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June 11, 2014
The law-enforcement disclosure section of Vodafone’s new sustainability report is candid, innovative, and hints at the future of reporting.
November 13, 2013
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.
November 4, 2013
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.
October 3, 2013
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.
September 10, 2013
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?
August 15, 2013
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.
August 12, 2013
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.
July 16, 2013
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.
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.
May 14, 2013
"Build it, and they will come"—and other myths of using social media for sustainability communications.