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Mar

7

March 7, 2013

Private Sector Uptake of Ecosystem Services

In a new report, BSR explores the landscape of ecosystem services work within companies, which is on the rise.

#Ecosystem Services #Environment

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Mar

4

March 4, 2013

Environment: On the New York Times Killing Its Green Team

On the New York Times Killing Its Green Team

Was the New York Times' decision to discontinue its environment desk and green blog a failure of the company's corporate responsibility?

#Environment #Media and Entertainment

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Feb

15

February 15, 2013

Corporate Innovation Through Aspirational Goals

Stretch targets, or "big hairy audacious goals," can improve performance, yet they require daily focus, short-term objectives, and detailed targets.

#Ecosystem Services #Environment #Strategy and Integration #Sustainability Management

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Feb

5

February 5, 2013

Does ‘Green’ Help or Hinder Behavior Change?

Everywhere we turn, we are inundated with the word "green." But are green initiatives driving consumer behavior change and positive impacts on the environment?

#Environment #Reporting and Communications #Sustainability Management

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Jan

30

January 30, 2013

Managing Corporate Performance in an Era of Expanded Disclosure

BSR’s new report reviews the "state of play" in the domain of emerging ecosystem services analytical tools.

#Ecosystem Services #Environment

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Jan

18

January 18, 2013

How Heineken and Maersk Line Are Reducing Their Environmental Impact Through Collaboration

Not long ago, it might have been seen as counterproductive for a company to set logistic supply chain goals based on improving its environmental performance. But two of today’s leading companies, Heineken and Maersk Line, have revealed a change in the business climate.

#Clean Cargo Working Group #Environment

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Dec

11

December 11, 2012

Environmental Performance 2.0: How Will Ecosystem Services Affect Corporate Decision-Making Next?

As investors and corporate rankings begin to include biodiversity and ecosystem services in their considerations, measuring and assessing these issues are now becoming a part of international best practice. But what does the future look like for corporate uptake, government regulations, and societal expectations?

#Ecosystem Services #Environment #Strategy and Integration #Sustainability Management

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Dec

7

December 7, 2012

‘War on Waste’ in Hong Kong

The Hong Kong government just announced a war on food waste—vowing to reduce it by 10 percent by 2015. As BSR’s "Waste Not Want Not: An Overview of Food Waste" report highlights that in Hong Kong and around the world, food waste occurs across the many aspects of the food chain—from farm to fork.

#Environment #Ethics and Governance #Food Beverage and Agriculture #Sustainability Management

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Oct

11

October 11, 2012

Strange but True: France to Influence Asian Sustainability Reports

The promulgation of a new French sustainability reporting law puts an end to the "mandatory versus voluntary" reporting debate—in France and for foreign companies operating there. Since the law’s passage, BSR has been investigating how certain Asian countries might approach the application of this law, given their different approaches to disclosure—in particular, Japan, China, and South Korea.

#Environment #Reporting and Communications #Sustainability Management

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Sep

14

September 14, 2012

Who in the Room will be Retired in 10 Years?

At World Water Week in Stockholm, I was like a kid in a candy store. However, the most impactful moment for me came had nothing to do with water, agriculture, sustainability, business, or anything else that I deal with day in and day out. It was a simple question.

#Environment #Ethics and Governance #Sustainability Management

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