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August 27, 2012
The release of the SEC’s final rules on conflict minerals reporting last Wednesday marks a milestone for companies, NGOs, investors and others who have been working on this issue for years—in many cases (including BSR’s) well before the conflict minerals reporting provision of Dodd-Frank was written into law in mid-2010.
August 1, 2012
Sustainability and business will continue to be transformed by ICT, yet the draft G4 suggests that the GRI Guidelines continue to be written primarily for companies that extract and make stuff—and not for companies that are shaping the new global economy.
July 30, 2012
Inside the organization, KPIs are designed to measure internal performance. They measure the productivity of people and machines, systems and processes. CEOs and CFOs take these measures seriously as they guide where and when to invest, as well as where to reallocate or even cut resources. Too often, however, KPIs measure the wrong things, and sustainability is not exempt.
July 24, 2012
Given the clear business case to rigorously measure supply chain sustainability, how can a company build a scorecard? BSR's Andrew Matthews shares insights and five lessons from Pfizer's experience with supplier scorecards.
July 23, 2012
Faced with stricter product requirements and higher expectations from diverse stakeholders including consumers, L’Oréal China produced three reports that focused on increased communication and interaction with audiences in China.
May 31, 2012
The CFO serves as the great reality check on corporate initiatives, capable of reducing grand intentions to sobering data. And that is why she can also be a CSO or CSR leader's best friend. Here are six priority areas that can form the basis for a lasting friendship.
May 29, 2012
Sustainability reporting has the potential to dramatically improve your company's sustainability strategy--especially if you report well on that strategy itself. What sounds like circular logic is actually a virtuous circle. Learn the common shortcomings in communicating about sustainability strategy, and read five tips on ensuring excellence.
March 6, 2012
Calls for transparency are sweeping across China. This article—the second in our series that also looked at transparency in the private sector—examines how a more open flow of information about nonprofits’ activities and impacts can help companies identify good partners for addressing sustainability challenges.