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09/08/2016
Global Compact International Yearbook 2016 published

The idea of sustainability is based on the certitude that we have planetary boundaries. The WWF vividly illustrates this with “Earth Overshoot Day.” It describes the day of the year on which human demands on natural resources exceed the capacity of the earth to reproduce these resources. „We need new ways of living that will end the suffering, discrimination and lack of opportunity that define the lives of billions of people around the world, and that drive instability and conflict,“ says Ban Ki-moon, UN secretary General in his note in the new „Global Compact International Yearbook“, edition 2016.


Further News

08/28/2016
Training: “How to do Business with Respect for Children’s Rights” | 19 – 20 October 2016 | Cologne


UNICEF, Deutsches Global Compact Netzwerk and twentyfifty ltd. are pleased to invite you to attend the 2016 event of the forthcoming UNICEF global training package on the steps businesses can take to manage their impacts on children, and to integrate children’s rights into business processes.

08/28/2016
Business Coaching: “Managing your Social Impact – Advanced Training in Human Rights Due Diligence” | 29 September 2016 | Vienna


This training will equip participants and their companies with tools to advance their human rights program by engaging appropriately and meaningfully with different stakeholders throughout the human rights due diligence process.

03/30/2015
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.

02/23/2015
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.

09/29/2014
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.

08/02/2014
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.

06/11/2014
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.

06/11/2014
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.

02/11/2014
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.

02/03/2014
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.

04/16/2013
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.

04/12/2013
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



04/09/2013
Better Storytelling Means More Value


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

03/26/2013
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.

03/15/2013
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.


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Businesses & Consultants

06/29/2010
Siemens Sustainability Report 2009

NGOs

09/22/2010
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 >>


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Business Councils

09/22/2009
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? >>
CSR EMERGING AS A GOVERNANCE ISSUE FOR BOARDS >>
EABIS Annual Colloquium – CR and Sustainability: Leadership and Organisational Change >>
BSR 2006 Conference >>


Journals

12/09/2010
New Issue of Business & Society Review (115/4)



Events

08/28/2016
Training: “How to do Business with Respect for Children’s Rights” | 19 – 20 October 2016 | Cologne

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) >>
Call for Papers: CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: EUROPEAN AND TRANSATLANTIC PERSPECTIVES >>
New issue of Business & Society Review (volume 115/3) >>
Global Standards: Between Regulation, Normativity, and Rhetoric (Call for Papers) >>
UNICEF, Deutsches Global Compact Netzwerk and twentyfifty ltd. are pleased to invite you to attend the 2016 event of the forthcoming UNICEF global training package on the steps businesses can take to manage their impacts on children, and to integrate children’s rights into business processes.
Business Coaching: “Managing your Social Impact – Advanced Training in Human Rights Due Diligence” | 29 September 2016 | Vienna >>
Business Training Course “Advancing your Due Diligence Approach through Stakeholder Engagement” >>
Coaching “Respecting Human Rights … But how?” >>
Call for Papers: EBEN Annual Conference 2014 >>
Congress on Experiential Learning >>



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Newsflash

08/24/2016
The 2016 Rio Olympics were a great sporting event, and an ethical mess
So, the 2016 Olympics are over. And while the Olympics always seem to serve up their share of controversy, this

07/08/2016
Why corporate diversity programs fail, and what to do about it
Diversity and equality of opportunity are good things. And discrimination, on the other hand, is both morally repugnant and economically

06/03/2016
Zika Virus: Should the Rio Olympics Sponsors Back Out?
What should Olympic sponsors and ‘partners’ like Coke and General Electric and Visa do in light of expert recommendations that

05/18/2016
What Baseball’s Rules — Written and Unwritten — Tell us About Business Ethics
The fist that landed on Jose Bautista’s jaw echoed around the baseball world almost as loudly as his famous “bat

05/18/2016
What Baseball’s Rules — Written and Unwritten — Tell us About Business Ethics
The fist that landed on Jose Bautista’s jaw echoed around the baseball world almost as loudly as his famous “bat


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09/27/2016
Neu im CSR-Wiki: Die Sparda-Bank München mit ihrem Gemeinwohl-Bericht
München (csr-news) - Die Sparda-Bank München nutzt mit einem Gemeinwohl-Bericht eine besondere Form der Nachhaltigkeitsberichterstattung. Die Gemeinwohl-Bilanz misst unternehmerischen Erfolg an seinem Beitrag zum Gemeinwohl: Menschenwürde, Solidarität, ökologische Nachhaltigkeit, soziale Gerechtigkeit und demokratische Mitbestimmung sowie Transparenz bilden dabei die Zielgrößen. Gemeinwohl-Bilanz und Gemeinwohl-Bericht basieren auf einer Selbsteinschätzung, deren Angaben von

