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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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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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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

08/28/2014
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

08/28/2014
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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09/17/2014
Ausgezeichnet nachhaltig: Deutsche Telekom belegt ersten Platz beim oekom-Branchenrating
Bonn (csr-partner) - Die Deutsche Telekom belegt den ersten Platz beim oekom-Branchenrating für ihre ökologischen und sozialen Leistungen. Vor allem in den Bereichen Energieverbrauch und Datenschutz konnte der Konzern auf ganzer Linie überzeugen. Klimaschutz, Kundenorientierung, Vermeidung von Elektroschrott und eine nachhaltige Zulieferkette: Mit diesen Akzenten setzte sich die Deutsche Telekom beim

09/17/2014
Reifen-Recycling in Kenia: Lösungen im Dialog von Unternehmen, NGOs und Politik
Nairobi (csr-news) – Manchmal wacht Peter in der Nacht von einem stechenden Geruch auf. In der Nachbarschaft verbrennt wieder einmal jemand Autoreifen. Als Fahrer eines Mittelklassehotels kann er sich eine „richtige“ Wohnung in Kenias Hauptstadt Nairobi leisten. Nachts wird hier illegal entsorgt, denn ein Entsorgungssystem für Altreifen gibt es bisher

09/17/2014
OECD legt Vorschläge gegen Steuerhinterziehung von Konzernen vor
Paris (afp) - Die Organisation für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung (OECD) hat Vorschläge für einen international koordinierten Kampf gegen die legale Steuervermeidung durch multinationale Unternehmen vorgelegt. Es handle sich den ersten Teil eines Aktionsplans, der die "Spielregeln verändern wird", erklärte die OECD am Dienstag in Paris. Die Maßnahmen sollen Schlupflöcher

09/17/2014
Unternehmen setzen verstärkt auf ausländische Fachkräfte
Berlin (afp) - Deutschlands Unternehmen setzen einer neuen Umfrage immer stärker auf ausländische Fachkräfte. In jedem sechsten Unternehmen (17 Prozent) sind Fach- und Führungskräfte aus dem Ausland beschäftigt, nachdem der Anteil ein Jahr zuvor erst bei 13 Prozent gelegen hatte, wie eine am Dienstag in Berlin veröffentlichte Studie von Bitkom

09/16/2014
440.000 Kleinbauern produzieren für Cotton made in Africa
Hamburg (csr-news) > Hilfe zur Selbsthilfe durch Handel lautet das Prinzip der Initiative Cotton made in Africa (CmiA). Und das scheint immer besser zu funktionieren. Wie die Aid by Trade Foundation (AbTF) in ihrem heute veröffentlichten Jahresbericht über ihre Initiative angibt, haben die Erlöse aus dem Lizenzverkauf erstmals die Millionengrenze

09/16/2014
Hochkarätige Expertengruppe: Grüne Revolution setzt Wachstumsimpulse
New York (afp) - Im Kampf gegen den Klimawandel hat eine hochkarätige Expertengruppe zu einer grünen Revolution der Weltwirtschaft aufgerufen. Ein Umschalten auf wenig CO2-Emissionen bis zum Jahr 2030 würde jährlich zwar 270 Milliarden Dollar (etwa 208 Milliarden Euro) kosten, hieß es in einer am Dienstag veröffentlichten Studie der Globalen

09/16/2014
CSR-Diskussion bei Maschinenbauern: Ökonomen droht Geschichtsvergessenheit
Berlin (csr-news) – Einen „Verlust der historischen Zeit“ attestiert der Direktor des Instituts der Deutschen Wirtschaft Köln (IW), Prof. Michael Hüther, dem ökonomischen Mainstream angesichts einer fehlenden Diskussion über gesellschaftliche Unternehmensverantwortung. „Wir sind als Ökonomen gut beraten, wieder historisch zu denken“, so Hüther (Foto oben). Sonst bleibe es bei einer

09/16/2014
TakaTaka Solutions: Müllrecycling in Kenias Metropole Nairobi
Nairobi (csr-news) – Tag für Tag produziert jeder Bewohner einer afrikanischen Großstadt etwa 0,5 kg Müll. Was bedeutet das für eine Vier-Millionen-Menschen-Metropole wie Nairobi, der insgesamt nur 15 Müllwagen zur Verfügung stehen? Der Abfall findet sich überall verteilt in der Stadt. Ein junges Unternehmen will die kenianische Metropole nun „grüner“





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