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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.

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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

Rio+20: 300 Leading Business School and University Representatives Worldwide Agree on a Roadmap for Responsible Management Education

(Rio de Janeiro) – A series of measures to inject sustainability principles into management and business school curricula were announced today at the Rio+20 Corporate Sustainability Forum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Outcomes of the Third Global Forum for Responsible Management Education include: Comprehensive Anti-Corruption Guidelines for Curriculum

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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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Is it Possible for a Corporation to be Patriotic?
What makes a Canadian company Canadian? What is it that makes an American company definitively all-American? Is it a matter

Commercial airlines negotiating the ethics of flying in, and over, conflict zones
Tel Aviv is not a place for the faint of heart to fly into, these days. Should Canadian and American

Facebook’s Study Did No Wrong
It came to light recently that Facebook, in collaboration with some researchers at Cornell University, had conducted a research study

A true leader would rename the Washington R*dskins right away
A leader has to be able to do hard things, including, perhaps especially, leading his or her organization through difficult

A true leader would rename the Washington R*dskins right away
A leader has to be able to do hard things, including, perhaps especially, leading his or her organization through difficult


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Berufserwartungen junger Mädchen- Abwechslung, Sicherheit, gute Bezahlung
Bielefeld (csr-news) > „Mädchen sind sozial und Jungen wollen Karriere machen – diese Stereotype greifen einfach nicht mehr“, sagt Autorin Lore Funk. In erster Linie soll der Beruf Spaß machen! Doch wer Mädchen auf den Spaßfaktor reduziert, liegt falsch: Auch Sicherheit im Job, gute Verdienstmöglichkeiten und Karrierechancen stehen hoch im

Nachhaltiger Kaffeeanbau muss natürliche Wasservorräte schützen
Amsterdam/Berlin (csr-news) > 2013 trank jeder Bundesbürger im Durchschnitt 165 Liter Kaffee, das entspricht rund 7,3 Kilogramm Rohkaffee. Für die Produktion einer Tasse Kaffee werden rund 140 Liter Frischwasser benötigt. Schnell wird deutlich, wie hoch der Wasserverbrauch ist, alleine um den deutschen Markt zu versorgen. Ein Großteil des Verbrauchs entsteht

Wasserrisiken: Viele Unternehmen nicht vorbereitet
Düsseldorf (csr-news) - „Deutschland hat bei vielen Waren ein besorgniserregendes importiertes Wasserrisiko“. So heißt es in der Studie „Das importierte Risiko. Deutschlands Wasserrisiko in Zeiten der Globalisierung“, die die Naturschutzorganisation WWF heute vorstellt und aus der das Handelsblatt vorab berichtet. Die deutsche Industrie beziehe ihre Rohstoffe aus zahlreichen Schwellenländern Asiens,

Mängel bei Ausbildung und am Arbeitsmarkt bringen Junge um ihre Jobs
Berlin (afp) - Ein strenger gesetzlicher Kündigungsschutz und falsche Schwerpunkte in Bildungssystemen sind einer Studie zufolge wichtige Ursachen für die hohe Jugendarbeitslosigkeit in südeuropäischen Ländern. Diese Problemfelder gehen die Staaten bisher aber mit sehr unterschiedlichem Ehrgeiz an, wie aus einer am Dienstag in Berlin veröffentlichten Untersuchung hervorgeht. Um gute Instrumente

Arab Bank: Hamas-Kundschaft bringt angesehenes Geldhaus auf die Anklagebank
Jerusalem (afp) - Seit Mitte August sitzen Repräsentanten der Arab Bank, eines der größten und angesehensten Geldhäuser im Orient, in New York auf der Anklagebank. Dass Unterstützer der radikalislamischen Hamas, die im Westen als Terrororganisation eingestuft wird, zu ihrer Kundschaft zählten, hat sie dorthin gebracht. Angehörige von Opfern, die bei

Deutscher Arbeitsschutzpreis 2015 ausgeschrieben
Berlin (csr-news) > Damit gute Beispiele aus dem betrieblichen Arbeitsschutz Schule machen, rufen Bund, Länder und gesetzliche Unfallversicherung Unternehmen in Deutschland ab sofort dazu auf, sich um den Deutschen Arbeitsschutzpreis 2015 zu bewerben. Mit der branchenübergreifenden Auszeichnung würdigen die Ausrichter innovative Lösungen, die Sicherheit und Gesundheit am Arbeitsplatz wirksam fördern.

Anti-Stress-Verordnung soll kommen
Berlin (csr-news) > Bundesarbeitsministerin Andrea Nahles (SPD) will am Vorhaben einer Anti-Stress-Verordnung festhalten. Das hat sie in einem Interview mit der Rheinischen Post erneut bekräftigt. „Es gibt unbestritten einen Zusammenhang zwischen Dauererreichbarkeit und der Zunahme von psychischen Erkrankungen, das haben mittlerweile auch die Arbeitgeber anerkannt“, so Nahles. Auch würden inzwischen

Zahl der legalen Beschäftigten in Haushalten deutlich gestiegen
Düsseldorf (afp) - In deutschen Haushalten gibt es einem Zeitungsbericht zufolge deutlich mehr legale Beschäftigungsverhältnisse als noch vor einigen Jahren. Die Zahl der geringfügig entlohnten Beschäftigungsverhältnisse sei von 119.000 im Jahr 2005 auf knapp 320.000 im Juni 2014 gestiegen, berichtete die "Rheinische Post" am Dienstag unter Berufung auf eine Antwort

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