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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.

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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 and enable informed decision-making

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Healthcare Working Group

Healthcare Working Group

Improving the industry’s understanding and practice in corporate responsibility, with a focus on access to healthcare

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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

Dunstan Allison-Hope

Dunstan Allison-Hope

Managing Director

San Francisco


Farid Baddache

Farid Baddache

Managing Director

Paris


New York


Laura Gitman

Laura Gitman

Senior Vice President

New York


John Hodges

John Hodges

Managing Director

New York


Ting Lee

Ting Lee

Associate

San Francisco


New York


Cecile Oger

Cecile Oger

Associate Director

Paris


Eric Olson

Eric Olson

Senior Vice President

San Francisco


Jeremy Prepscius

Jeremy Prepscius

Vice President, Asia-Pacific

Hong Kong


New York


Alison Taylor

Alison Taylor

Director, Sustainability Management

New York


Paris


Shanghai


Copenhagen



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Our Insights on Sustainability Management

The Increasing Importance of Articulating Long-Term Value

Blog

The Increasing Importance of Articulating Long-Term Value

Institutional investors are increasingly vocal about long-term value; companies can proactively engage and attract these investors who value ESG commitments.

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The Future of Business Ethics

Reports

The Future of Business Ethics

This paper on organizational culture summarizes conclusions from an extensive literature review and interviews with 70 experts and corporate leaders in sustainability, ethics, and compliance.

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How We Can Use Big Data to Understand Sustainability Risks and Opportunities

Blog

How We Can Use Big Data to Understand Sustainability Risks and Opportunities

BSR has partnered with big data intelligence software firm Polecat to understand sustainability risks, opportunities, and stakeholder perceptions.

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Playbook for Sustainable Business in the United States

Reports

Playbook for Sustainable Business in the United States

This Playbook proposes a framework for sustainable business leaders to succeed in the current U.S. economic and political context, both individually and through collaboration.

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