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The growing use of information and communications technology (ICT) creates opportunities for solving some of the world’s toughest environmental and social challenges. BSR works with leading ICT companies to make this happen.

With experience across the ICT spectrum—telecoms, internet, software, consumer electronics, and equipment manufacturing—BSR is well placed to help ICT companies integrate environmental sustainability and social responsibility into their business strategies.

Wireless & the Environment

Read BSR's report—commissioned by CTIA - The Wireless Association®—that explores environmental opportunities and challenges that arise from existing and emerging uses of wireless (licensed spectrum) technology, with a particular focus on the areas of transport, utilities, agriculture, and public services in the U.S.

Case Studies

Capacity Building Study in China

Capacity Building Study in China

Explore the multi-stakeholder project we developed, in partnership with the Foreign Investment Advisory Service, to assess the social and environmental conditions in Shenzhen's ICT industry. Learn more 


Achieving Global eSustainability

Achieving Global eSustainability

Understand the hot-button challenges facing the fast-moving ICT sector through our groundbreaking work with the Global eSustainability Initiative. Learn more 


Strategy for Incubator in Emerging Economies

Strategy for Incubator in Emerging Economies

Learn more about the strategy we developed for IBM to create a virtual business incubator for small businesses in India, Brazil, and South Africa. Learn more 


Issue Areas

  • Corporate responsibility strategy
  • Supply chain
  • Sustainable products
  • ICT as a sustainability solution
  • ICT for social innovation
  • CSR reporting
  • Freedom of expression
  • Privacy
  • Energy efficiency
  • Emerging markets
  • Social and economic development
  • Human rights
  • Stakeholder engagement

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Member Companies

  • Adobe Systems Inc.
  • Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD)
  • Alcatel-Lucent
  • AT&T Corp.
  • Autodesk, Inc.
  • BT Group plc
  • Cisco Systems Inc.
  • CTIA - The Wireless Association
  • Dell Inc.
  • eBay Inc.
  • Facebook, Inc.
  • Google, Inc.
  • Hewlett-Packard Company
  • Hitachi
  • IBM Corporation
  • Intel Corporation
  • Jabil Circuit, Inc.
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • Salesforce.com
  • Samsung Electronics
  • SAP AG
  • Seagate Technology, Inc.
  • Sony Corporation
  • Symantec Corp.
  • T-Mobile US
  • TE Connectivity
  • Telefonica
  • Toshiba Corporation
  • Verizon Communications, Inc.
  • Xerox Corporation
  • Yahoo! Inc.