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Apr

20

April 20, 2017

Supply Chain: How Global Value Chains Push and Pull U.S. Companies on Climate Action

How Global Value Chains Push and Pull U.S. Companies on Climate Action

The push and pull of global value chains—from supplier engagement to the emergence of China as a new climate leader—will build momentum for climate action by companies in the United States.

#Climate Change #Supply Chain

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Apr

10

April 10, 2017

Supply Chain: Beyond Today’s Conflict and Beyond Today’s Minerals

Beyond Today’s Conflict and Beyond Today’s Minerals

Companies can create conflict minerals programs with positive social impacts by broadening their geographic focus and responsible procurement efforts and deepening their transparency and partnerships to engage government.

#Energy and Extractives #Information and Communications Technology #Supply Chain

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Apr

6

April 6, 2017

Supply Chain: Made in Africa: How the Apparel Sector Can Build an Ethical Sourcing Destination

Made in Africa: How the Apparel Sector Can Build an Ethical Sourcing Destination

Many apparel brands are starting to source from sub-Saharan Africa. Here's how they can embed responsible business practices and advance women's economic empowerment from the beginning.

#Consumer Products #Inclusive Economy #Supply Chain #Womens Empowerment

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Mar

3

March 3, 2017

Supply Chain: A New Era for Chinese Industry: Automation, Optimization, and Global Supply Chains

A New Era for Chinese Industry: Automation, Optimization, and Global Supply Chains

Chinese industry is entering a new era in which optimization of resources, labor, and cost is critical. These shifts will require major changes to the way global businesses operate in China.

#Inclusive Economy #Supply Chain

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Feb

16

February 16, 2017

Supply Chain: Three Reasons Why Collaboration Is Key to Green Freight

Three Reasons Why Collaboration Is Key to Green Freight

Through the Clean Cargo Working Group, which now represents 85 percent of ocean container shipping volume, we have seen the value to companies in addressing challenges collaboratively.

#Clean Cargo Working Group #Climate Change #Collaboration #Supply Chain

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Jan

24

January 24, 2017

Supply Chain: Forging the Missing Link: What the 2017 CDP Supply Chain Report Says About Supplier Engagement

Forging the Missing Link: What the 2017 CDP Supply Chain Report Says About Supplier Engagement

Although in many ways encouraging, our findings in this year's report highlighted the need for urgency.

#Climate Change #Supply Chain

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Jan

19

January 19, 2017

Supply Chain: How Good Is Your Sustainable Supply Chain Program?

How Good Is Your Sustainable Supply Chain Program?

Sustainable supply chain management means operating in uncertainty, without clear guidance on universal standards on what constitutes best practice. A BSR tool can help companies benchmark their responsible sourcing programs and assess how to improve.

#Procurement Leadership Group #Supply Chain

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Dec

5

December 5, 2016

Supply Chain: Say No to Corruption: Cleaning Up Value Chains through the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network

Say No to Corruption: Cleaning Up Value Chains through the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network

Since its establishment, the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network has quickly become a world-leading and award-winning example of the power of collective action. Here is a look at its impacts and its strategy looking ahead.

#Ethics and Governance #Grants #Maritime Anti-Corruption Network #Supply Chain #Sustainability Management #Transport and Logistics

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Sep

13

September 13, 2016

Supply Chain: Impact Sourcing: Ending Poverty Through Procurement

Impact Sourcing: Ending Poverty Through Procurement

The Global Impact Sourcing Coalition, a new group funded by the Rockefeller Foundation and supported by BSR, seeks to advance the practice of impact sourcing, or procuring from suppliers that recruit and employ workers from vulnerable groups of society.

#Grants #Inclusive Economy #Supply Chain

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Aug

9

August 9, 2016

Supply Chain: Thinking Outside the ‘Western Box’ for Employee Engagement in Bangladesh Factories

Thinking Outside the ‘Western Box’ for Employee Engagement in Bangladesh Factories

For long-term impact and to avoid unintended negative consequences, companies must tap into local knowledge to create productive and appropriate employee engagement methods customized to the cultural and geographic context.

#Human Rights #Inclusive Economy #Supply Chain

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