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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.
Registration Opens for the BSR Conference 2013: "The Power of Networks," November 5-8 in San Francisco
May 20, 2013
San Francisco—May 20, 2013—Registration opens today for the BSR Conference 2013, “The Power of Networks,” which will take place November 5 through 8 at the Hyatt Regency Embarcadero in San Francisco.
April 29, 2013
Media Advisory: BSR, UN Global Compact Roundtable on Business and Human Rights, April 29 in New York
April 17, 2013
San Francisco—April 17, 2013—BSR and the UN Global Compact are holding an invitation-only discussion to examine how U.S. companies are implementing the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. The event takes place April 29 at the UN Secretariat Building in New York.
March 26, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO—March 26, 2013—The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands has awarded a US$1.77 million grant to BSR’s HERproject, a peer-to-peer education program on women’s sexual and reproductive health that has reached more than 200,000 female workers in more than 150 factories and farms in eight countries: Bangladesh, China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Pakistan, and Vietnam. BSR will use the grant to expand HERproject, particularly within Asia and Africa.
November 13, 2012
NEW YORK—November 13, 2012—BSR’s new HERfinance initiative will create a financial literacy curriculum to educate female factory workers in global supply chains and help them access necessary financial products. HERfinance builds on BSR’s successful efforts to empower women in the global economy through programs such as HERproject, which has promoted health education among more than 200,000 female workers in factories and farms in eight countries.
BSR 20th Anniversary Report, Conference Outline Building Blocks to Accelerate Sustainability Progress
October 23, 2012
San Francisco—October 23, 2012—BSR’s 20th anniversary Report—launched today to coincide with the opening of the BSR Conference 2012—shares a vision of the change needed to accelerate progress on sustainable business. In “BSR at 20: Accelerating Progress,” BSR assesses how far the world has come in solving sustainability challenges, and what we need to do now to fast-forward progress.
October 16, 2012
‘State of Sustainable Business’ Research Reveals Strong Focus on Human Rights, Climate Change
New BSR Report Analyzes Total Sustainability Impacts, Market Outlook for Commercial Transportation Fuels
October 9, 2012
San Francisco—October 9, 2012—BSR’s new report assesses the total sustainability impacts of commercial transportation fuels as well as the market outlook for a complete range of fuel types. The report will help large-scale fuel purchasers make viable decisions that lessen impacts to the environment and society and enhance economic growth and development.
September 10, 2012
Geneva—September 11, 2012—BSR’s new report on global health partnerships—an evaluation of 220 programs in more than 160 countries—reveals the challenges and success factors in partnerships between the pharmaceutical industry and NGOs, governments, and academics.
August 28, 2012
San Francisco—August 28, 2012—The newest speakers to join the lineup for the BSR Conference 2012 include Brazil’s Native Organic Products Executive Vice President Leontino Balbo Jr., Social Finance CEO Tracy Palandjian, and ManpowerGroup Corporate and Government Affairs President David Arkless.
August 15, 2012
San Francisco—August 15, 2012—Global business network and sustainability consultancy BSR has opened a new office in São Paulo, Brazil, expanding its global presence to include a total of eight offices in Asia, Europe, North America, and South America.
August 6, 2012
Paris, France—August 7, 2012—BSR’s Clean Cargo Working Group has released its latest paper revealing average carbon emissions by trade lane for the ocean shipping industry. The release of the emissions data—reported by 13 of the world’s leading ocean container carriers, which represent more than 2,000 individual ships or more than 60 percent of ocean container capacity worldwide—provides the shipping industry with high-quality data for use in carbon footprint calculations.
New BSR Conference 2012 Plenary Speakers: Marks and Spencer Chief Executive, Former East Timor President, More
July 24, 2012
San Francisco—July 24, 2012—The BSR Conference 2012 will feature a powerful lineup of plenary speakers, including Marks and Spencer Chief Executive Marc Bolland and former Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste President José Ramos-Horta. The plenary program will also feature I3 speakers Global Institute for Tomorrow (GIFT) CEO Chandran Nair, and international photographer Platon. I3 speakers inspire and engage participants with their extraordinary stories and provocative perspectives.
July 18, 2012
San Francisco—July 18, 2012—As the world transitions to low-carbon alternatives, businesses will continue to depend on fossil fuels for the majority of their energy needs for the foreseeable future. And with global energy consumption set to rise by 40 percent by 2030, companies need to make smarter decisions about their current energy mix.
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