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Blog Archive: 2012


Thursday Jan 5, 2012

Is the CSO Trapped by Location?


Monday Jan 16, 2012

China Takes on Labor Disputes With New Regulations


Tuesday Jan 17, 2012

Back to the Basics: How to Make Stakeholder Engagement Meaningful for Your Company


Tuesday Jan 17, 2012

Here’s Looking at You, Hollywood


Friday Jan 20, 2012

Conflict Minerals: The Impacts of the Regulations


Tuesday Jan 24, 2012

Transparency in China: A New Generation of Sustainability Reports


Tuesday Jan 24, 2012

Conflict Minerals and Local Development Concerns


Tuesday Jan 24, 2012

Davos 2012: Easy Decisions, Hard Decisions


Wednesday Jan 25, 2012

Davos 2012: The Bottom-Up Transformation


Friday Jan 27, 2012

Letter to the New York Times From BSR


Tuesday Jan 31, 2012

The New Reality of Water in China: Informed Activism and No Guarantees


Tuesday Feb 7, 2012

Using Water-Risk Information for Greater Impact


Wednesday Feb 8, 2012

Conflict Minerals and Global Trends in Responsible Sourcing


Wednesday Feb 8, 2012

How ESG Works in Private Equity


Friday Feb 10, 2012

CSR in Saudi Arabia: Q&A With BSR Partner Nailah Attar


Friday Feb 10, 2012

Sustainability Frames of Reference in New Economies


Tuesday Feb 14, 2012

Talking to HERproject Heroes in Bangladesh


Wednesday Feb 15, 2012

Sustainability Reports: Worth the Effort?


Wednesday Feb 15, 2012

Sharpening the Terms of the Debate About the Sustainable Consumption of Fashion


Friday Feb 17, 2012

HERproject: A Perspective From Primark


Tuesday Feb 21, 2012

Business: Blue and Green


Thursday Feb 23, 2012

Playing by the Numbers for Sustainable Consumption


Friday Feb 24, 2012

HERproject Partner Profile From Bangladesh: Awaj Foundation


Friday Feb 24, 2012

Learning the Right Lessons From the Apple Story


Monday Feb 27, 2012

Guiding Social Investment in China


Tuesday Feb 28, 2012

Sustainability Leadership in Manufacturing


Tuesday Feb 28, 2012

A Sustainability Compass for Ocean Issues


Thursday Mar 1, 2012

NICE Consumer: The Future of Chic


Friday Mar 2, 2012

Words Become Action


Tuesday Mar 6, 2012

Transparency in China: Rebuilding Trust in the Nonprofit Sector


Tuesday Mar 13, 2012

How Partnerships Give Business Power, Prescience, and Potential


Thursday Mar 15, 2012

Linking Farm to Supermarket in China


Thursday Mar 15, 2012

Top Five Reporting Mistakes (An Unofficial List)


Monday Mar 19, 2012

The Journey to Sustainable Fashion Consumption Has Begun


Tuesday Mar 20, 2012

Investor Insights: Improving ESG Disclosure by Chinese Companies


Tuesday Mar 27, 2012

The Quiet Revolution: The Changing Expectations of Corporate Environmental Performance


Tuesday Apr 3, 2012

Corporate Environmental Performance in Practice


Thursday Apr 5, 2012

Time to Open the Myanmar Office?


Tuesday Apr 10, 2012

Taking Ethics to the Cloud


Wednesday Apr 11, 2012

Does Sustainability Equal Happiness?


Thursday Apr 12, 2012

Understanding the Plight of the Young Worker in China


Tuesday Apr 17, 2012

Eco-Rating Electronics Products: Has the Time Come?


Tuesday Apr 24, 2012

Improving Worker Well-Being: A Case Study of Levi Strauss & Co.‘s Supply Chain Approach


Wednesday Apr 25, 2012

HERproject: Educating Factory Workers and Company Executives Alike


Thursday Apr 26, 2012

What Actions are Needed to Achieve Sustainable Fashion Consumption?


