Case Studies

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Technology

Measuring the Net Positive Value of ICT in Online Education

This case study, published by BSR’s Center for Technology and Sustainability, examines the the net positive impact of ICT in online education, using as the case study Arizona State University’s current ASU Online education program for undergraduate degrees.
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Technology

Looking Under the Hood: ORION Technology Adoption at UPS

This case study, published by BSR’s Center for Technology and Sustainability, examines UPS’s deployment of ORION, a route-optimization software program for its drivers, and focuses primarily on the challenges related to technology adoption, from development to deployment.
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Technology

Measuring Environmental Benefits of Health Information Technology

This case study, published by BSR’s Center for Technology and Sustainability, examines the environmental benefits and impacts of health IT, focusing on Kaiser Permanente's electronic health records system.
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Sustainability Management

Sharing Sustainability Best Practices Through Executive Workshops

BSR’s executive workshops help companies share best practices, work together to solve problems, and build camaraderie across global sustainability teams.
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Sustainability Management | Equity, Inclusion, and Justice

A Tool for Companies to Make Strategic, Inclusive Community Investments

BSR developed a tool to help leading companies shift from ad hoc philanthropic donations to strategic investments that make sense for both the business and the community.
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Technology | Human Rights

Telenor: Responsible Decision-Making in Myanmar

BSR helped the telecommunications company Telenor understand the sustainability risks and opportunities before entering a new market in Myanmar.
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Technology | Climate Change

Working with Tech Leaders to Power the Internet with 100 Percent Renewable Energy

The Future of Internet Power was founded in 2012 with a vision to power the internet by 100 percent renewable energy.
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Women’s Empowerment | Supply Chain | Financial Services | Equity, Inclusion, and Justice

HERfinance: Increasing Financial Inclusion Among Women Workers in Global Supply Chains

Between 2012 and 2014, BSR piloted the HERfinance program with 10,000 garment factory workers in India.
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Human Rights | Equity, Inclusion, and Justice | Energy and Extractives

Freeport-McMoRan: Localizing Global Social Investment Strategies

BSR helped Freeport-McMoRan develop a new approach to engaging local communities, shifting from an emphasis on philanthropy to a participatory approach to investments that satisfies both the company’s and the community's needs.
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Supply Chain | Healthcare

Bayer: Collaborating with Key Partners to Improve Supplier Engagement

Through performance assessments, identification of high-risk suppliers, and collaborative initiatives, Bayer uses its influence over global suppliers to ensure accordance with the company’s ethical, environmental, and social standards.
Anheuser-Busch InBev: Empowering Procurement Professionals toward Sustainable Procurement thumnail image
Supply Chain | Food, Beverage, and Agriculture

Anheuser-Busch InBev: Empowering Procurement Professionals toward Sustainable Procurement

Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) is the leading global brewer and a top-five consumer-goods (FMCG) company with operations in 25 countries and procurement departments in 22 countries.
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Supply Chain

Cathay Pacific: Enabling Procurement Teams to Choose More Sustainable Plastics

Each year, Cathay Pacific Airways uses millions of plastic items for its in-flight services, ranging from meal trays to cutlery to amenity kits. While the company has made tremendous efforts to reduce, reuse, and recycle, it still has to rely on single-use disposable plastic for some items due to concerns about hygiene, and regulatory and operational constraints. Could choosing a different type of plastic help Cathay Pacific to meet their environmental goals?
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Technology | Human Rights

Microsoft: Embedding Human Rights Across a Global Technology Company

BSR helped Microsoft develop a global human rights strategy that ensures human rights are considered in all major business decisions.
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Supply Chain | Climate Change

Managing Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Chinese Supply Chains

Over the past few years, BSR has helped dozens of companies improve supply chain greenhouse gas performance in China through a portfolio of initiatives.
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Supply Chain | Nature

Clean Cargo Working Group: Measuring and Improving the Environmental Performance of Ocean Shipping

BSR's Clean Cargo Working Group, founded 10 years ago, now works with 85 percent of the container ship industry to report on and improve the environmental performance of ocean shipping.