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Blog Archives: April 2009

April 27, 2009

Black Swan Proof-World? What About the Swine?

Diane Osgood, Ph.D.

Black Swan Proof-World? What About the Swine?

A few weeks ago the Financial Times ran a tidy opinion piece on 10 principles for a Black Swan-proof world. I chuckled as I read the headline as a Black Swan is, by definition, unpredictable. Read more 

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April 21, 2009

Earth Day 2009—The Difference of a Few Years

Aron Cramer , President and CEO

I am spending Earth Day 2009 in Paris, and what a difference a few years makes. Read more 

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April 12, 2009

User-generated Sustainability Ratings

Aron Cramer , President and CEO

A new rating system for company sustainability performance, Scryve, came across my desktop today. Read more 

Topics: New Media

April 2, 2009

Stakeholder Dialogue as a Web: Reflections from Union-Company Dialogue Processes

Diane Osgood, Ph.D.

We often set up dialogue processes as two sides talking to each other: on one side the company, and on the other side civil society, government,talking at or past each other. However, my recent experience of sitting down with union leaders, leaders of union confederations, and company executives reminds me that effective stakeholder engagement resembles a web rather than a two-sided dialogue. With a web model in mind, success comes to mean something beyond just hearing each other. Read more 

Topics: Stakeholder Engagement

April 1, 2009

The G20: Building Low-Carbon Economic Prosperity

Aron Cramer , President and CEO

Following on my post earlier this week, I want to draw your attention to an open letter (PDF) BSR joined in sending to UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown, which outlines several steps to the creation of “low-carbon economic prosperity.” This letter is organized by the climate program of the World Economic Forum and is signed by 52 companies—including many BSR members—and other organizations and individuals actively working to combat climate change.  Read more 

Topics: Climate Change

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