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Apr

28

April 28, 2015

Energy And Extractives: It’s Time for the Energy Industry to Overcome its Ambivalence Toward Transparency

It’s Time for the Energy Industry to Overcome its Ambivalence Toward Transparency

The energy industry has traditionally viewed transparency as a threat, but disclosure actually presents a bigger opportunity for companies to create positive momentum—and tackle their reputational challenges in the process.

#Energy and Extractives #Ethics and Governance #Sustainability Management

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Apr

30

April 30, 2014

Energy And Extractives: Climate Leadership at the BSR Spring Forum: Emissions Reductions and Supply Chain Strategies

Climate Leadership at the BSR Spring Forum: Emissions Reductions and Supply Chain Strategies

In two sessions at the BSR Spring Forum, we'll explore how business can reduce greenhouse gas emissions and create climate-compatible supply chains.

#Climate Change #Energy and Extractives #Supply Chain

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Apr

22

April 22, 2014

Energy And Extractives: Transforming Transportation Fuel for a Low-Carbon Future: A New BSR Guide

Transforming Transportation Fuel for a Low-Carbon Future: A New BSR Guide

BSR's new Future of Fuels guide helps North American ground fleet operators and their value chain partners—including energy producers, vehicle manufacturers, retailers, and investors—develop practical strategies to accelerate the transition to low-carbon fuels, improve the sustainability impacts of all fuels, and advance dialogue about our shared challenges.

#Climate Change #Energy and Extractives #Transport and Logistics

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Mar

25

March 25, 2014

Energy And Extractives: Corporate Idealism from the Inside Out: A Conversation with Christine Bader

Corporate Idealism from the Inside Out: A Conversation with Christine Bader

In a Q&A with Christine Bader, we explore her new book, The Evolution of a Corporate Idealist: Girl Meets Oil, what it's like working within a company as a corporate idealist, her perspective on BP, and more.

#Energy and Extractives #Human Rights

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Mar

13

March 13, 2014

Energy And Extractives: Transportation Fuel and Climate: Five Key Issues for Business Leaders and Policymakers

Transportation Fuel and Climate: Five Key Issues for Business Leaders and Policymakers

A recent climate conference that featured BSR's Future of Fuels initiative underscored the need for more creative collaboration on transportation fuel. Panelists raised five key ideas that need attention from commercial fleet operators, their value chain partners, and policymakers.

#Climate Change #Energy and Extractives #Future of Fuels #Transport and Logistics

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Nov

25

November 25, 2013

Megacities in China: The Opportunity for Collaboration on Sustainable Urbanization

Today, roughly half of the people in China live in an urban region. The latest in our ongoing series on sustainable urban development looks at the opportunities for business to help address environmental challenges, including energy use, pollution, and infrastructure impacts, in China's great cities.

#Energy and Extractives #Environment

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Oct

4

October 4, 2013

Transforming Fuel for Sustainability: Highlights from BSR’s Recent Forum

To transform the transportation fuel system, business can play a role in four levers of change: efficiency, technology, supply chain, and policy. Our recent Future of Fuels event examined these levers and identified new opportunities for companies to create more sustainable fuel and infrastructure.

#Climate Change #Energy and Extractives #Future of Fuels #Transport and Logistics

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Aug

15

August 15, 2013

Equator Principles III: What Do Energy and Extractives Companies Need to Know?

In the second in a series of blogs on the Equator Principles III, BSR has identified five major changes that the new requirements will have on energy and extractives companies that receive funding from Equator Principles Financial Institutions.

#Energy and Extractives #Reporting and Communications #Stakeholder Engagement #Sustainability Management

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Aug

12

August 12, 2013

Energy And Extractives: Conflict Minerals Reporting: It’s OK to Say You Aren’t Conflict-Free (For Now)

Conflict Minerals Reporting: It’s OK to Say You Aren’t Conflict-Free (For Now)

As companies prepare their first conflict minerals filings for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, many may consider pulling out of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, fearful of not being able to say they are conflict-free. This isn't the best approach for sustainable development and stability in the region.

#Conflict Minerals #Energy and Extractives #Reporting and Communications #Sustainability Management

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Aug

6

August 6, 2013

A Practical Approach to Business and Human Rights

A recent BSR Paris event with speakers from the International Petroleum Industry Environmental Conservation Association, Total, and the International Institute for Environment and Development highlighted the need for practical strategies to integrate business and human rights.

#Energy and Extractives #Human Rights #Strategy and Integration #Sustainability Management

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