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What the ESG Critics Are Right About—And Where They’re Misguided thumnail image
Sustainability Management | ESG

What the ESG Critics Are Right About—And Where They’re Misguided

After considerable momentum, there is now a backlash against elements of the sustainable business agenda. BSR President and CEO Aron Cramer discusses some of the big questions raised.
What Business Needs to Know about the EU Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive thumnail image
Sustainability Management | Sustainability Reporting

What Business Needs to Know about the EU Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive

Under the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD), all large, all listed, and some non-EU companies will be required to report sustainability information against mandatory European Sustainability Reporting Standards. Six things that business should know about the CSRD.

Activating Directors on Sustainability: Six Questions for Your Board thumnail image
Sustainability Management | ESG | Governance

Activating Directors on Sustainability: Six Questions for Your Board

Directors of EU companies will soon face a pivotal shift in their duties toward sustainability with the upcoming EU Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) and Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD). Here are six key questions for boards to determine their readiness to govern evolving expectations.

President and CEO Aron Cramer Responds to West Virginia v. EPA thumnail image
Climate Change

President and CEO Aron Cramer Responds to West Virginia v. EPA

In response to the US Supreme Court ruling West Virginia v. EPA, BSR’s President and CEO Aron Cramer issues a statement on the dangers of the decision, its implications for the future, and why ambitious climate action is urgently needed.
The Norwegian Transparency Act: Key Insights for Business thumnail image
Sustainability Management | Human Rights

The Norwegian Transparency Act: Key Insights for Business

As the Norwegian Transparency Act becomes the newest human rights due diligence law to enter into force, what does it mean for business with operations in Norway? We share key insights based on work we've done with our members.
The Housing Crisis: Key Priorities for Investor Action thumnail image
Human Rights | Financial Services

The Housing Crisis: Key Priorities for Investor Action

Institutional investors have both a responsibility and an opportunity to play a key role in the solution to the housing crisis. We share several key actions to take.
Key Ways for Business to Respond to  the Fall of Roe v. Wade thumnail image
Women’s Empowerment | Equity, Inclusion, and Justice

Key Ways for Business to Respond to the Fall of Roe v. Wade

The sweep of the ruling on abortion is staggering and destabilizing for business in America. Here are seven key points for business to consider.

Inside BSR: Q&A with Olivia Li thumnail image
Inside BSR

Inside BSR: Q&A with Olivia Li

Inside BSR is our monthly series featuring BSR team members from around the world. This month, we connected with Olivia Li, a Manager based in Shanghai.

How Business Can Advance Climate Justice thumnail image
Climate Change | COP27

How Business Can Advance Climate Justice

Climate change affects each of us differently, and its impact will be exacerbated for communities that already face underlying socioeconomic inequalities or injustices. Listening, co-creating solutions, and elevating the voices of those most affected is paramount in advancing climate justice.

Beyond Audits: Six Ways to Manage Human Rights Risks in Supply Chains thumnail image
Supply Chain | Human Rights

Beyond Audits: Six Ways to Manage Human Rights Risks in Supply Chains

Companies are now expected to go “beyond” auditing by adopting more robust approaches to address human rights violations in their supply chain. Six points for companies to consider when addressing human rights risks through a holistic approach.
How the SEC Can Mandate Climate-Related Disclosures and Drive Corporate Action thumnail image
Sustainability Management | Climate Change

How the SEC Can Mandate Climate-Related Disclosures and Drive Corporate Action

In support of the SEC’s current efforts to react to market demand for comprehensive climate-related financial disclosures, BSR responded to the latest public consultation on climate-related disclosure. We share our recommendations.

Human Rights in the Healthcare Sector: Current State of Play thumnail image
Human Rights | Healthcare

Human Rights in the Healthcare Sector: Current State of Play

Over the past 18 months, BSR has worked with leading healthcare companies to assess the state of play in human rights practices. We share our maturity curve to chart healthcare companies’ approach to human rights.
Addressing Human Rights Risks in Renewable Energy Supply Chains thumnail image
Supply Chain | Human Rights | Energy and Extractives

Addressing Human Rights Risks in Renewable Energy Supply Chains

BSR’s work with energy and extractive companies—including a recent assessment of the human rights risks associated with minerals used in wind, solar, battery, and electrolyzer technology—has surfaced two key strategies for strengthening the management of human rights risks in transition mineral supply chains.