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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.


Further News

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



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




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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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Newsflash

09/25/2014
Alibaba’s charity is good for the developing world—but its business is better
“When you have $1 million, you’re a lucky person. When you have $10 million, you have trouble. When you have

09/18/2014
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

09/11/2014
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

09/11/2014
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

09/04/2014
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


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10/01/2014
Nestlé erhält “Goldenen Windbeutel 2014″
Berlin (afp) - Für die "dreisteste Werbelüge" des Jahres ist der Nestlé-Konzern mit dem Negativpreis "Goldener Windbeutel 2014" der Verbraucherorganisation Foodwatch ausgezeichnet worden. Bei einer Online-Wahl stimmten die Verbraucher mit großem Abstand für Nestlés "Alete Mahlzeit zum Trinken" für Kinder im Alter ab zehn Monaten, wie Foodwatch am Mittwoch mitteilte. Das

10/01/2014
euro.de: HypoVereinsbank startet Finanzwissensinitiative im Internet
München (csr-news) – Die finanzielle Allgemeinbildung der Öffentlichkeit will die HypoVereinsbank (HVB) mit einer neu aufgelegten Finanzwissensinitiative fördern. Im August startete der Relaunch des Internetportals euro.de. Es gibt Antworten auf Fragen wie: Worauf ist beim Bezahlen im Internet zu achten? Wie funktioniert ein Girokonto? Und wie baut man eine ideale

09/30/2014
Stadt Paris will Ende von Einweg-Plastiktüten in Geschäften
Paris (afp) - Die Pariser Bürgermeisterin Anne Hidalgo will ein Aus für Einweg-Plastiktüten in den Geschäften ihrer Stadt - und setzt dabei auf freiwillige Vereinbarungen mit dem Einzelhandel. Paris solle die erste Stadt Frankreichs werden, in der an Kassen keine Plastiktüten mehr verteilt werden, erklärte das Rathaus am Dienstag. Plastiktüten

09/30/2014
Gutes Zeugnis für Führungskräfte
Gütersloh (csr-news) > 78 Prozent der Beschäftigten in Deutschlkand sind zufrieden mit ihrem Chef, von den unter 29-Jährigen sagen dies sogar 83 Prozent. In einer repräsentativen Befragung der Bertelsmann Stiftung und des GfK Vereins bescheinigen die 1.274 befragten Mitarbeiter ihren Vorgesetzten mehrheitlich Fairness und Verantwortungsbewusstsein im Umgang mit Macht. "Die

09/30/2014
CSR-Berichterstattung bei Schweizer Großunternehmen
Zürich (csr-news) > Mehr als die Hälfte der größten Schweizer Unternehmen hat im vergangenen Geschäftsjahr einen Nachhaltigkeitsbericht veröffentlicht. Wie eine aktuelle Studie des Beratungsunternehmens EY Schweiz zeigt, haben sie dabei die Transparenz ausgeweitet und umfangreicher berichtet, verzichten allerdings auf die Prüfung ihrer Zahlen. Die Berater rechnen mit Auswirkungen auf Schweizer

09/30/2014
BUND warnt vor hormonell wirksamen Chemikalien in Kosmetika
Berlin (afp) - Der Bund für Umwelt und Naturschutz Deutschland (BUND) mahnt Verbraucher zur Sorgfalt bei der Auswahl von Kosmetikprodukten. Eine Überprüfung von rund 21.000 Produkten habe ergeben, dass 18 Prozent - also etwa jedes fünfte Produkt - hormonell wirksame Stoffe enthalte, teilte der BUND am Dienstag mit. Dies sei

09/30/2014
EU-Richtlinie zu CSR-Berichterstattung verabschiedet
Brüssel (csr-news) > Mit großer Mehrheit hat der Rat der EU die Richtlinie zur verpflichtenden CSR-Berichterstattung angenommen. Damit wird die bereits im April (siehe Bericht auf CSR-NEWS) vom Europäischen Parlament verabschiedete Richtlinie voraussichtlich noch in diesem Jahr in Kraft treten und muss dann innerhalb von zwei Jahren in nationales Recht

09/30/2014
CSR kaum in Schulbüchern oder Lehrplänen verankert
Konstanz (csr-news) – Welche Rolle spielen CSR-Themen im Schulunterricht und in Lehrplänen allgemeinbildender Schulen? CSR NEWS sprach darüber mit Markus Fürnrohr, der Wirtschaft und Mathematik an der Wessenberg-Schule Konstanz unterrichtet und der im Rahmen seiner Diplomarbeit als Handelslehrer Schulbücher auf CSR-Inhalte untersucht hat. Die Fragen stellte Achim Halfmann. CSR NEWS: Im





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