Tuesday May 1, 2012

Health Care’s New Definition of ‘Do No Harm’


Wednesday May 2, 2012

Future Scenarios in Ecosystem Services


Tuesday May 15, 2012

Partners in Sustainable Procurement: Hilton Worldwide and BSR


Monday May 21, 2012

Can We Fast Forward the Sustainability Story?


Tuesday May 22, 2012

Doing Responsible Business in Latin America: Opportunities in the Agriculture Sector


Tuesday May 29, 2012

Reporting on Sustainability Strategy


Monday Jun 4, 2012

Success in Rio? That’s For Us to Decide


Tuesday Jun 5, 2012

Myanmar: Asian Tiger or Resource-Rich Failing State? Business Will Have a Say


Wednesday Jun 6, 2012

Better Protection for Women Workers In China


Thursday Jun 7, 2012

Innovation for Sustainability in China’s Nascent Nonprofit Sector


Friday Jun 8, 2012

Corporate-NGO Partnerships in China: Fostering Employee Volunteer Programs


Monday Jun 11, 2012

Trends and Tips for Successful Foundation-NGO Partnerships in China


Tuesday Jun 12, 2012

Entering Responsibly in Risky Markets: A Look at Myanmar


Tuesday Jun 12, 2012

Caring for China’s ‘Left-Behind’ Children


Tuesday Jun 12, 2012

Increasing Impact and Enhancing Value through Corporate Philanthropy


Wednesday Jun 13, 2012

BSR at Rio: Doing Our Part, or What to Look for in Rio


Thursday Jun 14, 2012

BSR at Rio: To Brazil and Back Again—A 20-Year Human Rights Journey


Friday Jun 15, 2012

BSR at Rio: The Future of Fuels


Tuesday Jun 19, 2012

The New Geographies of Sustainability: The Role of Business in Indian Society


Tuesday Jun 19, 2012

New Geographies of Corporate Sustainability


Wednesday Jun 20, 2012

BSR at Rio: 20-20 Visions


Thursday Jun 21, 2012

The New Geographies of Sustainability: Building a Well-Off Society in China


Friday Jun 22, 2012

The New Geographies of Sustainability: The Wholesome Power of Enlightened Business


Tuesday Jun 26, 2012

Has Everything Changed, or Has Nothing Changed?


Tuesday Jun 26, 2012

Local Social Performance Management in Energy and Extractives


Tuesday Jun 26, 2012

Human Rights Assessments: Lessons Learned from the Extractives Sector


Wednesday Jun 27, 2012

Under Pressure: The Chinese Media’s Role in Holding Business Accountable


Thursday Jun 28, 2012

Has Progress Been Made on Due Diligence for Conflict Minerals?


Friday Jun 29, 2012

Five Best Practices in Human Rights Reporting


Tuesday Jul 3, 2012

Going from ‘What’ to ‘How’ in Sustainable Procurement


Tuesday Jul 3, 2012

Emerging Themes from Rio: The Role of Business in Ensuring Human Rights


Friday Jul 6, 2012

Global Voices Must Inform Local Action


Tuesday Jul 10, 2012

Supply Chain Sustainability: Four Lessons From the Past and Four Ideas for the Future


Tuesday Jul 10, 2012

HERproject Convening: Building Global Capacity


Wednesday Jul 11, 2012

Adding a ‘His’ to HERproject


Tuesday Jul 17, 2012

BSR’s Clean Cargo Makes Ocean Emissions Easy


Tuesday Jul 17, 2012

What the Facebook IPO Teaches Us About the Value of Ecosystems


Wednesday Jul 18, 2012

Do as I Say, Not as I Do?


Monday Jul 23, 2012

Leading Reporting Practices in China Address Diverse Audience Concerns


Tuesday Jul 24, 2012

Can Carbon Capture Solve Climate Change?


Wednesday Jul 25, 2012

Corporate Sponsorship in International Sports Events: Complicity or Leadership?


