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BSR Insight Archives: 2011 02

Efficiency at the Heart of Supply Chains: Opportunities in the Transportation and Logistics Sector

February 18, 2011

For Supply Chain Efficiency, Start With Transportation

According to some estimates, 3 to 4 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions result from the shipping of goods across oceans. In this week's feature, BSR Director Raj Sapru explores how the transportation and logistics sector is in a unique position to help companies improve their overall sustainability performance—even beyond carbon emissions reductions. By collaborating through networks such as BSR's Clean Cargo Working Group, transportation providers can better understand their customers' sustainability challenges, and together, develop solutions that save them money and improve overall environmental performance.

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Trends in Sustainable Investment

February 14, 2011

Global Trends in Sustainable Investment

Despite the recent economic downturn, sustainable investment is growing not just in the United States and Europe but also in newer markets like China. Reporting from BSR's Beijing office, Xin Zhuo and Laura Gitman explore recent trends in sustainable investment in the country, and in particular how regulations are driving improved ESG performance. They also provide recommendations for how public companies can link management of ESG issues to overall performance.

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Will Old Europe Become the New World of Sustainability in 2011?

February 7, 2011

Pushing the Sustainability Agenda in Europe

Last month, BSR President and CEO Aron Cramer shared five key trends that will shape our world in 2011. Now, we take a closer look at the state of sustainability in Europe, a region known for its strong leadership in corporate sustainability.

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Bringing Pro Bono Services to China: Tapping Business to Build NGO Capacity

February 1, 2011

Driving Innovation Through Partnerships

Alongside our more than 250 member companies, BSR works in close partnership with a wide variety of stakeholders to advance social and environmental sustainability efforts in emerging economies. With the support of private and corporate foundations, governments, and multilateral institutions, we design innovative partnerships that link companies to program partners along global supply chains—from leading factory-based women's health trainings in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East with the Swedish government, to engaging stakeholders on the issue of conflict minerals with the GE Foundation, to driving energy efficiency improvements and standards for green ports with the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.

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