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Jan

13

January 13, 2014

Environment: 2014 in Two Acts: Part I, Paving the Way for International Agreements of 2015

2014 in Two Acts: Part I, Paving the Way for International Agreements of 2015

Here, BSR President and CEO Aron Cramer considers the most important stories of 2014 in two acts. In Act I, he explores how we can create the right conditions for international agreements in 2015 on climate change and sustainable development.

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

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Nov

25

November 25, 2013

Environment: Megacities in China: The Opportunity for Collaboration on Sustainable Urbanization

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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Sep

30

September 30, 2013

Environment: Untangling the Networks: Using Big Data for Good

Untangling the Networks: Using Big Data for Good

There are many challenges related to Big Data—particularly privacy. But when used correctly, Big Data gives us unparalleled opportunities to untangle and understand vast networks of information to address environmental sustainability issues.

#Environment #Food Beverage and Agriculture #Information and Communications Technology

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Aug

21

August 21, 2013

Environment: The Power of Networks: Two Questions for David Steiner, President and CEO, Waste Management

The Power of Networks: Two Questions for David Steiner, President and CEO, Waste Management

David P. Steiner, President and CEO, Waste Management

BSR Conference 2013 plenary speaker David Steiner talks about how consumers, business, and government can work together to create a sustainable future, and how his company reimagined waste as a source of value.

#Environment

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Aug

8

August 8, 2013

Environment: Three Steps Toward Green Finance in China

Three Steps Toward Green Finance in China

The Chinese government has issued guidelines on how banks can implement green credit policies, but significant challenges remain to encourage banks' investment in environmentally and socially responsible projects and companies.

#Environment #Financial Services

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Jul

9

July 9, 2013

Environment: Are Consumers and Businesses Ready for a Dematerialized World?

Are Consumers and Businesses Ready for a Dematerialized World?

Information and communications technology solutions have enormous potential to reduce the environmental footprint of both businesses and consumers. What's holding us back?

#Environment #Information and Communications Technology

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Jun

4

June 4, 2013

Environment: New Guidelines for Chinese Companies Operating Abroad

New Guidelines for Chinese Companies Operating Abroad

The Chinese government released guidelines this year for Chinese companies doing business abroad on how to operate sustainably and responsibly. We analyze the guidelines and offer four steps on how companies can implement robust social and environmental strategies.

#Environment #Ethics and Governance #Sustainability Management

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Apr

29

April 29, 2013

Environment: Finding the Path through the Forest

Finding the Path through the Forest

Corporate investments in REDD+ carbon-emission-reduction projects offer positive benefits—far beyond environmental returns.

#Ecosystem Services #Environment

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Apr

9

April 9, 2013

Environment: Learning From Gravity: Lessons for Business Decision-Makers

Learning From Gravity: Lessons for Business Decision-Makers

Just as engineers abide by the laws of gravity, smart companies will increasingly abide by the principles that govern stocks and flows of natural capital within functioning ecosystems.

#Ecosystem Services #Environment

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Apr

2

April 2, 2013

Environment: Safe and Sustainable Chemicals: The Case for Action

Safe and Sustainable Chemicals: The Case for Action

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.

#Consumer Products #Environment #Supply Chain

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