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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

So, Your Sourcing and Manufacturing Footprint Is Changing: Six Sustainability Considerations

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So, Your Sourcing and Manufacturing Footprint Is Changing: Six Sustainability Considerations

As the exodus of manufacturing in China continued and accelerated, both manufacturing groups and global buyers sought opportunities to re-globalize their value chains. Here are six sustainability considerations to help your company create Globalization 2.0 plans which can help achieve long-term success.

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Business Lessons from Phase One of the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Business Lessons from Phase One of the COVID-19 Pandemic

As we take time to think first of the health of our families, friends, and communities in the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, here are five lessons to guide us through these turbulent times and the uncertainties which lie ahead.

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Women’s Empowerment Principles: Turning a Decade of Lessons into Ambitious Business Action

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Women’s Empowerment Principles: Turning a Decade of Lessons into Ambitious Business Action

A new report from BSR and the United Nations Global Compact presents aggregate findings of the WEPs Gender Gap Analysis Tool, an online platform that has been used by more than 2,000 companies around the world since its launch in 2017 to anonymously assess their gender equality performance.

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Sustainable Business in Asia: Five Trends That Will Impact the Decisive Decade

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Sustainable Business in Asia: Five Trends That Will Impact the Decisive Decade

Through BSR’s work across Asia, including significant stakeholder engagement across the region, we have identified the following five sustainability trends for business in Asia in the 2020s that will impact sourcing strategies and supply chains, access to finance, employee engagement, sustainability leadership, and increasingly market and consumer engagement.

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Sustainable Business in Asia: Three Environmental Drivers of the Decisive Decade

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Sustainable Business in Asia: Three Environmental Drivers of the Decisive Decade

Companies with operations in Asia will face a unique set of challenges and opportunities as we enter the decisive decade of the 2020s. BSR has identified the following trends relating to climate and the environment that are likely to impact how companies do business in the region.

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The Decisive Decade

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The Decisive Decade

The 2020s will be the decisive decade in terms of meeting the objectives of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), shifting the economy to achieve the aspirations of the Paris Agreement, and achieving a fair economy that works for everyone. For companies, this decade will be about creating resilient business strategies, moving beyond integration of sustainability to truly redefine business and the role of the company in society.

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Coming in from the Cold: ESG Has Its Davos Moment

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Coming in from the Cold: ESG Has Its Davos Moment

It was heartening to see many new initiatives and announcements in the run up to and throughout the week at Davos 2020. One that deserves specific attention is the effort to create a single ESG reporting and disclosure framework.

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Five Tips for Setting Bold Sustainability Goals for 2020 and Beyond

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Five Tips for Setting Bold Sustainability Goals for 2020 and Beyond

We need business to be willing to boldly tackle the complex challenges that society faces by committing to progress, even without a concrete plan. Increased ambition is not just the way to achieve the SDGs—it’s also the best way to create truly resilient business strategies.

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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


Sara Enright

Sara Enright

Associate Director

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


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


Copenhagen



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