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November 13, 2013

The Future of Sustainable Business: Finding Your Power in Networks

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.

#Information and Communications Technology #Stakeholder Engagement #Strategy and Integration #Sustainability Management

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November 4, 2013

A Field Guide to CSR Reporting and Social Media

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.

#Reporting and Communications #Stakeholder Engagement #Sustainability Management

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

#Collaboration #Stakeholder Engagement #Strategy and Integration #Sustainability Management

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