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March 25, 2013
During a recent Hong Kong dinner event, companies and government addressed the challenges businesses face in promoting sustainability in the city through long-term, impactful changes.
December 7, 2012
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.
October 19, 2012
We know supply chains can have real problems that impact real lives. We’ve been reminded again of this stark reality with th recent tragic fires in the garment factories in Pakistan that led to avoidable deaths. Sadly though, these stories aren’t new, whether in recent years in Bangladesh, a decade ago in China, back in 1911 in New York City, or any number of incidents in between.
October 16, 2012
A new report from BSR, Changing Consciousness, and Executiva examines the "sustainability leadership competency gap"—the important traits and characteristics for sustainability that are not accounted for in traditional definitions of leadership.
October 12, 2012
A trademark sign of globalization can now be seen at several prominent intersections in Yangon, Myanmar: Coca-Cola billboards.
October 9, 2012
Local governance is somewhat of an abstract concept, and usually a topic reserved for academics and civil servants. BSR’s work with member companies in a number of developing countries, however, indicates that companies need to engage much deeper in governance locally in order to be successful in their corporate responsibility and business activities.
October 5, 2012
I recently finished Fran Hawthorne’s new book, Ethical Chic, which investigates whether the innovative and leading companies we love do business ethically. I could not help but wonder whether any company is completely ethical. Can a company actually achieve the seemingly elusive ethical label?
September 14, 2012
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.
August 27, 2012
The release of the SEC’s final rules on conflict minerals reporting last Wednesday marks a milestone for companies, NGOs, investors and others who have been working on this issue for years—in many cases (including BSR’s) well before the conflict minerals reporting provision of Dodd-Frank was written into law in mid-2010.
July 26, 2012
Billed by the Obama Administration as a “framework for responsible investment,” the U.S. suspension of economic sanctions on July 11 opens the flood gates for U.S. companies to join other international competitors in search of business opportunities in Asia’s newest high growth destination.