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Nov

21

November 21, 2012

VERGE: Where Sustainability Solutions Collide

According to Tony Hsieh, the CEO of shoe company Zappos, collisions create results. “When cities double in size, productivity and innovation per resident increases by 15 percent,” said Hsieh during his plenary address at the VERGE conference in San Francisco last week. VERGE, organized by the GreenBiz Group, is a convergence of systems and technologies in energy, transport, and buildings that takes place through conferences held in several cities around the world each year.

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Sep

24

September 24, 2012

Navigating New Terrain in Emerging Markets: Brazil, China, and India

The focus of the recent BSR and UN Global Compact LEAD study, “The New Geographies of Sustainability,” sought to answer the question of whether there should be a separate apporach to corporate sustainability in "emerging markets." The answer is most definitely yes. The course and terrain companies must navigate in Brazil, India, and China are different from the challenges companies struggle with in developed economies.

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Sep

18

September 18, 2012

Implementing Sustainable Agriculture in Walmart China’s Supply Chain

As part of Walmart's initiative to provide training for 1 million farmers in its supply chain, the company has enlisted BSR's support to design and implement a training program on sustainable agriculture in China. Here's a look at how our project identifies farmers' needs, matches them with experts, and evaluates impact, taking into account unique challenges, crops, soil types, production systems, and levels of management knowledge and skills.

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Jun

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June 26, 2012

Local Social Performance Management in Energy and Extractives

Local social performance is critical to energy and mining companies' ability to secure and maintain a social license to operate at various sites around the world.

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Jun

11

June 11, 2012

Trends and Tips for Successful Foundation-NGO Partnerships in China

This blog is the third of three in a series on Social Innovation Week in China: Foundation-nonprofit partnerships are still in their infancy in China, which means there is often a mismatch of resources. Five tips for successful partnerships.

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Jun

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June 8, 2012

Corporate-NGO Partnerships in China: Fostering Employee Volunteer Programs

The second blog in a series of three on Social Innovation Week in China: Employee volunteering is growing in popularity in China and is a straightforward way to engage staff in community programs. Five tips for companies on how to establish employee ownership and increase engagement with community programs

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Apr

11

April 11, 2012

Does Sustainability Equal Happiness?

The question of happiness really gets people talking. Earlier this week, FastCoExist.com Senior Editor Ariel Schwartz posted a thought-provoking (and heavily tweeted) blog about the World Happiness Report, recently released by Columbia University’s Earth Institute, with a fascinating introduction by Jeffrey Sachs. The report itself is voluminous, and worth reading if you’re interested in what Sachs refers to as “the emerging scientific study of happiness.”

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Feb

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February 27, 2012

Guiding Social Investment in China

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Aug

18

August 18, 2011

6 Tips for Selecting a Local Partner

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