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Blog Archives: November 2009

November 25, 2009

Is China’s Rise a Threat or Opportunity?

Xin Zhuo, Former Manager, Advisory Services

U.S. President Obama's recent visit to China once more generates discussion about the changing role of China. Actually, he broke tradition and was the first U.S. President to visit China within the first year of taking office. One reason behind this is the rise of China as a world power. Read more 

Topics: Local Sustainable Performance

November 20, 2009

Sustainable Consumption… in Dubai?

Aron Cramer , President and CEO

I am in Dubai to chair the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Sustainable Consumption. This three-day meeting will produce recommendations on how business, government, civil society, and—critically—consumers can remake our economy to put it on a more sustainable path. Read more 

Topics: Sustainable Consumption

November 19, 2009

Losing a Friend and Colleague: Neil Kearney

Aron Cramer , President and CEO

Neil Kearney, the general secretary of the International Textile, Garment, and Leather Workers' Federation, the main global apparel workers' union, died unexpectedly today in Bangladesh at age 59. Read more 

Topics: Consumer Products, Labor Migration

November 18, 2009

Building Effective Labor Relations in China

Pei Bin, Former Director, China Partnership Development

On a recent cold and windy day, a select group of labor relations practitioners (LRPs) in China's city of Qingdao gathered for the first of a series of salons BSR has organized with the Federation of China Trade Associations and Chambers of Commerce to discuss "hot topics" in labor relations. Read more 

Topics: Strategy & Integration

November 9, 2009

Provide Access to Water and Sanitation? That’s the Easy Part

Linda Hwang, Former Manager, Research

How much water does it take to make development happen? Read more 

Topics: Water

November 4, 2009

Response to Jeffrey Hollender of Seventh Generation

Aron Cramer , President and CEO

Following is a message I sent to Jeffrey Hollender, Chief Inspired Protagonist of Seventh Generation, in response to a recent blog post of his: Read more 

Topics: Strategy & Integration

November 3, 2009

How Different Stakeholders Influence CSR: Experiences From China

Adam Lane , Manager, Advisory Services

After five years of asking how corporate social responsibility (CSR) in China is different than CSR in the developed world, I've now come to a fairly simple answer: Stakeholders in China differ greatly from the developed world, where external stakeholders—including NGOs, customers, government, media, and trade unions—drive CSR. Read more 

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