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2 New Rules of the Sustainability Game

Here's how supply and demand are two sides of the same coin.
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Last month, BSR brought together a group of luxury brands at Paris’ Salon du Luxe conference to talk about the new rules of the game when it comes to desirability, sustainability and luxury.

In the past several years, the growth of the luxury industry has slowed, and aspirational brands such as Michael Kors and the Hoxton Hotels have disrupted the sector with different interpretations of “luxury” products and services, which offer more open and experiential approaches or less expensive products.

Next Steps for the (Former) Members of the Business Advisory Councils

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By Aron Cramer, President and CEO, BSR

In the wake of yesterday’s collapse of the advisory councils assembled by Donald Trump, the question of which CEOs will stay and which will go is now moot. The core issues, however, remain, and the need for business leadership is stronger now than ever.

Leveraging Mobile for Workforce Engagement: Opportunities and Recommendations from HERHealth

by Elissa Goldenberg, Manager, BSR
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Three years ago, BSR launched a partnership with Qualcomm Wireless Reach to amplify the outcomes of BSR’s HERproject program in China through mobile technology. Our work together focused on enhancing HERhealth, the pillar of HERproject that aims to empower low-income women working in global supply chains to take charge of their health.

Through this collaboration, we developed a mobile app to digitize the HERhealth curriculum so that workers could conveniently access health information...

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Global Business Coalition Against Human Trafficking Expands Scope and Steps Up Efforts to End Trafficking

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SAN FRANCISCO, July 26, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Major global companies have renewed their commitment to the Global Business Coalition Against Human Trafficking (gBCAT) through an expanded membership and scope of work. Formed in 2010, gBCAT has provided a unique forum for business to understand how all forms of modern slavery affect their operations and supply chains, and to design effective and pragmatic solutions to combat traffickers.

The State of Sustainable Business in 2017: Results from the Ninth Annual BSR/GlobeScan Survey

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By Laura Gitman, Senior Vice President, BSR

Just how much change can happen in one year? The past 12 months have been incredibly volatile, with political, economic, technological, social, and environmental disruptions creating both challenges and opportunities for companies. BSR and GlobeScan’s State of Sustainable Business Survey 2017—our ninth annual survey of BSR members—explores what these changes mean for sustainable business.

Inclusive Growth: How Business Leads

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By Susan Winterberg, Associate Director, Inclusive Economy, BSR

Turn on the news on any given day and the lineup of stories is often the same: an economic report of flat wages and rising financial insecurity combined with tales of social unrest and political instability around the world. Beneath all these seemingly disconnected events lies one common thread—inclusive growth.

Shape the Future of Sustainable Business at the BSR Conference 2017

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The BSR Conference 2017 will serve as the centerpiece of our 25th anniversary celebration. So much has changed since BSR launched in 1992. Our very first Conference, in Washington, D.C. in 1993, brought to the plenary stage a new president in his first year: Bill Clinton. President Clinton embraced a view of business that would make a meaningful difference in enabling people to reach their potential, of businesses that knew that a healthy environment was central to their success.

Connecting Cities to be Cleaner, Safer and Stronger

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This is where we can use technology in revolutionary ways. AT&T is teaming up with companies to deploy innovative solutions throughout cities, making them “smarter.” We’re also developing connected solutions to help cities improve the way they use resources and take care of their citizens. But what if we could use the efficiencies created by this technological revolution to understand a city’s environmental impact — and improve it?

BSR Conference 2017 Best Rates Extended to July 14

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We heard you! In response to feedback and the timing of the U.S. holiday this week, we are extending our early registration rates for the BSR Conference 2017 to give you one last chance to save.

Register by Friday July 14 to save up to US$550 on BSR17, the year’s leading sustainable business event.

What Do Shipping Pallets Have to Do with Reducing Carbon Emissions?

John Schulz, Director of Sustainability Integration, AT&T
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Yesterday, AT&T launched its 2016 Sustainability Report. This report captures progress toward several initiatives, including our goal to enable carbon reduction 10x the footprint of our operations by 2025.

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