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Member Portal

Exclusive tools and resources for BSR members

Explore our library of useful member resources, including implementation toolkits, deep-dive topic briefings and reports, and other valuable content from our global team of sustainability experts. You can also access past video recordings of BSR webinars and events that you may have missed.

To help you find a specific content type (report, tool, etc.) or topic, please use the filters on the right.

Tools
ESG

A Response to ESG Backlash in the US

A BSR Member Briefing

Explore 2023 polling research and recommendations in response to the ESG backlash in the US, with specific guidance on communications and terminology. This briefing introduces Freedom to Invest, a US campaign led by CERES rallying leaders across the business world to remind policymakers that the economy will be stronger and more resilient if businesses can make their own investment decisions.

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Tools
Human Rights

BSR Introduction to IHL

International humanitarian law—which applies in situations of armed conflict and war—creates additional areas of heightened risk for companies operating in such contexts, necessitating a heightened level of due diligence. This short briefer provides an overview of these risks and actions to both prepare for and respond to crisis in a rights-respecting way.

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Tools
Sustainability Reporting

BSR Member Brief: Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD)

Focusing on considerations related to environmental, social impact, and governance, this brief expands upon the EU’s new rules on corporate sustainability disclosure.

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Tools
Human Rights

Implementing Operational Grievance Mechanisms

Challenges, recommendations, and best practices related to human rights abuse and remedy.

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Quarterly Member Reports

Member Insights, 2023 Q4

October 2023: The exclusive quarterly member insights provides BSR members perspectives from our global team on sustainability issues and opportunities to help our member companies see a changing world more clearly.

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Tools
Climate Change

Transform to Net Zero Transformation Guides Collection

A collection of resources by the founding members of Transform to Net Zero collaborative initiative: Maersk, Danone, Mercedes-Benz, Microsoft, Natura &Co, Nike, Starbucks, Unilever, Wipro and EDF.

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Tools
ESG, Financial Services

Investor ESG Toolkit

Examples of what we find investors are looking for and expecting from portfolio companies.

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Sustainability FAQs
Human Rights

Generative AI

This FAQ sets out BSR’s perspective on generative AI and its implications for ethics and human rights.

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Tools
Human Rights

Modern Slavery Legislative Overview

Proposal for EU Trade Instrument to Ban Products made with Forced Labor

A dive into the potential and ongoing impacts of the EU's Force Labor Product Ban Proposal.

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Tools
Human Rights

BSR Member Brief: Humanitarian Crisis in Azerbaijan

Supporting a rights-respecting response by business

This memo provides a brief overview of the unfolding humanitarian crisis in Azerbaijan, including background on the history of conflict and timeline of events, as well as resources and recommendations for response aligned with international human rights standards. This memo follows outreach by civil society alerting BSR to the crisis, the role of business, and potential connections to gross human rights violations. It includes information that companies might anticipate seeing in the media or hearing from civil society in the near term.

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Tools
Climate Change, Supply Chain

Supplier Transformation Framework

Transform to Net Zero Transformation Guides

Transform to Net Zero created the Supplier Transformation Framework to help companies identify and improve their suppliers’ climate performance.

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Sustainability FAQs
Sustainability Management, Sustainability Reporting

Laws and Regulations for Just and Sustainable Business

This FAQ sets out the BSR perspective on new laws and regulations relevant for our work. The field of just and sustainable business is entering a new era where actions that have previously been voluntary are becoming mandatory. We believe it is essential that the spirit of the law is achieved as well as its letter, that compliance supports ambitious human rights policies and sustainability goals, and that regulatory requirements are used to help create a world in which all people can thrive on a healthy planet. 

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Reports
Energy and Extractives, Human Rights

AI and Human Rights in Extractives

AI is driving change within the extractives sector, potentially leading to major human rights impacts throughout company operations, from geologic risk analysis to workplace management.

This report identifies human rights issues associated with increased use of AI in extractives companies and provides recommendations on addressing these impacts.

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Reports
Financial Services, Human Rights

AI and Human Rights in Financial Services

Financial institutions are increasingly using AI technologies, from reducing operational costs to delivering customer service. Yet this evolution may bring human rights risks—as well as opportunities—that companies can’t ignore.

This report identifies human rights issues associated with the growing importance of AI technology to financial services and provides recommendations to companies on addressing these impacts.

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Tools
Supply Chain, Technology

Procurement and Supply Chain Best Practices

High-Growth and Early-Stage Companies and Sustainability

Understanding the foundational and key attributes of establishing and managing a responsible supply chain.

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Our Experts

Depth of Experience and Knowledge

Our Focus Area team consists of global experts across multiple focus areas, bringing a depth of experience and knowledge to integrating focus areas and sustainability strategies.

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Elisa Niemtzow

Vice President, Consumer Sectors and Membership

Paris

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Francesca Manta

Associate Director, Membership

New York

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Matthew Charlesworth

Manager, Operations

San Francisco

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