Download the transcript or watch the video of BSR President and CEO Aron Cramer's address to nearly 1,000 participants from 37 countries at the BSR Conference 2011: Redefining Leadership.
BSR has launched a new Sustainable Futures Lab, which will enable foresight-driven engagement with a broad spectrum of changes across various domains that are reshaping the context for business and sustainability.
To kick off a Q&A series with our sustainability experts, we sat down with our Sustainability Management lead to discuss the past, present, and future of the field.
In the mining sector, stakeholder engagement is particularly relevant given the close proximity to and impact on local communities through the use of resources such as water, energy, and land. While every company’s specific stakeholders depend on its operating circumstances, extractives companies should consider these stakeholder groups when developing an engagement strategy.
Sustainability governance helps a company implement sustainability strategy across the business, manage goal-setting and reporting processes, strengthen relations with external stakeholders, and ensure overall accountability. It’s important to keep in mind that there is no cookie-cutter structure that can be applied; every company must tailor its approach for what makes most sense given its business model, structure, resources, and level of sustainability integration into the business.