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Aktuelle Meldungen

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.

Further News

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Better Storytelling Means More Value

Greenwashing is a big problem in CSR. But so is boring communication.

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.

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.

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.

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.

‘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'

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


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Siemens Sustainability Report 2009


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 >>



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? >>
EABIS Annual Colloquium – CR and Sustainability: Leadership and Organisational Change >>
BSR 2006 Conference >>


New Issue of Business & Society Review (115/4)


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) >>
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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From Oxycontin to Fast Food: The Ethics of Selling Not-Too-Much
Business is about sales. From a business point of view, your mission is to make a product that people want,

Does the punishment really fit SNC-Lavalin’s alleged crimes?
News that Canadian engineering giant SCN Lavalin is facing new criminal charges caused a stir last week, not least because

Does the punishment really fit SNC-Lavalin’s alleged crimes?
News that Canadian engineering giant SCN Lavalin is facing new criminal charges caused a stir last week, not least because

Why did Louis CK price his latest video at just $5? Why leave money on the table?
As the entire universe probably knows by now, Louis CK released his latest hour-long comedy special, “Live at the Comedy

Canada should follow New York’s crackdown on bogus herbal remedies
This is good news for consumers, but bad news for makers and sellers of herbal supplements. The New York State


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Deutsche Meldungen

Weltbank räumt schwere Fehler bei Umsetzung von Hilfsprojekten ein
Washington (afp) > Die Weltbank hat schwere Versäumnisse bei der Umsiedlung von Menschen im Rahmen der von ihr geförderten Entwicklungsprojekte eingeräumt. "Wir haben unsere Arbeit in diesem Bereich kritisch untersucht, und was wir herausgefunden haben, erfüllt mich mit großer Sorge", erklärte Weltbank-Präsident Jim Yong Kim am Mittwoch in Washington. Die

Weltgesundheitsorganisation empfiehlt reduzierten Zuckerverbrauch
Genf/Berlin (csr-news) > Der übermäßige Verzehr von Zucker begünstigt Krankheiten wie beispielsweise Adipositas oder Diabetes. Um die zunehmende Verbreitung dieser Krankheiten einzudämmen, hat die Weltgesundheitsorganisation WHO ihre Richtlinie für die Verwendung von Zucker verschärft. Bislang galt ein Anteil versteckten Zuckers von 10 Prozent als verträglich. Dieser wird zwar nicht aufgehoben,

IÖW stellt elf Unternehmen vor, die sich vom Wachstumspfad lösen
Berlin (csr-news) > Es geht auch ohne Wachstum, das glauben zumindest immer mehr kleine und mittelständische Betriebe. In einer nicht-repräsentativen Onlineumfrage des Instituts für ökologische Wirtschaftsforschung (IÖW) zeigte sich, dass ein Drittel der befragten Unternehmen kein oder kaum weiteres Wachstum anstreben. Das IÖW hat nun elf Unternehmen in einer Broschüre

Europäischer Umweltbericht – Veränderungen in den Produktions- und Konsumsystemen erforderlich
Kopenhagen (csr-news) > Manche Baustellen der europäischen Umweltpolitik entwickeln sich positiv, bei anderen scheint es dagegen kaum voranzugehen. Europa muss sich weiterhin einer Reihe andauernder und zunehmender ökologischer Herausforderungen stellen. So lautet das Fazit der Europäischen Umweltagentur EUA in ihrem aktuellen Bericht über die europäische Umweltpolitik der vergangenen fünf Jahre.

CSR NEWS briefly vom 04.03.15
Tagesaktuelle Ereignisse und Themen rund um die gesellschaftliche Unternehmensverantwortung: Ermittlungen gegen 54 Verdächtige im Petrobras-Skandal beantragt Brasilia (afp) > Im Korruptionsskandal um den brasilianischen Ölkonzern Petrobras hat die Staatsanwaltschaft am Dienstag Ermittlungen gegen 54 Verdächtige beantragt. Ein Sprecher der Generalstaatsanwaltschaft sagte, es seien beim Obersten Gerichtshof Anträge auf Ermittlungen in 28 Fällen

Bündnis befasst sich mit Zukunft der Industrie in Deutschland
Berlin (afp) > Ein breites Bündnis aus Wirtschaft, Gewerkschaften und Politik will sich mit der Zukunft der Industrie in Deutschland auseinandersetzen. Ziel des Bündnisses sei es, konkrete Handlungsempfehlungen für die drängendsten Themen zu entwickeln, erklärte Bundeswirtschaftsminister Sigmar Gabriel (SPD) am Dienstag bei der konstituierenden Sitzung in Berlin. Das Bündnis, dem insgesamt

Studiosus: Nachhaltigkeitsbericht 2014/2015 veröffentlicht
München (csr-news) > 2014 war das bislang erfolgreichste Geschäftsjahr in der 60-jährigen Geschichte des Veranstalters für Studienreisen Studiosus. Fast 100.000 Teilnehmer konnte das Unternehmen auf seinen Reisen begrüßen, rund neun Prozent mehr als noch im Jahr zuvor. Diese haben meist hohe Erwartungen an die Umweltverträglichkeit ihrer Reise und werden nicht

FAZ: Bangladesch zahlt den Preis des Terrors
Dhaka (afp) > Knapp zwei Jahre nach der Katastrophe von Rana Plaza, dem Einsturz der Textilfabrik, fangen die Kontrollen der Auftraggeber allmählich an zu greifen, schreibt die Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung in ihrer heutigen Ausgabe. Die Fabriken würden sicherer, doch nun würde Terror dem Land und der Wirtschaft schaden. Große Hersteller

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