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Oct

12

October 12, 2012

Ethics And Governance: A View from Yangon: Opportunities for Responsible Investment

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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Oct

9

October 9, 2012

Ethics And Governance: Why Businesses Should Engage More in Local Governance

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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Oct

5

October 5, 2012

Ethics And Governance: Will the Real Ethical Company Please Stand Up?

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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Sep

14

September 14, 2012

Ethics And Governance: Who in the Room will be Retired in 10 Years?

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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Aug

27

August 27, 2012

Ethics And Governance: SEC Rules on Conflict Minerals: Now What?

SEC Rules on Conflict Minerals: Now What?

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.

#Conflict Minerals #Ethics and Governance #Reporting and Communications #Sustainability Management

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Jul

26

July 26, 2012

Ethics And Governance: It’s Not the Time for Business as Usual in Myanmar

It’s Not the Time for Business as Usual in Myanmar

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.

#Ethics and Governance #Sustainability Management

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Jun

27

June 27, 2012

Ethics And Governance: Under Pressure: The Chinese Media’s Role in Holding Business Accountable

Under Pressure: The Chinese Media’s Role in Holding Business Accountable

The Chinese media is playing an increasingly important role in the disclosure and reporting ofenvironmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues in China. In order to understand this trend, the impact on Chinese listed companies, and what this means for investors, BSR researched media reporting of ESG news on 100 Chinese companies.

#Ethics and Governance #Media and Entertainment #Sustainability Management

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Jun

4

June 4, 2012

Ethics And Governance: Success in Rio? That’s For Us to Decide

Success in Rio? That’s For Us to Decide

The Rio+20 Summit on sustainable development is still weeks away, and yet many already have proclaimed the event a failure. That verdict is based on outdated assumptions about the nature of change. In fact, a 21st century success in Rio remains possible.

#Ethics and Governance #Sustainability Management

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Nov

8

November 8, 2011

Ethics And Governance: Is Business Ready for Hypertransparency?

Is Business Ready for Hypertransparency?

#Ethics and Governance #Sustainability Management

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Sep

13

September 13, 2011

Ethics And Governance: Regulating Supply Chain Sustainability

Regulating Supply Chain Sustainability

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

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