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Climate Change: The Business Role in Creating a 21st-Century Social Contract

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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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Climate Change: 2021: Optimism and Resolve for the Decisive Decade

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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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Climate Change: The Biden Administration and Sustainability in a Changing Asia

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The Biden Administration and Sustainability in a Changing Asia

The Biden administration will be facing a changed landscape in Asia. The choices the Biden-Harris administration make on issues like climate change and human rights will not only impact governments in the region, but how businesses in Asia navigate these issues.

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Climate Change: The Sustainable Business Agenda in a Biden-Harris Administration

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The Sustainable Business Agenda in a Biden-Harris Administration

Following the 2020 U.S. elections, BSR President and CEO Aron Cramer lays out an agenda for business to call on the Biden administration to adopt in order to advance a more just and sustainable world.

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Climate Change: Climate Justice: How Business Climate Action Can Reduce Environmental Racism

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Climate Justice: How Business Climate Action Can Reduce Environmental Racism

This year’s COVID-19 crisis and racial justice movement have highlighted the systemic inequities in the U.S. and revealed how crises disproportionately affect certain populations. Business has an important role to play in helping to bring climate justice and racial equity front and center while shifting the finance for the energy transition.

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Climate Change: Meeting the Moment for Climate Action: Q&A with Maria Mendiluce, CEO, We Mean Business Coalition

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Meeting the Moment for Climate Action: Q&A with Maria Mendiluce, CEO, We Mean Business Coalition

BSR connects with Maria Mendiluce, CEO of the We Mean Business coalition, ahead of BSR Conference 2020 to learn more about what she thinks is needed from business to meet the current moment and build a more equitable and sustainable future.

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Climate Change: Three Futures of Company Climate Action

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Three Futures of Company Climate Action

This year’s Climate Week NYC has advanced a shift from climate commitments to climate action. What will company climate action look like in this Decisive Decade? Here are three plausible futures for companies considering their own climate and environmental strategy.

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Climate Change: Missing Climate Week, Seeing Climate Refugees

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Missing Climate Week, Seeing Climate Refugees

BSR President and CEO Aron Cramer shares his recent experience in Oregon during the wildfires, underlining the necessity of taking climate action.

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Climate Change: Freight Buyers Are the Zero-Emission Fuel We Need

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Freight Buyers Are the Zero-Emission Fuel We Need

BSR and the Smart Freight Centre are moving to accelerate the shift to zero-carbon freight across all modes of transport—air, sea, road, rail, waterways—by 2050 through a new buyer-focused collaborative platform: the Sustainable Freight Buyers Alliance.

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Climate Change: Transform to Net Zero and the Shift from Climate Ambition to Climate Action

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Transform to Net Zero and the Shift from Climate Ambition to Climate Action

Unless companies transform into net zero businesses, targets alone will not persuade governments to make more ambitious national pledges. That is why we need—and we are beginning to see—a great shift from climate ambition to climate action.

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Climate Change: Indigenous Peoples and Climate Change: A Call For Action to Build Resilience Post-COVID

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Indigenous Peoples and Climate Change: A Call For Action to Build Resilience Post-COVID

On the commemoration of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), we recognize that there is still much to be done to prevent, mitigate, and remedy the current and forthcoming adverse impacts of climate change to which Indigenous Peoples are particularly vulnerable.

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Climate Change: A 21st-Century Social Contract Must Include a Just Transition to a Net-Zero Economy

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A 21st-Century Social Contract Must Include a Just Transition to a Net-Zero Economy

We need to enact large-scale systemic changes to combat global climate change—and as the transition to a net-zero GHG emissions economy takes place, we need a social contract that addresses the impact on workers and their communities, especially those facing systemic inequities.

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