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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.

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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'

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

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

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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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 >>

Research Institutes

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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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Ray Rice case shows how difficult it is for employers to deal with off-hours misconduct
What are an employer’s ethical obligations when an employee gets caught doing something bad off the clock? The example of

Apple’s new Watch and the Ethics of Disruption
Ok, pop quiz. How many people did Apple put out of work this week, when the tech giant announced the

Apple’s new Watch and the Ethics of Disruption
Ok, pop quiz. How many people did Apple put out of work this week, when the tech giant announced the

Uber’s tactics against rival Lyft crossed the ethical double-yellow line
If all is fair in love and war, what about in business? Uber is in the news again, and not for

Love it or hate it, the Ice Bucket Challenge is good for charity
The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has been mind-blogglingly successful, raising tens of millions of dollars and becoming a bona fide internet


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Wiesenhof-Chef begrüßt deutschlandweite Vorgaben für mehr Tierschutz
Osnabrück (afp) - Deutschlands größter Geflügelfleischproduzent Wiesenhof begrüßt die Initiative von Landwirtschaftsminister Christian Schmidt (CSU) für mehr Tierwohl. Es sei erfreulich, dass nun erstmals auf nationaler Ebene einheitlich am Thema Tierschutz gearbeitet werde, sagte Wiesenhof-Chef Peter Wesjohann der "Neuen Osnabrücker Zeitung" vom Freitag. Für die Lebensmittelwirtschaft sei es wichtig, dass

Pharmakonzern GSK in China wegen Korruption verurteilt
Peking (afp) - Ein Gericht in China hat den britischen Pharmakonzern GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) wegen Korruption zu einer hohen Geldstrafe und den ehemaligen China-Chef des Unternehmens zu einer Haftstrafe verurteilt. GSK müsse drei Milliarden Yuan (380 Millionen Euro) Strafe zahlen, das höchste jemals gegen ein Unternehmen in China verhängte Bußgeld, berichtete

Vom großen Ganzen zur Praxis – Nachhaltigkeit in Print- und Webdesign
Reinheim (csr-news) > Ressourceneffizienz beginnt manchmal schon dort, wo man sie gar nicht vermutet. Etwa beim Grafik-Designer, der die neue Imagebroschüre oder den Nachhaltigkeitsbericht gestaltet. Wichtige Entscheidungen über den späteren Verbrauch von Papier, Druckfarbe oder Toner werden schon in der frühen Phase des Layouts getroffen. An welchen Stellschrauben für ein

Delivering Tomorrow: Deutsche Post DHL präsentiert Stakeholder-Management-Studie
St.Gallen (csr-news) – Für den nachhaltigen Unternehmenserfolg ist eine „ganzheitliche Unternehmensführung erforderlich, die per se auf den Dialog mit relevanten Anspruchsgruppen setzt“. Diese Ansicht vertrat der Direktor Konzernkommunikation und Unternehmensverantwortung von Deutsche Post DHL, Prof. Christof Ehrhart, am Mittwoch bei der Vorstellung einer Studie zum Stakeholder-Management an der Universität St.Gallen. „Erfolgsfaktoren

Nachhaltigkeit nach Schema F? Gibt es nicht! Leitfaden zum Deutschen Nachhaltigkeitskodex veröffentlicht
Gütersloh (csr-news) - Mit einem Leitfaden zur Nachhaltigkeit haben Unternehmen von jetzt an eine Orientierungshilfe. Die Bertelsmann Stiftung hat gemeinsam mit dem Rat für Nachhaltige Entwicklung an einem Leitfaden für mittelständische Unternehmen zum Deutschen Nachhaltigkeitskodex (DNK) gearbeitet und ihn jetzt veröffentlicht. Mit dem Leitfaden werden kleine und mittlere Unternehmen ermutigt, gelebte

Junior-Ingenieur-Akademie: Deutsche Telekom Stiftung sucht erneut die besten Konzepte
Bonn (csr-partner) - Die Deutsche Telekom Stiftung schreibt zum dritten Mal den Junior-Ingenieur-Akademie-Wettbewerb aus. Ab sofort können sich weiterführende Schulen aus dem ganzen Bundesgebiet mit ihren Akademie-Konzepten bei der Stiftung bewerben. Ziel des Vorhabens ist es, junge Menschen frühzeitig für die Berufsbilder von Ingenieuren und Wissenschaftlern zu begeistern, den Übergang

Equity: Eine Bank verleiht der Bildung Flügel
Nairobi (csr-news) – „Wings To Fly“ heißt das Bildungsprogramm der größten kenianischen Bank, der Equity Bank Group, und ihrer Stiftung. Durch ein vorbildliches Stiftungsmanagement und die Präsenz in allen Landesteilen gelingt es der Stiftung, für ihre Bildungsaktivitäten Unterstützer aus aller Welt zu finden. Die Geschichte der Bank ist ungewöhnlich: 1984 wurde

Studie bemängelt Arbeitsbedingungen von Behinderten
Berlin (afp) - Etwa jeder zweite Beschäftigte mit Behinderung muss einer Studie zufolge an einem nicht behindertengerechten Arbeitsplatz arbeiten. Die Arbeitsbedingungen von Menschen mit Behinderung seien nicht so, "wie wir uns das wünschen", sagte Verdi-Vorstandsmitglied Eva-Maria Welskop-Deffaa am Donnerstag bei der Vorstellung einer Untersuchung in Berlin. 60 Prozent der Behinderten,

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