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November 24, 2014
New frontiers in sustainability communications could help accelerate transformation in business and society. Here, we identify three that were highlighted at the BSR Conference 2014.
September 17, 2014
How can technology companies engage with billions of users on potential human rights challenges?
July 9, 2014
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.
November 13, 2013
Jane Church, MALD Candidate, The Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy
The ever-expanding networks that connect us are changing the landscape for business, and successful companies are finding new opportunities to connect with customers and stakeholders. At the BSR Conference 2013, we heard from speakers and companies who illuminated the importance of this issue—and the business models that are tapping into these networks.
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.
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.
December 20, 2012
In the wake of the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, headlines in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal have focused on the private equity firm Cerberus, a leading investor in the firearms industry.
December 14, 2012
Engagement concepts such as “broad community support,” “social license to operate,” and “free, prior, and informed consent" are fundamentally based on carrying out community engagement, i.e. building relationships.
December 5, 2012
The past 20 years have given rise to technologies that were simply unimaginable before their invention: the internet, high-speed wireless data, global satellite telephone networks, flexible energy grids, solar panels and wind turbines, the mass-market electric vehicle...the list goes on. And these technologies have arguably brought with them social impact, such as an increased access to information. But have they brought with them social progress?