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03/30/2015
GRI, Integrated Reporting: Workshops and Trainings on Trends in Sustainability Reporting

GRI-certified trainings on sustainability reporting, and a workshop on reporting integration in Zurich in English language.


Further News

02/23/2015
Karin Huber: Company Blogs and Good News in the Papers


How can companies place good news in the media? Are company blogs a good choice for communication on sustainability issues? CSR NEWS spoke with Karin Huber, Senior Consultant and Board Member at The CSR Company. "The description of a win-win situation, strategic motives and verifiable facts, create an audience and at the same time understanding for economic decisions that involve social and environmental criteria," says the communications expert.

09/29/2014
Introductory Training for BSCI Participants: Request for Qualifications


In the new BSCI COC greater emphasis is placed on ownership and initiative, and less so on compliance and audits. The introductory training for participants is a highly important step in engendering a culture shift or change of emphasis.

08/02/2014
Continental presents Sustainability FactSheet


Sustainable management and corporate social responsibility are among Continental’s fundamental values. Both reinforce the culture of solidarity while simultaneously contributing to forward-looking and values-based corporate management. As a signatory of the Global Compact of the United Nations, we support its ten principles in the areas of human rights, labor, environment, and anti-corruption. Click here for the Sustainability FactSheet.

06/11/2014
Business Training Course “Advancing your Due Diligence Approach through Stakeholder Engagement”


This training course equips participants with skills to advance their human rights due diligence approach through stakeholder engagement. Participants learn how to identify affected groups and stakeholder representatives, how to find an appropriate approach for their consultation and how to establish this complex and sensitive process in the company.

06/11/2014
Coaching “Respecting Human Rights … But how?”


The two day course provides hands on information for companies on how to implement the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. It enables participants to identify potential impacts of business on human rights and to successfully integrate the due diligence approach into company`s management system.

02/11/2014
Call for Papers: EBEN Annual Conference 2014


The German Network for Business Ethics (DNWE) is organising the annual conference for its European umbrella organisation (The European Business Ethics Network – EBEN). The conference will take place in Berlin from 12-14 June 2014; at the same time the DNWE will hold its annual meeting. Cooperation partner and venue of the event is ESMT European School of Management and Technology, located in the former headquarters of State Council of the GDR.

02/03/2014
MARKS & SPENCER cooperates with CSR Company International


CSR Company International takes the lead in implementing MARKS & SPENCER’s Sustainability Management Framework Project. ISO 26000 is their tool of choice to achieve the goals for sustainable supply chain management as set in Plan A.

04/16/2013
Corporate Responsibility in Europe: Government Involvement in Sector-specific Initiatives


The sector-specific approach to Corporate Responsibility (CR) has attracted little attention so far, although the industrial sector is a key variable in any company’s economic environment. Therefore, this book introduces sector-specific CR as a way to increase the success and impact of business engagement.

04/12/2013
Social Marketplaces go international – New website launched


Berlin (csr-service) - Cross sector cooperations of business-, civil society and government increasingly proof to be promising pathways towards innovative solutions to solve social challenges and to shape sustainable communities. As a breeding ground to spread shared responsibility Social Marketplaces provide an easy to step



04/09/2013
Better Storytelling Means More Value


Greenwashing is a big problem in CSR. But so is boring communication.

03/26/2013
Scaling up to global levels employer-led CO2 and energy reduction measures by employees


The ultimate goal of the European Climate-KIC innovation project 'Off4Firms' is to scale up efforts in individual companies to global corporations as well as SMEs across Europe. For this a new business unit is being created at South Pole Carbon.

03/15/2013
New Study of the Bertelsmann Stiftung: Fostering Corporate Responsibility through Self- and Co-regulation


The study introduces sector-specific corporate responsibility initiatives with government involvement as forms of self- and co-regulation and complements to traditional governance. It highlights sector-specific initiatives as an appropriate response to the governance challenges to sustainable development and presents five success factors for good performance for setting-up and managing of such initiatives.

11/12/2012
What is Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)?


What is Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)? This video clip tries to give competent but also entertaining answers to this question. The video is part of series "in a little green bag" at the University of St.Gallen, Switzerland.

10/08/2012
The future of CSR? 5th International Conference in Berlin


What is the future of Corporate Social Responsibility? More than 500 CSR practitioners, scholars, business executives, consultants, students, politicians and NGO representatives from 50 countries gathered at Humboldt Universität zu Berlin last weekend to discuss this open question at the 5th International Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility – and came up with a wide range of answers, but no single solution.

