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Apr

15

April 15, 2013

The Power of Networks: BSR Conference 2013

How can we can harness the "Power of Networks"—within our companies, within and across industries, with multiple stakeholders, through social networks, and more—to build a sustainable future?

#BSR News #Strategy and Integration #Sustainability Management

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Mar

21

March 21, 2013

The Three I’s in Sustainability: Information, Integration, Innovation

In this guest blog, we hear from the Global Reporting Initiative about the three I's in sustainability—information, integration, and innovation—and get a sneak peak at the changes in GRI's new G4 reporting guidelines, which will be launched at their May 2013 conference in Amsterdam.

#Reporting and Communications #Strategy and Integration #Sustainability Management

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Feb

15

February 15, 2013

Corporate Innovation Through Aspirational Goals

Stretch targets, or "big hairy audacious goals," can improve performance, yet they require daily focus, short-term objectives, and detailed targets.

#Ecosystem Services #Environment #Strategy and Integration #Sustainability Management

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Feb

14

February 14, 2013

The Next Round of Corporate GHG Reductions

Most companies are already managing greenhouse gas emissions in their operations, but could they do more to advance efficiency and supplier engagement?

#Climate Change #Strategy and Integration #Supply Chain #Sustainability Management

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Feb

13

February 13, 2013

Obama Says ‘Yes, We Can’ to Tackling Climate—But What Does That Mean?

U.S. President Obama's State of the Union address made it clear he intends to act on climate change—a good start that will go further if businesses rejoin the effort to promote low-carbon prosperity from the world’s largest economy.

#Climate Change #Energy and Extractives #Strategy and Integration #Sustainability Management

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Feb

12

February 12, 2013

A More Collaborative Approach to Sustainable Procurement

Now in its second year, BSR's Center for Sustainable Procurement is cultivating a more collaborative approach to sustainable procurement for companies in our network.

#Procurement Leadership Group #Strategy and Integration #Supply Chain #Sustainability Management

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Feb

5

February 5, 2013

BSR and the State of CSR: What We Mean When We Say ‘CSR’

After 20 years in the business of CSR, it's a good time for BSR to consider the accomplishments and shortcomings of the field. In the first of a three-part series on our collective progress and what we must do to make more impact, we define the term.

#Strategy and Integration #Sustainability Management

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Jan

29

January 29, 2013

Potential Over Profits: In Conversation With Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs’ Jean-Luc Beylat

Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs France President Jean-Luc Beylat—who recently spoke at a Grand Débats event at BSR's Paris office—sees the potential for innovation to solve sustainability challenges. But can long-term thinking and fast-paced technology coexist?

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

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Jan

28

January 28, 2013

The Biggest Missed Opportunity in Corporate Strategy? Sustainability

BSR's "Four Cs of integrated strategy" applies a sustainability lens to the traditional "Three Cs" of corporate strategy—customers, competitors, and corporation—by considering the impact of civil society and government.

#Strategy and Integration #Sustainability Management

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Jan

3

January 3, 2013

Get Out of the Matrix Cage: Six Tips for Making the Most of Materiality

The materiality matrix can be a lockbox for good intentions that never see the light of day, or the tool that propels a company's sustainability strategy.

#Materiality #Strategy and Integration #Sustainability Management

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