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Environment: Investing in Nature Can Be Win-Win-Win for Business, Communities, and the Environment

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Investing in Nature Can Be Win-Win-Win for Business, Communities, and the Environment

A new BSR report makes the triple-bottom-line business case for investing in nature, including numerous examples from leading companies.

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Environment: The Benefit Multiplier of Investing in Nature

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The Benefit Multiplier of Investing in Nature

This business brief shows that leading companies—around the world and across sectors—are citing business reasons for investing in nature-based solutions and the restoration of natural systems.

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Environment: Do Your Investment Due Diligence Protocols Consider Water and Climate Change?

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Do Your Investment Due Diligence Protocols Consider Water and Climate Change?

In an increasingly warm and water-scarce world, adding climate and water issues to investment due diligence is key. Here, we outline quantitative and qualitative tools to help businesses make smarter investment decisions.

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Environment: Two Questions for Sandra Postel, Director, Global Water Policy Project

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Two Questions for Sandra Postel, Director, Global Water Policy Project

BSR Conference 2015 speaker Sandra Postel, the director of the Global Water Policy Project, spoke with us about the how the principles on building resilience into ecosystems can be applied to building resilience into leadership.

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Environment: Three Ways Companies Can Act on Plastic Waste

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Three Ways Companies Can Act on Plastic Waste

Few companies can do without plastic, but the material causes significant environmental problems. Companies can act by optimizing procurement and waste management practices.

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Environment: Reflecting on Three Years of Green Farmer Training in China

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Reflecting on Three Years of Green Farmer Training in China

BSR worked with Walmart to help train farmers on sustainable agriculture practices—a three-year program that resulted in better produce, lower environmental impacts, and increased revenues for farmers. Here, we reflect on program impacts and lessons learned about sustainability-focused training programs.

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Environment: Why Ecosystem Services Is Relevant to your Company

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Why Ecosystem Services Is Relevant to your Company

Updated BSR research highlights how companies and governments are engaging on ecosystem services.

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Environment: Update | Making the Invisible Visible: Analytical Tools for Ecosystem Services

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Update | Making the Invisible Visible: Analytical Tools for Ecosystem Services

This report helps corporate employees understand the full range of analytical tools that have been (and are being) developed to identify, measure, assess, and value ecosystem services within decision-making processes.

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Environment: Clean Cargo Working Group: Measuring and Improving the Environmental Performance of Ocean Shipping

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Clean Cargo Working Group: Measuring and Improving the Environmental Performance of Ocean Shipping

BSR's Clean Cargo Working Group, founded 10 years ago, now works with 85 percent of the container ship industry to report on and improve the environmental performance of ocean shipping.

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Global Public Sector Trends in Ecosystem Services 2009-2013

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Global Public Sector Trends in Ecosystem Services 2009-2013

This report helps businesses track the public sector's uptake of ecosystem services approach around the world. The insights in this report are especially relevant to companies that have crafted, or are developing, internal policies on natural capital, biodiversity, and ecosystem services.

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Environment: Investing in Sustainable Urban Progress in São Paulo

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Investing in Sustainable Urban Progress in São Paulo

São Paulo, the 10th largest city economy in the world, reflects some of the challenges across Brazil when it comes to transportation infrastructure, air pollution, and public corruption. How business, government, and civil society work together will be the biggest determinant of the future for sustainability in the region.

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Environment: Hopes for the Business World in the New Year

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Hopes for the Business World in the New Year

In 2014, business should commit to three goals that are essential to business, human, and environmental sustainability. By focusing on becoming biodiversity and ecosystem services neutral, companies can ensure that natural systems continue to function in the ways that we have come to expect.

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