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Nov

13

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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Oct

30

October 30, 2013

To Drive Sustainability, Look Inward: Results from the BSR/GlobeScan Survey 2013

The results of the latest BSR/GlobeScan State of Sustainable Business Survey are out, and they tell us a number of things about the successes and challenges business is facing today—and will face in the future. But one surprising finding this year relates to how companies are integrating sustainability into core functions.

#Strategy and Integration #Sustainability Management

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Sep

18

September 18, 2013

Advancing Human Rights: Three Lessons for Businesses

Companies must consider human rights impacts as part of every consequential business decision. To help get us there, corporate human rights managers should keep three considerations in mind.

#Human Rights #Strategy and Integration #Sustainability Management

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Sep

17

September 17, 2013

Network-Based Change: An Insider’s Perspective

My experience with sustainability networks is typical. Progress can be halting and paths to consensus are not linear, but the potential for systemic change is massive.

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

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Aug

7

August 7, 2013

Reshaping America’s Agenda: Why Business Needs to Lead

For all its imperfections, there are four essential truths about our world that business understands, and that much of the public debate and policy apparatus miss.

#Strategy and Integration #Sustainability Management

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Aug

6

August 6, 2013

A Practical Approach to Business and Human Rights

A recent BSR Paris event with speakers from the International Petroleum Industry Environmental Conservation Association, Total, and the International Institute for Environment and Development highlighted the need for practical strategies to integrate business and human rights.

#Energy and Extractives #Human Rights #Strategy and Integration #Sustainability Management

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Jul

31

July 31, 2013

The Power of Networks

Our interconnected web of networks—in business, society, technology, and among individuals—are uniquely suited to solve our greatest sustainability challenges.

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

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Jul

29

July 29, 2013

Six Ways for the Extractives Sector to Improve Stakeholder Engagement

Most global extractives companies no longer view stakeholder engagement as a "nice to have," but rather as a core part of their business-planning strategy and operations. What's needed to make these engagements effective?

#Energy and Extractives #Human Rights #Strategy and Integration #Sustainability Management

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Jul

16

July 16, 2013

What the GRI’s G4 Guidelines Mean for the Future of Sustainability Reporting

Since the last Global Reporting Initiative guidelines were released in 2006, a host of additional standards have emerged. The G4 guidelines—which feature significant changes from the G3—should help companies focus on strategy while meeting the growing criteria for sustainability reporting.

#Materiality #Reporting and Communications #Strategy and Integration #Sustainability Management

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Apr

25

April 25, 2013

Planning for GRIIIRCSASB: How to Untangle Sustainability Reporting Strategy

As a number of new integrated reporting guidelines hit the market this year, companies should take this moment to reflect on overall reporting models and think strategically about where they want to take them.

#Reporting and Communications #Strategy and Integration #Sustainability Management

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