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Dec

17

December 17, 2019

Climate Change: Our Top Sustainability Insights of 2019

Our Top Sustainability Insights of 2019

As 2019 comes to an end, we are taking a moment to look back at the news and initiatives that shaped the year. Our six most popular blog posts and reports exemplify the diversity of topics BSR works on, from gender equality to stakeholder engagement.

#Climate Change #Human Rights #Inclusive Economy #Sustainability Management #Womens Empowerment

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Dec

11

December 11, 2019

Climate Change: The New Climate for Ever-Evolving Technology: Q&A with Patrick Browne, Director, Sustainability, UPS

The New Climate for Ever-Evolving Technology: Q&A with Patrick Browne, Director, Sustainability, UPS

BSR interviews UPS Director of Sustainability Patrick Browne on the types of new technologies UPS has deployed, the impact they have had so far, and plans to further integrate tech into their sustainability strategy for 2020 and beyond.

#Climate Change #Information and Communications Technology #Strategy and Integration #Sustainability Management

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Nov

19

November 19, 2019

Climate Change: Action for Sustainable Derivatives: A BSR/Transitions Collaboration

Action for Sustainable Derivatives: A BSR/Transitions Collaboration

To accelerate compliance of supply chains with deforestation-free and responsible sourcing principles, BSR and Transitions are excited to launch a new collaborative initiative for corporate buyers of palm-based derivatives alongside 11 member companies: Action for Sustainable Derivatives (ASD).

#Action for Sustainable Derivatives #Climate Change #Environment #Supply Chain

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Nov

7

November 7, 2019

Climate Change: Sustainability at AT&T: Q&A with John Schulz, Director, External Affairs, Sustainability

Sustainability at AT&T: Q&A with John Schulz, Director, External Affairs, Sustainability

In today’s new climate for business, stakeholders are looking to understand the sustainability impacts of the entire company—including the products and services that generate its revenue. BSR member AT&T is an example of a company driving greater impact by making sustainability part of its revenue model.

#Climate Change #Information and Communications Technology #Sustainability Management

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Nov

6

November 6, 2019

Climate Change: The Case for Prioritizing Net Zero Carbon Emissions, Especially in Value Chains

The Case for Prioritizing Net Zero Carbon Emissions, Especially in Value Chains

Kaiser Permanente and BSR recently partnered with Newsweek for a survey of 300-plus multinational companies on progress toward carbon neutrality and found that 70 percent of corporations are experiencing disruptions in operations due to climate change. Now, these businesses’ efforts to reduce their carbon footprint and integrate sustainable practices into their operations have created new challenges—and opportunities—for global supply chains.

#Climate Change #Strategy and Integration #Sustainability Management

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Oct

15

October 15, 2019

Climate Change: Answering the Call for Business Leadership on Climate Policy

Answering the Call for Business Leadership on Climate Policy

Our recently released letter calling for business action on climate policy—which we were delighted to publish in partnership with 10 other leading environmental and sustainability organizations—is a sign of the times.

#Climate Change

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Oct

2

October 2, 2019

Climate Change: Three Takeaways from UNGA Week 2019

Three Takeaways from UNGA Week 2019

World leaders, CEOs, and NGOs large and small descended on New York last week for the UN General Assembly, UN Climate Action Summit, and Climate Week NYC. Aron Cramer shares his three big takeaways from the week.

#Climate Change #Sustainability Management

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Sep

30

September 30, 2019

Climate Change: 2019 Climate Action Summit: Businesses Are Pulling Governments toward a Net Zero Economy

2019 Climate Action Summit: Businesses Are Pulling Governments toward a Net Zero Economy

While the 2019 UN Climate Action Summit included a handful of positive announcements, the ambition of these announcements does not match the urgency that climate change demands.

#Climate Change

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Sep

19

September 19, 2019

Climate Change: Climate Week 2019: Going from Climate Risk to Resilience through Collective Action

Climate Week 2019: Going from Climate Risk to Resilience through Collective Action

While the list of impacts and resulting climate risk to business grows as the amount and intensity of climate-related events rises, the opportunity to address these risks through robust climate resilience solutions also increases.

#Climate Change

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Sep

18

September 18, 2019

Climate Change: Climate Week 2019: Time for Bold Commitments—and Action

Climate Week 2019: Time for Bold Commitments—and Action

As we approach Climate Week, which kicks off with the UN Secretary General’s Climate Action Summit, it is clear that more action is needed.

#Climate Change

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