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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."
As Allbirds prepared its initial public offering (IPO), this led to the creation of the Sustainability Principles and Objectives Framework. BSR CEO Aron Cramer shares more about the framework.
The International Financial Reporting Standards Foundation (IFRS) intends to consolidate the Value Reporting Foundation (VRF) and the Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB). As ESG gains momentum and urgency, it is time to embed sustainability considerations in the basic functioning of the capital markets, which will only happen with universal disclosures that enable consistency.
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.
The notion that investors should use environmental, social, and governance (ESG) considerations to inform their decision-making is having a moment. This is undoubtedly a good thing but there is a risk that fundamental concepts—like the responsibility of business to respect human rights—may get lost in the process.
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?
In response to the SEC's interest in taking steps to require climate disclosure, we discuss crucial steps that the SEC should enable to provide consistent, comparable, and reliable information that will strengthen investors’ ability to make decisions, provide incentives for business to generate long-term value, and lead to a market economy that delivers on society’s greatest needs.
What does China's 14th Five-Year Plan mean for investors? We discuss five ways investors can seek opportunities.
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.
Companies and their leaders need to articulate ambitious transformation plans to navigate and participate in the push from “shareholder capitalism,” past “ESG shareholder capitalism,” and toward a just, sustainable, and thriving world.
We connected with Lauren Abbott, Global Vice President, Investor Relations at Anheuser-Busch InBev, to hear her thoughts on what business should do to meet the current moment of ESG investor interest and ultimately build a more equitable, sustainable future.
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.