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Aktuelle Meldungen

GRI, Integrated Reporting: Workshops and Trainings on Trends in Sustainability Reporting

GRI-certified trainings on sustainability reporting, and a workshop on reporting integration in Zurich in English language.

Further News

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.

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'


Unternehmen & Consultants

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 >>

You are reading the English news section on CSR NEWS. Read our German news here. >>


The Ashley Madison Hack: A Sleazy Attack on a Sleazy Business
Several weeks ago, hacker group The Impact Team threatened that they would release the identities and credit card numbers of

Cecil the Lion shows how reputational risk has gone global
As of this week, Walter J. Palmer of Minnesota, is pretty much obviously the worlds least-popular dentist. Palmer recently shot

Ethics of Extended Warranties
Shopping this weekend, I was twice offered the “opportunity” to buy an extended warranty on a consumer good. Both times

Business Training Course „Advancing your due diligence approach through stakeholder engagement”
Frankfurt / Main, 16. September 2015 Berlin (csr-partner) - The main goal of this training is to equip participants with tools

When is a country too corrupt for Canadians to do business there?
Does a brutal dictatorship in the Horn of Africa, featuring systematic slavery and more generally an awful record of human rights


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Meldungen in anderen Sprachen

Deutsche Meldungen

Kaufhof schlägt Fonds zur Aufarbeitung der DDR-Zwangsarbeit vor
Köln (afp) > Die Kaufhauskette Galeria Kaufhof hat einen freiwilligen Fonds zur Aufarbeitung der Zwangsarbeit in der DDR vorgeschlagen. In den Fonds könnten alle deutschen und internationalen Unternehmen einzahlen, die direkt oder indirekt von Zwangsarbeit insbesondere durch politische Häftlinge profitiert haben, erklärte das Unternehmen am Freitag in Köln. Der Bayerische

Verantwortungsvolle Führung verbessert Motivation und Zufriedenheit im Unternehmen
Bonn (csr-news) > Vertrauen und Verantwortung sind die beiden zentralen Werte verantwortungsvoller Unternehmensführung. Dies hat die heute vorgestellte Führungskräftestudie 2015 erneut gezeigt. Doch auch wenn sich die Führungskräfte zu diesen Werten bekennen, in der Realität der Unternehmen scheint es anders auszusehen. Dabei verantwortungsvolle Führung von großer Bedeutung für die Zufriedenheit

Unternehmen weiten CSR-Engagement weiter aus
Berlin (csr-news) > Gegenüber früheren Untersuchungen aus den Jahren 2009 und 2011 ist die Umwelt- und Sozialverantwortung von Unternehmen weiter gestiegen. So lautet das Fazit einer aktuellen Untersuchung der Verbraucher Initiative. Insgesamt wurden 46 Unternehmen verschiedener Branchen ausgezeichnet. Sie dürfen nun - zeitlich befristet - die Auszeichnung der Verbraucher Initiative.

Rauer Ton um Essen in der Mülltonne
Paris (afp) > Ein gemeinsames Ziel sollte die Vermeidung von Lebensmittelverschwendung sein - doch der Ton war zuletzt rau zwischen der französischen Umweltministerin Ségolène Royal und den Supermarktketten des Landes. Mit "Druck" wollte die Sozialistin den Handel zu Zusagen zwingen, damit nicht jedes Jahr Millionen Tonnen Lebensmittel im Müll landen.

StartGreenAward startet in Bewerbungsphase
Berlin (csr-news) > Ab sofort werden die Bewerbungen für den Gründerwettbewerb StartGreenAward entgegengenommen. Wer im Bereich Klimaschutz und Nachhaltigkeit gründen will, gegründet hat oder anderen beim Gründen hilft, ist herzlich zur Teilnahme eingeladen. Über das Portal www.start-green.net können die dafür notwendigen Angaben online hochgeladen werden. Der Preis ist ein Vorhaben

Lehren aus Rana Plaza – Deutschland und ILO unterstützen Bangladesch beim Aufbau einer Arbeitsunfall-Versicherung
Berlin (csr-news) > Zusammen mit der Internationalen Arbeitsorganisation (ILO) unterstützt Deutschland Bangladesch beim Aufbau einer gesetzlichen Unfallversicherung und im Arbeitsschutz. Unter anderem werden mittelfristig drei Stipendiaten aus Bangladesch im Studiengang Sozialversicherungswissenschaft an der Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg das entsprechende Fachwissen erwerben. Die Stipendien hierfür werden heute bei einer Veranstaltung mit dem bangladeschischen

CSR NEWS briefly vom 27. August 2015
Tagesaktuelle Ereignisse und Themen rund um die gesellschaftliche Unternehmensverantwortung: Gemeinsames Projekt von easyCredit und AfB zur Weiterverwendung von gebrauchter IT Nürnberg (csr-news) > Der Umzug des Ratenkreditspezialisten der Genossenschaftlichen FinanzGruppe im Dezember 2014 warf die Frage nach dem sinnvollen "Wohin" mit der überholten aber noch funktionstüchtigen IT-Hardware auf. Es kam zu einer

Nasa-Daten legen gefährlichen Anstieg der Meeresspiegel nahe
Miami (afp) > Ein Anstieg der Meeresspiegel um mindestens ein Meter ist neuen Forschungsdaten zufolge in den kommenden hundert bis 200 Jahren unvermeidlich. Damit drohten niedrig gelegene Landstriche, darunter ganze Inselstaaten und Großstädte wie Tokio und Singapur, zu versinken, sagte der Leiter der Abteilung für Erderforschung der US-Weltraumbehörde Nasa, Michael

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