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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

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

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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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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The future of business ethics research
This weekend offered an interesting opportunityto discuss, dissect and reflect on the state of the art of business ethics research

The future of business ethics research
This weekend offered an interesting opportunityto discuss, dissect and reflect on the state of the art of business ethics research

When Keurig fights “coffee pirates,” who loses? Loyal consumers
This box of Keurig-licensed K-cups won’t work in the company’s new Keurig 2.0 machines. As you may have heard, Keurig

Alibaba’s charity is good for the developing world—but its business is better
“When you have $1 million, you’re a lucky person. When you have $10 million, you have trouble. When you have

Ray Rice case shows how difficult it is for employers to deal with off-hours misconduct
What are an employer’s ethical obligations when an employee gets caught doing something bad off the clock? The example of


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Beste multinationale Arbeitgeber ausgezeichnet
Köln/San Francisco (csr-news) > Das internationale Great Place to Work Institut hat die diesjährige Liste der 25 besten multinationalen Arbeitgeber weltweit veröffentlicht (World´s Best Multinational Workplaces 2014). Angeführt wird das auf Basis von Mitarbeiterbefragungen zur Arbeitsplatzkultur sowie Managementbefragungen zu Maßnahmen der Personal- und Führungsarbeit ermittelte weltweite Ranking der besten multinationalen

Econ-Awards – Beispiele wegweisender Unternehmenskommunikation
Berlin (csr-news) > Bereits seit 2007 werden die Econ Awards in elf unterschiedlichen Disziplinen der Unternehmenskommunikation vergeben. „Unser Ziel ist es, wegweisende Leistungen zu prämieren, die zeigen, was in der Unternehmenskommunikation alles möglich ist“, so Klaus Rainer Kirchhoff, Vorsitzender der Jury. Klar, dass dabei auch Nachhaltigkeits- und CSR-Kommunikation eine Rolle

Werkstätten für Behinderte – Plus für die Gesellschaft
Frankfurt (csr-news) > Welche volkswirtschaftlichen Auswirkungen erzeugen gemeinnützige Werkstätten für behinderte Menschen? Dieser Frage ist die Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt im Auftrag des Bundesverbandes der Werkstätten (BAG WfbM) in einer Studie nachgegangen. Diese erste bundesweite Studie hat einen klaren Mehrwert für die Gesellschaft ermittelt. Mit 100 Euro investierten Mitteln erzeugen sie eine

EU stellt die Weichen für globale Klimagespräche
Brüssel (afp) - Europa hat die Weichen für den globalen Kampf gegen die Klimaerwärmung gestellt. Nach stundenlangem Ringen einigten sich die 28 EU-Staaten am Freitag beim Gipfel in Brüssel auf die Senkung der Treibhausgasemissionen um "mindestens 40 Prozent" bis zum Jahr 2030. Europa selbst sieht sich damit weltweit als Vorreiter,

An- und Ungelernte: Nur Qualifizierung hilft
Köln (csr-news) - Jeder siebte Erwachsene in Deutschland hat keinen Berufsabschluss und damit schlechte Chancen auf dem Arbeitsmarkt. Wie eine aktuelle Studie des Instituts der deutschen Wirtschaft Köln (IW) zeigt, gelten 7,5 Millionen Menschen im Alter von 16 bis 64 Jahren in Deutschland als an- und ungelernt. Über 40 Prozent

Deutsche Firmen beteiligen sich am Milliardenspiel im US-Wahlkampf
Washington (afp) - Die USA erleben den wohl teuersten Kongresswahlkampf aller Zeiten. Das unabhängige Institut Center for Responsive Politics rechnet mit Gesamtausgaben von bis zu vier Milliarden Dollar (3,15 Milliarden Euro). Auch deutsche Unternehmen beteiligen sich an dem ausufernden Politik-Sponsoring in den Vereinigten Staaten - wegen der Verbote für ausländische

Greenpeace: Kinderkleidung vom Discounter häufig mit Chemie belastet
Frankfurt/Main (afp) - Kinderkleidung aus dem Supermarkt enthält einem Test der Umweltschutzorganisation Greenpeace zufolge häufig umwelt- und gesundheitsschädliche Chemikalien. Bei einer Laboruntersuchung von 26 Produkten seien in mehr als der Hälfte der Proben gefährliche Stoffe "oberhalb der Vergleichs- und Vorsorgewerte" gefunden worden, teilte Greenpeace am Donnerstag mit. Einige dieser Stoffe

Umweltverbände fordern strengeren Wasserschutz
Berlin (afp) - Das Grundwasser in Deutschland muss nach Ansicht von Umweltverbänden durch eine strengere Düngeverordnung besser geschützt werden. Die Qualität des Grundwassers, aus dem drei Viertel des Trinkwassers gewonnen werde, sinke wegen einer steigenden Nitratbelastung rapide, warnten der Bund für Umwelt und Naturschutz Deutschland (BUND), Greenpeace, Grüne Liga, Naturschutzbund

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