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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.
June 27, 2012
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.
June 4, 2012
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 That verdict is based on outdated assumptions about the nature of change.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.
August 16, 2011
The total quality movement is three times older than CSR, but there are a lot of similarities—and opportunities to collaborate that could lead to more progress for both fields.
April 26, 2011
In part two of his series on CSR at the board level, BSR President and CEO Aron Cramer offers his perspective on how board engagement on sustainability is likely to evolve in the years ahead. Part one of his series covered board roles and responsibilities, structure, and how the composition of the board influences the company’s approach to sustainability.
April 19, 2011
As more company leaders recognize sustainability as a strategic imperative for business, the question of how boards guide their companies’ approach is also growing in importance. In the first of a two-part series based on our work with several member companies—as well as our recent paper for the UN Global Compact—we offer our latest thinking on board roles and responsibilities, structure, and composition. Next week, BSR President and CEO Aron Cramer will offer his perspective on where we should go from here.