Thursday Jul 26, 2012

It’s Not the Time for Business as Usual in Myanmar


Friday Jul 27, 2012

Migrant Workers: Behind the Scenes at the London Olympics


Monday Jul 30, 2012

CSO and the KPI


Tuesday Jul 31, 2012

Fashion Consumers Want to be NICE Consumers


Tuesday Jul 31, 2012

Open for Business: The ‘Four Cs’ of Integrated Strategy


Tuesday Aug 7, 2012

Climate 2.0: What Is Expected of Business Now?


Thursday Aug 9, 2012

Seven Lessons for Effective Cross-Sector Partnerships in China


Monday Aug 13, 2012

Why China’s Social Sector Can’t Achieve “Collective Impact”


Tuesday Aug 14, 2012

The Case for the Responsible Use of Antibiotics in Food-Producing Animals


Thursday Aug 16, 2012

Lessons of Localization: Adapting the Pro Bono Model into China


Monday Aug 20, 2012

The Not So Sweet Truth: Corporate Responsibility and the Obesity Epidemic


Tuesday Aug 21, 2012

Four Ways to Attract Long-Term Investors


Monday Aug 27, 2012

SEC Rules on Conflict Minerals: Now What?


Tuesday Aug 28, 2012

Four Questions to Guide Human Rights Reporting


Friday Aug 31, 2012

Where BSR Will Be in September


Tuesday Sep 4, 2012

Sustainable Fashion Design: Thinking Outside the Index


Tuesday Sep 4, 2012

Why Health Care Needs a New Business Model


Friday Sep 7, 2012

The Changing Labor Context in China: Workers and Collective Bargaining


Monday Sep 10, 2012

Redefining Leadership: The Political Version


Tuesday Sep 11, 2012

What Total Cost of Ownership Offers Sustainable Procurement


Thursday Sep 13, 2012

I Want It, I Want It, I Want It: Sustainability in the Consumer Business Model (Part 1)


Friday Sep 14, 2012

Who in the Room will be Retired in 10 Years?


Monday Sep 17, 2012

Recap: #BSRchat on Conflict Minerals and the Final SEC Rule


Tuesday Sep 18, 2012

Stakeholder Engagement Reporting: Beyond the Checklist


Tuesday Sep 18, 2012

Implementing Sustainable Agriculture in Walmart China’s Supply Chain


Thursday Sep 20, 2012

I Want It, I Want It, I Want It: Sustainability in the Consumer Business Model (Part 2)


Monday Sep 24, 2012

Navigating New Terrain in Emerging Markets: Brazil, China, and India


Tuesday Sep 25, 2012

Human Rights Training: Who Needs It, What They Need to Know, and How It Should Work


Wednesday Sep 26, 2012

Trying to Solve Food Loss and Food Waste? The Answer is Local


Friday Sep 28, 2012

Where BSR Will Be in October


Monday Oct 1, 2012

How Private Equity is Investing Responsibly in China (Part One)


Tuesday Oct 2, 2012

An ICT Company’s To-Do List on Human Rights


Wednesday Oct 3, 2012

How to Foster Cross-Sector Partnerships—Four Lessons from China


Friday Oct 5, 2012

Will the Real Ethical Company Please Stand Up?


Monday Oct 8, 2012

How Private Equity is Investing Responsibly in China (Part Two)


Tuesday Oct 9, 2012

Why Businesses Should Engage More in Local Governance


Tuesday Oct 9, 2012

The Future of Fuels Forecast


Thursday Oct 11, 2012

Strange but True: France to Influence Asian Sustainability Reports


Friday Oct 12, 2012

A View from Yangon: Opportunities for Responsible Investment


Tuesday Oct 16, 2012

Countdown to Conference: Five Easy Ways to Follow Along


Tuesday Oct 16, 2012

Five Traits of Sustainability Leaders


Wednesday Oct 17, 2012

Value Chain is Top Climate Priority and Challenge: BSR/GlobeScan Poll


Friday Oct 19, 2012

It’s Time to Change: Supply Chain Accountability


Monday Oct 22, 2012

The Critical Role of Women in Sustainable Development


Tuesday Oct 23, 2012

BSR at 20: Accelerating Progress


Wednesday Oct 24, 2012

Do You Like to Go ‘Shwopping’?


