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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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04/01/2015
Indiana, Commerce, and the Ethics of Tolerance
Indiana’s new Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) has not been popular. Critics (such as Apple CEO Tim Cook) worry that

03/28/2015
Germanwings 4U9525: The art of asking the right questions
The crash of the Germanwings flight earlier this week is still dominating much of the (Western) news media. It is

03/28/2015
Germanwings 4U9525: The art of asking the right questions
The crash of the Germanwings flight earlier this week is still dominating much of the (Western) news media. It is

03/26/2015
Kevin Crull, the CRTC, and CTV News: Is apology enough?
Note: News that Bell Media president Kevin Crull has apologized for interfering in news coverage has meant I’ve had to

03/19/2015
Starbucks’ ”Race Together” stunt is working—just not for Starbucks
So apparently Starbucks wants to turn tens of thousands of baristas into facilitators for discussions about race. Starbucks CEO Howard


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04/02/2015
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Tagesaktuelle Ereignisse und Themen rund um die gesellschaftliche Unternehmensverantwortung: Deutsche Aktionstage für mehr Nachhaltigkeit: Plattform startet Berlin (csr-news) – Mit den „Deutschen Aktionstagen Nachhaltigkeit“ vom 30. Mai bis 5. Juni will der Rat für Nachhaltige Entwicklung der Bundesregierung ein gemeinsames Zeichen für mehr nachhaltige Entwicklung setzen. Das erfordert eine breite Beteiligung verschiedenster

04/02/2015
Fracking: Strenge Regeln, aber kein Verbot
Berlin (afp) - Mit einer Reihe von Gesetzesänderungen und Verordnungen will die Bundesregierung klare Regeln für die umstrittene Fracking-Technologie schaffen. Die jetzige Lage ermögliche "so ziemlich alles", nun sollten Rechtslücken geschlossen und strenge Regeln eingeführt werden, wo bislang gar keine Regeln galten, erläuterte Bundesumweltministerin Barbara Hendricks (SPD) am Mittwoch das

04/01/2015
WWF kritisiert hohen Fleischkonsum – Welchen Ernährungsstil verträgt unsere Erde?
Berlin (csr-news) > Durchschnittlich 679 Kilogramm Nahrungsmittel nimmt jeder Einwohner Deutschlands jedes Jahr zu sich. Um diese Lebensmittel herzustellen, werden pro Person rund 1.562 m² Ackerfläche benötigt. Ein großer Teil davon liegt im Ausland und wird dort vor allem für den Anbau von Soja verwendet. Laut der neuen WWF-Studie „Das

04/01/2015
Kirchhoff Consult veranstaltet Seminare zum Thema Nachhaltiges Investment
Hamburg (csr-partner) - Am 8.Mai 2015 lädt die Kirchhoff Consult AG zusammen mit der MAMA AG und dem Forum Nachhaltige Geldanlage e.V. (FNG) ein zum Seminar Verantwortung zeigen – Investoren binden Wie profitieren Unternehmen von der zunehmenden Bedeutung des Socially Responsible Investments (SRI)? Die Veranstaltung thematisiert die steigende Bedeutung nachhaltiger Geldanlage und

04/01/2015
Zahlreiche indische Firmen kurz vor Quotenstichtag ohne Spitzen-Frau
Mumbai (afp) - Unmittelbar vor der Einführung einer Frauenquote haben hunderte indische Unternehmen weiterhin keine einzige Frau im Aufsichtsrat vorzuweisen. Von den mehr als 5000 börsennotierten Firmen hätten gut 1800 Ende vergangener Woche noch keine weiblichen Aufsichtsräte benannt, teilte das Beratungsunternehmen Prime Database am Dienstag mit. Damit verfehlt rund ein

04/01/2015
Aldi will auf giftige Chemie in Kleidung und Schuhen verzichten
Essen (apf) - Nach heftiger Kritik der Umweltschutzorganisation Greenpeace will Aldi ab 2020 nur noch Textilien und Schuhen ohne giftige Chemikalien anbieten. Gemeinsam mit Greenpeace sei ein "umfangreicher Kriterienkatalog" für "anspruchsvolle ökologische Anforderungen" erarbeitet worden, teilten Aldi Nord und Aldi Süd am Dienstag mit. Die Organisation lobte den Schwenk "auf

04/01/2015
Ökostrom weltweit auf dem Vormarsch
Frankfurt (csr-news) > Der Ausbau der weltweiten Stromerzeugung aus erneuerbaren Energiequellen schreitet weiter voran. Im vergangenen Jahr wurden 270 Milliarden US-Dollar in die Ökostromerzeugung investiert, eine Steigerung um 17 Prozent. Damit konnte fast der bislang beste Werte aus dem Jahr 2011 erreicht werden, in dem 279 Milliarden US-Dollar in den

04/01/2015
FAZ: Deutsche CO2-Emissionen 2014 deutlich gesunken
Berlin (csr-news) > Die Treibhausgasemissionen in Deutschland sind 2014 gegenüber dem Vorjahr erstmals seit drei Jahren wieder gesunken, das berichtet die Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung in ihrer heutigen Ausgabe. Sie bezieht sich Berechnungen des Umweltbundesamtes (UBA), nach denen die klimaschädlichen Emissionen um mehr als 41 Tonnen zurückgegangen sind. Das entspricht einem





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