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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

Transforming Business for Resilience

Blog

Transforming Business for Resilience

Christine Diamente, Managing Director of Business Transformation at BSR, shares three insights on how business can be more resilient.

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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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Dynamic Materiality: How Companies Can Future-Proof Materiality Assessments

Blog

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

Blog

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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China’s 14th Five-Year Plan: Broad Insights for Investors

Blog

China’s 14th Five-Year Plan: Broad Insights for Investors

What does China's 14th Five-Year Plan mean for investors? We discuss five ways investors can seek opportunities.

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Modernizing the Social Contract in 2021: Five Developments for Business to Consider

Blog

Modernizing the Social Contract in 2021: Five Developments for Business to Consider

COVID-19 has shown—in a tragic way—how interconnected the world is. All the events of the past year and a half have also reinforced and deepened the urgent need to redefine the social contract and the key role business must play in that effort.

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Six Things Business Should Know About the EU Taxonomy

Blog

Six Things Business Should Know About the EU Taxonomy

Companies based in, doing business with, and with investors in the EU will need to pay attention to the EU Taxonomy and its impact on investments.

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What Businesses Operating in Vietnam Can Do about Climate Risk

Blog

What Businesses Operating in Vietnam Can Do about Climate Risk

All companies operating in Vietnam need to know that the country is highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. How can businesses in Vietnam best prepare and build resilience?

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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


Christine Diamente

Christine Diamente

Managing Director, Business Transformation

Paris


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


San Francisco


Ashley Lin

Ashley Lin

Associate

New York


Jorgette Mariñez

Jorgette Mariñez

Director, Consumer Sectors

New York


Jonathan Morris

Jonathan Morris

Associate Director

Paris


Paris


Eric Olson

Eric Olson

Senior Vice President

San Francisco


New York


Jeremy Prepscius

Jeremy Prepscius

Vice President, Asia-Pacific

Hong Kong


Victoria Reca

Victoria Reca

Manager, Women's Empowerment

Paris



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