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BSR Insight Archives: 2011 03

Operating Locally: BSR’s Three-Step Approach to Delivering Lasting Value

March 29, 2011

Delivering Sustainable Local Benefits

Leading energy and extractives companies—and companies that deal with “local” issues in their operations or supply chains—have the opportunity to deliver lasting value to local communities while enhancing economic returns.

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Stories From the Field

March 22, 2011

The Business Case for Responsible Labor

From decreased rates of injury and worker absenteeism, to enhanced worker-company dialogue and reduced labor-management tensions, investments in responsible labor deliver tangible benefits to workers and companies.

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Prosperity on a Crowded Planet: BSR’s Next Phase of Work on Sustainable Consumption

March 16, 2011

The Time is Now for Sustainable Consumption

Global consumption patterns are changing: Consumers are demanding products that deliver greater value with fewer environmental costs. Companies that embrace sustainable consumption are poised to gain a competitive advantage by innovating new products and engaging new customers.

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Women and Sustainability: Integrating Women Into Your Business and Sustainability Strategies

March 8, 2011

Investing in Women

To coincide with the centenary celebration of International Women’s Day, BSR is launching a new series of business briefs that identify trends and provide recommendations to help our members invest in women as consumers, employees, community members, and partners.

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Understanding and Managing Water-Related Risks

March 1, 2011

Tackling the Water Challenge

The unpredictability of water cycles and the resulting scarcity and deteriorating quality of water resources have significant impacts on business, society, and the environment. For companies, reporting on the complex water issues that affect their operations is challenging, especially when they need to present information on a variety of water-related risks for multiple locations and to several different audiences.

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Opinions, ideas, and notes from the field from BSR staff members around the world.

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Sustainable Investment in China

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