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Aug

7

August 7, 2014

Reporting And Communications: Moving Beyond the Science: Five Ways to Reframe the Climate Narrative

Moving Beyond the Science: Five Ways to Reframe the Climate Narrative

Climate change communications have failed to inspire individuals and institutions to act. A meeting, convened by BSR, the Oak Foundation, and the UN Foundation, explored new approaches to communicate effectively about this global challenge.

#Climate Change #Reporting and Communications #Sustainability Management

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Jul

17

July 17, 2014

Reporting And Communications: How Banks Speak about Restoring Public Trust

How Banks Speak about Restoring Public Trust

As financial services companies seek to restore public trust, many are communicating about how they are changing their practices through corporate and sustainability reporting.

#Financial Services #Reporting and Communications #Sustainability Management

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Jul

9

July 9, 2014

Reporting And Communications: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Private Equity’s Sustainability Progress

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Private Equity’s Sustainability Progress

Although some private equity firms have made initial steps in publicly disclosing their sustainability impacts, they need to go further in how—and to whom—they disclose.

#Financial Services #Reporting and Communications #Stakeholder Engagement #Sustainability Management

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Jun

11

June 11, 2014

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

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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Nov

13

November 13, 2013

Reporting And Communications: Sustainability Storytelling: Creating a Narrative that Matters

Sustainability Storytelling: Creating a Narrative that Matters

Storytelling has the power to connect us with our past, inspire us with a vision for our future, illuminate the connections among all people, and create a forum for discussing solutions to tough problems. Here are some of the stories—and the ideas for successful sustainability storytelling—from the BSR Conference 2013.

#Human Rights #Media and Entertainment #Reporting and Communications #Sustainability Management

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Nov

4

November 4, 2013

Reporting And Communications: A Field Guide to CSR Reporting and Social Media

A Field Guide to CSR Reporting and Social Media

Solitaire Townsend, Cofounder, Futerra

When it comes to social media and sustainability reporting, there are three "species": the Pigeon, the Peacock, and the rare and wonderful Phoenix.

#Reporting and Communications #Stakeholder Engagement #Sustainability Management

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Oct

3

October 3, 2013

Reporting And Communications: Five Tips for Stakeholder Engagement on Social Media

Five Tips for Stakeholder Engagement on Social Media

When it comes to engaging with stakeholders on social media, many sustainability professionals don't know where to begin. Based on a recent workshop in Paris, we share five approaches to managing social media for this very purpose.

#Reporting and Communications #Stakeholder Engagement #Sustainability Management

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Sep

10

September 10, 2013

Reporting And Communications: Integrated Report, or Integrated Reporting?

Integrated Report, or Integrated Reporting?

In a recent article, we recommended a "blended approach" to materiality that addresses all three definitions put forward by the major sustainability reporting initiatives. But does that mean a company really has to publish three different reports on sustainability performance?

#Materiality #Reporting and Communications #Sustainability Management

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Aug

15

August 15, 2013

Reporting And Communications: Equator Principles III: What Do Energy and Extractives Companies Need to Know?

Equator Principles III: What Do Energy and Extractives Companies Need to Know?

In the second in a series of blogs on the Equator Principles III, BSR has identified five major changes that the new requirements will have on energy and extractives companies that receive funding from Equator Principles Financial Institutions.

#Energy and Extractives #Reporting and Communications #Stakeholder Engagement #Sustainability Management

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Aug

12

August 12, 2013

Reporting And Communications: Conflict Minerals Reporting: It’s OK to Say You Aren’t Conflict-Free (For Now)

Conflict Minerals Reporting: It’s OK to Say You Aren’t Conflict-Free (For Now)

As companies prepare their first conflict minerals filings for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, many may consider pulling out of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, fearful of not being able to say they are conflict-free. This isn't the best approach for sustainable development and stability in the region.

#Conflict Minerals #Energy and Extractives #Reporting and Communications #Sustainability Management

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