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BSR Insight Archives: 2010 02

Should You Stay or Should You Go? What’s the ‘Right’ Decision on Entering or Leaving a Market?

February 23, 2010

Making Difficult Decisions on Entering and Leaving Markets

When Google announced its plan last month to "review the feasibility" of its business operations in China, the company placed human rights concerns at the center of its decision. "We have decided that we are no longer willing to continue censoring our results on Google.cn," Google's Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and Chief Legal Officer David Drummond wrote in a blog post. For Google, this may mean shutting down its search engine and offices in China.

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Considering the Big Picture

February 16, 2010

Integration for Sustainability

According to a new report, the market for sustainable business opportunities may reach US$4.1 trillion by the year 2050 in the natural resources sector alone.

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Guest Perspective: GreenBiz on Ten Trends Shaping the State of Green Business

February 9, 2010

Ten Top Green Business Trends

In this week's feature article, guest author and GreenBiz.com Executive Editor Joel Makower reveals today's 10 leading green business trends—from "radical transparency" to the outside-the-box thinking of packaging companies. After reviewing thousands of articles and podcasts for GreenBiz's "State of Green Business 2010" report, Makower shares the happy headline that green business not only survived but thrived in a tumultuous year.

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Mandatory Reporting: BSR Debates the Pros and Cons of Requiring Companies to Report on Sustainabilit

February 2, 2010

BSR Debates Rules on Reporting

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's announcement last week of guidelines regarding corporate disclosure of climate-related risks brings to the fore a question that has generated growing interest in business and policy arenas: Should sustainability reporting be required?

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