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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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06/29/2010
Siemens Sustainability Report 2009

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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

01/21/2015
What is the true purpose of corporations?
Illustration: Susan MacDonaldWhat’s the purpose of a corporation? Or, somewhat more abstractly, what’s the purpose of corporations in general? That

01/08/2015
American Apparel’s New Code of Ethics: A Good Start
Illustration: Susan MacDonald Retailer American Apparel has announced a new code of ethics. The move comes, not coincidentally, just a month

12/09/2014
Uber is built on trust. Now it needs to maintain it: Chris MacDonald
Uber isn’t in the taxi business. It’s not even in the tech business. It’s in the “trust” business. That is,

12/06/2014
Cops Who Kill and the Limits of Self-Regulation
The grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri failed to indict police officer Darren Wilson for the shooting of unarmed teenager Michael

11/28/2014
Making ethical decisions at work is easy. Speaking up is harder
Speaking up is hard. Going against the grain when the team’s mind is made up is harder. And ‘speaking truth


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01/30/2015
NZZ: Leben auf Umweltkosten anderer
Zürich (csr-news) > Die Schweizer Bevölkerung lebt auf Umweltkosten anderer, schreibt die Neue Züricher Zeitung in ihrer heutigen Ausgabe. Sie bezieht sich damit auf den gestern veröffentlichten Umweltbericht des Schweizer Bundesrates. Darin zeigt sich, das zwar Luft und Gewässer in den vergangenen Jahrzehnten ihren Zustand verbessern konnten, die Schweit allerdings

01/30/2015
Nationales Asbest-Profil für Deutschland erstellt
Dortmund (csr-news) > Jedes Jahr sterben, nach Angaben der Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsmedizin (BAuA), noch immer etwa 1.500 Menschen an den Folgen von Asbest. Dabei ist es seit 1993 verboten. Asbest ist ein Naturstoff, der als "Mineral der tausend Möglichkeiten" seit mehr als 100 Jahren in industriellen und verbrauchernahen

01/30/2015
Nachhaltige Entwicklungsagenda – Gleiche Chancen für jedes Kind
Berlin (csr-news) > In diesem Jahr wollen die Vereinten Nationen neue globale Nachhaltigkeitsziele vereinbaren. Die Kinderhilfsorganisation hat dazu im Rahmen ihres traditionellen Neujahrsgesprächs gefordert, „Kinder und Jugendliche in den Mittelpunkt der geplanten neuen "Welt-Agenda" zu stellen“. Es müsse endlich gelingen auch den am stärksten benachteiligten Mädchen und Jungen ein sicheres

01/30/2015
CSR People: So finden Sie fachkundige Kollegen und Experten
Hückeswagen (csr-news) - Sie arbeiten sich neu in das Themenfeld CSR ein? Sie sind dort bereits tätig, stehen aber vor einer neuen Herausforderung oder einem Problem? Oder Sie wollen sich mit anderen CSR-Akteuren zu Ihren Erfahrungen und Lösungsansätzen austauschen? CSR People erleichtert es Ihnen, die richtigen Gesprächspartner zu finden. CSR People

01/29/2015
2014 so viele Windkraftwerke wie nie zuvor neu gebaut
Berlin (afp) - Im vergangenen Jahr sind in Deutschland so viele Windkraftanlagen errichtet worden wie nie zuvor. Insgesamt seien Anlagen mit einer Leistung von 4750 Megawatt gebaut worden, erklärten der Bundesverband für Windenergie (BWE) und der Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau (VDMA) am Donnerstag in Berlin. Dies entspreche einem Anstieg

01/29/2015
Nachhaltigkeit und Banken – Manche Institute müssen sich Versäumnisse ankreiden lassen
Berlin (csr-news) > Haben Banken eine gesellschaftliche Verantwortung und wenn ja, wie könnte die aussehen? Fragen mit denen sich der Bankenverband im Rahmen einer Diskussionsrunde auseinandergesetzt hat. „Banken sehen es als ihre Aufgabe an, ihr soziales und gesellschaftliches Umfeld positiv mitzugestalten“, sagte etwa Verbandsgeschäftsführer Michael Kemmer. Irgendwie scheint sich das

01/29/2015
Transparenz zu Nachhaltigkeit soll selbstverständlich werden
Berlin (csr-news) > Ab 2017 sind kapitalmarktorientierte Unternehmen und Gesellschaften verpflichtet, neben ihren wirtschaftlichen Kennzahlen auch Angaben zu den Strategien, Risiken und Ergebnissen in Bezug auf Umweltbelange sowie soziale und mitarbeiterbezogene Aspekte zu veröffentlichen. Dies betrifft etwa 6.000 europäische Unternehmen mit mehr als 500 Mitarbeitern und einer Bilanzsumme von mehr

01/29/2015
PwC-Maschinenbau-Barometer – Nachhaltigkeitsstrategie macht sich bezahlt
Frankfurt (csr-news) > Die Stimmung im deutschen Maschinen- und Anlagenbau ist positiv. Die Unternehmen blicken trotz zahlreicher internationaler Krisen zuversichtlich in die Zukunft. Zu diesem Ergebnis kommt das Machinenbau-Barometer der Beratungsgesellschaft PWC. Darin zeigt sich, das auch das Thema Nachhaltigkeit hat in der Branche an Bedeutung gewinnt. Für drei Viertel





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