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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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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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Feb

27

February 27, 2013

Ernesto Sirolli on Effective Community Engagement

Many of us are familiar with the process of community engagement or development. Ernesto Sirolli highlights three simple points that are crucial to avoiding community conflicts.

#Stakeholder Engagement #Sustainability Management #Sustainable Communities

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Dec

20

December 20, 2012

What Cerberus’ Firearm Divestment Says About Private Equity and Social Responsibility

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.

#Financial Services #Stakeholder Engagement #Sustainability Management

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Dec

14

December 14, 2012

Understanding ‘Engagement’ for Better Business: A Practical Approach

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.

#Human Rights #Stakeholder Engagement #Sustainability Management #Sustainable Communities

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Dec

5

December 5, 2012

Collaboration 2.0: Openly Innovating Our Way to Social Progress

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?

#Information and Communications Technology #Stakeholder Engagement #Sustainability Management

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Nov

28

November 28, 2012

China’s Social Risk Reviews: A Tool Not a Burden

Earlier this month, China's leadership announced that "social risk reviews" will be required for all major industrial projects.

#Energy and Extractives #Human Rights #Stakeholder Engagement #Sustainability Management

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Nov

20

November 20, 2012

A Call for Collaboration in BSR Initiatives

In the next year, BSR will focus on sustainability work that features collaboration as a critical ingredient. Multiyear, multistakeholder initiatives that cross sectors and issues to address large-scale sustainability problems offer new opportunities to innovate and tap into the power of a unified network.

#Stakeholder Engagement #Strategy and Integration #Sustainability Management

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Oct

9

October 9, 2012

Why Businesses Should Engage More in Local Governance

Local governance is somewhat of an abstract concept, and usually a topic reserved for academics and civil servants. BSR’s work with member companies in a number of developing countries, however, indicates that companies need to engage much deeper in governance locally in order to be successful in their corporate responsibility and business activities.

#Ethics and Governance #Stakeholder Engagement #Sustainability Management

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Sep

18

September 18, 2012

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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