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BSR Insight Archives: 2012 05

Reporting on Sustainability Strategy

May 29, 2012

Transparent, Integrated Reporting for Stronger Sustainability Strategies

In recent years, the corporate responsibility community has discussed integrated reporting strategies that combine traditional financial performance with companies’ sustainability data. While many companies are now publishing sustainability reports, very few have adopted an integrated reporting approach, which can provide a stronger, more transparent account of how corporate responsibility is folded into a company’s overall strategy and operations.

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Doing Responsible Business in Latin America: Opportunities in the Agriculture Sector

May 22, 2012

Responsible Growth in Latin American Agriculture

Latin America has a wealth of natural resources that present unique opportunities for a number of industries, including agriculture, extractives, and health care, which has led to strong economic growth in the region. At the same time, the benefits of this growth have not been distributed evenly, and the threats of environmental degradation, decline in biodiversity, and the exclusion of local communities are very real.

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Burning at Both Ends: Understanding Energy’s Two Major—and Opposite—Climate Trends

May 15, 2012

A Tale of Two Energy Trends (and What They Mean for the Climate)

In terms of percentage of growth, renewable energy is the fastest-growing energy sector. At the same time, coal is the fastest-growing energy source globally.

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Worn Out: How Fashion Can Inspire Sustainable Consumption

May 8, 2012

How Fashion Can Inspire Sustainable Consumption

At the Copenhagen Fashion Summit last week, BSR and the Danish Fashion Institute’s NICE Consumer project delivered a set of recommendations to the European Commission and EU presidency in an effort to engage the government in supporting more sustainable fashion.

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Health Care’s New Definition of ‘Do No Harm’

May 1, 2012

Redefining ‘Do No Harm’ in Health Care

Traditionally, “do no harm” in health care has referred to the ethical mandate of medical practitioners. But this week, we hear a different take on that concept. According to Health Care Without Harm Founder Gary Cohen, the health care sector has an opportunity to reposition itself as “an anchor for community health and resilience.”

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