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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.


Further News

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'

06/27/2012
Rio+20: Business Models for Small-Scale Farmers and Solutions for Big Cities among the Innovations Put Forward at Private Sector Track to Rio+20


(Rio de Janeiro) – New ways to bring energy, light and water to the world´s rapidly expanding cities, and possibilities for small-scale farmers to emerge from poverty and feed the world´s growing population, emerged from the third day of the private sector track to the Rio




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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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02/26/2015
Does the punishment really fit SNC-Lavalin’s alleged crimes?
News that Canadian engineering giant SCN Lavalin is facing new criminal charges caused a stir last week, not least because

02/26/2015
Does the punishment really fit SNC-Lavalin’s alleged crimes?
News that Canadian engineering giant SCN Lavalin is facing new criminal charges caused a stir last week, not least because

02/19/2015
Why did Louis CK price his latest video at just $5? Why leave money on the table?
As the entire universe probably knows by now, Louis CK released his latest hour-long comedy special, “Live at the Comedy

02/13/2015
Canada should follow New York’s crackdown on bogus herbal remedies
This is good news for consumers, but bad news for makers and sellers of herbal supplements. The New York State

01/21/2015
What is the true purpose of corporations?
Illustration: Susan MacDonaldWhat’s the purpose of a corporation? Or, somewhat more abstractly, what’s the purpose of corporations in general? That


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02/27/2015
Spiegel: Brot für die Welt kritisiert Voluntourismus-Angebote
Hamburg (afp) > Die entwicklungspolitische Hilfsorganisation Brot für die Welt übt einem Bericht zufolge Kritik an sogenannten Voluntourismus-Angeboten, wie sie viele Reiseveranstalter anbieten. In einer Studie kritisiert die Organisation, dass nur rund die Hälfte der 23 untersuchten Anbieter ein polizeiliches Führungszeugnis von den Teilnehmern verlangt, wie das Nachrichtenmagazin "Spiegel" am

02/27/2015
AIDA Cruises und atmosfair – CO2-Kompensation für Kreuzfahrten
Berlin (csr-news) > AIDA Cruises und atmosfair stellen zur Tourismusmesse ITB in Berlin ein Programm vor, dass unter anderem die direkte Reduktion von CO²- Emissionen der Schiffe sowie die freiwillige CO²-Kompensation für die Kreuzfahrten umfasst. Monika Griefahn, Direktorin für Umwelt und Gesellschaft bei AIDA Cruises: „Klimaschutz ist ein Schwerpunkt in

02/27/2015
Frauenförderung: Genderreporting ist einer der Schlüssel für den langfristigen Erfolg
Berlin (csr-news) > Effektive Frauenförderung ist mehr als ein Sitz im Aufsichtsrat, vielmehr geht es um die strategische Ausrichtung der Personalpolitik. Mit dem Frauen-Karriere-Index (FKI) hat das Bundesfamilienministerium 2012 ein Bewertungssystem ins Leben gerufen, mit dem Frauenförderung sichtbar und vergleichbar wird. Dabei kann vor allem der Technologiekonzern HP überzeugen. Der Anspruch

02/27/2015
Yoga für gestresste Bahnmitarbeiter in Indien
Neu Delhi (afp) > Gestresste Mitarbeiter der indischen Eisenbahngesellschaft können künftig Ausgleich in Yoga-Kursen suchen. Das Angebot gehört zu einem am Donnerstag verkündeten umfangreichen Modernisierungsprogramm, mit dem die Regierung in Neu Delhi das Unternehmen auf Vordermann bringen will. Umgerechnet 120 Milliarden Euro sollen investiert werden, um das Schienennetz sicherer zu

02/27/2015
Internationales Forschungsprogramm um Meere vor Plastikmüll zu schützen
Berlin (csr-news) > Die globale Produktion von Kunststoffen betrug 2013 bereits 299 Millionen Tonnen. Davon wurden 57 Millionen Tonnen in Europa produziert. Mindestens 270 000 Tonnen schwimmen als riesige Plastikinseln auf den Weltmeeren. Der Müllteppich im Nordpazifik (Great Pacific Garbage Patch), der 1997 entdeckt wurde, hat etwa die Größe von

02/26/2015
Umweltbundesamt wirbt für mehr betrieblichen Umweltschutz
Dessau-Roßlau (csr-news) > In Deutschland haben derzeit rund 1.200 Organisationen an 1.900 Standorten ein Umweltmanagement nach EMAS; in Europa sind es knapp 3.400 Organisationen an 10.500 Standorten. Wenn es nach UBA-Chefin Maria Krautzberger geht, sollen es noch mehr werden. Anlässlich der Veröffentlichung der neuen EMAS-Umwelterklärung des Umweltbundesamtes warb sie für

02/26/2015
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Tagesaktuelle Ereignisse und Themen rund um die gesellschaftliche Unternehmensverantwortung: McDonald's wird Steuerflucht in Milliardenhöhe in EU vorgeworfen Paris (afp) > Die Imbisskette McDonald's soll den EU-Staaten durch Steuertricks mehr als eine Milliarde Euro vorenthalten haben. Der Fast-Food-Riese habe durch sogenannte Steueroptimierung zwischen 2009 und 2013 Zahlungen von 1,05 Milliarden Euro vermieden, erklärten

02/25/2015
Menschenrechtsgericht billigt Interview mit versteckten Kameras
Straßburg (afp) - Die Schweiz hat mit der Verurteilung von vier Journalisten wegen eines mit versteckten Kameras aufgezeichneten Interviews gegen das Recht auf Pressefreiheit verstoßen. Zu diesem Schluss kommt der Europäische Gerichtshof für Menschenrechte in einem am Dienstag gefällten Urteil - dem ersten der Straßburger Richter zur Verwendung versteckter Kameras





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