08/18/2012
‘A Strategy for the Commons’ – New publication by the Bertelsmann Stiftung and the UN Global Compact


The Bertelsmann Stiftung and the Global Compact Office of the UN collaborated on a study entitled 'A Strategy for the Commons. Business-driven Networks for Collective Action and Policy Dialogue – the Example of the Global Compact Local Networks'


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Businesses & Consultants

06/29/2010
Siemens Sustainability Report 2009

NGOs

09/22/2010
General Assembly Reaffirms Critical Role of Private Sector in Advancing the Millennium Development Goals
Siemens published its new Sustainability Report 2009 here. The report makes it clear: For Siemens, sustainability is the path to profitable growth and long-term value creation. To achieve these goals, the company is intensifying its efforts in various areas: innovation,

csr-reporting.net closing a gap on sustainability information >>
The future of green >>
CR expert and author, Deborah Leipziger, to lead Human Rights Solutions Forum research in the Americas >>
The Concept and Business Case of Sustainability >>
Siemens Sustainability Report 2008 published >>
(New York) – At the conclusion of its High-level Plenary Meeting on the Millennium Development Goals (MDG Summit), the UN General Assembly stressed the critical role of the private sector for development and called on businesses everywhere to contribute to

UN Secretary-General Urges Business to Embrace “Development Compact” for the Millennium Development Goals >>
CEO Water Mandate Convenes Special Session in Stockholm >>
Emerging Markets Take the Lead in Promoting Sustainable Stock Exchanges >>
Governments Renew Support for the Global Compact >>
Global Compact Encourages Business Contribution to Humanitarian Efforts in Pakistan >>


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Business Councils

09/22/2009
Report Urges New Approach to Valuing Businesses

Barcelona, 22 Sept – For many years there have been inconclusive attempts to prove that improved environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance positively affects overall business performance. Now a new report from a European research team proposes that companies

Hewitt Best Employers in Canada Study 2010 >>
How aware do you live your life? >>
CSR EMERGING AS A GOVERNANCE ISSUE FOR BOARDS >>
EABIS Annual Colloquium – CR and Sustainability: Leadership and Organisational Change >>
BSR 2006 Conference >>


Journals

12/09/2010
New Issue of Business & Society Review (115/4)



Events

06/11/2014
Business Training Course “Advancing your Due Diligence Approach through Stakeholder Engagement”

The recent issue of Business & Society Review (115/4) contains: The World Guide to CSR: A Country-by-Country Analysis of Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility - Edited by Wayne Visser and Nick Tolhurst, by Moskowitz, M. , in: Business & Society Review, volume

New issue of the Journal of Corporate Citizenship (volume 38) >>
New Issue of Business Ethics Quarterly (20/4) >>
Call for Papers: CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: EUROPEAN AND TRANSATLANTIC PERSPECTIVES >>
New issue of Business & Society Review (volume 115/3) >>
Global Standards: Between Regulation, Normativity, and Rhetoric (Call for Papers) >>
This training course equips participants with skills to advance their human rights due diligence approach through stakeholder engagement. Participants learn how to identify affected groups and stakeholder representatives, how to find an appropriate approach for their consultation and how to establish this complex and sensitive process in the company.
Coaching “Respecting Human Rights … But how?” >>
Call for Papers: EBEN Annual Conference 2014 >>
Congress on Experiential Learning >>
Workshop: Academy of Management Meeting in Montreal >>
Workshop on CSR Regulation and Global Governance >>



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Newsflash

05/26/2015
Fired for being a jerk in public: does the punishment fit the crime?
I wrote recently about why Hydro One was wrong to fire an employee over the crudely sexist way he and

05/14/2015
Hydro One Was Wrong to Fire Hooligan Employee
A substantial minority of men are capable of boorish, sexist behaviour in public. A world in which all such men

05/14/2015
Hydro One Was Wrong to Fire Hooligan Employee
A substantial minority of men are capable of boorish, sexist behaviour in public. A world in which all such men

05/04/2015
The Downside, and the Upside, of the Underground Economy
Statistics Canada has just released this report on The underground economy in Canada, 2012 — essentially an attempt to gauge

04/22/2015
Why diversity quotas in the boardroom may be a good idea
Today we feature a guest post from our colleague over in the law school, Aaron A. Dhir, who is an


