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Mar

2

March 2, 2020

Supply Chain: Sustainable Business in Asia: Five Trends That Will Impact the Decisive Decade

Sustainable Business in Asia: Five Trends That Will Impact the Decisive Decade

Through BSR’s work across Asia, including significant stakeholder engagement across the region, we have identified the following five sustainability trends for business in Asia in the 2020s that will impact sourcing strategies and supply chains, access to finance, employee engagement, sustainability leadership, and increasingly market and consumer engagement.

#Supply Chain #Sustainability Management

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Feb

27

February 27, 2020

Supply Chain: Purchasing Power: The Opportunity for Women’s Advancement in Procurement and Global Supply Chains

Purchasing Power: The Opportunity for Women’s Advancement in Procurement and Global Supply Chains

This year marks the tenth anniversary of the Women's Empowerment Principles (WEPs), a framework guiding business on how to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment in the workplace, marketplace, and community. However, despite considerable advancements, we are still decades away from achieving gender parity.

#Human Rights #Supply Chain #Womens Empowerment

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Feb

19

February 19, 2020

Supply Chain: The Coronavirus’ Impact on Chinese Society and Supply Chains

The Coronavirus’ Impact on Chinese Society and Supply Chains

The impact of Coronavirus on China and global business, especially supply chains, will be enormous. BSR's Lin Wang shares her experiences on the ground.

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Feb

12

February 12, 2020

Supply Chain: The Decisive Decade

The Decisive Decade

The 2020s will be the decisive decade in terms of meeting the objectives of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), shifting the economy to achieve the aspirations of the Paris Agreement, and achieving a fair economy that works for everyone. For companies, this decade will be about creating resilient business strategies, moving beyond integration of sustainability to truly redefine business and the role of the company in society.

#Climate Change #Human Rights #Inclusive Economy #Strategy and Integration #Supply Chain #Sustainability Management #Womens Empowerment

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Jan

31

January 31, 2020

Supply Chain: Climate Action in the 2020s: Three Steps to Reducing Value Chain Emissions

Climate Action in the 2020s: Three Steps to Reducing Value Chain Emissions

A company's value chain contains its largest GHG reduction potential, and value chain decarbonization is a necessity to achieve SBTs. For companies that are pursuing SBTs, we propose three steps as key to achieving value chain emissions reductions.

#Climate Change #Supply Chain

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Jan

29

January 29, 2020

Supply Chain: In Conversation with Ross Rachey, Director, Global Fleet & Products, Amazon Logistics

In Conversation with Ross Rachey, Director, Global Fleet & Products, Amazon Logistics

Companies like Amazon are exploring technologies to address the challenges of climate change. Recently, BSR spoke with Ross Rachey, Director of Global Fleet & Products, Amazon Logistics at Amazon, to discuss the company’s approach to sustainable fuel technologies and how their work supports their broader climate and sustainability agenda.

#Climate Change #Future of Fuels #Supply Chain

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Dec

5

December 5, 2019

Supply Chain: Blockchain through the Whole Supply Chain: Traceability at the Source Depends on Trust

Blockchain through the Whole Supply Chain: Traceability at the Source Depends on Trust

This blog is the second in a series where BSR and Envisible document their project to support a global brand and its supply chain partners to establish a blockchain-enabled traceable supply chain that delivers sustainability benefits to all the actors in the supply chain.

#Information and Communications Technology #Supply Chain

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Dec

3

December 3, 2019

Supply Chain: Challenges and Opportunities for Gender Equality in a European Luxury Supply Chain

Challenges and Opportunities for Gender Equality in a European Luxury Supply Chain

While women are vital to the Italian luxury sector, gender inequality throughout the supply chain still impacts them in the short- and long-term. However, both brands and suppliers are well placed to lead efforts towards improved gender equality in Italy, in both supply chains and in the country’s overall sociocultural context.

#Consumer Products #Supply Chain #Womens Empowerment

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Nov

21

November 21, 2019

Supply Chain: Can Corruption in Your Value Chain Lead to Complicity in Gross Human Rights Abuses?

Can Corruption in Your Value Chain Lead to Complicity in Gross Human Rights Abuses?

If businesses fail to conduct conflict-sensitive human rights due diligence and integrate their anti-corruption and human rights efforts, they may be linked to human rights abuses conducted by a third party. BSR recommends enhanced human rights due diligence that is both conflict-sensitive and that integrates corruption risk.

#Human Rights #Supply Chain

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Nov

19

November 19, 2019

Supply Chain: Action for Sustainable Derivatives: A BSR/Transitions Collaboration

Action for Sustainable Derivatives: A BSR/Transitions Collaboration

To accelerate compliance of supply chains with deforestation-free and responsible sourcing principles, BSR and Transitions are excited to launch a new collaborative initiative for corporate buyers of palm-based derivatives alongside 11 member companies: Action for Sustainable Derivatives (ASD).

#Action for Sustainable Derivatives #Climate Change #Environment #Supply Chain

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