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April 28, 2014

What Is a Low-Carbon Lifestyle, and How Can I Get One?

In advance of the BSR Spring Forum 2014, we sat down with Mike Barry, director of sustainable business at Marks & Spencer, to discuss how business can encourage customers to live more sustainably, contributing to a low-carbon economy.

#Climate Change #Consumer Products

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January 13, 2014

Consumer Products: 2014, Act II: Three Telling Questions about Progress

2014, Act II: Three Telling Questions about Progress

In the second half of his series looking at 2014, BSR President and CEO Aron Cramer outlines three questions that will determine how much progress is made in the coming year.

#Climate Change #Consumer Products #Strategy and Integration #Sustainability Management

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September 19, 2013

Consumer Products: Sustainable Lifestyles: A New Frontier for Business?

Sustainable Lifestyles: A New Frontier for Business?

According to a new BSR and Futerra survey of 54 global business leaders, 40 percent of companies are encouraging consumers toward more sustainable lifestyles. The survey respondents predict that this number will double in the next few years, as the risk-based business case for sustainable behavior change is replaced by innovation and market share drivers.

#Consumer Products #Sustainable Lifestyles Frontier Group

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June 13, 2013

In the Era of PRISM, ‘Knowing and Showing’ on Human Rights

As public scrutiny of U.S. government surveillance tactics grows, BSR has been reflecting on the corporate responsibility and ethics issues at stake—and how these issues extend beyond the information and communications technology sector.

#Consumer Products #Ethics and Governance #Information and Communications Technology #Sustainability Management

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June 10, 2013

Be Bold: It’s Time for Inspiration and Innovation in Sustainable Procurement

Many recent events have shown that there is still much progress to be made in sustainable procurement. It's time for new and innovative approaches. But the question is, how?

#Consumer Products #Supply Chain

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June 6, 2013

Sustainable Lifestyles: Making Eco Chic

In BSR’s work with the fashion industry, we often hear that the designers reign supreme. But what if they were inspired to design clothing that was sustainable from its very threads?

#Consumer Products

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June 4, 2013

Consumer Products: Are Consumers Done with Fast Fashion?

Are Consumers Done with Fast Fashion?

Both data and recent citizen activism suggest that consumers may finally recognize their role in sustainable fashion—and may be willing to pay the price for it.

#Consumer Products #Human Rights #Sustainable Lifestyles Frontier Group

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June 3, 2013

Labor Protection: What Can Bangladesh Learn from China?

In its 30-year path to industrialization, China has made great progress in protecting labor rights by strengthening public policy; integrating worker-protection systems into factories; increasing collaboration among western buyers, local NGOs, and suppliers; and empowering workers.

#Consumer Products #Grants #Human Rights #Supply Chain

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May 30, 2013

From Bangladesh to Myanmar: Level-Set Responsible Sourcing

How can buyers looking to move into Myanmar learn from experiences in Cambodia, China, Vietnam, and, most recently, Bangladesh?

#Consumer Products #Grants #Supply Chain

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May 29, 2013

Consumer Products: The Other Women’s Movement: Factory Workers in the Developing World

The Other Women’s Movement: Factory Workers in the Developing World

Working women in the developed world are talking about "leaning in," but a different sort of women's movement is happening on the factory floor in places like Bangladesh. As women in global supply chains gain financial stability and empowerment through salaried work, they are on the front lines of greater gender equality.

#Consumer Products #Grants #Supply Chain #Womens Empowerment

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