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Nov

4

November 4, 2014

Announcing the Winners of the Second Annual BSR Sustainability Hackathon

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.

#Information and Communications Technology

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Oct

8

October 8, 2014

Information And Communications Technology: Join the BSR Sustainability Hackathon 2014 in New York City

Join the BSR Sustainability Hackathon 2014 in New York City

The second-annual BSR Sustainability Hackathon takes place at Brooklyn's Urban Future Lab November 1-2—all ideas and hackers are welcome!

#Information and Communications Technology

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Sep

17

September 17, 2014

Information And Communications Technology: How Tech Companies Can Engage with (Billions of) Users on Human Rights

How Tech Companies Can Engage with (Billions of) Users on Human Rights

How can technology companies engage with billions of users on potential human rights challenges?

#Human Rights #Information and Communications Technology #Stakeholder Engagement #Sustainability Management

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Aug

11

August 11, 2014

Information And Communications Technology: Does Transparency Matter?

Does Transparency Matter?

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.

#Human Rights #Information and Communications Technology #Reporting and Communications #Sustainability Management

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Jul

1

July 1, 2014

Information And Communications Technology: Low-Carbon Power Sourcing for Four Types of Data Centers

Low-Carbon Power Sourcing for Four Types of Data Centers

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.

#Climate Change #Information and Communications Technology

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Jun

16

June 16, 2014

Information And Communications Technology: Can Mobile Phones Enhance Worker Health in China?

Can Mobile Phones Enhance Worker Health in China?

A new BSR initiative with Qualcomm and Thundersoft applies mobile technology to HERhealth, a peer-to-peer health training program for factory women.

#Grants #Information and Communications Technology #Supply Chain #Womens Empowerment

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Jun

12

June 12, 2014

Information And Communications Technology: Conflict Minerals’ Child Labor Problem

Conflict Minerals’ Child Labor Problem

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.

#Conflict Minerals #Human Rights #Information and Communications Technology

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Jun

11

June 11, 2014

What Vodafone’s New Law-Enforcement Report Says About the Future of Sustainability Reporting

The law-enforcement disclosure section of Vodafone’s new sustainability report is candid, innovative, and hints at the future of reporting.

#Human Rights #Information and Communications Technology #Reporting and Communications #Sustainability Management

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Mar

10

March 10, 2014

Law Enforcement Reporting Shouldn’t Stop with the Telcos

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?

#Information and Communications Technology

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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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