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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 Norwegian Transparency Act: Key Insights for Business

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The Norwegian Transparency Act: Key Insights for Business

As the Norway Transparency Act becomes the newest human rights due diligence law to enter into force, what does it mean for business with operations in Norway? We share key insights based on work we've done with our members.

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How the SEC Can Mandate Climate-Related Disclosures and Drive Corporate Action

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How the SEC Can Mandate Climate-Related Disclosures and Drive Corporate Action

In support of the SEC’s current efforts to react to market demand for comprehensive climate-related financial disclosures, BSR responded to the latest public consultation on climate-related disclosure. We share our recommendations.

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New York’s Trendsetting Legislation Unveiled: Fashion Sustainability and Social Accountability Act

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New York’s Trendsetting Legislation Unveiled: Fashion Sustainability and Social Accountability Act

The Fashion Sustainability Act, if passed, would hold fashion companies accountable for their role in climate change and human rights impacts.

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2022: Purposeful Sustainability Leadership for Turbulent Times

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2022: Purposeful Sustainability Leadership for Turbulent Times

BSR President and CEO Aron Cramer discusses major themes shaping the year ahead: net zero, climate action and social justice, attention on ESG, board role redefinition, and the business voice on the "great fragmentation."

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The Stars Are Aligning

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The Stars Are Aligning

We are entering the next era of just and sustainable business with a much clearer pathway. BSR Vice President Dunstan Allison-Hope shares a framework around which the field seems to be coalescing.

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Sustainable from the Start: Embedding ESG into High-Growth Business Strategy

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Sustainable from the Start: Embedding ESG into High-Growth Business Strategy

Younger, high-growth companies face unique challenges and opportunities as they expand business while also considering environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors. What are the main considerations for a high-growth company at the start of its ESG journey?

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Dynamic Materiality: How Companies Can Future-Proof Materiality Assessments

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Dynamic Materiality: How Companies Can Future-Proof Materiality Assessments

Dynamism in the materiality of ESG issues is increasing. Here's how your company can stress-test your materiality assessment against future scenarios.

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What Business Needs to Know about the EU Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive

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What Business Needs to Know about the EU Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive

The EU Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive proposal was released in April 2021. Here are six things that global businesses should know about it.

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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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Meet the Team

Americas


Americas


Europe, Middle East, and Africa


Americas


Europe, Middle East, and Africa


Asia-Pacific


Americas


Europe, Middle East, and Africa


Sandra Cornet-Vernet

Sandra Cornet-Vernet

Business Transformation Director

Europe, Middle East, and Africa


Christine Diamente

Christine Diamente

Managing Director, Business Transformation

Europe, Middle East, and Africa


Americas


Americas


Americas


Adam Fishman

Adam Fishman

Associate Director

Americas


Europe, Middle East, and Africa


Europe, Middle East, and Africa


Laura Gitman

Laura Gitman

Chief Operating Officer

Americas


Rachel Guarino

Rachel Guarino

Engagement Team Coordinator

Americas


Americas


Americas


Ogi Kanaya

Ogi Kanaya

Associate Director

Asia-Pacific


Americas


Americas


Asia-Pacific


Ashley Lin

Ashley Lin

Associate

Americas


Europe, Middle East, and Africa


Jorgette Mariñez

Jorgette Mariñez

Director, Consumer Sectors

Americas


Jonathan Morris

Jonathan Morris

Associate Director

Europe, Middle East, and Africa


Europe, Middle East, and Africa


Asia-Pacific


Cecile Oger

Cecile Oger

Managing Director

Europe, Middle East, and Africa


Europe, Middle East, and Africa


Europe, Middle East, and Africa


Victoria Reca

Victoria Reca

Manager, Women's Empowerment

Europe, Middle East, and Africa


Beth Richmond

Beth Richmond

Associate Director

Americas


Awa Sall

Awa Sall

Associate

Americas


Andrea Serra

Andrea Serra

Associate Director

Americas


Aude Ucla

Aude Ucla

Associate Director

Europe, Middle East, and Africa


Laura Uhlmann

Laura Uhlmann

Manager, Consumer Sectors

Europe, Middle East, and Africa



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