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Blog Archives: November 2010

November 18, 2010

How Business Can Link Migration and Development

Guy Morgan , Director, Advisory Services

The Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) took place last week in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Chad Bolick and I were "expert observers" (as opposed to “delegates”), representing BSR at the GFMD Civil Society Days (CSDs)—the two and half days set aside for representatives from civil society organizations (academics, NGOs, development institutions, non-profits, and the odd company) to discuss the challenges of migration and its impact on development outcomes. The CSDs preceded the GFMD Government Days (GDs) which took up the rest of the week. Read more 

Topics: Human Rights, Labor Migration

November 17, 2010

Making Customers Behave: Download from the Behavior, Energy, & Climate Change Conference

Ryan Schuchard , Associate Director, Climate Change

I just returned from the sold-out Behavior, Energy, and Climate Change Conference, a three-day event examining ways to understand decision making on climate and energy. Here are a few ideas I took away: Read more 

Topics: Climate Change, Sustainable Consumption

November 17, 2010

Chinese Civil Society Organizations Call on MNCs to Increase Disclosures

Pei Bin, Former Director, China Partnership Development

The CSR Research Center of the China Academy of Social Sciences released the second benchmarking research report, which compares the CSR performance of Chinese state-owned enterprises (SOEs) with 100 small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and 100 multinational corporations (MNCs) operating in China. Three takeaways from the report are for MNCs are to: Read more 

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November 12, 2010

Understanding the Benefits of CSR

Ryan Schuchard , Associate Director, Climate Change

This week, I spoke on the panel “ROI and the Triple Bottom Line: Can Companies Do Well by Doing Good?,” the first webinar in a series by Social Media Today. I shared thoughts on how to understand the benefits of CSR, and here’s what I covered. Read more 

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November 10, 2010

Safeguarding the Movement of Migrant Workers

Chris Nolan, Former Associate Director, Advisory Services
Guy Morgan , Director, Advisory Services

International labor migration is a burgeoning byproduct of globalization, with more than 214 million migrant workers worldwide. As emerging economies continue to grow--despite the global downturn--an increasing percentage of these workers are moving between developing countries and, in many cases, having their fundamental rights undermined during the recruitment and employment process. Read more 

Topics: Human Rights, Labor Migration

November 5, 2010

Bringing Women to the Center of the Conversation

Thursday morning plenaries at the BSR Conference 2010 provided thought-provoking ideas about tackling the challenges and opportunities around women and gender. Watch the highlights of addresses from Women for Women International's Zainab Salbi and Avon's Andrea Jung. Read more 

Topics: Women & Sustainability

November 4, 2010

Naif Al-Mutawa, Creator of The 99, at the BSR Conference 2010

Yesterday, Naif Al-Mutawa, creator of the The 99, the first group of superheroes developed from Islamic archetypes, lit up the plenary stage at the BSR Conference 2010. As part of our I3 series—which brings speakers who reflect this year's theme of Innovate. Integrate. Inspire.—Naif described how The 99 battles extremist messages with ones that are tolerant, multicultural, and peaceful. Read more 

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