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

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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.

Giving Every American a Good Job

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By Susan Winterberg, Associate Director, Inclusive Economy, BSR

 

Following the U.S. election and other geopolitical upheavals this year, business is considering whether and how to adjust the sustainability agenda to address a new reality. To begin, many are asking: What is the single most urgent issue facing sustainable business today in the United States?

Election Weighs Heavily as Sustainable Business Execs Gather in DC

By Dave Armon, 3BL Media CMO
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Congress returned to work Monday for a lame duck session following last week’s election. Today, hundreds of corporate social responsibility (CSR) executives head to Washington hoping their sustainable business missions are not up-ended by a Donald Trump presidency.

The elephant in the room at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation's 2016 Corporate Citizenship Conference is whether campaign rhetoric turns into policy, and whether business leaders will stay the course on ambitious social impact and environmental initiatives.

Sustainable Business After the 2016 U.S. Election

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By Aron Cramer, President and CEO, BSR

The U.S. presidential election has delivered a political earthquake that will change our political, economic, and cultural landscape, in Washington, D.C., and far beyond.

Thirst CEO Mina Guli Addresses the BSR Conference 2016

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In a plenary address at the BSR Conference 2016, Mina Guli, CEO of Thirst and athlete who ran 40 marathons on seven continents to raise awareness of the global water crisis, highlighted what she has learned through her bold experiences in building a better world.

“Finding your passion is finding your power,” Guli said.

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Women Deliver President and CEO Highlights Women's Empowerment at the BSR Conference 2016

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In a plenary address at the BSR Conference 2016, Women Deliver President and CEO Katja Iversen explored the importance of women's empowerment.

“Women are powerful. They are producers, reproducers, consumers, and voters,” Iversen said.

BSR Conference 2016: Barrick Gold Executive Chairman John L. Thornton

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In a plenary address at the BSR Conference 2016, Barrick Gold Corporation Executive Chairman John L. Thornton shared thoughts on being bold in partnerships, transparency, and innovation.

"You're a human being first, you're part of a community second, and you're a business person third," Thornton said.

Following his address, Thornton sat down with BSR President and CEO Aron Cramer to answer live questions from BSR Conference participants and Twitter.

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BSR Conference 2016: Andy Stern Discusses Universal Basic Income

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In a plenary address at the BSR Conference 2016, President Emeritus of the Service Employees International Union and Ronald O. Perelman Senior Fellow of the Richman Center at Columbia University Andy Stern shared his thoughts on the concept of a universal basic income.

"Change is inevitable—it’s progress that’s optional. And leadership and being bold makes the difference," Stern said.

Following his address, Stern answered live questions from BSR Conference participants and Twitter.

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BSR Conference 2016: Lord Browne of Madingley, L1 Energy

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In a plenary address at the BSR Conference 2016, L1 Energy Executive Chairman Lord Browne of Madingley explored how being bold can help build a better world.

“It’s essential to be yourself and to be authentic in everything that you do," Browne said.

Following his address, Browne joined a conversation with BSR Senior Vice President Peder Michael Pruzan-Jorgensen and answered live questions from BSR Conference participants and Twitter.

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BSR Conference 2016: Thinking the Unthinkable with Nik Gowing

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In a plenary address at the BSR Conference 2016, Co-Author of Thinking the Unthinkable and Visiting Professor at King’s College London and Nanyang Technological University Nik Gowing explored how being bold can help build a better world.

“It’s not really the company, it’s actually the human beings inside,” Gowing said.

Following his address, Gowing joined a conversation with former Natura CEO and BSR Board Chair Alessandro Carlucci and BSR Non-Executive Board Director Karina Litvak and answered live questions from BSR Conference participants and Twitter.

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