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A selection of free resources for sustainable and responsible business
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The Product Success Platform. Model any attribute across value chains.

The Product Success Platform. Model any attribute across value chains. | Sustainability resources for smart business | Scoop.it
Makersite is a lightning-fast data platform to analyze and improve product compositions. Get started in minutes and model every attribute, such as eco-impacts, costs, health, risk, and compliance across value chains. Add your products to sell more, buy smarter and be sustainable.
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Delivering growth through diversity in the workplace | McKinsey & Company

Delivering growth through diversity in the workplace | McKinsey & Company | Sustainability resources for smart business | Scoop.it
Our latest research reinforces the link between diversity and company financial performance--and suggests how organizations can craft better inclusion strategies for a competitive edge.
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Delivering growth through diversity in the workplace | McKinsey & Company

Delivering growth through diversity in the workplace | McKinsey & Company | Sustainability resources for smart business | Scoop.it
Our latest research reinforces the link between diversity and company financial performance--and suggests how organizations can craft better inclusion strategies for a competitive edge.
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This is how circular our world is - #CircularGapReport

This is how circular our world is - #CircularGapReport | Sustainability resources for smart business | Scoop.it
How the linear economy is failing people and the planet and what we can do to close the global circularity gap - A report by Circle Economy.
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Responsible Sourcing Tool: Is Human Trafficking hidden in your supply chain?

Responsible Sourcing Tool: Is Human Trafficking hidden in your supply chain? | Sustainability resources for smart business | Scoop.it
The country profiles on this website provide information about key demographic, economic, labor force, and socio-political conditions. In addition to a narrative report on the country’s trafficking situation, the graphics present information on factors like corruption, poverty, unemployment, migration rates, civil liberties, union rights, etc. that provide important (though not absolutely determinative) insights into the conditions and structures of a society that are associated with risk of trafficking, as well as other forms of labor exploitation.
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DHAKA-PRINCIPLES Implementation Guidance |

DHAKA-PRINCIPLES Implementation Guidance | | Sustainability resources for smart business | Scoop.it
On December 18th 2017, IHRB launches a refreshed dhaka-principles.org, including updated implementation guidance for businesses to ensure migration with dignity.
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Fair Hiring Toolkit | www.verite.org

Fair Hiring Toolkit | www.verite.org | Sustainability resources for smart business | Scoop.it

This Fair Hiring Toolkit offers tools, guidance, and approaches to support the responsible recruitment and hiring of migrant workers in global supply chains.

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Recommendations to improve access to legal remedy for corporate human rights abuse | Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Recommendations to improve access to legal remedy for corporate human rights abuse | Business & Human Rights Resource Centre | Sustainability resources for smart business | Scoop.it
When companies cause or contribute to human rights abuses, adequate accountability and redress rarely occur.
The recommendations by Amnesty International and Business & Human Rights Resource Centre address this persistent problem.
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Business Actions Against Forced Labour

Business Actions Against Forced Labour | Sustainability resources for smart business | Scoop.it
With 21 million victims of forced labour in the world today, members of The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) are actively promoting responsible business actions to help eradicate forced labour in global supply chains. One of the ways in which this is achieved is through tools such as the Business Actions Against Forced Labour booklet, where members are showcasing best practices on how they are tackling forced labour. Read below to learn more about these individual company success stories explaining how they tackle one of the most pressing social issues of our time.
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IBA - Handbooks for Lawyers - Contents

IBA - Handbooks for Lawyers - Contents | Sustainability resources for smart business | Scoop.it
This handbook brings together in one place a diverse collection of educational resources relating to the roles and responsibilities of legal practitioners with respect to business and human rights, including background context and explanation, case scenarios, discussion exercises, frequently asked questions (FAQs), sample checklists and further reading and resources
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Rights & Democracy: Human Rights Impact Assessment Guide

Rights & Democracy: Human Rights Impact Assessment Guide | Sustainability resources for smart business | Scoop.it
This guide is a step-by-step process that allows assessment teams to take stock of the positive and negative human rights impacts of an investment project. Throughout the steps outlined below, information and additional references are provided including reference documents on human rights, examples of research techniques, relevant websites, and details on where to find specific information.
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AskNature - Innovation Inspired by Nature

AskNature - Innovation Inspired by Nature | Sustainability resources for smart business | Scoop.it
Find biological strategies and inspired ideas relative to your innovation challenges, so you can emulate time-tested forms, processes, and systems.
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Best Practice Guidance on Ethical Recruitment of Migrant Workers | ICCR (Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility)

Best Practice Guidance on Ethical Recruitment of Migrant Workers | ICCR (Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility) | Sustainability resources for smart business | Scoop.it
The purpose of this emerging Best Practice Guidance on Ethical Recruitment of Migrant Workers is to highlight the progress some companies have made on these fronts that may serve as models for companies looking to implement ethical recruitment policies and contribute driving change at the recruitment agency level.
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Social Capital Protocol

Social Capital Protocol | Sustainability resources for smart business | Scoop.it

The Protocol aims to clarify best practices, boost the positive impacts of business, and improve business credibility by integrating the consideration of social impacts and dependencies into performance management and decision-making.

