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Reports Archives January 2011

January 25, 2011

Electronics Supply Networks and Water Pollution in China

Electronics manufacturing has become an important economic contributor to China’s success, but its rapid growth has come with environmental costs as well, including negative impacts on water quality. Read more 

Download  Topics: Information & Communications Technology, Supply Chain, Water

January 24, 2011

Submission on the Draft Guiding Principles

BSR submitted commentary on the draft "Guiding Principles for the Implementation of the United Nations 'Protect, Respect, and Remedy' Framework" proposed by Professor John Ruggie, Special Representative to the UN Secretary General for Human Rights and Business. Read more 

Download  Topics: Human Rights, Strategy & Integration

January 23, 2011

Adapting to Climate Change: A Guide for the Food, Beverage, and Agriculture Industry

Ryan Schuchard, Associate Director, Climate and Energy

This is a primer on climate change adaptation for food, beverage, and agriculture (FBA) executives. It summarizes how FBA companies are reporting on climate change risks and opportunities, which include supply chain security, water scarcity, infrastructure and distribution, evolving consumer demands, and workforce stability. It also outlines common current practices and discusses practices that can be expected to grow in importance. This guide serves as a resource for executives considering material issues tied to climate change and provides guidance on developing a proactive and responsible approach to adaptation. Read more 

Download  Topics: Climate Change, Environment, Food, Beverage & Agriculture, Strategy & Integration

January 19, 2011

Back to the Future of CSR: A Retrospective on ‘Fade, Integrate, or Transform’

Allen White, Vice President and Senior Fellow, Tellus Institute

Where is CSR headed in the coming decade? Five years ago, we asked this question and framed a response in the form of three scenarios: fade, integrate, and transform. Today, a picture has emerged that is both encouraging and disappointing. Although CSR has more than survived amid the worst global economic downturn in the post-WWII era, truly disruptive change in mission, strategy, and practice has been limited to relatively few leading companies. Read more 

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January 13, 2011

Conflict Minerals Reporting Regulations: Who is Covered?

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) draft conflict minerals reporting rules will have significant implications for a range of corporate sustainability issues. BSR has prepared this issue brief to help companies understand how they may be affected and whether they may have to respond. Read more 

Download  Topics: Conflict Minerals, Consumer Products, Energy, Financial Services, Food, Beverage & Agriculture, Human Rights, Reporting & Communications, Supply Chain

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