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BSR Insight Archives: 2011 08

The Business Case for Supply Chain Energy Efficiency

August 30, 2011

Supply Chain Energy Efficiency

With the “Scope 3” standard for reporting supply chain GHG emissions due in early October, many companies are thinking about supply chain energy efficiency. This week, BSR’s Climate and Energy Manager Ryan Schuchard makes the business case for these opportunities in a video feature:

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The Future of Business-NGO Relationships

August 23, 2011

The Future of Business-NGO Relationships

This week, in her new role as BSR’s Director of Stakeholder Collaboration, Ayesha Barenblat provides her assessment of the five main trends currently shaping NGOs—from the rise of the global South to the social network effect—and how these changes will affect the relationship between business and civil society.

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Sustainability: What’s Quality Got to Do With It?

August 16, 2011

What CSR Can Learn From Quality

Launched a half century ago, the total quality movement has some striking similarities to CSR: It strives to make hidden costs visible, it focuses on corporate governance, it empowers individuals to improve quality, it takes a proactive approach to prevention and continuous improvement, and it breaks down barriers to internal, cross-functional collaboration.

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Adapting to China’s Changing Health Care Market

August 9, 2011

Medicine in China, Addressing Factory Worker Suicides, and More

With an annual 23 percent increase in overall R&D spending in China, the country's pharmaceuticals industry is growing fast. Already the world’s largest vaccine manufacturer, China is starting to invest more in innovation, which will position the country well to supply its large market with medicine.

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Why Is Living Wage So Complex?

August 2, 2011

Understanding the Complexity of Living Wage

Following the United Nation’s endorsement of a new human rights framework, companies have had an added impetus to ensure that the treatment of their employees, workers in supply chain partners, and people in local communities is just and in accordance with international standards. This week, BSR Manager Roger McElrath breaks down the complexity behind living wage—a critical element of fair employment and workplace conditions.

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