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Apr

21

April 21, 2022

ESG: Transforming Finance: Priorities for Progress in Advancing Respect for Human Rights

Transforming Finance: Priorities for Progress in Advancing Respect for Human Rights

The time for human rights-respecting finance is now. Our new report elaborates on the call to action set out in the UNGPs 10+ Roadmap for Financial Institutions, highlighting key areas where progress is needed to tackle global challenges and contribute to new systems grounded in respect for human rights.

#ESG #Financial Services #Human Rights

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Mar

2

March 2, 2022

ESG: Mastering a Purposeful Approach to ESG Due Diligence in Mergers and Acquisitions

Mastering a Purposeful Approach to ESG Due Diligence in Mergers and Acquisitions

There’s no denying that 2021 was a year of significant growth in M&A, and global M&A activity is poised to climb even higher in the year ahead. M&A can be a tremendous tool for companies looking to adopt more resilient business strategies, but failing to account for the critical ESG elements can undermine success and lead to negative outcomes for business.

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Jan

12

January 12, 2022

ESG: 2022: Purposeful Sustainability Leadership for Turbulent Times

2022: Purposeful Sustainability Leadership for Turbulent Times

BSR President and CEO Aron Cramer discusses major themes shaping the year ahead: net zero, climate action and social justice, attention on ESG, board role redefinition, and the business voice on the "great fragmentation."

#Climate Change #ESG #Strategy and Integration #Sustainability Management

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Nov

10

November 10, 2021

ESG: Allbirds’ SPO Framework Is Step in the Right Direction for ESG Commitments by High-Growth Companies

Allbirds’ SPO Framework Is Step in the Right Direction for ESG Commitments by High-Growth Companies

As Allbirds prepared its initial public offering (IPO), this led to the creation of the Sustainability Principles and Objectives Framework. BSR CEO Aron Cramer shares more about the framework.

#ESG #Financial Services

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Nov

3

November 3, 2021

ESG: The VRF and IFRS Foundation Join Forces: A New Day for ESG Reporting and Disclosure

The VRF and IFRS Foundation Join Forces: A New Day for ESG Reporting and Disclosure

The International Financial Reporting Standards Foundation (IFRS) intends to consolidate the Value Reporting Foundation (VRF) and the Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB). As ESG gains momentum and urgency, it is time to embed sustainability considerations in the basic functioning of the capital markets, which will only happen with universal disclosures that enable consistency.

#ESG #Reporting and Communications

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Oct

8

October 8, 2021

ESG: The Stars Are Aligning

The Stars Are Aligning

We are entering the next era of just and sustainable business with a much clearer pathway. BSR Vice President Dunstan Allison-Hope shares a framework around which the field seems to be coalescing.

#Climate Change #ESG #Reporting and Communications #Sustainability Management

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Sep

23

September 23, 2021

ESG: Human Rights Are Not Just an “ESG Factor”

Human Rights Are Not Just an “ESG Factor”

The notion that investors should use environmental, social, and governance (ESG) considerations to inform their decision-making is having a moment. This is undoubtedly a good thing but there is a risk that fundamental concepts—like the responsibility of business to respect human rights—may get lost in the process.

#ESG #Financial Services #Human Rights

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Aug

30

August 30, 2021

ESG: Sustainable from the Start: Embedding ESG into High-Growth Business Strategy

Sustainable from the Start: Embedding ESG into High-Growth Business Strategy

Younger, high-growth companies face unique challenges and opportunities as they expand business while also considering environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors. What are the main considerations for a high-growth company at the start of its ESG journey?

#ESG #Sustainability Management

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Jun

17

June 17, 2021

ESG: The Case for SEC-Mandated Climate and ESG Disclosure

The Case for SEC-Mandated Climate and ESG Disclosure

In response to the SEC's interest in taking steps to require climate disclosure, we discuss crucial steps that the SEC should enable to provide consistent, comparable, and reliable information that will strengthen investors’ ability to make decisions, provide incentives for business to generate long-term value, and lead to a market economy that delivers on society’s greatest needs.

#Climate Change #ESG #Future of Reporting #Reporting and Communications

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May

23

May 23, 2021

ESG: China’s 14th Five-Year Plan: Broad Insights for Investors

China’s 14th Five-Year Plan: Broad Insights for Investors

What does China's 14th Five-Year Plan mean for investors? We discuss five ways investors can seek opportunities.

#Climate Change #ESG #Sustainability Management

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