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Oct

12

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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Oct

2

October 2, 2012

Generating and Protecting Value Through Sustainability: Five Lessons From Private Equity

How do leading private equity firms apply sustainability to generate and protect value, and what can other companies learn from their approach?

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Oct

1

October 1, 2012

How Private Equity is Investing Responsibly in China (Part One)

In this two-part series, we summarize the discussions and findings from BSR's Beijing roundtable on responsible investment in China. In this blog, we explore the Chinese landscape for responsible investment.

#Financial Services #Strategy and Integration #Sustainability Management

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Aug

21

August 21, 2012

Four Ways to Attract Long-Term Investors

Even as a relentless focus on short-term gain pervades our economy, asset owners and investment managers are increasingly embracing sustainable investing. Here's how to access some of the estimated US$32 trillion available.

#Financial Services #Strategy and Integration #Sustainability Management

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Jun

12

June 12, 2012

Increasing Impact and Enhancing Value through Corporate Philanthropy

At last week’s Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy (CECP) 2012 Corporate Philanthropy Summit, I had the opportunity to attend the “Increasing Impact, Enhancing Value: A Practitioner’s Guide to Leading Corporate Philanthropy” breakout session. Based on a report from the Council on Foundations, the session presented many ways that corporate giving professionals can take steps to make their work more strategic and catalytic.

#Financial Services

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Jun

5

June 5, 2012

Myanmar: Asian Tiger or Resource-Rich Failing State? Business Will Have a Say

As business considers investing in this long-isolated nation, it must realize that it has a direct role in whether Myanmar is the next Asian tiger or another resource-rich failing state exploited for its natural resource wealth and cheap labor.

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May

25

May 25, 2012

Is the Focus on Private Equity Giving Public Markets a Free Pass?

This year's U.S. presidential election season, like most, is dishing up more conflict than insight. One of the most distracting questions? Whether private equity is inherently good or bad. The more important question is whether the much larger public markets are functioning well and supporting an economy that delivers the kind of growth we want and need.

#Financial Services

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Mar

20

March 20, 2012

Investor Insights: Improving ESG Disclosure by Chinese Companies

Contrary to what many Chinese companies believe, there are investors who value ESG disclosure. At a recent focus group held by BSR and the Shanghai Stock Exchange, investors shared their views on how they use ESG data, how to improve report delivery and integrity, and how to improve the system through collaboration between the stock exchange, investors, and listed companies.

#Financial Services

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Feb

8

February 8, 2012

How ESG Works in Private Equity

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