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How will China's 14th Five-Year Plan steer the country's development for the next five years, and what do its environmental and climate considerations mean for business?
L. Simone Washington, BSR's Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), shares four takeaways for companies on shaping a more inclusive world where all people have fair access to opportunities and activities to improve their lives.
As China finalizes its 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-2025), what are the macro themes for the sustainability world to watch, and how will they impact business?
For companies, it is a business imperative to have a more transparent, resilient, responsible, and sustainable global supply chain model. Here are three steps for improving supply chain sustainability.
Drawing on the UNGPs, UN guidance for business in conflict situations, and BSR’s own experience working with businesses in Myanmar and advising companies on human rights due diligence in high-risk contexts, here are seven practical steps that businesses with a presence in Myanmar can take.
How can companies play a role in tackling systemic racism and discrimination?
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.
Many companies have already taken steps to enable voting and to promote free and fair elections as Election Day approaches in the U.S. Here are five additional things that business can do to sustain a healthy democracy.
BSR has observed several trends emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic and compared them with best practices on reporting. We are sharing these insights here to assist company sustainability teams as they strive to keep stakeholders informed—despite, in many cases, the reality of limited time and diminished resources.
BSR and Polecat analyze the top ESG issues and sectors arising in global discourse about COVID-19 over the last fortnight.
In the wake of COVID-19, we are calling for business to “meet the moment and build the future.” In doing so, resilient business strategies will be fundamentally important to business success as well as economic and social recovery.
It’s still too early to know the full human and economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. But eventually, we will need to begin to ponder the question: how will we rebuild once the crisis has passed? What can sustainability teams in companies expect?