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BSR Insight Archives: 2012 03

The Quiet Revolution: The Changing Expectations of Corporate Environmental Performance

March 27, 2012

The Quiet Revolution in Corporate Environmental Performance Expectations

Today, it is becoming more important for companies to consider how their operations are affecting the “natural infrastructure” upon which we all rely. Put another way, companies need to look at how they are impacting and depend on ecosystem services—fertile topsoil, a relatively predictable climate, and coastal protection from storms— that provide the raw materials for business.

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Investor Insights: Improving ESG Disclosure by Chinese Companies

March 20, 2012

What Investors Think of ESG Disclosure in China

At a recent focus group BSR led with the Shanghai Stock Exchange, six investors shared a perspective that might surprise some Chinese companies: They are using ESG data.

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How Partnerships Give Business Power, Prescience, and Potential

March 13, 2012

The Power of Partnerships

“Cross-sector collaboration” may sound like a mouthful, but in this week’s feature article, BSR Vice President Kara Hurst unpacks its meaning and highlights the potential for great progress when business, government, and civil society work together on sustainability challenges.

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Transparency in China: Rebuilding Trust in the Nonprofit Sector

March 6, 2012

Transparency in China: The Nonprofit Sector

Earlier this year, we examined the proliferation of CSR reports in China, part of a larger trend of transparency that is affecting all sectors in the country. In the second of our two-part series on transparency in China, we look at the NGO sector.

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