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May

29

May 29, 2013

Putting More Muscle, Brains, and Heart into Sustainable Procurement

To make sustainable procurement more effective, we need to apply more power in three areas: codes and policies, data and information, and leadership values.

#Consumer Products #Supply Chain

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May

28

May 28, 2013

Lessons from Rana Plaza: Shocked, But Not Surprised

When now-President and CEO Aron Cramer arrived at BSR in 1995, the situation faced by workers in Bangladesh’s apparel industry was much the same as it is today. It’s time for systemic change.

#Consumer Products #Human Rights #Supply Chain

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Apr

22

April 22, 2013

Detoxifying the Apparel and Footwear Supply Chain

What will it take for the apparel and footwear industry to achieve zero discharge of hazardous chemicals across product life cycles?

#Consumer Products #Supply Chain

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Apr

2

April 2, 2013

Safe and Sustainable Chemicals: The Case for Action

Growing market demands, regulations, and reputational risks are pushing companies to understand the impacts of chemicals use on society and business and proactively manage their use in products and supply chains.

#Consumer Products #Environment #Supply Chain

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Mar

4

March 4, 2013

Chouinard: Shrink Patagonia for the Sake of Sustainable Consumption?

At the GreenBiz Forum San Francisco, Patagonia Founder Yvon Chouinard challenged the definition of responsible corporate leadership when it comes to expanding business opportunities.

#Consumer Products

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Jan

14

January 14, 2013

Four Ways to Promote Sustainable Consumption

BSR President and CEO Aron Cramer, GoodGuide Cofounder Dara O’Rourke, and Weber Shandwick Executive Vice President of Energy, Cleantech and Sustainability William Brent explore what it will take to reduce the impacts of what we consume—and to consume less.

#Consumer Products

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Nov

13

November 13, 2012

Is Sustainability a Factor in Your Purchasing Decisions?

In a new video, San Francisco Bay Area residents give insight on how the information they digest influences the products they purchase.

#Consumer Products

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Nov

13

November 13, 2012

Sustainable Consumption Through Multiple Lenses

Insight is a powerful tool for understanding sustainability and behavior. Recently, my colleague Joyce Sood and I went out to explore how people in San Francisco are connecting with the notion of sustainable consumption. We came out of the experience with some useful insights on how to connect sustainability to people’s needs.

#Consumer Products #Food Beverage and Agriculture

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Oct

24

October 24, 2012

Do You Like to Go ‘Shwopping’?

According to Marc Bolland, chief executive of British retailer Marks and Spencer Group (M&S), it’s something we all should be talking about, particularly as we head into the holiday season. During the opening session of the BSR Conference 2012 Wednesday, Bolland reflected on M&S’s work to coin this new term with the goal of sparking consumer engagement in sustainability

#Consumer Products

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Oct

5

October 5, 2012

Will the Real Ethical Company Please Stand Up?

I recently finished Fran Hawthorne’s new book, Ethical Chic, which investigates whether the innovative and leading companies we love do business ethically. I could not help but wonder whether any company is completely ethical. Can a company actually achieve the seemingly elusive ethical label?

#Consumer Products #Ethics and Governance #Sustainability Management

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