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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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Sep

7

September 7, 2012

The Changing Labor Context in China: Workers and Collective Bargaining

In 2012, China's manufacturing sector has seen growing labor unrest. Wages have increased because of the scarcity of skilled labor, but tensions between workers and employers are high. Normally, a wage increase would be understood as a positive step, so why does the unrest continue, and how can collective bargaining legislation help?

#Grants #Human Rights #Stakeholder Engagement #Sustainability Management

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Aug

16

August 16, 2012

Lessons of Localization: Adapting the Pro Bono Model into China

China faces a wide variety of social, environmental, and economic challenges. Solving these in such a large country is a Herculean task, yet one that is urgent for China’s—and the world’s—continuing prosperity. Although China is developing its own solutions unique to its context, it also needs new ideas and expertise from abroad.

#Grants #Stakeholder Engagement #Sustainability Management

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Aug

13

August 13, 2012

Why China’s Social Sector Can’t Achieve “Collective Impact”

The phrase "collective impact"—initiatives that have used centralized resources and process to support a common agenda that pays off for all parties—has become a buzzword in the West, but in China, it hasn’t been well studied.

#CiYuan #Stakeholder Engagement #Sustainability Management

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Aug

9

August 9, 2012

Seven Lessons for Effective Cross-Sector Partnerships in China

BSR’s CiYuan initiative recently published the first of many case studies that share key lessons learned from several pilot projects designed to help build cross-sector partnerships to enhance the value of social investment in China.

#CiYuan #Grants #Stakeholder Engagement #Sustainability Management

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Jul

6

July 6, 2012

Global Voices Must Inform Local Action

The new geographies of sustainability are already hotbeds of innovation and creativity. Their potential can be further optimized by and for global business through investment in insight, people, and corporate practices that align local insight and global strategy.

#Stakeholder Engagement #Sustainability Management

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Jun

29

June 29, 2012

Five Best Practices in Human Rights Reporting

A year ago this month, the United Nations Human Rights Council endorsed new Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. Many companies are beginning to incorporate the Guiding Principles into their human rights strategy but have been left wondering how best to report on their activities.

#Human Rights #Stakeholder Engagement #Sustainability Management

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Jun

19

June 19, 2012

New Geographies of Corporate Sustainability

What is the landscape of CSR in Brazil, India, and China--and what does that mean for the future of sustainability?

#Stakeholder Engagement #Sustainability Management

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Jan

17

January 17, 2012

Back to the Basics: How to Make Stakeholder Engagement Meaningful for Your Company

Stakeholder engagement is one of the most common CSR practices but also one of the most misunderstood. Here is a primer on BSR’s five-step approach and some advice on making your engagement strategy more meaningful for your core business.

#Stakeholder Engagement #Sustainability Management

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