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Nov

13

November 13, 2013

The Future of Sustainable Business: Finding Your Power in Networks

Jane Church, MALD Candidate, The Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy

The ever-expanding networks that connect us are changing the landscape for business, and successful companies are finding new opportunities to connect with customers and stakeholders. At the BSR Conference 2013, we heard from speakers and companies who illuminated the importance of this issue—and the business models that are tapping into these networks.

#Information and Communications Technology #Stakeholder Engagement #Strategy and Integration #Sustainability Management

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Nov

11

November 11, 2013

Twelve Hours to Drive Sustainability, One Hack at a Time

For our first-ever Sustainability Hackathon, held at the BSR Conference 2013, developers and designers worked through the night to come up with prototypes that solve for some of our toughest sustainability challenges.

#Information and Communications Technology

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Oct

31

October 31, 2013

Improving the Lives of Women and Girls through Technology

By helping expand access to technology among women in the developing world, companies can enhance women's freedom of expression, education, and employment opportunities—while capitalizing on a market opportunity worth at least US$50 billion.

#Information and Communications Technology #Womens Empowerment

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Oct

31

October 31, 2013

The Power of Physical and Virtual Networks for Social Impact

In this interview, San Francisco Impact HUB Board Chair Penelope Douglas talks about how companies can harness their networks to achieve both social and business impact.

#Information and Communications Technology

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Sep

30

September 30, 2013

Untangling the Networks: Using Big Data for Good

There are many challenges related to Big Data—particularly privacy. But when used correctly, Big Data gives us unparalleled opportunities to untangle and understand vast networks of information to address environmental sustainability issues.

#Environment #Food Beverage and Agriculture #Information and Communications Technology

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Sep

17

September 17, 2013

Network-Based Change: An Insider’s Perspective

My experience with sustainability networks is typical. Progress can be halting and paths to consensus are not linear, but the potential for systemic change is massive.

#Information and Communications Technology #Strategy and Integration #Sustainability Management

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Jul

31

July 31, 2013

The Power of Networks

Our interconnected web of networks—in business, society, technology, and among individuals—are uniquely suited to solve our greatest sustainability challenges.

#Information and Communications Technology #Strategy and Integration #Sustainability Management

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Jul

9

July 9, 2013

Are Consumers and Businesses Ready for a Dematerialized World?

Information and communications technology solutions have enormous potential to reduce the environmental footprint of both businesses and consumers. What's holding us back?

#Environment #Information and Communications Technology

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Jul

3

July 3, 2013

Five Tips for Successful Employee Volunteer Programs: Lessons from China

At BSR, we support collaborations between companies and NGOs to combine skill sets and expertise to solve development and sustainability issues. Based on our experience with a project in China to close the digital divide between rural and urban students, we offer five tips on how to foster successful employee volunteer programs.

#Information and Communications Technology

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Jul

2

July 2, 2013

Information And Communications Technology: The Future of Internet Power

The Future of Internet Power

Internet data centers represent up to 2 percent of electricity in the United States and form a major component of internet companies' carbon footprint. A new BSR initiative with Adobe, eBay, Facebook, HP, salesforce.com, and Symantec is exploring the next climate frontier.

#Climate Change #Future of Internet Power #Information and Communications Technology

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