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Feb

23

February 23, 2022

Consumer Products: Luxury’s Move to E-Commerce and Its Implications for Sustainability

Luxury’s Move to E-Commerce and Its Implications for Sustainability

Post-pandemic estimates project that revenues in the e-commerce market will grow by 46 percent, from US$ 3.53 trillion in 2019 to US$6.54 trillion in 2022. This expansion brings with it an increase in greenhouse gas emissions, resources, and social risks. As e-commerce continues to grow, brands and retailers face a series of sustainability risks, as well as opportunities to shape consumers’ purchasing habits in the years to come.

#Consumer Products #Responsible Luxury Initiative

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Feb

10

February 10, 2022

Consumer Products: New York’s Trendsetting Legislation Unveiled: Fashion Sustainability and Social Accountability Act

New York’s Trendsetting Legislation Unveiled: Fashion Sustainability and Social Accountability Act

The Fashion Sustainability Act, if passed, would hold fashion companies accountable for their role in climate change and human rights impacts.

#Consumer Products #Sustainability Management

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Dec

9

December 9, 2021

Consumer Products: The Rise of Circular Fashion Brings Opportunity to Design a Fashion System That Works for All

The Rise of Circular Fashion Brings Opportunity to Design a Fashion System That Works for All

The fashion industry is transforming from linear to more circular business models. How can we leverage this transformation to reimagine and rebuild the global fashion system so that it works for all? Through Keeping Workers in the Loop (KWIL), we convened over 45 major fashion industry players—established brands, emerging circular businesses, worker representatives, sustainable fashion experts, and international institutions—to explore this very question.

#Circular Economy #Consumer Products #Supply Chain

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Sep

30

September 30, 2021

Consumer Products: Accelerating Action on SDG 5 across the Jewelry Industry

Accelerating Action on SDG 5 across the Jewelry Industry

As part of Generation Equality, BSR, in partnership with the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC), have launched a report that sheds light on the current state of corporate efforts to advance gender equality in the jewelry industry. We share four insights from the report.

#Consumer Products #Womens Empowerment

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Apr

8

April 8, 2021

Consumer Products: Keeping Workers in the Loop

Keeping Workers in the Loop

How will circular fashion, at scale, impact job opportunities and quality? Keeping Workers in the Loop brings together industry leaders and stakeholder to explore circular fashion and jobs in the decade ahead by taking a futures approach.

#Circular Economy #Consumer Products #Supply Chain

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Sep

17

September 17, 2020

Consumer Products: Ensuring Circular Fashion is Good for People—as well as the Environment

Ensuring Circular Fashion is Good for People—as well as the Environment

Even before the COVID-19 outbreak, circular economic models had been sprouting up at increasing speed in the fashion industry. BSR’s new brief, Taking a People-Centered Approach to a Circular Fashion Economy, explores the potential social impacts that may emerge from a mainstream shift to circular fashion.

#Circular Economy #Consumer Products #Supply Chain

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Jun

17

June 17, 2020

Consumer Products: Blockchain through the Whole Supply Chain: Traceability Builds Business Resilience

Blockchain through the Whole Supply Chain: Traceability Builds Business Resilience

Over the past year, The Estée Lauder Companies and Aveda have been working with LMR Naturals by IFF, BSR, and Envisible to establish a blockchain-enabled traceable supply chain that identifies opportunities to deliver sustainability benefits to all the actors in the supply chain. This post is the third in a series documenting the journey of this innovative partnership.

#Consumer Products #Supply Chain #Sustainability Management

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Dec

3

December 3, 2019

Consumer Products: Challenges and Opportunities for Gender Equality in a European Luxury Supply Chain

Challenges and Opportunities for Gender Equality in a European Luxury Supply Chain

While women are vital to the Italian luxury sector, gender inequality throughout the supply chain still impacts them in the short- and long-term. However, both brands and suppliers are well placed to lead efforts towards improved gender equality in Italy, in both supply chains and in the country’s overall sociocultural context.

#Consumer Products #Supply Chain #Womens Empowerment

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Jul

10

July 10, 2019

Consumer Products: Getting Circular Economy Right: Let’s Put People at the Center of Circular Fashion

Getting Circular Economy Right: Let’s Put People at the Center of Circular Fashion

BSR is working with the C&A Foundation to explore the ways in which advancing circular fashion affects people and in particular, women. Our research reveals that very few companies adopting circular fashion models are considering the social aspects as they make this shift.

#Circular Economy #Consumer Products #Human Rights #Supply Chain #Womens Empowerment

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Apr

1

April 1, 2019

Consumer Products: Four Ways Companies Can Transform the Health of Communities

Four Ways Companies Can Transform the Health of Communities

Leading companies both invest in employee health and well-being and go beyond their four walls to make an impact in local communities. By doing so, they are creating business value and a competitive advantage.

#Collaboration #Consumer Products #Food Beverage and Agriculture #Inclusive Economy #Sustainable Communities

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