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BSR to Host Event in China Celebrating Completion of Women in Factories Program

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Over the past three years, BSR's Women in Factories program has reached more than 90,000 workers in manufacturing supply chains in China. At the end of each of the past two years, we convened program partners and stakeholders to share best practices and solutions in worker training programs, including how such programs can improve the competitiveness of the entire manufacturing sector.

BSR at 25: Meeting the Moment

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By Aron Cramer, President and CEO, BSR

This year marks BSR’s 25th anniversary. While such milestones often prompt a look back (and we are doing a bit of that), this juncture in history is a time to stay firmly focused on the future.

2017 Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance Summit to Gather Corporate Renewable Energy Leaders at VERGE 17

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OAKLAND/WASHINGTON, April 13, 2017 /3BL Media/ — The 2017 Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA) Summit will gather corporate buyers, service providers, developers, financiers, utilities and non-profit organizations in Santa Clara, CA, September 17-19, 2017, ahead of GreenBiz Group’s VERGE 17 conference and expo, to identify opportunities to accelerate corporate procurement of renewable energy.

Automation: How Business Can Lead a Sustainable Transition

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Automation will profoundly alter the future of work and society, as a great deal of recent research and projections on its impacts have shown. Some have predicted automation will lead to a gloomy future of permanent high unemployment, while others have touted many potential benefits around health, safety, and the environment. Yet, automation also poses a practical challenge for today’s business leaders, who must tackle how to take advantage of the productivity and innovation opportunities presented by automation technologies while also ensuring a smooth workforce transition.

BSR’s Statement on the U.S. Administration Executive Order on Climate Change

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BSR regrets today’s executive order from U.S. President Donald Trump to dismantle the Clean Power Plan, a set of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) policies that are intended to reduce the United States’ greenhouse gas emissions by 32 percent from 2005 levels and cut carbon pollution from the power sector by 30 percent by 2030.

HERproject at 10: Celebrating HERsuccess, Inspiring HERfuture

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By: Christine Svarer, HERproject Director, BSR

 

Today, March 8, is International Women’s Day 2017—a good time to take stock of our collective progress toward gender equality. And such a moment of reflection is particularly relevant for HERproject this year, as we are hitting a big milestone: It’s our 10th birthday! On our anniversary, we’re taking a moment to think about what we have achieved and what we have left to do.

When the Business Case and Shared Value Aren’t Enough

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By Laura Gitman, Vice President, BSR

The concept of shared value came from a seminal 2011 article in Harvard Business Review, written by Michael Porter and Mark Kramer, which defined shared value as a management strategy “which involves creating economic value in a way that also creates value for society by addressing its needs and challenges.”

Redefining Business Leadership in a New Environment

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By Aron Cramer, President and CEO, BSR

 

Donald Trump ran for president of the United States as an unconventional candidate, and in the third week of his presidency, it is undeniable that change has arrived.

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

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By: Marshall Chase, Associate Director, BSR

Supply chains may be the most under-recognized opportunity for companies to address climate change. While companies tend to focus, understandably, on energy efficiency and greenhouse gas reductions in business operations and products, supply chains often account for the majority of product greenhouse gas emissions.

Suppliers Report 434 Million Metric Tons of Emissions Reductions as Big Buyers Flex Purchasing Muscle

Press Release

PARIS, France, January 24, 2017 /3BL Media/ — As the global economy moves toward implementation of its new climate goals, the world’s largest purchasing organizations are using their buying clout to drive down emissions across their supply chains.

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