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ESG: What the ESG Critics Are Right About—And Where They’re Misguided

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What the ESG Critics Are Right About—And Where They’re Misguided

After considerable momentum, there is now a backlash against elements of the sustainable business agenda. BSR President and CEO Aron Cramer discusses some of the big questions raised.

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ESG: Activating Directors on Sustainability: Six Questions for Your Board

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Activating Directors on Sustainability: Six Questions for Your Board

Directors of EU companies will soon face a pivotal shift in their duties toward sustainability with the upcoming EU Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) and Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD). Here are six key questions for boards to determine their readiness to govern evolving expectations.

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ESG: Transforming Finance: Priorities for Progress in Advancing Respect for Human Rights

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Transforming Finance: Priorities for Progress in Advancing Respect for Human Rights

The time for human rights-respecting finance is now. Our new report elaborates on the call to action set out in the UNGPs 10+ Roadmap for Financial Institutions, highlighting key areas where progress is needed to tackle global challenges and contribute to new systems grounded in respect for human rights.

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ESG: Human Rights Roadmap for Transforming Finance

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Human Rights Roadmap for Transforming Finance

The Human Rights Roadmap for Transforming Finance report elaborates on the call to action set out in the UNGPs, highlighting key areas where progress is needed to tackle global challenges and contribute to new systems grounded in respect for human rights.

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ESG: Mastering a Purposeful Approach to ESG Due Diligence in Mergers and Acquisitions

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Mastering a Purposeful Approach to ESG Due Diligence in Mergers and Acquisitions

There’s no denying that 2021 was a year of significant growth in M&A, and global M&A activity is poised to climb even higher in the year ahead. M&A can be a tremendous tool for companies looking to adopt more resilient business strategies, but failing to account for the critical ESG elements can undermine success and lead to negative outcomes for business.

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ESG: 2022: Purposeful Sustainability Leadership for Turbulent Times

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2022: Purposeful Sustainability Leadership for Turbulent Times

BSR President and CEO Aron Cramer discusses major themes shaping the year ahead: net zero, climate action and social justice, attention on ESG, board role redefinition, and the business voice on the "great fragmentation."

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ESG: Allbirds’ SPO Framework Is Step in the Right Direction for ESG Commitments by High-Growth Companies

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Allbirds’ SPO Framework Is Step in the Right Direction for ESG Commitments by High-Growth Companies

As Allbirds prepared its initial public offering (IPO), this led to the creation of the Sustainability Principles and Objectives Framework. BSR CEO Aron Cramer shares more about the framework.

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

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

The International Financial Reporting Standards Foundation (IFRS) intends to consolidate the Value Reporting Foundation (VRF) and the Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB). As ESG gains momentum and urgency, it is time to embed sustainability considerations in the basic functioning of the capital markets, which will only happen with universal disclosures that enable consistency.

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ESG: The Stars Are Aligning

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The Stars Are Aligning

We are entering the next era of just and sustainable business with a much clearer pathway. BSR Vice President Dunstan Allison-Hope shares a framework around which the field seems to be coalescing.

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ESG: Human Rights Are Not Just an “ESG Factor”

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Human Rights Are Not Just an “ESG Factor”

The notion that investors should use environmental, social, and governance (ESG) considerations to inform their decision-making is having a moment. This is undoubtedly a good thing but there is a risk that fundamental concepts—like the responsibility of business to respect human rights—may get lost in the process.

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ESG: Sustainable from the Start: Embedding ESG into High-Growth Business Strategy

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Sustainable from the Start: Embedding ESG into High-Growth Business Strategy

Younger, high-growth companies face unique challenges and opportunities as they expand business while also considering environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors. What are the main considerations for a high-growth company at the start of its ESG journey?

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ESG: The Case for SEC-Mandated Climate and ESG Disclosure

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The Case for SEC-Mandated Climate and ESG Disclosure

In response to the SEC's interest in taking steps to require climate disclosure, we discuss crucial steps that the SEC should enable to provide consistent, comparable, and reliable information that will strengthen investors’ ability to make decisions, provide incentives for business to generate long-term value, and lead to a market economy that delivers on society’s greatest needs.

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Upcoming Events on ESG

BSR and Morrison Foerster Dialogue Series: ESG Influencers Leading Transformative Change


BSR and Morrison Foerster Dialogue Series: ESG Influencers Leading Transformative Change

Morrison Foerster (MoFo) and BSR are excited to announce the launch of a new monthly conversation series “ESG Influencers—Leading Transformative Change.”

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BBB Forum Features ESG and Employee Power Topics


BBB Forum Features ESG and Employee Power Topics

On September 14, from 12:30 – 2:30 PM ET, the BBB Foundation of Metro New York will present its 15th Forum on Corporate Responsibility as a free, international webcast.

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Move Fast and Fix Things: Making ESG Essential for EU High-Growth Companies


Move Fast and Fix Things: Making ESG Essential for EU High-Growth Companies

Join us to learn how to make ESG central to EU high-growth.

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