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Industrials And Utilities: Climate Lessons from the Vehicle Industry

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Climate Lessons from the Vehicle Industry

Global automakers and other vehicle manufacturers are in one of the most carbon-intensive industries. And other companies can—and should—look to their holistic approaches to climate action.

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Industrials And Utilities: 10 Human Rights Priorities for the Power and Utilities Sector

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10 Human Rights Priorities for the Power and Utilities Sector

This primer lays out the most relevant, urgent, and probable human rights impacts for the power and utilities sector and opportunities for positive impact.

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Industrials And Utilities: The Human Rights Implications of the Renewable Energy Transition

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The Human Rights Implications of the Renewable Energy Transition

We can expect the intersection between human rights and renewable energy to become increasingly relevant in our near future, and we invite you to be a part of this trend by integrating the human rights agenda into your business practices.

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Industrials And Utilities: Three Ways to Embed Sustainability in Public-Private Partnerships for U.S. Infrastructure

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Three Ways to Embed Sustainability in Public-Private Partnerships for U.S. Infrastructure

BSR sees investing in U.S. infrastructure as a major opportunity to create employment, upgrade to climate-friendly systems, and build a transportation system fit for a low-carbon economy.

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Industrials And Utilities: Clean Power Generates American Jobs and Business Competitiveness

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Clean Power Generates American Jobs and Business Competitiveness

Transformations in the U.S. energy sector toward renewable sources have led to increased employment, more efficient energy use, and more. Withdrawing from the Clean Air Act, including the Clean Power Plan, will slow this progress but will not undermine it.

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Industrials And Utilities: The Clean Power Plan Is Bold Policy that Will Benefit the Economy

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The Clean Power Plan Is Bold Policy that Will Benefit the Economy

The U.S. Clean Power Plan is one of the most significant pieces of environmental policy the United States has ever seen, and it will help companies remove barriers to climate goals and reduce business risk.

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Industrials And Utilities: Sustainable Development Goal 7 Needs Business Leadership to Drive Energy Access

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Sustainable Development Goal 7 Needs Business Leadership to Drive Energy Access

It’s time to close the energy-access gap, and business is well positioned for leadership in this area through partnerships, community investment, and stakeholder engagement.

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Industrials And Utilities: BSR Member Spotlight: Neil Hawkins, Chief Sustainability Officer, Dow Chemical Company

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BSR Member Spotlight: Neil Hawkins, Chief Sustainability Officer, Dow Chemical Company

In the third in a blog series highlighting BSR members and their sustainability stories, we spoke with Neil Hawkins of Dow Chemical Company about the company’s 2025 sustainability goals, the importance of executive sponsorship, and the need to collaborate across corporate value chains.

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Industrials And Utilities: Building a Social License to Operate in the Renewable Energy Sector

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Building a Social License to Operate in the Renewable Energy Sector

Renewables companies can raise the level of acceptance of projects among communities, stakeholders, and the public through planning ahead, allocating resources, identifying risks and opportunities, and more.

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Industrials And Utilities: World’s Leading Companies Agree: Clean Power Plan Is Necessary Part of U.S. National Climate Plan

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World’s Leading Companies Agree: Clean Power Plan Is Necessary Part of U.S. National Climate Plan

The biggest players in technology and some of the largest consumer brands recently submitted separate friend-of-the-court briefs providing resounding support for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan.

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Industrials And Utilities: What the Renewable Energy Sector Can Learn from Mining, Oil, and Gas Companies

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What the Renewable Energy Sector Can Learn from Mining, Oil, and Gas Companies

A close review of good practices from the mining, oil, and gas sector could inform companies on how to responsibly manage stakeholder engagement and community relations for renewable energy projects.

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Industrials And Utilities: Access to Sustainable Energy: Bright Ideas to Capture a Booming Market

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Access to Sustainable Energy: Bright Ideas to Capture a Booming Market

Sustainable Development Goal 7 is to “ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all.” These three collaboration examples demonstrate how to reach populations most in need of energy.

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