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BSR’s Clean Cargo Report Highlights Continued Reductions in Ocean Emissions

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October 10, 2013 /3BL Media/ - BSR’s Clean Cargo Working Group’s 2013 “Collaborative Progress” report—which provides data from more than 2,300 ships, representing more than 60 percent of global ocean container capacity—indicates that average carbon-dioxide emissions for global ocean container transport have declined year on year, and by more than 7 p

BSR Receives US$625,000 Grant from Disney to Expand Financial Inclusion Initiative in Asia and Latin America

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San Francisco, October 1, 2013 /3BL Media/ —The Walt Disney Company has awarded a US$625,000 grant to expand BSR’s HERfinance initiative through new peer-to-peer education programs on financial literacy for factory workers in supply chains throughout Asia and Latin America.

BSR's Clean Cargo Progress Report Highlights Continued Reductions in Ocean Emissions

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Paris, October 1, 2013 /3BL Media/ — BSR’s Clean Cargo Working Group’s 2013 “Collaborative Progress” report—which provides data from more than 2,300 ships, representing more than 60 percent of global ocean container capacity—indicates that average carbon-dioxide emissions for global ocean container transport have declined year on year, and by more than 7 percent between 2011 and 2012.

Sustainable Lifestyles to Drive Sales, Market Share, and Innovation within Five Years

BSR and Futerra Survey of 50 Global Businesses Examines Consumer Behavior and Sustainability
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PARIS, September 19, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Increasing numbers of businesses are enabling sustainable consumer behaviors such as recycling, healthy living, the purchase of sustainable products, product take-back, and water conservation. According to new survey results released today by BSR and Futerra, business leaders expect exponential growth in consumer interest and business action on these sustainable lifestyles issues within five years.

Tech Companies Join BSR Renewable Energy Sourcing Initiative

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Some leading Internet companies have teamed up with Business for Social Responsibility to focus on low-carbon power sourcing for their data centers. Facebook, HP, Adobe, eBay, Symantec, and Salesforce.com, along with BSR, have created the Future of Internet Power, a leadership initiative that will address the sourcing of electric power.

New Center for Sustainable Procurement Research Outlines Key Insights for Purchasers at Global Companies

BSR and Hilton Worldwide Initiative Focuses on Tools and Insights to Inform Sustainable Purchasing
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San Francisco, June 20, 2013 /3BL Media/ - BSR and Hilton Worldwide released a new report today highlighting year-one findings from the Center for Sustainable Procurement (CSP), an initiative launched in May 2012 to help global business procurement managers integrate sustainability into the

New Center for Sustainable Procurement Research Outlines Key Insights for Purchasers at Global Companies

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BSR and Hilton Worldwide Initiative Focuses on Tools and Insights to Inform Sustainable Purchasing

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BSR and Hilton Worldwide Initiative Focuses on Tools and Insights to Inform Sustainable Purchasing

Labor Protection: What Can Bangladesh Learn from China?

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To most Chinese, what is happening in Bangladesh factories resembles what China has been struggling with during its period of industrialization over the past three decades. China has made great progress in protecting labor rights by strengthening public policy; integrating worker-protection systems into factories; increasing collaboration among western buyers, local NGOs, and suppliers; and empowering workers. Could this model be applied to Bangladesh?

This is part of a series of BSR articles on the tragedy in Bangladesh that will look at root causes, challenges, and how to prevent it from happening again.

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To most Chinese, what is happening in Bangladesh factories resembles what China has been struggling with during its period of industrialization over the past three decades. China has made great progress in protecting labor rights by strengthening public policy; integrating worker-protection systems into factories; increasing collaboration among western buyers, local NGOs, and suppliers; and empowering workers. Could this model be applied to Bangladesh?

This is part of a series of BSR articles on the tragedy in Bangladesh that will look at root causes, challenges, and how to prevent it from happening again.

From Bangladesh to Myanmar: Level-Set Responsible Sourcing

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As companies consider entering Myanmar, many familiar issues are coming to the surface, such as child labor, hours and wages, land acquisition, environmental discharges, health, and living conditions. How can buyers, in collaboration with international and local stakeholders, support the development of a sustainable manufacturing sector in the country? And how can buyers looking to move into Myanmar learn from experiences in Cambodia, China, Vietnam, and, most recently, Bangladesh?

For the full blog, click here.

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As companies consider entering Myanmar, many familiar issues are coming to the surface, such as child labor, hours and wages, land acquisition, environmental discharges, health, and living conditions. How can buyers, in collaboration with international and local stakeholders, support the development of a sustainable manufacturing sector in the country? And how can buyers looking to move into Myanmar learn from experiences in Cambodia, China, Vietnam, and, most recently, Bangladesh?

For the full blog, click here.

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