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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Better Storytelling Means More Value

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

‘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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Siemens Sustainability Report 2009


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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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? >>
EABIS Annual Colloquium – CR and Sustainability: Leadership and Organisational Change >>
BSR 2006 Conference >>


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


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) >>
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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Top 10 Business Ethics Stories of 2015
In addition to blogging here, I also co-edit a news & commentary website called BusinessEthicsHighlights.com. Below is a list my co-editor,

Loblaws selling homeopathy is junk science and bad corporate ethics
Photo: Chris MacDonald Imagine you walked into your local bank, and saw a sign that read: “Lottery tickets have the potential to

How design can help companies make better ethical choices
What does it take to design an ethical plan of action? What would you do if you were head of

Do we really want Amazon policing authors?
Should a bookseller help a convicted murderer and rapist earn a living? In brief: yes. It’s not an appealing conclusion,

Trust is the most valuable asset any company has
Valeant Pharmaceuticals has suffered a crisis of trust over the last few weeks. More specifically, the trust that investors had


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CSRbriefly für die 5. Kw.
Norden (csr-news) > Weitere Ereignisse und Themen rund um die gesellschaftliche Unternehmensverantwortung in dieser Woche: Climate Star 2016: Städte-Wettbewerb ist gestartet Den Haag hat ihn bereits, Venedig und Leipzig ebenso. Ingelheim am Rhein wurde genauso wie das Waldviertler Kernland in Niederösterreich mit einem Climate Star ausgezeichnet. In 2016 prämiert das Klima-Bündnis bereits

Handwerk will 10.000 junge Flüchtlinge zur Ausbildung führen
Berlin (afp) > Das deutsche Handwerk will in den kommenden zwei Jahren 10.000 jungen Flüchtlingen den Weg in eine Ausbildung ebnen. Um sie gut auf eine Ausbildung in einem Betrieb vorzubereiten, starteten der Zentralverband des Deutschen Handwerks (ZDH), die Bundesagentur für Arbeit (BA) und das Bundesbildungsministerium am Freitag eine gemeinsame

Biobranche mit steigenden Umsätzen – Mehrwert Nachhaltigkeit
Berlin (csr-news) > Obwohl Bioprodukte inzwischen überall im Lebensmitteleinzelhandel zu finden sind, profitieren vor allem auch die Naturkostläden vom Verbrauchertrend zu mehr Nachhaltigkeit bei Lebensmitteln. In der nächsten Woche trifft sich die Branche auf der Biofach in Nürnberg. Im Vorfeld hat der Bundesverband Naturkost Naturwaren (BNN) die aktuellen Geschäftszahlen für

IG Metall fordert betriebliches Integrationsjahr für Flüchtlinge
Frankfurt (afp) > Die IG Metall hat für anerkannte Flüchtlinge ein betriebliches Integrationsjahr gefordert. Neben einem Arbeitsplatz soll es dabei auch Integrations- und Sprachkurse geben, wie die Gewerkschaft am Donnerstag in Frankfurt am Main vorschlug. Finanzielle Förderung soll demnach von der Bundesagentur für Arbeit kommen, indem bereits vorhandene Programme genutzt

Unternehmen und Flüchtlinge: Integration braucht Bildung
Hückeswagen (csr-news) - Die berufliche Integration von Flüchtlingen ist eine unerlässliche Voraussetzung dafür, dass diese Menschen in unserem Land Zuhause werden. Dabei sind die Unternehmen gefordert, aber nicht nur: Bildung ist eine unerlässliche Voraussetzung für die berufliche Integration und zuerst eine staatliche Aufgabe. Immer wieder haben Unternehmensverbände auf die Chancen hingewiesen,

CSR NEWS-Partner: Hier gibt es die exklusiven CSR NEWS auf XING und Facebook
Hückeswagen (csr-news) - In den neuen XING- und Facebook-Gruppen "CSR NEWS-Partner" stellen wir die aktuellen exklusiven Nachrichten von CSR NEWS und die Magazinbeiträge zur Diskussion. Der Gedanke dahinter: CSR NEWS-Partner sollen Nachrichten in den Social Media lesen und diskutieren können, die sie bevorzugt benutzen. Zudem finden Sie die aktuellen Beiträge aus

Eine nachhaltige Rohstoffstrategie für Europa
Darmstadt (csr-news) > Wie kann die Versorgung mit Rohstoffen innerhalb der Europäischen Union nachhaltig gesichert werden, aber gleichzeitig die Förderung der Ressourcen unter umwelt- und sozialen Gesichtspunkten nachhaltig erfolgen? Fragen mit denen sich ein neues Forschungsprojekt (Strade) beschäftigt, bei dem das Freiburger Öko-Institut mit sechs internationalen Partnern aus Forschung und

Nachhaltigkeit in der Möbelindustrie – Verbraucherwunsch und Herstellererwartung treffen zusammen
Köln/Hamburg (csr-news) > Möbel werden kleiner und funktioneller, da waren sich die Aussteller auf der diesjährigen Möbelmesse einig. Und wir werden, so ihre Einschätzung, gesünder wohnen, mit Möbel aus ökologischeren Materialien. Die Kölner Möbelschau ist eines der wichtigsten Ereignisse der Branche und zeigt meist zuverlässig die kommenden Trends beim Wohnen

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