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Feb

20

February 20, 2013

Reporting And Communications: Towards a Reporting Standard for Financial Services and ‘Financed Emissions’

Towards a Reporting Standard for Financial Services and ‘Financed Emissions’

Financial services companies can help lead the transition to a low-carbon economy, and more are now managing greenhouse gas emissions in their value chains. But exactly how, when, and why should financial services companies measure and report on "financed emissions"?

#Climate Change #Financial Services #Reporting and Communications #Sustainability Management

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Feb

5

February 5, 2013

Reporting And Communications: Does ‘Green’ Help or Hinder Behavior Change?

Does ‘Green’ Help or Hinder Behavior Change?

Everywhere we turn, we are inundated with the word "green." But are green initiatives driving consumer behavior change and positive impacts on the environment?

#Environment #Reporting and Communications #Sustainability Management

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Dec

19

December 19, 2012

Reporting And Communications: CSR ‘Made in Germany’: Are Voluntary Standards Enough?

CSR ‘Made in Germany’: Are Voluntary Standards Enough?

European countries are vigorously debating whether or not to regulate corporate sustainability efforts and require non-financial reporting by companies. Although German companies tend to be advanced on environmental performance and other sustainability issues, there is still much resistance in the country to CSR reporting laws. Why the reluctance?

#Reporting and Communications #Strategy and Integration #Sustainability Management

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Dec

4

December 4, 2012

Reporting And Communications: Equator Principles III: Helping Banks ‘Get It Right’

Equator Principles III: Helping Banks ‘Get It Right’

Having spent almost a decade at the World Bank advising governments in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, and South America on major private-sector led and financed infrastructure investments, I saw a lot of half-baked projects. In many cases, I often found myself wondering, “Why would a reputable commercial bank even consider funding this project?”

#Financial Services #Human Rights #Reporting and Communications #Sustainability Management

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Nov

29

November 29, 2012

Reporting And Communications: Pass or Fail? Game Over for Suppliers

Pass or Fail? Game Over for Suppliers

As hot issues rise and fall within industry supply chains, suppliers have become increasingly targeted and therefore reactive to external pressure—the same trap that their customers have and may still fall into today. This reactive approach further reinforces the concept that change and sustainability must come from outside—be it customer pressure, government regulation, or NGO “name-and-shame” campaigns.

#Reporting and Communications #Supply Chain #Sustainability Management

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Oct

11

October 11, 2012

Reporting And Communications: Strange but True: France to Influence Asian Sustainability Reports

Strange but True: France to Influence Asian Sustainability Reports

The promulgation of a new French sustainability reporting law puts an end to the "mandatory versus voluntary" reporting debate—in France and for foreign companies operating there. Since the law’s passage, BSR has been investigating how certain Asian countries might approach the application of this law, given their different approaches to disclosure—in particular, Japan, China, and South Korea.

#Environment #Reporting and Communications #Sustainability Management

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Oct

3

October 3, 2012

Reporting And Communications: How to Foster Cross-Sector Partnerships—Four Lessons from China

How to Foster Cross-Sector Partnerships—Four Lessons from China

BSR strongly believes cross-sector partnerships are crucial to developing a just and sustainable world. For more than 20 years, we have helped businesses listen to and work with their partners to address pressing sustainability challenges. Since the CiYuan initiative started in China two years ago, we’ve been working non-stop to foster more partnerships—particularly between companies and NGOs.

#CiYuan #Reporting and Communications #Sustainability Management

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Sep

18

September 18, 2012

Reporting And Communications: Stakeholder Engagement Reporting: Beyond the Checklist

Stakeholder Engagement Reporting: Beyond the Checklist

It is a familiar scene to many: Community relations teams list stakeholders and touch points from the previous year, draft a sustainability report chapter, and check the “stakeholder engagement” box. But while stakeholder engagement reporting has become a familiar part of business, are the results of engagement being reported in a meaningful way?

#Reporting and Communications #Stakeholder Engagement #Supply Chain #Sustainability Management

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Sep

17

September 17, 2012

Reporting And Communications: Recap: #BSRchat on Conflict Minerals and the Final SEC Rule

Recap: #BSRchat on Conflict Minerals and the Final SEC Rule

BSR held its first Twitter #BSRchat with our conflict minerals experts Marshall Chase and Sasha Radovich on Friday, September 7. Check out the highlights from the chat.

#Conflict Minerals #Reporting and Communications #Sustainability Management

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