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BSR Insight Archives: 2011 10

Best Features of the New Scope 3 Standard

October 25, 2011

An Insider’s Guide to the New Scope 3 Standard

At the BSR Conference next week, Climate and Energy Manager Ryan Schuchard will talk with Greenhouse Gas Protocol Director Pankaj Bhatia and Levi Strauss & Co.’s Global Environmental Sustainability Director Colleen Kohlsaat about the new Scope 3 standard, which will help companies define and measure their total greenhouse gas impacts, risks, and opportunities—including those that are beyond the company’s direct operating control.

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Who’s the Champion? Why We Need to ‘Prototype’ Sustainable Consumption

October 18, 2011

Experimenting With Sustainable Consumption

The outdoor apparel company Patagonia reports that since 2005, customers have returned 45 tons of clothing, which the company has recycled and turned into 34 tons of new clothing through its Common Threads program. Recently, Patagonia expanded that program, forming a partnership with eBay to create a place for its customers to sell used Patagonia products online.

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The Evolution of Environmental Performance Expectations

October 11, 2011

Evolution of Environmental Performance

Four years ago, when BSR first convened leaders from the private sector, NGOs, and academia to discuss a new approach to scenario planning that considered ecosystem services, the questions on the table were twofold:

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Integrated Reporting: A New Vision for Disclosure

October 4, 2011

The Future of Disclosure

Earlier this month, the International Integrated Reporting Committee (IIRC) released its vision for a new integrated reporting framework. This comes on the heels of the Global Reporting Initiative’s (GRI) launch of work on its “G4” guidelines. BSR is an active participant in both the GRI and the IIRC, and we have been running a series of articles on the future of reporting.

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