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Oct

4

October 4, 2022

ESG: Navigating the ESG Ratings Landscape: Five Recommendations for Business

Navigating the ESG Ratings Landscape: Five Recommendations for Business

ESG ratings can often raise questions and sometimes frustration among companies. We share five common dilemmas with key recommendations for business.

#ESG #Financial Services #Sustainability Management

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Jul

13

July 13, 2022

ESG: What the ESG Critics Are Right About—And Where They’re Misguided

What the ESG Critics Are Right About—And Where They’re Misguided

After considerable momentum, there is now a backlash against elements of the sustainable business agenda. BSR President and CEO Aron Cramer discusses some of the big questions raised.

#ESG #Sustainability Management

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Jul

6

July 6, 2022

ESG: Activating Directors on Sustainability: Six Questions for Your Board

Activating Directors on Sustainability: Six Questions for Your Board

Directors of EU companies will soon face a pivotal shift in their duties toward sustainability with the upcoming EU Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) and Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD). Here are six key questions for boards to determine their readiness to govern evolving expectations.

#ESG #Sustainability Management

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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

22

March 22, 2022

ESG: Bridging the Human Rights Gap in ESG

Bridging the Human Rights Gap in ESG

ESG as a framework does not sufficiently capture harms to people or guide decisions that take human rights into account. How can the business and human rights framework help close gaps and increase opportunities in current ESG practice among financial actors?

#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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