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Reports Archives November 2011

November 14, 2011

BSR’s Five-Step Approach to Stakeholder Engagement

Farid Baddache, Director, Europe, Middle East, and Africa; Jonathan Morris, Associate, Advisory Services

In a series BSR is launching today, we outline our approach for companies to initiate and sustain constructive and cost-effective stakeholder relationships over time. By engaging early and often, companies can create value for stakeholders as well as use the engagement process to inform business strategy and operations. Each brief provides practical guidance and tools on implementing the five steps: Read more 

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November 2, 2011

BSR Conference 2011: Opening Remarks by Aron Cramer

Aron Cramer, President and CEO

Download the transcript or watch the video of BSR President and CEO Aron Cramer's address to nearly 1,000 participants from 37 countries at the BSR Conference 2011: Redefining Leadership. Read more 

Download  Topics: Strategy & Integration

November 2, 2011

BSR/GlobeScan State of Sustainable Business Poll 2011

Results from the “BSR/GlobeScan State of Sustainable Business Poll 2011,” released at the BSR Conference 2011, show that global businesses remain highly committed to sustainability. For the second straight year, more than eight in 10 respondents are optimistic that global businesses will embrace CSR/sustainability as part of their core strategies and operations in the next five years. The poll resulted from a survey of nearly 500 business leaders drawn from BSR’s global network of nearly 300 member companies. Read more 

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November 1, 2011

Catalyzing Social Investment in China

Adam Lane, Manager, Advisory Services; Brooke Avory, Manager, Partnership Development and Research

In this paper, we analyze the various forces driving social investment in China. We define social investment as the contribution of resources by business, foundations, or nonprofits toward the creation of social, environmental, and economic development (also termed strategic philanthropy or community investment). As China rapidly changes, the expectations for, and implementation of, social investment programs are changing quickly as well. Read more 

Download  Topics: Local Sustainable Performance, Economic, Social & Cultural Rights, Human Rights, Stakeholder Engagement

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