The State of Sustainable Business in 2016: Results from the BSR/GlobeScan Survey


By Laura Gitman, Vice President, BSR

When we created the theme for this year’s BSR Conference—Be Bold—I’m not sure we realized how appropriate it would be. Yet, as I reviewed the results of our eighth annual BSR/GlobeScan State of Sustainable Business Survey 2016, the need for a recommitment to bold direction and bold action became quite apparent.

A Business Framework for Global Impact


by John Hodges, managing director, Infrastructure and Finance, BSR (Business for Social Responsibility) 

BSR Partners with Leading Supply Chain Initiatives on Ambitious Three-Year Project to Advance Women’s Empowerment

Press Release

PARIS, October 3 2016 /3BL Media/ —Today, BSR announced a new collaboration with leaders in supply chain networks to advance women’s empowerment in global supply chains.

Discounted Registration for the BSR Conference 2016 Ends Friday


This Friday, September 30, is the last day to save on the BSR Conference 2016: Be Bold. While you’re registering, check out a new addition to the program: Brand Camp.

Brand Camp is dedicated to providing you with the skills needed to develop your professional and personal brand.

Footprints and Handprints: The Journey to Measure our Full Impact Begins

By John Schulz, Director of Sustainability Integration, AT&T

One year ago this month, the United Nations adopted a new group of 17 global goals – the Sustainable Development Goals. To say that the goals are ambitious is an understatement. Goals like “no poverty,” “zero-hunger,” “ensure inclusive and quality education for all,” and “take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts,” target some of the most significant challenges of our time.  

Addressing Women’s Empowerment Is Key to Sustainability: BSR’s Strategy for Business Action


By Aditi Mohapatra, Director, BSR; Peder Michael Pruzan-Jorgensen, Senior Vice President, BSR

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which celebrate their first birthday this week, identify women’s advancement as a prerequisite to progress on the global sustainable development agenda and as central to achieving all 17 goals.

New BSR, Women Deliver, Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs Report: How Business Can Advance Women’s Health, Rights, and Wellbeing in Global Value Chains

Press Release

San Francisco, September 19, 2016 /3BL Media/ — In the past several years, there has been a growing business movement to empower women, with individual companies setting internal targets and with commitments enshrined at the global level in the Sustainable Development Goals, the Women’s Empowerment Principles, and the UN HeForShe campaign.

Launch of Global Impact Sourcing Coalition to Tackle Youth Unemployment and Build Inclusive Economies

Press Release

JOHANNESBURG, September 13, 2016 /3BL Media/ — Today the Rockefeller Foundation announced the launch of the Global Impact Sourcing Coalition (GISC) in collaboration with BSR. The GISC will promote impact sourcing as a hiring strategy to combat youth unemployment and support inclusive economic development, while providing tangible benefits to business.

Here’s the Business Case for the BSR Conference 2016


The BSR Conference is one of the most important global gatherings dedicated to sustainable business, and it creates business value starting the very next day. This November in New York, we will bring together a global audience of close to 1,000 senior business executives and entrepreneurs from the public sector and civil society to explore emerging trends and innovative solutions to crucial sustainability questions.


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