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April 9th, 2013
UPJ und CSR Europe verstärken Zusammenarbeit

UPJ ist seit April 2013 Nationale Partnerorganisation des führenden europäischen Netzwerks für verantwortliche Unternehmensführung CSR Europe. Mitglieder des Netzwerks sind rund 70 multinationale Unternehmen und 37 Nationale Partnerorganisationen. CSR Europe verfolgt die Mission, Unternehmen bei der Integration gesellschaftlicher Verantwortung in ihre Geschäftstätigkeit zu unterstützen.

December 4th, 2009
Sony introduces CSR activities connected to the 2010 FIFA World CupTM

The Sony Group, an official FIFA Partner, has announced its plans to embark on a series of strategic initiatives focused, partly, on CSR programs, all connected to its sponsorship of 2010 FIFA World Cup. For example, the "For the Children" project will be

November 12th, 2009
Room for improvement exists in corporate sustainability reporting on gender

Despite the presence of gender-related indicators in the sustainability reporting guidelines issued by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), few companies report sufficiently on gender-related issues, according to a guide entitled Embedding Gender in Sustainability Reporting. The guide was released by GRI and the

November 3rd, 2009
GRI NGO and Food Processing Sector Supplements public consultation

The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) is inviting comments on the final drafts of the NGO and Food Processing Sector Supplements, which are currently under development. A GRI 16-person multi-stakeholder Working Group including Amnesty International, Unilever, Greenpeace, Novartis, Oxfam, Interaction and World

September 17th, 2009
Exchanges push the sustainability agenda

The world’s stock exchanges are working toward more sustainable business models according to a report to be published by the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE), a trade association with 51 member exchanges globally. The report, which was produced by sustainable investment consultancy Delsus

September 17th, 2009
EU to promote clean energy with ‘smart cities’

The EU's bid for leadership in green technologies will focus on developing a network of "smart cities" to demonstrate renewable and other low-carbon energies in Europe, according to draft European Commission proposals seen by EurActiv. The recommendations are featured in a draft communication

September 9th, 2009
Recession brings EU closer to Kyoto climate targets

EU greenhouse gas emissions declined for the fourth year running in 2008, driven by falling industrial production in the wake of the economic recession, provisional EU data shows. EU emissions last year fell by 1.3% in the EU-15, which have committed to reducing their emissions under the Kyoto Protocol, the European Environment Agency (EEA) said. Read more (EurActiv) read more

September 4th, 2009
Annual Review of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index Is Completed

SAM Group has completed its annual review of the global stock market performance of the top 10% of leading sustainability companies, and the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) has been updated to reflect the results of the review. The largest companies added to the DJSI World following the 2009 review include Johnson & Johnson, Coca-Cola, and Samsung Electronics. Read more (Social Funds) read more

August 19th, 2009
Norway fund launches campaign to pressure 1100 companies on water risks

The €276bn Norwegian Government Pension Fund is to begin pressuring more than a thousand companies in sectors with high water-related risks to report on their responses to the issue so that it can assess potential future downside to its investments, Responsible Investor reports. Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM), which runs the Norwegian fund’s assets, said it had holdings in about 1100 companies with a combined market value of €33bn where it believes good water risk management could be critical to future performance… read more

August 19th, 2009
Sustainable procurement investment ‘critical’, say top European buyers

Sustainable procurement is considered "important" or "critical" by 90 per cent of buyers, according to a new survey, Supply Management reports. Over 80 per cent of procurement directors invested in sustainable purchasing initiatives in 2008, with 35 per cent reporting they intend to spend more on such programmes, despite the global recession.The Sustainable Procurement Benchmark Report, released by education body HEC Paris and sustainable procurement experts EcoVadis, questioned procurement executives at 95 of Europe's largest companies about their corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability practices… read more

August 16th, 2009
Investor backed project calls on businesses to disclose their ‘forest footprints’

The Forest Footprint Disclosure (FFD) Project is calling on high profile businesses across all sectors to disclose their ‘forest footprints' with a questionnaire being sent to150 companies in the Fortune Global 500 and FTSE 350 as well as 50 other companies with high potential impact on forests. Whilst the carbon footprint is now common language, the forest footprint is a new concept which represents the direct and indirect impacts of a business on the world's forests through the use of unsustainable agricultural commodities such as beef, soy, palm oil, timber and biofuels… read more

August 12th, 2009
Summer School of Economics helps to cultivate quality of teaching in Slovakia

