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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.


Further News

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



06/27/2012
Rio+20: UN Global Compact and The Rockefeller Foundation Announce A Framework for Action on Social Enterprise and Impact Investing


New Model Designed to Scale Up Global Social Enterprise Movement  Across Key Sectors – Food, Water, Energy, Health  (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – A new Framework for Action launched today offers investors, large corporations and Governments a valuable resource for engaging with and supporting an escalating global



06/27/2012
Rio+20: 300 Leading Business School and University Representatives Worldwide Agree on a Roadmap for Responsible Management Education


(Rio de Janeiro) – A series of measures to inject sustainability principles into management and business school curricula were announced today at the Rio+20 Corporate Sustainability Forum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Outcomes of the Third Global Forum for Responsible Management Education include: Comprehensive Anti-Corruption Guidelines for Curriculum




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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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Newsflash

08/10/2014
Commercial airlines negotiating the ethics of flying in, and over, conflict zones
Tel Aviv is not a place for the faint of heart to fly into, these days. Should Canadian and American

07/24/2014
Facebook’s Study Did No Wrong
It came to light recently that Facebook, in collaboration with some researchers at Cornell University, had conducted a research study

06/26/2014
A true leader would rename the Washington R*dskins right away
A leader has to be able to do hard things, including, perhaps especially, leading his or her organization through difficult

06/26/2014
A true leader would rename the Washington R*dskins right away
A leader has to be able to do hard things, including, perhaps especially, leading his or her organization through difficult

06/26/2014
Disrupting management ideas
Over the last days we have seen a captivating debateunfolding. Jill Lepore’s article in The New Yorker on the concept


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08/22/2014
CSRbriefly am Freitag
Hückeswagen (csr-news) – Heute mit den Themen: Smurfit Kappa erhöht seine Klimaschutzziele, Wegweiser Finanzberatung veröffentlicht, Tool für nachhaltig organisierte textile Lieferketten, Blaue Plakette für saubere Luft in Städten, NRW: 42 Prozent mehr Unfälle mit wassergefährdenden Stoffen, Ergo-Versicherungsgruppe legt dritten Nachhaltigkeitsbericht vor, Stressfaktor Arbeit im Urlaub und E.ON baut Ökostrom-Angebot für

08/22/2014
Weniger geschäftliche E-Mails nach Feierabend
Essen (csr-news) > 2013 hat der Spezialchemiehersteller Evonik eine Unternehmensregelung für den Umgang mit geschäftlichen E-Mails nach Feierabend in Kraft gesetzt. Gut ein Jahr später ist das Unternehmen vom Erfolg überzeugt und kann diesen auch mit Zahlen belegen. Die Vorgaben sollen Mitarbeiter vor möglichen Auswüchsen durch ständige Erreichbarkeit schützen. "Die Erreichbarkeitsregeln

08/22/2014
Politikrelevante Nachhaltigkeitsforschung – Bericht gibt Handlungsempfehlungen
Berlin (csr-news) > Gute Nachhaltigkeitsforschung ist möglich, wenn die Interessen und Erwartungen gesellschaftlicher und politischer Akteure systematisch in den Forschungsprozess integriert werden. Außerdem sollte die Anschlussfähigkeit an die Praxis sichergestellt sein. Zu diesen Ergebnissen kommt der Abschlussbericht des Projekts „Verbesserung der strategischen umweltpolitischen Beratung im Kontext des Leitbilds Nachhaltiger Entwicklung“.

08/22/2014
Bank of America zahlt Rekordsumme wegen dubioser Hypothekengeschäfte
New York (afp) > Wegen dubioser Geschäfte mit Immobilienkrediten vor der Finanzkrise zahlt die zweitgrößte Bank der USA, die Bank of America, eine Rekordstrafe. Sie akzeptierte eine Zahlung von knapp 17 Milliarden Dollar (12,5 Milliarden Euro), wie sie am Donnerstag mitteilte. Dies ist das höchste jemals von einer Bank gezahlte

08/22/2014
Qualitätssiegel für Nachhaltigkeitsfonds kommt 2015 auf den Markt
Berlin (csr-news) > Vor wenigen Tagen hat die Verbraucherzentrale Bremen eine Untersuchung zu ethisch-ökologischen Investmentfonds veröffentlicht und darin unter anderem die mangelnde Transparenz der Anbieter beklagt (Beitrag auf CSR-NEWS). Jetzt hat sich das Forum Nachhaltige Geldanlagen (FNG) in einer Stellungnahme zu den Ergebnissen der Untersuchung geäußert. „Wir bewerten es absolut positiv,

08/21/2014
Umweltbilanz eines Sportwagens
Ingolstadt (csr-news) > Als Modell-Highlight des Jahres 2014 bezeichnete Audi-Vorstand Prof. Ulrich Hackenberg den neuen Sportwagen TT auf der Jahrespressekonferenz im März. In ihm würde alles stecken, was Audi ausmacht, Sportlichkeit, hochwertiges Design und wegweisende Effizienz. Jetzt hat Audi die Umweltbilanz des neuen TT vorgelegt. „Unser Ziel ist es, die Gesamtemission

08/21/2014
Studie: Bioprodukte sind eine Frage des Geldes
Köln (csr-news) > Geht es um aktuelle Ernährungstrends in Deutschland, so sind Bio- und Naturprodukte auf dem Vormarsch. 42 Prozent der Deutschen geben an, gezielt solche Produkte zu kaufen. Allerdings ist dies besonders eine Frage des Geldes, denn bei Wenigverdienern (monatliches Haushaltsnettoeinkommen unter 1.000 Euro) kommen bei rund jedem Dritten

08/21/2014
Kakaoanbau – Umweltschutz und Produktivität sind kein Widerspruch
Frankfurt (csr-news) > Klimaschutz oder Produktivitätssteigerung? Das eine kann nur zu Lasten des anderen umgesetzt werden – so polarisierend gestalten sich häufig die inhaltlichen Standpunkte, wenn es um umweltverträgliche und ökonomisch nachhaltige Landwirtschaft geht. Doch diese vermeintlichen Gegensätze sind durchaus miteinander in Einklang zu bringen wie eine aktuelle Untersuchung der





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