Advances a common approach to corporate water disclosure that addresses the complexity and local nature of water resources.
This paper articulates the need to allow companies to contribute to water management efforts, to assist them instead of excluding them, and to insist that they operate in a manner that justifies their presence and is welcomed by local stakeholders.
Examines the unique nature of water challenges in conflict-affected or high-risk areas and how the management of water resources can in turn affect business operations and society – particularly through its potential to exacerbate conflict.
This report helps companies navigate the business and social implications of automation and outlines how companies can prepare the workforce for the inevitable changes to come.
Reviews the recent history of such partnerships, and makes recommendations for enhancing their effectiveness and scale.
Business has much to gain from more inclusive economic prosperity, through access to new markets, unleashing more innovation, and greater social stability so necessary for markets to function. Conversely, business has much to lose from an economy that fails to capitalize fully on human capital, constricts markets, and experiences sluggish demand. This working paper introduces BSR’s perspective on the business role in creating inclusive prosperity.
This Framework aims to motivate and guide business engagement and action in support of the Secretary-General’s Sustainable Energy for All initiative and seeks to identify where different industries can have the most significant impact.
Summarizes data of bilateral interviews with supply chain, procurement, and sustainability executives of companies that participate in the UN Global Compact Action Platform on Decent Work in Global Supply Chains. The report presents insights into some of the key challenges and opportunities that companies face in their efforts to develop more sustainable procurement strategies. It also offers practical examples of steps taken to combat pressing human rights issues in supply chains, such as modern slavery, child labour and non-compliance with employment standards, and references relevant initiatives and resources for further guidance on these issues.
Provides illustrative examples of how companies from a variety of sectors are positively contributing to peace and development in conflict-prone or post-conflict operating environments.
This guidance material provides recommendations for companies engaged in private sector projects. It is directed toward project staff conducting due diligence, supervision, or monitoring of labour aspects at the operational level.
An independent review of 2008 CEO Water Mandate activities by Arthur D. Little.
Provides guidance for governments, employers’ organizations and trade unions on working together to achieve sustainable economic and social development.