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BSR Insight Archives: 2011 04

Boards and Sustainability: A Look Ahead

April 26, 2011

Cramer on the Future of CSR at the Board Level

In part two of his series on sustainability in the boardroom, BSR President and CEO Aron Cramer offers his perspective on how board engagement is likely to evolve in the years to come. Cramer—who writes that “the path forward should include both ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ governance mechanisms”—examines a mix of approaches.

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CSR in the Boardroom: The Board’s Role in Advancing Sustainability

April 19, 2011

Sustainability in the Boardroom

According to recent UN Global Compact research, 39 percent of 1,300 surveyed companies have boards that “routinely address corporate sustainability issues.” Indeed, sustainability today is seen by many company leaders as an important strategy in business success.

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Improving the Environmental Performance of Ports and Terminals

April 12, 2011

Supply Chain Sustainability Opportunities at Ports and Terminals

The global shipping industry accounts for more than a third of the value of all trade, and about 4 percent of all carbon emissions. While ports contribute a relatively small portion of the industry’s climate impacts—and of the overall impacts of supply chains—they often have a significant effect on local communities due to their contribution to air pollution.

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Answering the Call for Mandatory Sustainability Reporting

April 5, 2011

Preparing for the Future of Integrated and Mandatory Reporting

Despite global momentum toward mandatory disclosure of companies’ environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance, company managers have been slow to respond.

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