Wednesday Oct 24, 2012

Opening Remarks by Aron Cramer at BSR Conference 2012


Thursday Oct 25, 2012

Social Finance CEO Tracy Palandjian at BSR Conference 2012


Thursday Oct 25, 2012

José Ramos-Horta at BSR Conference 2012


Thursday Oct 25, 2012

What Impacts Sustainability Media Coverage


Friday Oct 26, 2012

Sustainable Consumption: Thinking Past the ‘Stuff’


Friday Oct 26, 2012

will.i.am and Beatriz Perez of Coca-Cola at BSR Conference 2012


Friday Oct 26, 2012

Leontino Balbo Jr. of Native Organic Products at BSR Conference 2012


Monday Oct 29, 2012

Anne-Marie Slaughter at BSR Conference 2012


Monday Oct 29, 2012

USAID’s Raj Shah at BSR Conference 2012


Monday Oct 29, 2012

Fast Forward to Full Circle: Collaborating to Change Culture


Tuesday Oct 30, 2012

Supply Chains Are Connections Between People


Tuesday Oct 30, 2012

EDF’s Fred Krupp and Mindy Lubber of Ceres at BSR Conference 2012


Wednesday Oct 31, 2012

Where BSR Will Be in November


Wednesday Oct 31, 2012

BuzzMachine’s Jeff Jarvis at BSR Conference 2012


Monday Nov 5, 2012

Food Waste in the U.S.: A Conversation with Jonathan Bloom


Tuesday Nov 6, 2012

The Challenges of Living Large: Scaling Up Sustainable Urban Growth


Wednesday Nov 7, 2012

The Power of “Why”: Food Safety, Jewelry, and the Human Connection


Monday Nov 12, 2012

Highlights from the BSR Conference 2012


Tuesday Nov 13, 2012

Sustainable Consumption Through Multiple Lenses


Tuesday Nov 13, 2012

Is Sustainability a Factor in Your Purchasing Decisions?


Thursday Nov 15, 2012

HERfinance Leverages the HERproject Model to Increase Financial Inclusion of Workers


Tuesday Nov 20, 2012

A Call for Collaboration in BSR Initiatives


Wednesday Nov 21, 2012

VERGE: Where Sustainability Solutions Collide


Tuesday Nov 27, 2012

The Winds of Change in Civil Society


Tuesday Nov 27, 2012

Sustainable Urban Growth: Is Hong Kong a Model for China?


Wednesday Nov 28, 2012

China’s Social Risk Reviews: A Tool Not a Burden


Thursday Nov 29, 2012

Pass or Fail? Game Over for Suppliers


Friday Nov 30, 2012

Intern to New Hire Journey at BSR


Monday Dec 3, 2012

Where BSR Will Be in December


Tuesday Dec 4, 2012

Equator Principles III: Helping Banks ‘Get It Right’


Tuesday Dec 4, 2012

How Microsoft Did It: Implementing the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights


Thursday Dec 6, 2012

How to Conduct a Social Risk Assessment in China


Friday Dec 7, 2012

‘War on Waste’ in Hong Kong


Monday Dec 10, 2012

Human Rights Day: A Call to Respect Human Dignity


Tuesday Dec 11, 2012

EDF’s New Tool for ESG Management in Private Equity


Wednesday Dec 12, 2012

Is Collaboration the Way Forward for the Pharmaceutical Industry?


Friday Dec 14, 2012

Understanding ‘Engagement’ for Better Business: A Practical Approach


Tuesday Dec 18, 2012

BSR at 20: What Did We Learn?


Tuesday Dec 18, 2012

Top 10 BSR Blogs of 2012


Wednesday Dec 19, 2012

CSR ‘Made in Germany’: Are Voluntary Standards Enough?


Thursday Dec 20, 2012

What Cerberus’ Firearm Divestment Says About Private Equity and Social Responsibility


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