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Apr

2

April 2, 2013

Environment: Safe and Sustainable Chemicals: The Case for Action

Safe and Sustainable Chemicals: The Case for Action

Growing market demands, regulations, and reputational risks are pushing companies to understand the impacts of chemicals use on society and business and proactively manage their use in products and supply chains.

#Consumer Products #Environment #Supply Chain

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Mar

22

March 22, 2013

Environment: Three Reasons to Take Action on Water

Three Reasons to Take Action on Water

Water is cheap. So why should business address it? Costs, uncertainty, and competition are all on the rise.

#Environment

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Mar

7

March 7, 2013

Environment: Private Sector Uptake of Ecosystem Services

Private Sector Uptake of Ecosystem Services

In a new report, BSR explores the landscape of ecosystem services work within companies, which is on the rise.

#Ecosystem Services #Environment

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Mar

4

March 4, 2013

Environment: On the New York Times Killing Its Green Team

On the New York Times Killing Its Green Team

Was the New York Times' decision to discontinue its environment desk and green blog a failure of the company's corporate responsibility?

#Environment #Media and Entertainment

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Feb

15

February 15, 2013

Environment: Corporate Innovation Through Aspirational Goals

Corporate Innovation Through Aspirational Goals

Stretch targets, or "big hairy audacious goals," can improve performance, yet they require daily focus, short-term objectives, and detailed targets.

#Ecosystem Services #Environment #Strategy and Integration #Sustainability Management

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Feb

5

February 5, 2013

Environment: Does ‘Green’ Help or Hinder Behavior Change?

Does ‘Green’ Help or Hinder Behavior Change?

Everywhere we turn, we are inundated with the word "green." But are green initiatives driving consumer behavior change and positive impacts on the environment?

#Environment #Reporting and Communications #Sustainability Management

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Jan

30

January 30, 2013

Environment: Managing Corporate Performance in an Era of Expanded Disclosure

Managing Corporate Performance in an Era of Expanded Disclosure

BSR’s new report reviews the "state of play" in the domain of emerging ecosystem services analytical tools.

#Ecosystem Services #Environment

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Jan

18

January 18, 2013

Environment: How Heineken and Maersk Line Are Reducing Their Environmental Impact Through Collaboration

How Heineken and Maersk Line Are Reducing Their Environmental Impact Through Collaboration

Not long ago, it might have been seen as counterproductive for a company to set logistic supply chain goals based on improving its environmental performance. But two of today’s leading companies, Heineken and Maersk Line, have revealed a change in the business climate.

#Clean Cargo Working Group #Environment

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Dec

11

December 11, 2012

Environment: Environmental Performance 2.0: How Will Ecosystem Services Affect Corporate Decision-Making Next?

Environmental Performance 2.0: How Will Ecosystem Services Affect Corporate Decision-Making Next?

As investors and corporate rankings begin to include biodiversity and ecosystem services in their considerations, measuring and assessing these issues are now becoming a part of international best practice. But what does the future look like for corporate uptake, government regulations, and societal expectations?

#Ecosystem Services #Environment #Strategy and Integration #Sustainability Management

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Dec

7

December 7, 2012

Environment: ‘War on Waste’ in Hong Kong

‘War on Waste’ in Hong Kong

The Hong Kong government just announced a war on food waste—vowing to reduce it by 10 percent by 2015. As BSR’s "Waste Not Want Not: An Overview of Food Waste" report highlights that in Hong Kong and around the world, food waste occurs across the many aspects of the food chain—from farm to fork.

#Environment #Ethics and Governance #Food Beverage and Agriculture #Sustainability Management

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