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Jul

8

July 8, 2015

Ethics And Governance: Making Collective Governance Work: A Q&A with Eddie Rich on the EITI

Making Collective Governance Work: A Q&A with Eddie Rich on the EITI

A new book by Eddie Rich explores a new approach to collective governance based on his experience working in the extractives industries. Here, he discusses how this approach to collaboration can be applied to other global problems.

#Energy and Extractives #Ethics and Governance #Strategy and Integration #Sustainability Management

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Apr

28

April 28, 2015

Ethics And Governance: 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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Nov

21

November 21, 2014

Ethics And Governance: Why We Are Measuring Our Impact at BSR

Why We Are Measuring Our Impact at BSR

Last year, BSR launched a framework to formally assess the impact we are having on the world—and how well we are fulfilling our mission. Here’s why we’re measuring our impact and how we intend to do it.

#Ethics and Governance #Reporting and Communications #Sustainability Management

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Dec

5

December 5, 2013

Can the WTO Succeed in Creating an Inclusive Trade Regime?

The WTO talks in Bali hinge on a deal that puts developing countries' needs at the center of the global trade regime. How can this deal help forge a more inclusive economy?

#Ethics and Governance #Financial Services #Sustainability Management

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Nov

22

November 22, 2013

India Companies Act 2013: Five Key Points About India’s “CSR Mandate”

India’s first revision of its corporate law in more than 50 years includes a mandate for companies to spend at least 2 percent of profits on CSR. What will that mean, who does it apply to, and will it help or hurt CSR in India?

#Ethics and Governance #Strategy and Integration #Sustainability Management

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Oct

10

October 10, 2013

Collaborative Initiatives: Accelerators or Diversions?

Christine Bader, Human Rights Advisor, BSR

With any collaborative initiative, the question must be asked: Is this going to accelerate progress or divert attention and resources from the real problem?

#Ethics and Governance #Human Rights #Sustainability Management

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Jun

13

June 13, 2013

In the Era of PRISM, ‘Knowing and Showing’ on Human Rights

As public scrutiny of U.S. government surveillance tactics grows, BSR has been reflecting on the corporate responsibility and ethics issues at stake—and how these issues extend beyond the information and communications technology sector.

#Consumer Products #Ethics and Governance #Information and Communications Technology #Sustainability Management

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Jun

4

June 4, 2013

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

12

April 12, 2013

Sustainability in Japan: A Conversation with Asako Nagai, BSR Senior Advisor

What is the evolution of sustainability practices in the Japanese business environment? BSR's new Senior Advisor Asako Nagai shares insights with Vice President, Asia-Pacific, Jeremy Prepscius.

#Ethics and Governance #Sustainability Management

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Apr

10

April 10, 2013

Is there a ‘CSR Made in France’?

Can a “CSR Made in France” approach give French companies a global, competitive advantage?

#Ethics and Governance #Reporting and Communications #Sustainability Management

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