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The VRF and IFRS Foundation Join Forces: A New Day for ESG Reporting and Disclosure


By Aron Cramer

While it may lack of some of the drama of the net zero and deforestation pledges that have come already at COP26, today’s announcement by the International Financial Reporting Standards Foundation (IFRS) that it intends to consolidate the Value Reporting Foundation (VRF) and the Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB) may well prove to be one of the most important developments in Glasgow.

How Your Company Can Build Resilient Business Strategies

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Resilient business strategies are more urgent than ever and are key to achieving value for all stakeholders in the long term. So how can your company build them?

BSR President and CEO Aron Cramer outlines the eight key building blocks of resilient business strategies. Learn more at

BSR Conference 2019: Putting Climate on the Agenda

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Since the election of Donald Trump in 2016, coverage of climate change has increased significantly in the media, in both newspapers and on television. At the BSR Conference 2019, climate journalists Amy Harder (Axios) and Patrick Temple-West (Financial Times) joined BSR CEO Aron Cramer and Climate One podcast host Greg Dalton for a conversation on media coverage of climate change on the plenary stage. The panel discussion served as a live taping for an episode of the Climate One podcast.

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BSR Conference 2019: Aron Cramer, President and CEO, BSR

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As we approach the 2020s, it is clear that the world is transforming in a way that creates a new climate for business, from changes in policy and public perception to the growing imperative to address the climate crisis.

The New Climate for Business: Aron Cramer's 2019 Annual Letter


By: Aron Cramer, President and CEO, BSR

We are at a hinge point in history.

The French refer to the 30 years after the end of World War II as "Les Trente Glorieuses," or "The Glorious 30 Years," when prosperity flowered, culture was dynamic, and peaceful conditions prevailed after two devastating wars. 

Climate Week 2019: Time for Bold Commitments—and Action


By: Aron Cramer, President and CEO, BSR

Climate Week 2019 comes at a time of both great distress and great promise. This is our great challenge and our great opportunity.

Take a New Look at CSR - Corporate Sustainability & Responsibility


“Corporate Sustainability & Responsibility: CSR Redefined” - All Video issue (May 17) of ‘GreenMoney’ is now online featuring a variety of videos: 

Mark Mykleby and Joel Makower Talk "The New Grand Strategy" at the BSR Conference 2016

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In a plenary session moderated by BSR CEO Aron Cramer at the BSR Conference 2016, Mark "Puck" Mykleby and Joel Makower highlighted bold ideas presented in their book, The New Grand Strategy.

"Ask people what kind of world they want for their kids and they will speak in the language of sustainability," Mykleby said. Mykleby is also codirector of the Strategic Innovation Lab at Case Western Reserve University and a retired colonel of the U.S. Marine Corps.

Watch the full video below (Parental warning: This video contains some strong language.):

BSR Board Elects New Chair: Former Natura CEO Alessandro Carlucci

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San Francisco, April 9, 2015 /3BL Media/ — BSR’s board of directors has elected Alessandro Carlucci as the organization’s fourth chair, effective in June. At the end of 2014, Carlucci stepped down after serving for 10 years as CEO of Natura, the Brazil-based company recognized globally for integrating sustainability into all aspects of its business.


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