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Nov

4

November 4, 2013

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

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

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

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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Jul

16

July 16, 2013

What the GRI’s G4 Guidelines Mean for the Future of Sustainability Reporting

Since the last Global Reporting Initiative guidelines were released in 2006, a host of additional standards have emerged. The G4 guidelines—which feature significant changes from the G3—should help companies focus on strategy while meeting the growing criteria for sustainability reporting.

#Materiality #Reporting and Communications #Strategy and Integration #Sustainability Management

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Jun

18

June 18, 2013

Take That, Cynics! As Companies Detail PRISM Involvement, Transparency Proves Its Value

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.

#Financial Services #Information and Communications Technology #Reporting and Communications #Sustainability Management

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May

14

May 14, 2013

Three Half-Truths of Sustainability Reporting in an Era of Social Media

"Build it, and they will come"—and other myths of using social media for sustainability communications.

#Reporting and Communications #Sustainability Management

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Apr

25

April 25, 2013

Planning for GRIIIRCSASB: How to Untangle Sustainability Reporting Strategy

As a number of new integrated reporting guidelines hit the market this year, companies should take this moment to reflect on overall reporting models and think strategically about where they want to take them.

#Reporting and Communications #Strategy and Integration #Sustainability Management

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Apr

10

April 10, 2013

Is there a ‘CSR Made in France’?

Can a “CSR Made in France” approach give French companies a global, competitive advantage?

#Ethics and Governance #Reporting and Communications #Sustainability Management

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