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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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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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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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March 25, 2013

Networks for Building a Sustainable Hong Kong

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.

#Ethics and Governance #Sustainability Management #Sustainable Communities

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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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October 19, 2012

It’s Time to Change: Supply Chain Accountability

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.

#Ethics and Governance #Human Rights #Supply Chain #Sustainability Management

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October 16, 2012

Five Traits of Sustainability Leaders

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.

#Ethics and Governance #Sustainability Management

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October 12, 2012

A View from Yangon: Opportunities for Responsible Investment

A trademark sign of globalization can now be seen at several prominent intersections in Yangon, Myanmar: Coca-Cola billboards.

#Ethics and Governance #Financial Services #Sustainability Management

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October 9, 2012

Why Businesses Should Engage More in Local Governance

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.

#Ethics and Governance #Stakeholder Engagement #Sustainability Management

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October 5, 2012

Will the Real Ethical Company Please Stand Up?

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?

#Consumer Products #Ethics and Governance #Sustainability Management

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