09/27/2016
Städte- und Gemeindebund will Spenden der Wirtschaft für überfüllte Tierheime
Dortmund (afp) > Wegen zahlreicher voller Tierheime fordert der Deutsche Städte- und Gemeindebund (DStGB) für die Einrichtungen finanzielle Unterstützung etwa von Tierfutterherstellern oder dem Tierfachhandel. "Viele Tierheime in den Städten und Gemeinden sind überfüllt", sagte DStGB-Hauptgeschäftsführer Gerd Landsberg den "Ruhr Nachrichten" aus Dortmund vom Montag. In vielen Fällen sei die

09/27/2016
Nach Brandkatastrophe in Bangladesch Konten des Fabrikeigentümers eingefroren
Dhaka (afp) > Nach einer Brandkatastrophe in einer Verpackungsfabrik in Bangladesch rückt der Besitzer ins Visier der Justiz. Ein Gericht wies Banken am Montag an, Konten des Fabrikeigentümers einzufrieren. Zuvor hatten Rechtshilfeorganisationen in Schriftsätzen den Vorwurf erhoben, dass in dem Gebäude grundlegende Sicherheitsmaßnahmen nicht umgesetzt wurden. Die Organisationen wollen Schadenersatz

09/24/2016
Aktivisten werfen Agrarfunktionären massive Tierschutzverstöße vor
München (afp) > Kranke, verletzte und tote Schweine, Puten mit offenen Wunden: Die Tierschutzorganisation Animal Rights Watch (Ariwa) wirft führenden Funktionären deutscher Landwirtschaftsverbände vor, gegen Tierhaltungsvorschriften verstoßen zu haben. Wie das NDR-Magazin "Panorama" am Donnerstagabend und die "Süddeutsche Zeitung" am Freitag berichteten, zeigten heimliche Filmaufnahmen von Ariwa aus den Ställen

09/24/2016
Weg für deutsche Ratifizierung von Pariser Klimaabkommen ist frei
Berlin (afp) > Der Weg für die Ratifizierung des UN-Klimaabkommens durch Deutschland ist frei. Nach dem Bundestag billigte am Freitag auch der Bundesrat das entsprechende Gesetz. Nun muss noch Bundespräsident Joachim Gauck die Vorlage unterschreiben, dann kann die Ratifizierungsurkunde bei den Vereinten Nationen hinterlegt werden. Das Pariser Abkommen ist das

09/24/2016
Zwölf neue Unternehmen im German Gender Index
Hannover (csr-news) > Wie verändern sich die Führungsebenen in deutschen Unternehmen hinsichtlich der Gender-Diversität? Dieser Frage geht der German Gender Index der Börse Hannover im Rahmen seines regulären halbjährlichen Rebalancings nach. Zwölf neue Unternehmen rücken mit Wirkung ab dem 7. Oktober 2016 in den Index auf, darunter sechs Aktien aus

09/23/2016
Die Tücken des nachhaltigen Konsums
Berlin (csr-news) > Wieviel Macht hat der Verbraucher? Kann er tatsächlich an der Kasse über den zukünftigen Kurs eines Unternehmens abstimmen und im Idealfall damit Standards verbessern? Das hängt von der Motivation des Käufers ab, wie eine aktuelle Studie des Deutschen Instituts für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW Berlin) zeigt. Geht es ihm

09/23/2016
Apéro zum Thema „Schweizer CSR-Berichterstattung: Zukunftstrends, Lösungsansätze, Praxiserfahrungen“ am 26.10.2016 in Zürich
Zürich (csr-partner) > Während die Anforderungen für die Offenlegung nichtfinanzieller Informationen gerade in den Mitgliedstaaten der EU umgesetzt werden, bleibt Schweizer Unternehmern die Entscheidung zur CSR-Berichterstattung freigestellt. Gleichwohl befindet sich die Schweizer Berichtslandschaft in einem dynamischen Wandel, der u.a. beeinflusst wird durch die Weiterentwicklung der GRI-Leitlinien, den jüngsten Reglementierungen der





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