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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.
October 19, 2010
Twenty-seven out of the 100 largest global companies are reporting on local sustainability performance at the regional, country, or site-specific level. Drawing on our experience in China, we propose an approach to local sustainability reporting—based on local engagement, internal coordination, and the use of proven reporting frameworks—that can generate value for both the company and its stakeholders.
May 18, 2010
The public's trust in business hit historic lows in 2009, and it's slowly starting to rebound along with the economy. Is there a connection between the rise in trust and sustainable business practices?
September 8, 2009
The drop in public trust means business faces a tough climate with cynical consumers, unhappy employees, and critical legislators. While the public is slowly beginning to trust business again, there's room for improvement. Here, BSR's President and CEO Aron Cramer outlines six ways to turn things around.
August 25, 2009
Engaging employees in your company's corporate responsibility initiatives can improve recruitment and retention, increase their passion for their work (not to mention their productivity), and help your business meet its corporate responsibility goals. In this case study, we reveal what Intel did to increase employee engagement and boost its sustainability impact.
July 14, 2009
The signs of government’s increasing role in corporate responsibility efforts are everywhere—which might require companies to rewrite their sustainability strategies to meet the challenge of these changing times.