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November 4, 2014
Alicia Miller, MBA Candidate, NYU Stern School of Business; Intern, BSR
The BSR Sustainability Hackathon brought together 25 hackers in Brooklyn, New York, to develop solutions for social and environmental issues. Three finalists moved to the next round, and one was selected as the first-place winner during the closing day of the BSR Conference 2014.
October 8, 2014
The second-annual BSR Sustainability Hackathon takes place at Brooklyn's Urban Future Lab November 1-2—all ideas and hackers are welcome!
September 17, 2014
How can technology companies engage with billions of users on potential human rights challenges?
August 11, 2014
Transparency—one of the twin themes for the BSR Conference 2014—is often lauded as key to successful sustainability efforts. Here, BSR's Managing Director Dunstan Allison-Hope asks why.
July 1, 2014
BSR’s new report outlines how companies can reduce carbon use associated with cloud-based, enterprise, managed, or rented data centers, which now contribute more than 1 percent of global electricity use.
June 16, 2014
A new BSR initiative with Qualcomm and Thundersoft applies mobile technology to HERhealth, a peer-to-peer health training program for factory women.
June 12, 2014
Companies sourcing tin, tantalum, and tungsten from the Democratic Republic of the Congo need to be concerned with more than just conflict minerals: Child labor in mines is one of the worst forms of child labor in the world.
June 11, 2014
The law-enforcement disclosure section of Vodafone’s new sustainability report is candid, innovative, and hints at the future of reporting.
March 10, 2014
Many industries engage with law enforcement on issues ranging from human trafficking to counterterrorism to fraud. So why are internet and telecoms companies the only ones thoroughly reporting on these activities?
November 13, 2013
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.