Research | New Geographies of Sustainability
The global discourse about the role of business in addressing social, environmental, and economic challenges has been dominated to date by Western perspectives about economic development, corruption, transparency, climate change, and ecosystem stewardship, among other issues.
The New Geographies of Sustainability workshop series and research initiative looks to rebalance the discourse by harvesting and bringing to the forefront the perspectives of key opinion formers in Brazil, China, and India.
BSR has been exploring this topic through a series of workshops organized by the UN Global Compact LEAD as part of a project initiated by A.P. Moller-Maersk, Novo Nordisk, and Novozymes, and additional research funded by Novo Nordisk.
Guy Morgan, Director, Advisory Services, BSR
Objective of the Research
- Understand current and future sustainability challenges facing Brazil, China, and India.
- Test expectations on the future role of business in addressing sustainability challenges globally and locally.
- Uncover the evolving dynamics and interplay between business, government, and civil society to address sustainability issues in these markets.
- The results of this study will be published using the United Nations Global Compact platform in 2012
- Research Report
This discussion paper asks whether there are specific approaches to corporate sustainability in Brazil, India, and China, and how these approaches may influence global discourse and action.
- BSR Insight In-Depth Article
BSR's Advisory Services Director Guy Morgan explores how Brazil, China, and India are redefining corporate sustainability priorities and charting the future of sustainability.
- Blog Series
This three-part series asks guest experts from emerging economies for their opinions on the role and future of business in sustainability.