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Nov

12

November 12, 2019

Strategy And Integration: The State of Sustainable Business 2019: Toward a Critical Decade

The State of Sustainable Business 2019: Toward a Critical Decade

As CEOs call for a new capitalism that values purpose alongside profit, today BSR releases the findings of its 11th annual State of Sustainable Business survey, which includes responses from business leaders representing 125 global companies.

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Nov

6

November 6, 2019

Strategy And Integration: The Case for Prioritizing Net Zero Carbon Emissions, Especially in Value Chains

The Case for Prioritizing Net Zero Carbon Emissions, Especially in Value Chains

Kaiser Permanente and BSR recently partnered with Newsweek for a survey of 300-plus multinational companies on progress toward carbon neutrality and found that 70 percent of corporations are experiencing disruptions in operations due to climate change. Now, these businesses’ efforts to reduce their carbon footprint and integrate sustainable practices into their operations have created new challenges—and opportunities—for global supply chains.

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Aug

22

August 22, 2019

Strategy And Integration: Business Roundtable Aims High, But Misses

Business Roundtable Aims High, But Misses

In a very welcome—and long overdue—step, the Business Roundtable, America’s foremost CEO network, has recognized that a singular focus on shareholder value is the wrong “north star” for business leaders. However, its update falls short of what society and business truly need to thrive in the 21st century.

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Aug

19

August 19, 2019

Strategy And Integration: How Aligning Sustainability and Risk Can Overcome Organizational Blind Spots

How Aligning Sustainability and Risk Can Overcome Organizational Blind Spots

A new collaborative approach between sustainability functions and enterprise risk management can help to drive stronger, more sustainable strategies to make business more resilient for the changes to come.

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Jul

9

July 9, 2019

Strategy And Integration: Mergers Are Coming: How to Manage ESG through the M&A Process

Mergers Are Coming: How to Manage ESG through the M&A Process

BSR has developed a primer, Managing ESG through a Merger, to help Chief Sustainability Officers (CSOs), their teams, and internal allies navigate the M&A process to leverage and enhance ESG-related programs and priorities.

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Jun

26

June 26, 2019

Strategy And Integration: Human Rights Policy Engagement: The Role of Companies

Human Rights Policy Engagement: The Role of Companies

It is increasingly important for business not only to maintain its commitments to respect human rights, but also to find new ways to support the work of governments for such efforts.

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Jun

3

June 3, 2019

Strategy And Integration: Time’s Up: Women Should Be Front and Center of Corporate Human Rights Due Diligence

Time’s Up: Women Should Be Front and Center of Corporate Human Rights Due Diligence

The UNGP report "Gender Dimensions of the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights" has the primary objective of putting an end to gender-blind human rights due diligence and access to remedy. This report reinforces BSR’s position that places gender equality at the heart of its initiatives, programs, and tools.

#Human Rights #Strategy and Integration #Womens Empowerment

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May

27

May 27, 2019

Strategy And Integration: Exploring Employee Activism: Why This Stakeholder Group Can No Longer Be Ignored

Exploring Employee Activism: Why This Stakeholder Group Can No Longer Be Ignored

For companies used to thinking about stakeholder engagement as an external-facing exercise, the strength and speed of staff unrest has been a surprise. Companies in all sectors need to start regarding employees as their most significant interest group.

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Apr

29

April 29, 2019

Strategy And Integration: Why 2019 Is the Year of Stakeholder Trust

Why 2019 Is the Year of Stakeholder Trust

In 2019, the question of how to build and retain stakeholder trust—among investors, regulators, customers, suppliers, civil society organizations, and the general public—is the most pressing challenge facing business.

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Apr

25

April 25, 2019

Strategy And Integration: Three Questions to Think About for Your 2030 Strategy

Three Questions to Think About for Your 2030 Strategy

With many sustainability strategies and goals expiring in 2020, it is now time for companies to think about their sustainability priorities for the next ten years.

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