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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.
November 11, 2013
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.
October 31, 2013
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.
October 31, 2013
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.
September 30, 2013
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.
September 17, 2013
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.