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May 29, 2013
To make sustainable procurement more effective, we need to apply more power in three areas: codes and policies, data and information, and leadership values.
May 28, 2013
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.
April 2, 2013
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.
March 4, 2013
At the GreenBiz Forum San Francisco, Patagonia Founder Yvon Chouinard challenged the definition of responsible corporate leadership when it comes to expanding business opportunities.
January 14, 2013
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.
November 13, 2012
In a new video, San Francisco Bay Area residents give insight on how the information they digest influences the products they purchase.
November 13, 2012
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.
October 24, 2012
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
October 5, 2012
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?