not only those associated with bottling, but also those associated with growing ingredients, producing packaging, and distributing and refrigerating products. As climate change impacts have begun to manifest around the globe, the 132-year-old company partnered with BSR to take this work a step further to examine what climate risk and resilience might mean for The Coca-Cola Company value chain.

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Samfund

What the Right to Own Property Means for a Land-Based Sustainable Business

This is the second in a series of blog posts where we and a BSR member company review how business respects individual articles in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), 70 years after its adoption in 1948. This series has the support of the Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights (OHCHR), but any views expressed here should not be attributed to OHCHR. This particular post, co-authored with Enel, explores what the right to own property and land rights mean for business.

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Supply chain

Indkøb som fremmer social inklusion – og bundlinien

Er det muligt at kombinere social inklusion og styrket bundlinie i en og samme forretningsgang? Er det troværdigt, at man kan reducere omkostningerne og øge kvaliteten, hvis man ansætter medarbejdere marginaliseret på arbejdsmarkedet? Det er det, hvis man skal tro virksomheder som Microsoft og Nielsen samt andre der arbejder med Impact Sourcing.

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Klima, miljø og energi

Supply Chain Visibility: Traceability, Transparency, and Mapping Explained

Gaining visibility into your multi-tier supply chain is a worthwhile endeavor.

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Klima, miljø og energi

Why Collaboration Is Key to Change: BSR’s Insights

July 29 marked this year’s Earth Overshoot day—an astoundingly early reminder that we are using up our planet’s resources at an unsustainable rate. And while the world is changing for the better and advancing the 2030 Agenda, with many positive examples in the Nordics in particular, it is not changing anywhere near fast enough.

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Strategi & ledelse

The Future of Sustainability Reporting

Sustainability reporting and environment, social, and governance (ESG) disclosures are on the rise around the globe—we’ve seen increased regulation in Asia, it has become expected practice in Europe, and investors in the U.S. are increasingly using this information to inform their decision-making.

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Menneskerettigheder

Four Reflections on the Human Rights Implications of Artificial Intelligence

This is part of a series of blog posts BSR has published in 2018 exploring the intersection of disruptive technologies and sustainability.

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Strategi & ledelse

How Business Can Manage Climate Risk in Southeast Asia

New research funded by The Rockefeller Foundation to help companies build climate resilience in Southeast Asi

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Strategi & ledelse

How to Prevent Your Sustainability Collaboration from Failing

More than ever before, companies are collaborating with stakeholders across their value chains, and even across entire regional or global governance systems, to learn about the systemic issues that curb long-term business growth—such as keystone species extinction, talent shortages, and climate-threatened supply chains—and agree on joint actions to address them.

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Supply chain

The Digital Payments Opportunity: A Conversation

We recently sat down with UN-based Better Than Cash Alliance's Private Sector Digital Innovation Lead Marjolaine Chaintreau and BSR's HERproject Associate Director Chhavi Ghuliani to discuss the new report, The Future of Supply Chains: Why Companies Are Digitizing Payments, which features a case study on BSR’s HERfinance work in Bangladesh.

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Menneskerettigheder

Why Businesses Say Human Rights Is Their Most Urgent Sustainability Priority

On the 3rd of April, BSR’s Human Rights Managing Director Margaret Jungk shared with our network of companies and other partners in Denmark some of the recent trends and developments we are seeing in the field of business and human rights. Sustainability professionals from Denmark’s largest companies joined the event and discussed their experiences and thoughts on human rights in practice.

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Klima, miljø og energi

What Do the Next 20 Years Hold for the Healthcare Industry?

On the occasion of Dansk Industri's Healthcare Day 2019, here's a snapshot of BSR's key insights on how the healthcare industry will transform in the next 20 years, by our Director, Cecile Oger.

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Klima, miljø og energi

Case: How Business Can Build a ‘Future of Work’ That Works for Women

BSR and Women Deliver release a new report on how companies can act, enable and influence to ensure that the future of work, will work for women.

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Strategi & ledelse

Procurement in 2019: Shared Objectives, Shared Challenges

In 2019 procurement executives can help advance their objectives by aligning with their colleagues in trade finance and the sustainability department. At the end of 2018, BSR and Bank of America Merrill Lynch held an event in London to discuss what our future supply chains will look like and how procurement, trade finance, and sustainability can work together.

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Strategi & ledelse

How Businesses Are Collaborating for the Sustainable Development Goals

Five Examples of Private-Sector Collaboration toward the SDGs

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Klima, miljø og energi

Steps to Create Your Company’s Renewable Energy Strategy

At the Global Climate Action Summit this fall, stakeholders from around the globe will meet in San Francisco to discuss how we can take climate ambition to the next level. Business can play a significant leadership role in accelerating the transition to a lower-carbon economy, and as we have seen through initiatives like the Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA), renewable energy can be a key component of climate action efforts.

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Menneskerettigheder

Announcing a New Collaboration Using Tech to Combat Human Trafficking

A growing number of organizations and initiatives are working to tackle forced labor and human trafficking, which affects 40 million or more people around the globe. Given the widespread nature of this crime and the complexity of tackling it—further described in the 2018 U.S. State Department’s Trafficking in Persons Report published today—increased engagement from all stakeholders, including and especially the private sector, is vital.

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Menneskerettigheder

A Map to Help Business Collaborate with Anti-Slavery Organizations

The 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that "no one should be held in slavery or servitude” and “slavery in all its forms should be eliminated." Yet unfortunately modern slavery—most clearly embodied in forced labor and sex trafficking—remains both widespread and difficult to combat today. In 2016 alone, more than 40 million people were victims of these crimes.

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