Procurement of Display Units as an Opportunity for Improved Sustainability in Stores
Best Buy has more than 1,000 stores in the United States, all of which have many in-store displays. In 2012, the company partnered with the Center for Sustainable Procurement (CSP) to explore ways to improve its procurement process for displays and define the criteria for making them more sustainable in the future.
Technology | Supply Chain
Improving the Lifecycle Energy Impacts of Notebook Computers in the Production Phase
Dell wanted to improve the lifecycle sustainability impacts of its notebook computers. Through its own work gathering lifecycle data from suppliers, as well as involvement in collaborative initiatives, such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s PAIA (Product Attribute to Impact Algorithm) and The Sustainability Consortium, Dell had already identified the hot spots and other critical impacts that must be addressed to substantially improve the sustainability of notebooks.
Purchasing Higher Quality Paint to Save Cost and Make the Case for Sustainability
Of the 5,200 buildings Telenor Real Estate maintains in Norway, most are small buildings made to house technical equipment. For this reason, most of them are situated on islands, along coastlines, on mountaintops, and in other areas with harsh weather.
Technology | Human Rights
Vodafone: Respecting Human Rights in the Digital World
Vodafone, the world's second-largest mobile operator, engaged BSR to help align its human rights strategy with the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.
Technology | Human Rights
Telefónica: Assessing Human Rights Risks and Opportunities
BSR worked with the Spanish telecommunications company Telefónica to assess its human rights impacts, risks, and opportunities in each of its 16 operating regions.
CTIA: Outlining How Wireless Technology Drives Sustainability
CTIA—The Wireless Association commissioned BSR to investigate the benefits of wireless technology for the environment and society and to provide insights on the risks and challenges of widespread adoption.
Sustainability Management | Energy and Extractives
Twin Metals Minnesota: Using Early Stakeholder Engagement to Improve Strategy
By helping Twin Metals Minnesota engage early with a broad set of stakeholders for its development of an underground copper mine, BSR worked with the company to integrate stakeholder ideas into a more robust sustainability strategy for the company as a whole.
BSR Conference 2010: ‘Innovate. Integrate. Inspire.’
The BSR Conference 2010 'Innovate. Integrate. Inspire.' brought together more than 1,100 senior business executives, entrepreneurs, and leaders from the public sector and civil society to connect with their peers and define the business models essential for future success.
Driving Innovation Through Partnerships
Since BSR's founding, we have been strongly committed to achieving our mission through powerful partnerships. BSR's Partnership Development team is dedicated to catalyzing collaboration between business and social and environmental innovators in the public and nonprofit sectors to make progress on systemic sustainable development challenges.