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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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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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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

04/16/2015
Why Gravity Payments’ $70,000 minimum salary, sadly, won’t catch on
What are we to think when a CEO slashes his own salary by 93%, and then uses the money —


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05/26/2015
Biodiversität im Trafoturm
Ingolstadt (csr-news) – Der Steinkauz soll zukünftig in einem alten Trafohäuschen im baden-württembergischen Ittlingen ein Zuhause finden. Von der Audi Stiftung für Umwelt in die Fassade eingebrachte Nistkästen dienen der bedrohten Eulenart als Tagesversteck und Bruthöhle. Das Projekt ist Teil der bundesweiten Initiative „Stelen der Biodiversität“ der Audi Stiftung, mit

05/26/2015
Landwirtschaftsminister fordert mehr Geld für Tierschutz vom Handel
Hückeswagen (csr-news) - Bundeslandwirtschaftsminister Christian Schmidt (CSU) hat die Handelsunternehmen in der „Initiative Tierwohl“ aufgefordert, mehr Geld in den Tierschutz zu investieren. „Die vom Lebensmitteleinzelhandel zur Verfügung gestellten Mittel reichen derzeit nicht aus", sagte Schmidt der „Rheinischen Post“ (RP – Montagsausgabe) und ergänzte: "Meine Sorge ist, dass die hohe Investitionsbereitschaft

05/26/2015
Schnelle Informationen & Expertendialog mit Telegram und Google Docs
Hückeswagen (csr-news) - CSR NEWS ist der Fachnachrichtendienst für die Themen der gesellschaftlichen Unternehmensverantwortung. Der journalistisch moderierte Dialog mit Experten bildet einen wichtiger Teil der redaktionellen Arbeit. Das geschieht nun noch zielgenauer und schneller: mit dem Messanger Telegram und mit Google Docs. Worum geht es? Unter dem Dach von CSR finden sich

05/26/2015
csr-knowledge.net: nachhaltige Lieferketten
Hückeswagen (csr-news) – In der kommenden Woche wird auf CSR-KNOWLEDGE.NET ein Artikel zu „nachhaltigen Lieferketten“ veröffentlicht. Beteiligen Sie sich! CSR-KNOWLEDGE.NET bietet eine übersichtliche Orientierung zu Themen der gesellschaftlichen Unternehmensverantwortung und verweist auf weiterführende Quellen. Zu den „nachhaltige Lieferketten“ stellen wir Themen der sozialen und ökologischen Verantwortung vor, benennen Beschaffungsstufen und Elemente

05/26/2015
Hohe Hürden bei Jobsuche von Flüchtlingen
Gütersloh (afp) - Die langen Asylverfahren in Deutschland erschweren Flüchtlingen die Eingliederung in den Arbeitsmarkt. Zu diesem Schluss kommt eine Studie der Bertelsmann-Stiftung, die am Dienstag in Gütersloh veröffentlicht wurde. Die Bundesregierung habe die Residenzpflicht und das Arbeitsverbot für Asylbewerber zwar auf drei Monate verkürzt. Dennoch bleibe Asylbewerbern, von denen

05/26/2015
Folgen des Klimawandels in Deutschland deutlich spürbar
Berlin (afp) - Die Folgen des Klimawandels sind in Deutschland deutlich spürbar. Dies geht nach Angaben des Bundesumweltministeriums und des Umweltbundesamtes vom Samstag aus dem ersten "Monitoringbericht der Bundesregierung zur Anpassung an den Klimawandel" hervor. Demnach wirken sich steigende Temperaturen, feuchtere Winter und häufigere Wetterextreme zunehmend auf die deutsche Gesellschaft

05/25/2015
Amazon versteuert Gewinne inzwischen in vier europäischen Ländern
Paris (afp) - Der wegen seiner Steuerpraktiken kritisierte Internethändler Amazon versteuert seine in vier großen EU-Staaten erzielten Gewinne inzwischen im jeweiligen Land. Seit dem 1. Mai würden Verkäufe in Deutschland, Großbritannien, Italien und Spanien verbucht und nicht mehr wie bislang im Niedrigsteuerland Luxemburg, teilte der US-Konzern am Dienstag mit. Amazon

05/25/2015
Weltweite Proteste gegen US-Saatgutkonzern Monsanto
Paris (afp) - Zehntausende Menschen haben weltweit gegen den US-Agrarriesen Monsanto und den Anbau genetisch veränderter Pflanzen protestiert. In Paris folgten am Samstag bis zu 3000 Menschen dem Aufruf mehrerer Umweltschutzorganisationen. Sie warnten insbesondere vor den gesundheitlichen Gefahren von Monsantos Pflanzenschutzmittel Roundup, dessen Wirkstoff von der Weltgesundheitsorganisation (WHO) kürzlich als





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