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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.
July 31, 2013
Our interconnected web of networks—in business, society, technology, and among individuals—are uniquely suited to solve our greatest sustainability challenges.
July 9, 2013
Information and communications technology solutions have enormous potential to reduce the environmental footprint of both businesses and consumers. What's holding us back?
July 3, 2013
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.
July 2, 2013
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.
June 18, 2013
For years, some major tech companies have published voluntary law enforcement reports, which have been criticized for methodological shortcomings. Following revelations of the PRISM program, however, these reports have played a critical role in shaping and informing the debate on government surveillance in the digital age.