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BSR Insight Archives: 2010 10

Measuring Environmental Performance: The Business Case for New Tools

October 26, 2010

The Case for New Tools for Environmental Performance

After years of perfecting the measurement and management of individual environmental performance metrics such as water usage or greenhouse gas emissions, leading companies are now taking a systems approach to environmental management. Since 2005, BSR's Environmental Services, Markets & Tools (ESTM) Working Group has been at the forefront of this strategic shift.

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Going Local: Increasing the Value of Local Sustainability Reporting

October 19, 2010

How to Increase the Value of Local (and Global) Reporting

As the 2010 CSR reporting season kicks off for many companies, we dedicate this week's Insight to sustainability communications. Coinciding with the release of our latest report on regional reporting, BSR's Adam Lane and Guy Morgan draw on our experience in China and offer a local sustainability reporting approach—based on local engagement, internal coordination, and the use of proven reporting frameworks—that generates value for both the company and its stakeholders.

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Sustainable Excellence: The Future of Business in a Fast-Changing World

October 12, 2010

Sustainable Excellence: The Future of Business in a Fast-Changing World

"Everyone—whether they are in product development, marketing, finance, or any other function—can be a chief sustainability officer," says BSR President and CEO Aron Cramer in discussing his new book Sustainable Excellence: The Future of Business in a Fast-Changing World, published today.

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Three Tools for Managing Supply Chain Transparency on Climate

October 5, 2010

Managing Transparency on Climate Impacts in the Supply Chain

Despite growing demands for companies to be more forthcoming about their climate impacts, three main challenges can inhibit transparency: divergent information requirements from various interest groups, demand for details about supply chain impacts, and the sheer expense of reporting on climate issues.

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