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Blog Archives: November 2011

November 30, 2011

Where BSR Will Be in December

Anisha Malhotra, Communications Intern

As we close out 2011, here is a roundup of a few of the places where BSR will be and what we’re hosting. We hope to see you there! Read more 

Topics: Strategy & Integration

November 29, 2011

The Writing on the Wall

Daniel Hsu, Former Manager, Advisory Services

The Writing on the Wall

BSR is increasingly working with agricultural suppliers in China. On a recent visit to one small Chinese vegetable farm, I encountered this wall with a slogan capturing the simple hope of the enterprise and many others like it: “Ensuring safe and high-quality produce.” Read more 

Topics: Food, Beverage & Agriculture

November 29, 2011

BSR on COP17 in Durban

Ryan Schuchard , Associate Director, Climate Change

We'll be following the COP17/CMP7 Durban conference on climate change through December 9. Check back here for a roundup of tweets, blogs, news articles, videos, and more. Content is curated by BSR's Ryan Schuchard and Tiffany Finley. Read more 

Topics: Climate Change

November 23, 2011

Can We Afford Our Constant Consumption?

Ted Howes, Former Director, Advisory Services

Thanksgiving. I love this holiday. The opportunity to sit down with family and friends, enjoy one another’s company, and share a feast is indeed something to be thankful for. In my family, we always go around the table sharing what we’re grateful for. It’s a profound moment of connecting and appreciation for what we have, and it often turns out that we’re thankful for the small things—the ones we can’t purchase. Read more 

Topics: Consumer Products, Sustainable Consumption

November 17, 2011

During Tough Economic Times, Is It Time to Focus on the Fundamentals?

Ayesha Barenblat, Former Director, Stakeholder Collaboration

At the BSR Conference this year, I moderated a lively, insightful, and solutions-focused panel on “Child Labor, Culture, and Compliance.” Given the breadth of private, public, and civil society experience among our panelists and the audience, we were able to come up with some concrete solutions, including the sharing of effective monitoring tools and early-warning systems to pick up and respond swiftly to instances of child labor, and to outline what good remediation looks like—which, in this instance, is about giving a child laborer his or her life back. Read more 

Topics: Consumer Products, Human Rights, Supply Chain

November 15, 2011

In Your Words: Ocean Conservancy President and CEO Vikki Spruill on Leadership

Vikki Spruill, President and CEO, Ocean Conservancy

Vikki SpruillThis guest blog is part of BSR's ongoing series exploring what leadership for sustainability looks like in today's world.

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Topics: Leadership, Toxicity & Product Design, Water

November 9, 2011

Help Shape the UN Business and Human Rights Agenda

Christine Bader, Human Rights Advisor

The Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights, which outline ways for companies and governments to prevent and address human rights abuses, were endorsed by the UN Human Rights Council in June. Read more 

Topics: Human Rights

November 9, 2011

In Your Words: Journalist and Author Simran Sethi on Leadership

Simran Sethi, Journalist and Author

Simran SethiThis guest blog is part of BSR's ongoing series exploring what leadership for sustainability looks like in today's world.

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Topics: Leadership

November 8, 2011

Is Business Ready for Hypertransparency?

In the age of Wikileaks, the Arab Spring, and Occupy Wall Street, technology has opened a new world for democratized digital inclusion. Suddenly, there is more information available instantly—to everyone, everywhere—about environmental degradation, human rights impacts, and ethical business practices. Read more 

Topics: Governance & Accountability, New Media

November 3, 2011

Follow the BSR Conference on Storify

Follow a real-time stream of content from across social media on what attendees, speakers, and BSR staff are saying at the BSR Conference 2011. Read more 

Topics: Strategy & Integration

November 2, 2011

Poll: Sustainability Is Here to Stay

Melanie Janin , Managing Director, Communications

For the second straight year, the “BSR/GlobeScan State of Sustainable Business Poll 2011” results show that more than eight in 10 respondents (84 percent) are optimistic that global businesses will embrace CSR/sustainability as part of their core strategies and operations in the next five years. Released at the BSR Conference 2011, the poll resulted from a survey of nearly 500 business leaders drawn from BSR’s global network of nearly 300 member companies. Read more 

Topics: Strategy & Integration

November 1, 2011

Where BSR Will Be in November

Anisha Malhotra, Communications Intern

A roundup of where BSR is speaking and events we're hosting this month. Read more 

Topics: Strategy & Integration



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