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Sustainability Management: Navigating the ESG Ratings Landscape: Five Recommendations for Business

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Navigating the ESG Ratings Landscape: Five Recommendations for Business

ESG ratings can often raise questions and sometimes frustration among companies. We share five common dilemmas with key recommendations for business.

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Sustainability Management: Climate Scenarios with the National Association of Corporate Directors

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Climate Scenarios with the National Association of Corporate Directors

In June 2022, BSR and the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) collaborated on a joint climate scenarios workshop for NACD’s Climate Continuous Learning Cohort, a group of approximately 50 current and future corporate directors. The workshop demonstrated the potential and value of climate scenarios to navigate climate risks and opportunities for boards in an era of increased transparency and duty of care.

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Sustainability Management: “And” May Be the Most Important Word

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“And” May Be the Most Important Word

New laws, regulations, and standards for just and sustainable business mark the beginning of a new era. Here's why companies need to focus on both the spirit and the letter of these new laws—and how this can bring about increased ambition.

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Sustainability Management: Empowering Executives and Activating Boards: The New Nexus of Sustainability Governance

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Empowering Executives and Activating Boards: The New Nexus of Sustainability Governance

Boards of directors face a wide range of sustainability issues to oversee and ever more complex questions to address. Our newly launched and tailored advisory services are aimed at empowering executives and Chief Sustainability Officers (CSOs) to engage, inform, and activate boards on ambitious sustainability strategies.

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Sustainability Management: Business Leadership in the Great Fragmentation: Part 2

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Business Leadership in the Great Fragmentation: Part 2

The divisions caused by “The Great Fragmentation” are a barrier to achieving an economy that drives equitable and sustainable progress. To meet the needs of our fragmented world, business can reorient their efforts around four main objectives.

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Sustainability Management: BSR Response: How the EU’s Sustainability Reporting Standards Will Be a Game Changer

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BSR Response: How the EU’s Sustainability Reporting Standards Will Be a Game Changer

The European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG) recently released a set of sector-agnostic exposure drafts that form the first set of European Sustainability Reporting Standards (ESRS). We share our response to EFRAG's public consultation.

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Sustainability Management: How IFRS Sustainability Reporting Standards Can Contribute to Further Harmonization

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How IFRS Sustainability Reporting Standards Can Contribute to Further Harmonization

BSR welcomes and has responded to the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB)’s two exposure drafts released in March 2022, grounding our comments in 30 years of experience working with member companies.

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Sustainability Management: Business Leadership in the Great Fragmentation: Part 1

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Business Leadership in the Great Fragmentation: Part 1

The world is fragmenting politically, economically, environmentally, and culturally. BSR President and CEO Aron Cramer shares the six interlocking factors that are accelerating fragmentation and why they're significant for business.

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Sustainability Management: A Business Approach to Reinforcing Democracy

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A Business Approach to Reinforcing Democracy

More than 80 percent of business leaders see threats to democracy as threats to business. What can business do?

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Sustainability Management: What the ESG Critics Are Right About—And Where They’re Misguided

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What the ESG Critics Are Right About—And Where They’re Misguided

After considerable momentum, there is now a backlash against elements of the sustainable business agenda. BSR President and CEO Aron Cramer discusses some of the big questions raised.

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Sustainability Management: What Business Needs to Know about the EU Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive

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What Business Needs to Know about the EU Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive

Under the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD), all large, all listed, and some non-EU companies will be required to report sustainability information against mandatory European Sustainability Reporting Standards. Six things that business should know about the CSRD.

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Sustainability Management: Activating Directors on Sustainability: Six Questions for Your Board

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Activating Directors on Sustainability: Six Questions for Your Board

Directors of EU companies will soon face a pivotal shift in their duties toward sustainability with the upcoming EU Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) and Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD). Here are six key questions for boards to determine their readiness to govern evolving expectations.

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