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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.

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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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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,

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

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

Why Neil Young is wrong about genetically modified food labelling
Neil Young is urging you not to buy coffee at Starbucks anymore. He’s upset that the Grocery Manufacturers Association, of which

Canada doesn’t need to be an economic superpower to lead the world
Canada’s place in the world has been in the news lately, for a variety of reasons. For starters, Canadian jets have


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REWE Group verpflichtet sich zu DETOX-Standards
Köln (csr-news) > Die Rewe Group hat sich dazu verpflichtet, gesundheitsgefährliche Chemikalien stufenweise bis zum Jahr 2020 aus der Produktion der Textil- und Schuheigenmarken zu entfernen und die strengen DETOX-Standards von Greenpeace in das eigene Nachhaltigkeitsmanagement zu übernehmen. Eine entsprechende Selbstverpflichtung der Handelskonzern veröffentlicht. Gemeinsam mit Greenpeace hat das Unternehmen

Generation Y bewirkt Wertewandel über alle Manager-Generationen hinweg
Frankfurt/München (csr-news) > Der Wertewandel in den Unternehmen hat inzwischen alle Manager-Generationen erfasst. Flexibilität, attraktive Arbeitsinhalte und die Möglichkeit, sich individuell weiterzuentwickeln, haben in den vergangenen Jahren an Bedeutung gewonnen. Und auch Verzicht gehört dazu, beispielsweise auf die nächste Karrierestufe, wenn dafür die Balance zwischen Beruf und Privatleben gewahrt bleibt.

Brummis in der Stadt – Elektro-LKW können nachhaltige Logistik fördern
Stuttgart (csr-news) > Schwere Lastkraftwagen sind heute elementarer Bestandteil im großstädtischen Transportverkehr. Nicht ohne Probleme, denn die großen Fahrzeuge sind eine zusätzliche Belastung für das ohnehin schon satrke Verkehrsaufkommen in urbanen Räumen. Dabei haben sie, insbesondere unter dem Aspekt von Lärm- und Schadstoffemissionen, deutlich negativere Auswirkungen auf die Lebensqualität in

Ford unterzeichnet Ludwigsburger Erklärung
Köln (csr-news) > Als erster Automobilhersteller haben die Ford Werke die Ludwigsburger Erklärung des Deutschen CSR-Forums unterzeichnet. In dieser haben sich Mitte des Jahres insgesamt 19 Gründer - Unternehmen unterschiedlicher Branchen, Bürgerinitiativen sowie Nichtregierungsorganisationen - auf Regeln eines konstruktiven Dialogs verständigt, um in Zukunft Missverständnisse zwischen Unternehmen und der Zivilgesellschaft

Menge der Haushaltsabfälle leicht gesunken
Wiesbaden (afp) - In Deutschlands Haushalten ist im vergangenen Jahr etwas weniger Müll angefallen. Im Jahr 2013 wurden dort insgesamt 36,6 Millionen Tonnen Abfälle eingesammelt, wie das Statistische Bundesamt am Donnerstag in Wiesbaden mitteilte. Dies entsprach demnach einem Durchschnitt von 453 Kilogramm pro Einwohner. Im Jahr 2012 waren es 36,7

Agrarminister Schmidt will Antibiotika-Einsatz bei Tieren reduzieren
Hamburg (afp) - Bundeslandwirtschaftsminister Christian Schmidt (CSU) will den Einsatz von Antibiotika in der Massentierhaltung zurückdrängen. "Das Thema hat bei mir allerhöchste Priorität", sagte Schmidt der Wochenzeitung "Die Zeit" laut Vorabbericht vom Mittwoch. Die Verwendung von Antibiotika müsse "sowohl in der Humanmedizin als auch in der Tiermedizin" auf den Prüfstand.

Industriebeschäftigung im Wandel – mehr Angestellte, weniger Arbeiter
Duisburg (csr-news) > In Deutschland ist die Unterscheidung zwischen Arbeitern und Angestellten fast so alt wie der Kapitalismus. Auch wenn in der Industrie inzwischen der interne Wandel rapide vorangeschritten ist, so spielt die Unterscheidung in den Betrieben noch immer eine wichtige Rolle und hat deutliche Auswirkungen auf die Arbeitsbedingungen. Dies

Cloud-Dienste: Energieeffizienz versus Datenschutz
Basel (csr-news) > Die digitale Ökonomie ist ein signifikanter Stromverbraucher. Rund zehn Prozent des weltweiten Energieverbrauchs entfallen auf die Informations- und Kommunikationstechnologien und ein Ende ist noch nicht erreicht. Trotz effizienterer Geräte wird der Energiebedarf in den nächsten Jahren weiter zunehmen. Ein Grund ist die wachsende Datenmenge insbesondere durch mobile

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