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BSR Insight Archives: 2012 11

Sustainable Urban Growth: Is Hong Kong a Model for China?

November 27, 2012

Hong Kong: Model City for Sustainability?

In Hong Kong, which packs an average of 6,540 people into each square kilometer, “suburban sprawl” takes on a new definition (“up”), and the resulting sustainability challenges are unique—relating to infrastructure and social issues, air quality, and water.

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A Call for Collaboration in BSR Initiatives

November 20, 2012

Harnessing the Power of Cross-Sector Collaboration

As BSR explored in our 20th anniversary Report and Conference last month, sustainability has entered the mainstream of business and society. However, new partnerships and new ideas are needed to bring large-scale solutions to many of the enduring problems we face—from climate change to human rights to economic development. Cross-industry, multisector collaboration brings together diverse views and approaches, while harnessing the power of a unified network, to tackle these intractable issues.

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Is Sustainability a Factor in Your Purchasing Decisions?

November 13, 2012

Street-Level Views of Sustainable Consumption

When it comes to everyday purchasing decisions, consumers often struggle to make sustainable choices. A variety of factors, such as higher prices and confusion around labeling, can influence how people shop responsibly.

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The Challenges of Living Large: Scaling Up Sustainable Urban Growth

November 6, 2012

Sandy, Sustainability, and the Future of Cities

Natural disasters like the megastorm Sandy have a tendency to exacerbate ongoing sustainability challenges and crystalize our ideas about what must be done to address them.

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