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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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Newsflash

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 —

04/10/2015
Has Tim Hortons given up on sustainability?
"Making a True Difference" has been Tim Hortons' slogan animating its social responsibility and sustainability initiatives over the past few

04/10/2015
Has Tim Hortons given up on sustainability?
"Making a True Difference" has been Tim Hortons' slogan animating its social responsibility and sustainability initiatives over the past few

04/10/2015
Has Tim Hortons given up on sustainability?
"Making a True Difference" has been Tim Hortons' slogan animating its social responsibility and sustainability initiatives over the past few

04/05/2015
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04/22/2015
Städtische Müllwagen blockieren Chemiewerke von Haifa
Haifa (afp) - Als Reaktion auf die Krebsängste seiner Bürger hat sich der Bürgermeister von Haifa im Norden Israels mit der örtlichen Petrochemie angelegt: Seit Montag ließ Jona Jahav eine Raffinerie sowie vier weitere Chemiewerke immer wieder durch städtische Müllwagen blockieren, nachdem er ihnen am Sonntag bereits die Betriebserlaubnis entzogen

04/22/2015
Reguläre Jobs werden seltener
Berlin (afp) - In Teilzeit, als Leiharbeiter, befristet oder in einem Minijob: Immer mehr Arbeitnehmer verdienen ihr Geld mit einer sogenannten atypischen Beschäftigung. Die Zahl der Betroffenen stieg innerhalb von 20 Jahren um mehr als 72 Prozent von 4,4 auf 7,6 Millionen, wie aus einer am Dienstag veröffentlichten Antwort der

04/21/2015
Ziel verfehlt? – Warum die SDGs nicht nachhaltig sind
Berlin (csr-news) > Durch Versiegelung, Erosion, und falsche Bewirtschaftung gehen weltweit jedes Jahr Millionen Tonnen wertvollen Bodens für immer verloren. Der Schutz des Bodens spielt also eine zentrale Rolle bei der Lösung für zahlreiche ökologische, soziale aber auch ökonomische Probleme. So beziehen sich alleine zwölf der Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)

04/21/2015
Heringsfischer erhalten MSC-Zertifikat
Schwerin (csr-news) > Hering ist einer der beliebtesten Speisefische in Deutschland. Er ist hauptsächlich im Atlantik verbreitet und in der Ostsee von der Küste Schleswig-Holsteins bis nach Rügen. Dort hat die Heringsfischerei eine lange Tradition und dort wird auch ein großer Teil davon gefischt – etwa 58 Prozent der deutschen

04/21/2015
FONA3: Nachhaltigkeitsforschung wird anwendungsorientierter
Berlin (csr-news) – Mit den Themenfeldern nachhaltiges Wirtschaften, Zukunftsstadt und Energiewende startet das neue Rahmenprogramm „Forschung für Nachhaltige Entwicklung“ (FONA3). „Neuerungen aus der Forschung wollen wir bis zur Anwendung hin unterstützen - denn entscheidend ist nicht nur, was wir wissen, sondern was wir umsetzen“, sagte Bundesforschungsministerin Johanna Wanka am Dienstag

04/21/2015
Rana-Plaza-Opfer warten noch immer auf Entschädigungszahlungen
Bangladesch (afp) - Zwei Jahre nach dem Einsturz des Textilfabrikgebäudes Rana Plaza in Bangladesch warten die Opfer noch immer auf Entschädigungen in Höhe von sechs Millionen Dollar (5,6 Millionen Euro). Das teilten am Montag die Organisatoren des Entschädigungsfonds mit. Demnach sollen die rund 1500 überlebenden Opfer des Unglücks sowie die

04/21/2015
Umweltbewusstsein von Unternehmen und Marken erwartet
Nürnberg (csr-news) > Am Mittwoch findet in mehr als 190 Ländern der 45. World Earth Day statt, in diesem Jahr unter dem Thema „Cradle to Cradle“. Anlass für die Gesellschaft für Konsumforschung GfK in 23 Ländern rund 28.000 Menschen zu ihrem umweltbewussten Verhalten zu befragen. Dabei äußerten rund drei Viertel

04/21/2015
FAZ: Eine große Koalition gegen CO2-Ziele
München (csr-news) > Im Streit um Klimaziele verbünden sich Gewerkschafter mit Autolobbyisten, schreibt die Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung in ihrer heutigen Ausgabe. Es geht um die Kohlendioxid-Grenzwerte, die nach den Vorstellungen dieser Koalition möglichst erst 2017 von Brüssel festgelegt werden sollten. Wie die Zeitung schreibt, hätte VW-Chef Martin Winterkorn schon vor





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