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Blog Archives: March 2012

March 19, 2012

The Journey to Sustainable Fashion Consumption Has Begun

Cody Sisco, Former Manager, Advisory Services

At the first of our three webinars on the NICE Consumer project last week, about 45 participants from industry and civil society provided their questions and input via several polls and questions to the presenters. Read more 

Topics: Consumer Products, Sustainable Consumption

March 15, 2012

Top Five Reporting Mistakes (An Unofficial List)

Dunstan Allison-Hope , Managing Director, Advisory Services

I love making lists. Following my recent list of reasons why sustainability reports really are worth the effort, I’ve compiled a list of the five biggest mistakes we see companies make in reporting: Read more 

Topics: Reporting & Communications

March 15, 2012

Linking Farm to Supermarket in China

Daniel Hsu, Former Manager, Advisory Services

Linking Farm to Supermarket in China

When you walk into a Walmart in China, you might encounter a variety of interesting grocery items, from bulk rice to green-tea Oreos to live turtles. One thing I find personally interesting is a label called “Direct Farm.” Not to be confused with labels indicating organically grown food, the Direct Farm label can be found on tomatoes, apples, spinach, and a whole host of other produce items. At the Walmart I visited this past weekend, Direct Farm products had a whole island to themselves, complete with display. Read more 

Topics: Food, Beverage & Agriculture

March 15, 2012

Quality Development Driven by Green Development

Joshua Lanshe, Intern, Guangzhou, BSR

In the recent China 2030 World Bank report, China looks to shift from relying heavily on fossil fuels and dated management methods to embracing green technologies and innovative solutions in an effort to improve the quality of future growth.  The report indicates that for the next 18 years, China will aim to develop into a more “modern, harmonious, and creative high-tech society.” Fittingly, this phrase also is used in China’s current five-year plan, and perfectly captures the commitment of the country’s government to improve the balance and quality of its growth. Read more 

Topics: Climate Change, Economic Development, Energy, Environment

March 2, 2012

Words Become Action

Steve McCoy-Thompson, Former Director of Global Operations

Note: This is the third blog in our series about sustainability and organizational position. Read more 

Topics: Strategy & Integration

March 2, 2012

Where BSR Will Be in March

Melanie Janin , Managing Director, Communications

March is always a busy month, and our calendar of events and conferences is an active one. Here’s a roundup of where BSR staff will be participating and the events we are hosting this month: Read more 

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March 1, 2012

NICE Consumer: The Future of Chic

Jonathan Morris , Associate, Advisory Services

How can we advance the idea of sustainable fashion consumption? When you start to look at the problem from the outside, it seems deceptively simple. Like many sustainable products, all we need is more durable, ethical garments that meet the needs and wants of consumers. Read more 

Topics: Consumer Products, Sustainable Consumption



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