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05/30/2015
G-7 regen Verhaltenskodex für Banker an
Dresden (afp) - Als Konsequenz aus zahlreichen Skandalen bei Finanzinstituten haben sich die Finanzminister und Notenbankchefs der sieben führenden Industrienationen (G-7) für einen Verhaltenskodex für Banken ausgesprochen. Solch ein Kodex wäre "wünschenswert", sagte Bundesbankpräsident Jens Weidmann am Freitag zum Abschluss des G-7-Ministertreffens in Dresden. Deshalb hätten die Teilnehmer den Ausschuss

05/30/2015
Kia “äußerst besorgt” über neuen Fifa-Korruptionsskandal
Séoul (afp) - Nach Visa, Coca-Cola, Adidas und McDonald's hat sich auch der Fifa-Sponsor Kia zum neuen Korruptionsskandal um den Weltfußballverband geäußert. Der Mutterkonzern Hyundai aus Südkorea und die Tochter Kia erklärten am Freitag, sie seien "äußerst besorgt" über die Ermittlungen gegen ranghohe Fifa-Funktionäre in der Schweiz. Das Unternehmen werde

05/29/2015
AmCham Jahrbuch „Corporate Responsibility 2015″
Frankfurt/Berlin (csr-news) > Bereits zum zehnten Mal hat die Amerikanischen Handelskammer in Deutschland (AmCham) ihr Jahrbuch „Corporate Responsibility“ veröffentlicht. Neben konkreten Beispielen und Entwicklungen aus der CR-Praxis der amerikanischen und deutschen Wirtschaft enthält das Buch auch die Ergebnisse einer aktuellen Trendbefragung. Darüber hinaus zeigen 22 Unternehmen, wie sich Corporate Responsibility

05/29/2015
Da ist Presse reingefallen: Schokolade macht (nicht) schlank
Mainz (csr-news) – Dünne Personaldecken in den Redaktionen, knappe Budgets und die immer größere Abhängigkeit von den Pressemeldungen der Interessengruppen: Dass Pressearbeit dadurch nicht besser wird, haben findige Journalisten jüngst belegt: Sie gründeten im Internet das „Institute of Diet and Health“ und verbreiteten eine Meldung mit der Überschrift: „Schokolade wirkt

05/29/2015
Neu auf CSR-REPORTING.NET: BayWa-Nachhaltigkeitsbericht 2014
München (csr-news) – Der aktuelle Nachhaltigkeitsbericht der BayWa AG findet sich neu auf CSR-REPORTING.NET. Der Bericht des schwerpunktmäßig im Agrarsektor tätigen Konzerns greift aktuelle Themen wie die nach der Verletzlichkeit der weltweiten Lebensmittel-Lieferkette auf. In einem Interview antwortet der Leiter des Agrar Coordination Centers der BayWa AG, Klaus-Dieter Schumacher, auf

05/29/2015
Lidl erhöht Mindestlohn auf 11,50 Euro
Neckarsulm (csr-news) > Ab dem nächsten Monat zahlt der Lebensmitteldiscounter Lidl seinen Mitarbeitern mehr Geld. Dann beträgt der Mindestlohn im Unternehmen 11,50 Euro pro Stunde. Wie das Unternehmen mitteilt, handelt es sich um ein Einstiegsentgelt, das auch dann vergütet wird, wenn der tarifliche Lohn niedriger angesetzt ist. Das bedeutet: Ob

05/29/2015
Mitarbeiterkapitalbeteiligung – Verbände fordern bessere Rahmenbedingungen
Kassel (csr-news) > Die Arbeitnehmer am Produktivkapitals des eigenen Unternehmens zu beteiligen ist in Deutschland ein nahezu exotisches Ansinnen. Nur rund 2 Prozent der Unternehmen lassen ihre Mitarbeiter am Kapital teilhaben und es werden weniger. Zur Jahrtausendwende gab es noch 1,6 Millionen Mitarbeiteraktionäre in Deutschland, inzwischen sind es nur noch

05/29/2015
Inspektoren erklären zwei Textilfabriken in Bangladesch für sicher
Dhaka (afp) - Zwei Jahre nach dem Einsturz des Fabrikgebäudes Rana Plaza sind die ersten beiden Textilfabriken in Bangladesch von westlichen Inspektoren für sicher erklärt worden. Die Besitzer der zwei Fabriken am Rande der Hauptstadt Dhaka hätten alle Auflagen zur Arbeitssicherheit erfüllt, teilte am Donnerstag die Organisation Accord mit. Sie





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