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Blog Archives: May 2010

May 29, 2010

Sustainable Consumption: More than Meets the Eye

Kai Robertson , Senior Advisor

Sustainable consumption is an uncomfortable topic—especially when you’re talking with companies who are in the business of selling “stuff” and whose business models for growth are built on selling even more stuff. Read more 

Topics: Sustainable Consumption

May 26, 2010

Sustainability Outlook 2020: Hyper-transparency and the New Global Supply Chain

Eric Olson , Senior Vice President, Advisory Services

Over the past several months, I‘ve worked with a wide range of companies in global shipping, financial services, retailing, and consumer electronics to devise forward-looking sustainability strategies that take account of radically shifting conditions in their sectors and markets. In every one of these cases, the twin trends of “hyper-transparency” and global supply chain shifts have been at or near the center of attention. Read more 

Topics: Supply Chain

May 24, 2010

Addressing the Implementation Gap in Saudi Arabia

Guy Morgan , Director, Advisory Services

Understanding corporate social responsibility (CSR) theory is not the key issue in Saudi Arabia. Rather, as I recently found with fellow BSR team members Faris Natour and Nandini Hampole, it’s all about translating theory into practice. Read more 

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May 17, 2010

Corporate Responsibility in Brazil: What’s So Funny About Peace, Love, and Understanding?

Aron Cramer , President and CEO

From my perch on the stage in the middle of a crowd of several hundred people at Instituto Ethos’ 2010 International Conference in São Paulo on Friday, I was struck by the language used to discuss sustainable business in Brazil. Read more 

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May 10, 2010

Bankers You Can Believe In

Aron Cramer , President and CEO

With their brethren parading to Capitol Hill to explain themselves and their industry to skeptical lawmakers and an angry public, three bankers at last week’s CERES Conference in Boston may revive faith in a profession that is sorely in need of respect. Read more 

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