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Jul

30

July 30, 2013

Thinking the Unthinkable: Is it Time to Divest from Unburnable Fossil Fuels?

The notion of "unburnable carbon" is leading investors to consider whether some assets might actually be liabilities.

#Climate Change #Energy and Extractives

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Jul

29

July 29, 2013

Six Ways for the Extractives Sector to Improve Stakeholder Engagement

Most global extractives companies no longer view stakeholder engagement as a "nice to have," but rather as a core part of their business-planning strategy and operations. What's needed to make these engagements effective?

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

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Jul

16

July 16, 2013

Obama’s Climate Plan and the Future of Energy: Part 2

Better Policy: In this second of our two-part series on U.S. President Obama’s climate plan, we look at how business and government can work together to create a more sustainable long-term energy policy.

#Climate Change #Energy and Extractives #Future of Fuels

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Jul

15

July 15, 2013

Obama’s Climate Plan and the Future of Energy: Part 1

A Better Portfolio of Fuels: The U.S. president’s climate plan takes an "all of the above" approach to meeting the challenge of global warming. BSR’s Future of Fuels initiative embraces that outlook. In a two-part series, we look at what is needed from business for a more sustainable fuel portfolio, and how business and government can work together to create a more sustainable long-term energy policy.

#Climate Change #Energy and Extractives #Future of Fuels

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Mar

15

March 15, 2013

The Host-Guest Relationship: Community Engagement Themes from PDAC 2013

Around the world, communities act as hosts to mining companies. How can these companies treat their hosts with respect and develop partnerships with local peoples to ensure sustainable development? In this blog, we share lessons gleaned from the 2013 Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada Convention.

#Energy and Extractives #Sustainable Communities

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Mar

11

March 11, 2013

Mining in Latin America: National Policies, Local Opinion

As mining activity booms in Latin America, how is the growing middle class and the disconnect between national and local agendas affecting business?

#Energy and Extractives #Sustainable Communities

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Feb

13

February 13, 2013

Obama Says ‘Yes, We Can’ to Tackling Climate—But What Does That Mean?

U.S. President Obama's State of the Union address made it clear he intends to act on climate change—a good start that will go further if businesses rejoin the effort to promote low-carbon prosperity from the world’s largest economy.

#Climate Change #Energy and Extractives #Strategy and Integration #Sustainability Management

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Jan

15

January 15, 2013

Top 10 CSR Issues and Trends for the Extractives Industry in 2013

Following last week’s look at overall trends in sustainable business in 2013, we share our views on the pressing issues for the extractives industry in the next year—from local social license to operate to changing expectations about human rights.

#Energy and Extractives

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Nov

28

November 28, 2012

China’s Social Risk Reviews: A Tool Not a Burden

Earlier this month, China's leadership announced that "social risk reviews" will be required for all major industrial projects.

#Energy and Extractives #Human Rights #Stakeholder Engagement #Sustainability Management

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Oct

30

October 30, 2012

EDF’s Fred Krupp and Mindy Lubber of Ceres at BSR Conference 2012

Environmental Defense Fund President Fred Krupp and Mindy Lubber, President of Ceres and Director at Investor Network on Climate Risk, discuss the changing energy landscape at BSR Conference 2012: Fast Forward.

#BSR News #Energy and Extractives

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