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Enterprise Risk Management

Enterprise Risk Management | Sustainability resources for smart business | Scoop.it
Applying enterprise risk management to environmental, social and governance-related risks
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Seafood Slavery Risk Tool

Seafood Slavery Risk Tool | Sustainability resources for smart business | Scoop.it
The Risk Tool rates the likelihood that forced labor, human trafficking, or hazardous child labor is occurring on fishing boats in a fishery. Ratings are not produced for countries. Evidence from credible media and authoritative institutions and civil society organizations is evaluated according to the Risk Tool’s criteria to determine a profile fishery’s rating. A fishery can be rated critical, high, moderate, or low risk.
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Compliance for Homes and Small Workshops | Nest

Compliance for Homes and Small Workshops | Nest | Sustainability resources for smart business | Scoop.it
Nest is a nonprofit dedicated to alleviating poverty, empowering women and promoting peace through the successful creation of artisan businesses.
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Dhaka Principles Dashboard |

Dhaka Principles Dashboard | | Sustainability resources for smart business | Scoop.it

The Dhaka Principles provide a roadmap that traces a migrant worker from recruitment, through employment, to the end of contract. They provide key principles that employers and migrant recruiters should respect at each stage in the process to ensure migration with dignity.

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Green Electronics Council | Supply Chain and Social Issues - Green Electronics Council

Green Electronics Council | Supply Chain and Social Issues - Green Electronics Council | Sustainability resources for smart business | Scoop.it
Institutional purchasers, both public and private sector, are increasingly interested in procuring products which are not only environmentally preferable but have also been produced in a socially responsible manner. Knowing what to ask suppliers regarding how they are addressing negative labor and human rights impacts and what constitutes credible supporting documentation from a supplier is a challenge for both public and private sector purchasers. To address this challenge, GEC has created this guide to provide institutional purchasers with guidance to assist them in procuring IT products from companies that are improving the social responsibility of their supply chains.
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UN Guiding Principles: Assurance Guidance 

UN Guiding Principles: Assurance Guidance  | Sustainability resources for smart business | Scoop.it

This guidance is designed to help expert practitioners ensure that their work plays a valuable role in advancing the protection of workers, communities and other groups affected by business activities – thereby protecting and creating value for the business in the medium to long term.

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Removing barriers to justice is possible - SOMO - English

Removing barriers to justice is possible - SOMO - English | Sustainability resources for smart business | Scoop.it
Analysis shows seven ways to create an effective UN Treaty on Business and Human Rights
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KnowTheChain: Ranking companies' efforts to address forced labour in their supply chains | Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

KnowTheChain: Ranking companies' efforts to address forced labour in their supply chains | Business & Human Rights Resource Centre | Sustainability resources for smart business | Scoop.it
KnowTheChain is a resource for businesses and investors who need to understand and address forced labor risks within their supply chains. In 2016, KnowTheChain has ranked 60 of the largest global companies in three high risks sectors on their efforts to address forced labor and human trafficking risks in their supply chains.
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Natural Capital Quick Scan |

Natural Capital Quick Scan | | Sustainability resources for smart business | Scoop.it
the Natural Capital Quick Scan offer; insight in your potential impacts and dependencies ease of use through key questions, predefined answers and results inspiration and support for informed decision making
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Biomimicry DesignLens - Biomimicry 3.8

Biomimicry DesignLens - Biomimicry 3.8 | Sustainability resources for smart business | Scoop.it
The Biomimicry DesignLens is a collection of diagrams that visually represent the foundations of our design approach. It includes the core components of this approach: Essential Elements, Life's Principles, and Biomimicry Thinking. Available in multiple languages.
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B Impact Assessment

B Impact Assessment | Sustainability resources for smart business | Scoop.it
The  B Impact Assessment   (self-evaluation  through a  free of charge online tool ) measures the impact (of the purpose) of a company business model in an integral way, evaluating b
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