30 high school teachers and 34 talented high school students have  graduated from the 14th annual Summer School of Economics in Slovakia, organized by the F. A. Hayek Foundation and supported by the Citi Foundation. This year, the summer school was dominated by the issue of the global economic crisis. Over the years the Summer School of Economics, with more than 700 participants, has became one of the most popular educational activities offered to Slovak high schools. The overall goal of the  programme is to improve the quality of economic education at Slovak high schools through innovative ways of teaching, using economic games… read more

June 30th, 2009
Government’s ‘green guru’ suggests 19 ways to save the planet

The UK's Sustainable Development Commission, headed by Sir Jonathan Porritt, said the Government has failed to meet a range of targets on green living, the Telegraph reports. The Commission has 19 "Breakthrough Ideas for the 21st Century" for local authorities, government and individuals. Suggestions include introducing "personal wellbeing education" or PWE into the school curriculum as well as more outdoor education, converting public flower beds to vegetable patches and handing out free bikes to encourage more people to take up cycling for journeys of fives miles or less… read more

June 30th, 2009
Panasonic releases Eco Ideas Report 2009

Panasonic Corporation has issued its Eco Ideas Report 2009, a summary of the company's environmental sustainability management activities in the business year from April 2008 to March 2009 (FY 2009). The report covers progress of Panasonic's initiatives in environmental management since 2005, as the company seeks "coexistence with the global environment" as one of its business visions. The report is structured in three parts: Eco Ideas for Products, Eco Ideas for Manufacturing, and Eco Ideas for Everybody, Everywhere… read more

June 29th, 2009
Dow demonstrates leadership in helping to establish global product stewardship guidelines at ICCM2 event

At the Second Session of the International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM-2) in Geneva, Switzerland, members of the global chemical industry and the United Nations, along with more than 800 representatives from governments, non-governmental organisations and intergovernmental organisations,  tackled the topic of international chemicals management. The meeting provided an opportunity for the industry to report its collective progress in fulfilling its obligations to the United Nations Environment Program's Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM), and its goal to ensure safe global chemicals management by 2020… read more

June 22nd, 2009
Lack of indigenous rights policies puts companies at risk

A new report finds that few companies engaged in extractive business activities in indigenous lands have policies that address indigenous rights concerns, SocialFunds.com reports. According to a report issued by Ethical Investment Research Services (EIRIS) and the Center for Australian Ethical Research (CAER), the quality of corporate reporting on indigenous rights issues is poor and fewer than 20% companies listed on the FTSE All World Developed Index have policies that require free prior informed consultation for indigenous peoples… read more

June 22nd, 2009
Commission outlines vision for future of transport

The European Commission has presented its vision for an integrated, technology-led and user-friendly sustainable transport system after 2010, EurActiv reports. The Commission's communication on sustainable transport, outlining a vision for the future of mobility until 2020, comes after a number of external studies, evaluations of past policies and future scenarios and stakeholder consultations.However, environmental NGOs criticised the the vision for failing to place sufficient emphasis on managing demand and neglecting to put sustainability at the heart of future policies… read more

June 22nd, 2009
Call for solutions for the First Turkish MarketPlace on CSR

CSR Turkey has launched the call for company solutions to corporate social responsibility challenges to be presented at the first Turkish MarketPlace on CSR which will be held on 23 October 2009 at the Kadir Has University in Istanbul. The event is organised by CSR Turkey in partnership with CSR Europe under the EU co-funded project titled "Accelerating CSR in Turkey". Based on CSR Europe's MarketPlace concept, the Istanbul event will be a unique opportunity to see what companies, big and small, are doing around CSR in Turkey… read more

June 21st, 2009
Business in the Community announces nine new CommunityMark achievers

A commitment to helping young people achieve their aspirations, learn and gain skills is a key focus for all nine companies that have achieved Business in the Community's CommunityMark for 2009. BSkyB, EDF Energy, Cadbury, John Laing, Linklaters, Liverpool Football Club, Microsoft (UK), The Midcounties Co-operative and Octink (formerly branded as Allsignsgroup) have achieved Business in the Community’s national standard of excellence in community investment, which was first launched in 2008… read more

June 16th, 2009
KPMG CSR Practice Day – JCI European Conference in Budapest

KPMG in Hungary conducted a full day programme on Corporate Responsibility at the annual JCI European Conference,  gathering 2500 young business people from over 40 countries on 11-14 June in Budapest. KPMG CSR PRACTICE DAY provided a comprehensive overview of global economic, environmental and social trends, responsibility and opportunity in sustainability. Starting with a round-table discussion, CSR professionals debated on the role of business in sustainability, especially in these turbulent times… read more

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