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January 2, 2013
Asia now has the money, resources, and know-how to take the lead in reversing environmental damage, ensuring sustainable development, and securing the welfare of its people.
December 20, 2012
In the wake of the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, headlines in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal have focused on the private equity firm Cerberus, a leading investor in the firearms industry.
December 4, 2012
Having spent almost a decade at the World Bank advising governments in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, and South America on major private-sector led and financed infrastructure investments, I saw a lot of half-baked projects. In many cases, I often found myself wondering, “Why would a reputable commercial bank even consider funding this project?”
November 15, 2012
This week BSR launches HERfinance, a collaborative initiative aimed at increasing financial inclusion for low income workers in global supply chains. Like its parent initiative, HERproject, HERfinance brings together partners from various sectors—in this case, financial service providers, multinational companies and their suppliers, and non-profit organizations to educate workers in the supply chain about using formal savings accounts, budgeting, and talking about finances with family members.
October 25, 2012
Tracy Palandjian, CEO and Cofounder of Social Finance, shares the story of the social impact bond at the BSR Conference 2012.
October 12, 2012
A trademark sign of globalization can now be seen at several prominent intersections in Yangon, Myanmar: Coca-Cola billboards.
October 2, 2012
How do leading private equity firms apply sustainability to generate and protect value, and what can other companies learn from their approach?
October 1, 2012
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.
August 21, 2012
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.