Redefining Sustainable Business

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Redefining Sustainable Business

It is clear that the time is here for a new approach to sustainable business. Business as usual won’t get the job done—and sustainability as usual won’t suffice. If we are to avoid catastrophic climate change, build truly fair and inclusive economic growth, and navigate a radically reshaped world, it is time for change. With these changes in mind, we believe it is time for a new agenda, new approach, and new advocacy. In other words, it is time for business and other partners to embrace new issues, new ways of pursuing sustainability, and a new—and more assertive—voice.

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A New Transparency Challenge for Business and Human Rights
By: Dunstan Allison-Hope, Managing Director, BSR What’s the harm in sharing company data with the government? Three recent news stories demonstrate the significant human rights risks that arise when companies share data with law enforcement agencies: Motel 6 was ...
Feb 27, 2019 9:00 AM ET
What Larry Fink’s 2019 Letter Means for the Future of Business
By Alison Taylor, Managing Director, Sustainability Management, BSR Last year, Larry Fink’s annual letter to CEOs forged its way into public and corporate consciousness. In it, Fink, chief executive officer of BlackRock Inc., the world’s largest investment firm, made the bold declaration that “to...
Jan 28, 2019 9:00 AM ET
Is Your Business Ready for a Radically Different Future?
By Jacob Park, Sustainable Futures Lab Director, BSR With rapid automation putting millions out of work, a new “Humans First” movement emerges—determined to fight back. Saudi Arabia decides that emissions mitigation efforts are too slow to prevent severe climate disruption and announces plans to...
Nov 6, 2018 5:00 PM ET
Business Leaders: Sustainability Increasingly Driving Strategic Planning
NEW YORK, September 18, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Three quarters of business leaders say that sustainability needs to be a cohesive element of business strategy, and companies are increasingly using the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as their strategic north star, with more than 70 percent reporting they either currently use or intend to use them to set targets. These are some of the...
Sep 18, 2018 8:00 AM ET
Corporations as Citizens: Have We Come Full Circle?
By Laura Gitman, Senior Vice President, BSR From the business leadership that helped to deliver the Paris Climate agreement, through Larry Fink’s recent letter to CEOs about social purpose and long-...
Mar 28, 2018 9:00 AM ET