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BSR Insight Archives: 2012 02

Sustainability Leadership in Manufacturing

February 28, 2012

Sustainability Leadership in Manufacturing

The global manufacturing sector has suffered persistent volatility, but the industry is now cautiously optimistic about growth. And while the potential is significant, it requires a clear focus on long-term trends.

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Business: Blue and Green

February 21, 2012

The Ocean: Challenges and Opportunities for Business

At the BSR Conference 2009, renowned oceanographer Sylvia Earle said that in the past 50 years, we have caused more disruption to the ocean system than in any other period of history. Yet, as BSR President and CEO Aron Cramer points out, oceans are still “orphaned in the sustainability world.”

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CSR in Saudi Arabia: Q&A With BSR Partner Nailah Attar

February 14, 2012

CSR in Saudi Arabia

As is the case in many emerging markets, CSR in Saudi Arabia started with a strong focus on community engagement and philanthropic giving, but over the past few years, there has been growing recognition that developing a holistic sustainability strategy—one that includes action on key environmental and social issues—makes strategic business sense for companies operating in the country and throughout the Middle East.

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Using Water-Risk Information for Greater Impact

February 7, 2012

Applying Water-Risk Information

Last week, we looked at how companies can address water quality and scarcity issues in China, and this week we look more broadly at how companies can use water-related risk information for other corporate objectives—allowing them to apply resources more effectively, collaborate with and meet the demands of a variety of stakeholders, and have a positive impact on sustainability issues beyond just water.

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