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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

2021: Optimism and Resolve for the Decisive Decade

Blog

2021: Optimism and Resolve for the Decisive Decade

It is time to turn ambition to action. In the year ahead, BSR will be focusing on three broad areas: (1) business transformation to meet ESG objectives; (2) decisive climate action to translate commitments into real change; and (3) creating an economy that is truly inclusive.

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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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Three Ways to Improve Supply Chain Sustainability in the Decisive Decade

Blog

Three Ways to Improve Supply Chain Sustainability in the Decisive Decade

For companies, it is a business imperative to have a more transparent, resilient, responsible, and sustainable global supply chain model. Here are three steps for improving supply chain sustainability.

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Workers’ Mental Health Is Suffering. Now, There’s a Roadmap for Companies That Want to Help

Blog

Workers’ Mental Health Is Suffering. Now, There’s a Roadmap for Companies That Want to Help

As companies decide how to address workforce mental health, the Healthy Business Coalition has released a roadmap to promote mental well-being and resilience.

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Why Companies Should Assess Double Materiality

Blog

Why Companies Should Assess Double Materiality

In the first part of our blog series on materiality, we discuss why companies should assess double materiality.

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Double and Dynamic: How to Enhance the Value of Your Materiality Assessment

Blog

Double and Dynamic: How to Enhance the Value of Your Materiality Assessment

After 20 years of discussions and evolving perspectives on what materiality means, who is it for, or whether the sustainability field should even be using the term “materiality,” a consensus is emerging.

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China in 2021: Looking beyond COVID-19

Blog

China in 2021: Looking beyond COVID-19

BSR takes a look at four trends to watch in China’s manufacturing and supply chain environment in 2021, a year still shaped by COVID-19.

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Business and the Renewal of American Democracy

Blog

Business and the Renewal of American Democracy

The horrific storming of the U.S. Capitol building this week is yet another “shocked but not surprised” event as Donald Trump’s presidency comes to an end. Historians will have much to assess from this tragic period but there are numerous lessons for business leaders to consider today.

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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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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


Ogi Kanaya

Ogi Kanaya

Associate Director

Tokyo


Jonathan Morris

Jonathan Morris

Associate Director

Paris


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


Beth Richmond

Beth Richmond

Associate Director

New York


Aude Ucla

Aude Ucla

Associate Director

Paris


Laura Uhlmann

Laura Uhlmann

Manager, Consumer Sectors

Copenhagen



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Contact the Sustainability Management team with any questions.