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Dec

5

December 5, 2012

Stakeholder Engagement: Collaboration 2.0: Openly Innovating Our Way to Social Progress

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

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

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

Stakeholder Engagement: A Call for Collaboration in BSR Initiatives

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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Oct

9

October 9, 2012

Stakeholder Engagement: Why Businesses Should Engage More in Local Governance

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: Stakeholder Engagement Reporting: Beyond the Checklist

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

Stakeholder Engagement: The Changing Labor Context in China: Workers and Collective Bargaining

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

Stakeholder Engagement: Lessons of Localization: Adapting the Pro Bono Model into China

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

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

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

Stakeholder Engagement: Seven Lessons for Effective Cross-Sector Partnerships in China

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

Stakeholder Engagement: Global Voices Must Inform Local Action

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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