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Sustain-the-Globe’s highly experienced corporate social responsibility teams assist private and public sector clients world–wide.

Whether helping navigate political crisis–responses, producing ‘best practices’ reports or assisting management with initiatives to incorporate sustainable solutions to seemingly intractable dilemmas, our team helps design and move projects forward, monitors them up and down the supply chain, and keeps them on track.

Our teams are assembled in–country, or in–region to ensure that the experts are immersed in the cultural, political and social nuances crucial to producing a successful and effective outcome.

To help overcome obstacles in rapidly changing, and often contentious environments, our team provides ongoing, updated findings and finalized assessments and reports to support improved decision–making.

Our clients include industries both national and transnational, U.S. and international agencies, not-for-profit organizations and American Indian tribes.


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Our team has supported sugar industry initiatives worldwide in its response to substantial pressures by non–governmental organizations, U.N. agencies and, increasingly, the market, to accelerate the incorporation of sustainable business practices.

Using the benchmark of internationally accepted labor and environment standards, our team is able to assist companies in their efforts to reach beyond existing practices and develop strategies toward compliance with the emerging voluntary norms national standards and international best practices.

We have advised companies that have opted to improve their labor practices and those whom have found it more cost–effective to mechanize their operations. We assisted with the social impacts tied to mechanization and how to best ameliorate the human cost.

 

International Sugar Organization: Corporate Social Responsibility

Client Successes

Our team offers a range of tools to conduct ‘Best Practices’ assessments in corporate social responsibility on the labor and mechanization issues across agricultural spheres, including the sugar, coffee, bananas and pineapple industries.

We assist companies and law firms in defining corporate social responsibility and sustainability priorities in terms that suits their particular circumstance and priorities. Our approach is to assist management develop CSR strategies and approaches for crisis mitigation and response, and build in–house management structures to implement corporate responsibility/sustainability practices.

Corporate Social Responsibility: Best Practices: Brazils Sugar and Sugar Ethanol Industries

Client Successes

We have produced concept papers on corporate social responsibility initiatives for the World Bank and a concept paper for a major mining company operating in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The separate and, in some instance, conflicting demands of state and corporate interests created a need for a delicate balance regarding how to change corporate practice by improving relations with local communities and leaders in the operating region when such changes could invite government displeasure.

Human Rights Impact Assessment: Congo Mining Operations

Client Successes

We have produced reports and co-directed projects for international and domestic agencies, ranging from Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) to Humanitarian Intervention.

Our projects and reports included clients, such as:

  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID):
    USAID in the Global South;
  • The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) and Tech Med:
    Rethinking Medical Policy on Land Mine Injuries: Bosnia and Herzegovina;
  • The John F. Kennedy School at Harvard University with the Marshal Legacy Institute.
    Rethinking Humanitarian Intervention: Waging Peace;
  • The World Bank Group: Oil, Gas & Mining Division:
    CSR and the Extractive Industries: Mine shutdowns and access to credit and micro­–credit for mine–abandoned communities.

The World Bank Group: CSR in the Extractive Resources Industries

Client Successes

We presented a keynote address to a major energy-producing tribe in the Northern Plains in a symposium focused on oil exploration and social and environmental consequences.

The symposium included participation amongst the oil industry, Indian Nations, the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs, state governments and non-governmental organizations.

Key topics include the environmental implications of hydraulic fracturing and the degree to which Indian Country is able to sufficiently express its sovereignty sufficiently to keep pace with off–reservation, state–wide petroleum development and production.

Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation: An Approach to Corporate Social Responsibility: This Boom will be Sustainable/a>

Keynote Address: CSR and the MHA Nation

American Indian Law Review: “Cry, Sacred Ground

Client Success

Our team conducted field-work and research to produce reports, deliver presentations and provide advise on strategies to improve upon and implement CSR priorities, assess ‘best practices’ in humanitarian operations and refugee policy.
We also produced reports for organizations such as Human Rights Watch, the International Committee of the Red Cross, Amnesty International and The American Society of International Law.

Human Rights Watch, In the Name of God: Repression Continues in Sudan

ASIL: Rethinking Humanitarian Intervention: Human Rights Postscript

 

Sustainability Links:

Seafood
Marine Stewardship Council
trace register

Sugar and Sugar Ethanol
BSI
TSPN

Agriculture
ISO
Global Reporting Initiative

Mining
BHP Billiton
ISO

American Indian Energy Tribes
A.L. Parlow
MHA Nation

International and Domestic Agencies
UN Global Compact
Amnesty International

Not-for-Profit
Is CSR Responsible?
BSR