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BSR, Walmart Launch Women's Empowerment Program to Train More than 26,000 Supply Chain Workers in China

March 6, 2014

San Francisco—March 6, 2014—On the eve of International Women’s Day, BSR and the Walmart Foundation are launching Women in Factories China, a three-year initiative that will train more than 26,000 women factory workers in job readiness, life, and leadership skills—in an effort to build a strong pipeline of female leaders in China.

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BSR to Provide Live Media Briefing on Business in a Climate-Constrained World: November 7 in San Francisco

November 6, 2013

Q&A with BSR President and CEO Aron Cramer and Partnership Development and Research Director Edward Cameron

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BSR Report Highlights Business Opportunity in Boosting Health and Wellness

November 6, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO—November 6, 2013—A new BSR report—supported by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation—reveals new opportunities for U.S. companies across all sectors to improve awareness, attitudes, and behaviors related to population health by engaging with employees, customers, local communities, suppliers, and the general public. 

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BSR Conference 2013, Nov. 6-8, San Francisco: Plenary Livestreaming; Sustainability Hackathon; More

October 31, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO—October 31, 2013—The BSR Conference 2013, November 6-8 at San Francisco’s Hyatt Regency Embarcadero, features plenary speakers including former President of Ireland Mary Robinson and Waste Management CEO David Steiner, as well as 40 sessions that will explore how business can use the Power of Networks to accelerate positive change.

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Survey of Corporate Sustainability Executives: Progress on Climate Change Requires Collaboration

October 30, 2013

BSR/GlobeScan Survey Flags Integration of Sustainability within Companies as Core Challenge

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BSR Receives US$625,000 Grant from Disney to Expand Financial Inclusion Initiative in Asia and Latin America

October 1, 2013

San Francisco—October 1, 2013—The Walt Disney Company has awarded a US$625,000 grant to expand BSR’s HERfinance initiative through new peer-to-peer education programs on financial literacy for factory workers in supply chains throughout Asia and Latin America.

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BSR’s Clean Cargo Progress Report Highlights Continued Reductions in Ocean Emissions

September 30, 2013

Paris—October 1, 2013BSR’s Clean Cargo Working Group’s 2013 “Collaborative Progress” report—which provides data from more than 2,300 ships, representing more than 60 percent of global ocean container capacity—indicates that average carbon-dioxide emissions for global ocean container transport have declined year on year, and by more than 7 percent between 2011 and 2012.

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BSR Conference 2013: Best Rates Available through September 30

September 25, 2013

San Francisco—September 25, 2013—The newest speakers to join the lineup for the BSR Conference 2013 include KKR Co-Chairman and Co-CEO George R. Roberts, as well as actor, producer, and director Jacques Perrin and marine biologist and commercial diver François Sarano, who codirected and cowrote Oceans, a breathtaking film about the world's ocean that was filmed over four years in 50 different locations.

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BSR’s Guiding Principles on Access to Healthcare Signed by 13 Pharmaceutical CEOs

September 24, 2013

New York—September 24, 2013—At an event today held in conjunction with the United Nations General Assembly, BSR released its Guiding Principles on Access to Healthcare (GPAH), an industry-led call for more cross-sector collaboration to expand access to quality healthcare that has been signed by the CEOs of 13 major pharmaceutical companies.

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Sustainable Lifestyles to Drive Sales, Market Share, and Innovation within Five Years

September 19, 2013

BSR and Futerra Survey of 50 Global Businesses Examines Consumer Behavior and Sustainability

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Dutch Minister for Trade and Development Cooperation Visits BSR’s HERproject Factory in Bangladesh

June 30, 2013

Paris/San Francisco—July 1, 2013—In a two-day visit in Bangladesh focusing on the garment industry, Lilianne Ploumen, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation for the Netherlands, visited a BSR HERproject factory in Dhaka.

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BSR Expands Global Operations with New Office in Copenhagen

June 25, 2013

Paris/Copenhagen—June 26, 2013—Global business network and sustainability consultancy BSR has opened a new office in Copenhagen, expanding its global presence and footprint across the European region.

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First Plenary Speakers Announced for BSR Conference 2013: Former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson, Waste Management CEO David Steiner, and African Business Leader Tony Elumelu

June 24, 2013
Register by July 2 to save up to US$550

San Francisco—June 24, 2013—The BSR Conference 2013, taking place November 5-8 in San Francisco, will feature an inspiring lineup of speakers to celebrate and explore "The Power of Networks." The early registration period—giving attendees a chance to save up to US$550—ends July 2.

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New Center for Sustainable Procurement Research Outlines Key Insights for Purchasers at Global Companies

June 18, 2013

BSR and Hilton Worldwide Initiative Focuses on Tools and Insights to Inform Sustainable Purchasing

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BSR Launches Online Platform to Create Training Materials on Women’s Health in Developing Countries

May 22, 2013

San Francisco—May 22, 2013—BSR’s new online tool will help educators in developing countries create culturally accurate training materials on a variety of health topics for women working in factories and farms.

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