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BSR Insight Archives: 2012 07

Open for Business: The ‘Four Cs’ of Integrated Strategy

July 31, 2012

Long Live Business

The corporation today is subject to powerful forces—from market dynamics to sustainability challenges to stakeholder demands. In this environment, the best corporate strategies address both sustainability and rapidly changing market conditions to generate business value.

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Can Carbon Capture Solve Climate Change?

July 24, 2012

Marc Gunther on Climate Change

According to Marc Gunther, journalist and author of the new ebook Suck It Up, carbon capture and storage has the potential to help solve climate change and create an enormous market opportunity—worth the equivalent of 100 billion barrels or US$10 trillion of oil.

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What the Facebook IPO Teaches Us About the Value of Ecosystems

July 17, 2012

What the Facebook IPO Teaches Us About the Value of Ecosystems

Facebook’s recent IPO valued the company at a record-breaking US$104 billion—roughly US$1 for each of the connections in its “human ecosystem.” This week, BSR Research Manager Linda Hwang considers what it would look like if we valued the connections in nature’s ecosystem much the same way.

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Supply Chain Sustainability: Four Lessons From the Past and Four Ideas for the Future

July 10, 2012

Supply Chain Sustainability: Lessons From the Past, Ideas for the Future

Ever since the early 1990s, when Levi Strauss & Co. introduced the first supplier code of conduct and a series of supply chain labor scandals propelled these issues into the public sphere, supply chain sustainability has been a priority across many industries.

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Going from ‘What’ to ‘How’ in Sustainable Procurement

July 3, 2012

Untangling the Data Web to Achieve Truly Sustainable Procurement

In recent years, we’ve seen a wealth of new data emerge to define the relative sustainability of products. However, finding ways to sift through, understand, and then apply this data to the procurement and purchasing of products has lagged. Procurement managers often have to decide on a product’s environmental or social benefits based on as many as 20 to 30 indicators–a daunting task.

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