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Collaboration: How Business Must Lead to Achieve Sustainable Development

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By Peder Michael Pruzan-Jorgensen, Senior Vice President, BSR; Ryan Whalen, Director, President's Office, The Rockefeller Foundation

 
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By Peder Michael Pruzan-Jorgensen, Senior Vice President, BSR; Ryan Whalen, Director, President's Office, The Rockefeller Foundation

 

Why We Need a Loud (and Consistent) Business Voice on Policy Issues

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By Aron Cramer, President and CEO, BSR

In our recent report, Redefining Sustainable Business: Management for a Rapidly Changing World, we outlined new directions for companies as they manage sustainability through their business strategies, with ever greater impact.

Seven Things Every Company Should Know About Artificial Intelligence and Sustainable Business

From human rights to environmental issues, we have much to lose if AI does not evolve in ways that support the public good.
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Dunstan Allison-Hope | BSR
Jacob Park | BSR
Michael Rohwer | BSR

Artificial intelligence (AI) is advancing rapidly, thanks to ever-more-powerful computing, massive growth in the availability of digital data and increasingly sophisticated algorithms.

The world’s largest technology firms are investing billions to develop their AI capabilities, and companies across industries, from travel to real estate to fashion, are racing to bring AI-enabled services to market.

The First 2018 'Year in Review'

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By Aron Cramer, President and CEO, BSR

Here is the very first “year in review” you will read for 2018.

Yes, 2018.

BSR’s Early Leaders Discuss Its Origin and History

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In a plenary address at the BSR Conference 2017, early leaders of BSR Bobb Dunn (Former President and CEO of Synergos Institute) and Mats Lederhausen (Founder of BE-CAUSE) discussed the origin and history of the organization in a panel moderated by Google's Lead for Sustainability Kate E. Brandt.

“People are more likely to act themselves into a new way of thinking than to think themselves into a new way of acting,” Lederhausen said.

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BSR Alumni Discuss the Evolution of Sustainable Business Over the Past 25 Years

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In a plenary session at the BSR Conference 2017, a panel of BSR alumni, including Amazon's Kara Hurst' Levi Strauss & Co.'s Michael Kobori; and Alliance of Green Consumption and Green Supply Chain, China, and The Sustainability Consortium's Wei Dong Zhou discussed the evolution of sustainable business over the past 25 years.

“The BSR Conference has converted me from an optimistic pessimist to an optimistic optimist,” Kobori said.

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Panel of Experts Talk Corporations and the Global Refugee Crisis at the BSR Conference 2017

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At the BSR Conference 2017, a panel of experts from the private sector gathered on stage to discuss what business can do to help solve the global refugee crisis. Panelists included TripAdvisor President and CEO Stephen Kaufer, MercyCorps Chief Executive Officer Neal Keny-Guyer, and Executive Vice President of Sustainability and President of Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth Shamina Singh. BSR Associate Director Peter Nestor moderated the panel.

"When you leverage your business expertise and the value of your business—that is how you make a difference," said Singh.

Morgan Stanley's Audrey Choi Talks Inclusive Growth at the BSR Conference 2017

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In a plenary address at the BSR Conference 2017, Morgan Stanley Chief Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Sustainability Officer Audrey Choi explored inclusive growth. 

“At the end of the day, we are convinced that corporations, individually and collectively, are powerful forces for change,” Choi said.

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