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BSR Insight Archives: 2012 06

Local Social Performance Management in Energy and Extractives

June 26, 2012

Local Social Performance: Beyond ‘Do No Harm’

Ten years ago, sustainability advocates were clamoring for energy and mining companies to pay more attention to local social performance issues. Today, companies have begun to evaluate the contributions of effective social performance management to improving the underlying commercial performance of their business.

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New Geographies of Corporate Sustainability

June 19, 2012

What Brazil, China, and India Tell Us About the Future of Sustainability

For the past 20 years, corporate sustainability has largely been defined by the West. But with the shifting balance of the world economy, and with events like Rio+20 taking place in Brazil later this week, that’s changing.

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Entering Responsibly in Risky Markets: A Look at Myanmar

June 12, 2012

The Responsible Road to Myanmar

At the recent World Economic Forum meeting in Bangkok, Nobel Peace Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, a proponent of democracy who recently won a position in Myanmar’s parliament, called on businesses eager to invest in her country to avoid “reckless optimism.”

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Rethinking the ‘Land Grab’

June 5, 2012

The Land Grab and Other Agriculture Trends

According to a recent estimate, there have been more than 400 international land deals in the last six years–spurred by the rising demand for arable property for food, biofuels, and raw materials–and these deals have taken place in 66 countries, with funds from nearly 60 different locations.

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