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Sustainability Management

We help companies structure a sustainability management approach that mitigates risk and captures emerging opportunities, creating mutual benefit for both business and society.

Sustainability Management Overview


How We Work


We draw on 25 years of experience working with companies and their stakeholders across different industries and geographies. We can:

  • Work with companies to design and implement sustainability strategies and incorporate sustainability into core corporate strategy.
  • Advise on more effective and impactful reporting approaches.
  • Help companies understand and engage stakeholders and build trust, both at the corporate level and in specific geographies or service areas.
  • Advise companies on a raft of new ethics and transparency challenges and help build organizational cultures where integrity and sustainability are core considerations.


Business Benefits


  • Gaining efficiency by helping companies focus on material sustainability issues
  • Building and maintaining trust with stakeholders by engaging and mobilizing employees, customers, civil society partners, and other key groups around areas of strategic focus
  • Communicating the sustainability agenda and impacts both internally and externally
  • Establishing competitive advantage through improved customer insight, product and service innovation, and brand differentiation
  • Taking a more holistic and strategic approach to sustainability, so that it is integrated into core business considerations
  • Establishing meaningful cultures of integrity and meeting tomorrow’s transparency challenges


Capabilities


  • Strategy: We use our expertise to help companies design and execute a coherent, strategic approach to sustainability. We work with companies to incorporate sustainability considerations into wider business strategy and to drive innovation via collaboration, scenario planning, and robust prioritization of risk and opportunity.
  • Stakeholder engagement: Understanding and engaging stakeholders is core to a successful and sustainable business and requires a more systemic, inclusive approach. We can help companies think in fresh ways about who their stakeholders are and how to include them in understanding impacts and managing change.
  • Reporting: We design reporting strategies for companies, enabling them to apply reporting frameworks, communicate meaningful sustainability outcomes and impacts to key stakeholders, and use reporting as a tool to improve sustainability performance.
  • Ethics and governance: Rapidly evolving developments in transparency have presented new challenges for companies in ethics and governance. We can help companies build cultures of integrity beyond compliance, manage the challenges of the new transparency environment, and build stronger and more resilient organizational cultures.

Our Insights on Sustainability Management

The Business Role in Creating a 21st-Century Social Contract

Reports

The Business Role in Creating a 21st-Century Social Contract

The time is now for an overhaul of the social contract to address 21st-century realities and needs. A new social contract can deliver long-term value creation that enables economic security and mobility, is genuinely inclusive, and addresses challenges such as the transition to clean energy and the emergence of a digital world.

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Five Steps to Sustainability Reporting in an Evolving Landscape

Blog

Five Steps to Sustainability Reporting in an Evolving Landscape

BSR has published a practical guide, Five Steps to Good Sustainability Reporting, to help companies master the fundamentals of decision-useful disclosure that enables positive sustainability outcomes.

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Five Steps to Good Sustainability Reporting

Reports

Five Steps to Good Sustainability Reporting

Sustainability reporting and disclosure on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues is increasing globally. BSR's new report provides guidance on producing a good sustainability report based on several prominent reporting standards and frameworks.

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Meeting the Moment on ESG Investing: Q&A with Lauren Abbott, Global VP, Anheuser-Busch InBev

Blog

Meeting the Moment on ESG Investing: Q&A with Lauren Abbott, Global VP, Anheuser-Busch InBev

We connected with Lauren Abbott, Global Vice President, Investor Relations at Anheuser-Busch InBev, to hear her thoughts on what business should do to meet the current moment of ESG investor interest and ultimately build a more equitable, sustainable future.

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Amid COVID-19, BSR20 Highlighted Action, Collaboration, and Leadership

Blog

Amid COVID-19, BSR20 Highlighted Action, Collaboration, and Leadership

In a year with so many reasons to be concerned about the state of the world and the future, last week’s BSR Conference leaves us with reasons to be optimistic.

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Building the Future Starts Now: Reflections from BSR Conference 2020

Blog

Building the Future Starts Now: Reflections from BSR Conference 2020

The BSR20 Conference aimed to help the sustainable business community see our changing world more clearly. Here are four takeaways from the event.

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Election 2020: A Test for American Democracy, and A Test for American Business

Blog

Election 2020: A Test for American Democracy, and A Test for American Business

Many companies have already taken steps to enable voting and to promote free and fair elections as Election Day approaches in the U.S. Here are five additional things that business can do to sustain a healthy democracy.

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BSR Conference 2020: Coming Together to Meet the Moment and Build the Future

Blog

BSR Conference 2020: Coming Together to Meet the Moment and Build the Future

As 2020 nears its end and we look to move beyond the current moment, we have the opportunity to build a more just, more resilient, and more sustainable future. Join us at BSR Conference 2020

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Sustainability Management Illustrative Client List

  • Adobe
  • Autodesk, Inc.
  • Chevron Corporation
  • Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition, Incorporated
  • HP Inc.
  • Micron Technology
  • Royal Dutch Shell
  • Sanofi S.A.
  • Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC)

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Collaborative Initiatives on Sustainability Management

Future of Reporting

Future of Reporting

Sharing reporting best practices to improve sustainability performance, enable informed decision-making, and influence the future of the reporting field

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Healthcare Working Group

Healthcare Working Group

Improving health globally through a sustainable and resilient healthcare sector

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Maritime Anti-Corruption Network

Maritime Anti-Corruption Network

Working toward a maritime industry free of corruption that enables fair trade to the benefit of society at large

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Net Positive Project

Net Positive Project

Working for a world where companies drive financial success and create "net positive" impacts by putting back more into society, the environment, and the global economy than they take out

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Meet the Team

San Francisco


Charlotte Bancilhon

Charlotte Bancilhon

Associate Director

Paris


New York


New York


New York


Laura Gitman

Laura Gitman

Chief Operating Officer

New York


John Hodges

John Hodges

Vice President

New York


Tokyo


Jonathan Morris

Jonathan Morris

Associate Director

Paris


New York


Paris


Eric Olson

Eric Olson

Senior Vice President

San Francisco


Paris


New York


Marcela Pinilla

Marcela Pinilla

Manager, Financial Services and Impact Investing

New York


Jeremy Prepscius

Jeremy Prepscius

Vice President, Asia-Pacific

Hong Kong


Victoria Reca

Victoria Reca

Manager, Women's Empowerment

Paris


New York


Paris



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