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BSR Insight Archives: 2011 01

Back to the Future of CSR

January 25, 2011

The Future of CSR

Nearly five years after BSR asked member companies to explore the future of sustainable business, we take a look at how far we've come and how far we still have to go. In this week's feature, BSR Senior Advisor Allen White explores the current state of CSR, which he describes as both encouraging and disappointing. Although CSR survived amid the worst global economic downturn in the post-WWII era, truly disruptive changes in mission, strategy, and practice have been limited to a few leading companies.

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Adapting to Climate Change: BSR’s New Industry Series

January 18, 2011

The Business Challenge of Adapting to Climate Change

As climate change sets in, its impacts—such as the increasing severity of weather, receding snow and rivers, advancing deserts, and more frequently occurring landslides and floods—will test companies' ability to effectively deliver products and services.

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What to Look for in 2011

January 11, 2011

How Sustainability Will Shape Business in 2011

For our first Insight of 2011, BSR President and CEO Aron Cramer shares his perspective on trends that will likely shape business in the year—and years—to come. Highlighting five developments we can expect to emerge as priorities in sustainable business, he reminds us that we need to pay most attention to the underlying structural changes taking place: "2011 will likely deliver 'surprises' that are in fact the immediate manifestations of long-term trends. And all of these trends show just how central sustainability is to the business agenda."

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