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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.

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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

Rio+20: Business Leaders in Rio Respond to UN Secretary-General’s Call for “Tipping Point” in Corporate Sustainability

(Rio de Janeiro) –The first full day of the private sector track to Rio +20 opened with business schools stepping up sustainable development curricula, investment firms backing natural capital accounting, and corporate action on biodiversity. “Corporate sustainability is an idea whose time has come”, UN Secretary-General Ban

Rio+20: Business Leaders to Deliver on Strategies for Sustainability at 15-18 June Forum, Ahead of the Rio+20 Summit

(Rio de Janeiro) – “Innovation and collaboration are driving a bottom-up change process across many critical areas of contemporary life,” UN Global Compact Executive Director Georg Kell said at the opening of a business forum that precedes the United Nations sustainable development conference in Rio de

Toward Rio: Global Compact LEAD Launches Guide to Social Investment and Philanthropy

(New York) – A new report from Global Compact LEAD released today takes a close-up look at various approaches to social investment practices in the context of corporate responsibility. The good practice guide, titled New Paths to Performance, was developed by the Global Compact LEAD Taskforce on


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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)


Call for Papers: EBEN Annual Conference 2014

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) >>
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.
Congress on Experiential Learning >>
Workshop: Academy of Management Meeting in Montreal >>
Workshop on CSR Regulation and Global Governance >>
Symposium: “The Future of Economics and Management” >>
Ethics in Crisis: A Call for Alternatives (EBEN Conference) >>

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Can Corporations Have Religion?
Last week, the US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in an important pair of cases, namely Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby

Japan’s loophole flouting is bad for business
In government, as in business, it’s important to think not just about the direct effects of your actions, but also

A practitioner’s reflections on the problems of shared value
After our article on shared value came out in the California Management Review, and we published our last blog piece

Bribery is Still a Challenge for International Business
Bribery and other forms of corruption continue to pose a challenge to international business. Bribery is a problem because it

Baseless Accusations Aimed at Lady Gaga’s Charity Foundation
Accusations recently arose that Lady Gaga’s charitable foundation, the Born This Way Foundation (BTWF), was spending its money in what


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Arbeitgeberverantwortung – Titelthema im kommenden CSR MAGAZIN
Hückeswagen (csr-news) – Das im Juni erscheinende CSR MAGAZIN widmet sich dem Titelthema „Arbeitgeberverantwortung“. Die Texte im Printmagazin werden mit umfangreichen Online-Dokumenten ergänzt. Das Fachwissen zur Arbeitgeberverantwortung wird zudem auf www.csr-knowledge.net strukturiert. Beteiligen Sie sich an den Recherchen! Die Magazin- und Onlinetexte werden von Fachjournalisten geschrieben – im Dialog mit den

Neuer Aktienindex – Deutschland Ethik 30
Düsseldorf/München (csr-news) > Mit Unterstützung der Nachhaltigkeits-Ratingagentur oekom research und begleitet durch einen unabhängigen Ethikrat hat der Vermögensverwalter Rhein Asset Management einen neuen ethischen Aktienindex entwickelt. Der Deutschland Ethik 30 Aktienindex umfasst 30 Unternehmen, die sich grundsätzlich aus Mitgliedern der großen Indizes der Deutschen Börse – dem DAX, dem MDAX

Kritik an Umsetzung von Antikorruptionsregeln in EU-Institutionen
Berlin (afp) - Die Antikorruptionsorganisation Transparency International hat den wichtigsten Institutionen der Europäischen Union vorgeworfen, ihre eigenen Regeln gegen Korruption nicht konsequent genug umzusetzen. Obwohl die Regeln eine gute Basis zur Vorbeugung der Korruption lieferten, mangele es häufig an politischem Willen oder entsprechenden Ressourcen, sie auch umzusetzen, erklärte Transparency am

Webcastreihe „Europäische CSR-Berichtspflicht für Unternehmen – was ändert sich?”
Bonn (csr-partner) - Mit der zu erwartenden Zustimmung der EU über eine Richtlinie zur CSR-Berichterstattungspflicht bis Mai 2014 stehen Unternehmen mit mehr als 500 Mitarbeitern zukünftig vor der Herausforderung Angaben zu Nachhaltigkeitskriterien machen zu müssen. Dies erfordert eine intensive Vorbereitung und verursacht ohne IT-gestütztes Informations- und Datenmanagement einen erheblichen administrativen und

Ein Jahr nach der Rana Plaza-Katastrophe: Opfer warten auf Entschädigung
Dhaka (csr-news) – Auf den Tag genau vor einem Jahr verloren über 1.100 Textilarbeiterinnen beim Einsturz des Fabrikkomplexes Rana Plaza in Dhaka, Bangladesch, ihre Leben. Den Jahrestag nutzen NGOs und Politiker, um an das Schicksal der Opfer zu erinnern – und die westlichen Textilhandelsketten für zögerliche Hilfezahlungen zu kritisieren. Der Einsturz

Firmen investieren Milliarden in Studenten und Hochschulen
Bonn (csr-news) - Deutsche Unternehmen investieren jährlich rund 2,5 Milliarden Euro für die Ausbildung von Studenten und eine bessere Ausstattung von Hochschulen. Wie eine repräsentative Befragung des Instituts der deutschen Wirtschaft Köln (IW) und des Stifterverbandes für die Deutsche Wissenschaft ergab, gehen knapp 470 Millionen Euro davon als Geld- und

Bundesregierung sieht Erfolge des ESF-Förderprogramms für CSR
Berlin (csr-news) - Das Förderprogramm „Gesellschaftliche Verantwortung im Mittelstand“ des Bundesarbeitsministeriums und des Europäischen Sozialfonds wirkt. Wie das Infobüro „CSR in Deutschland“ gestern mitteilte, seien in den 73 Projekten mehr als 2.000 kleine und mittelständische Unternehmen im Bereich CSR qualifiziert worden. Für mehr als die Hälfte dieser Unternehmen habe das

Deutscher CSR-Preis für drei Drogerie-Unternehmer
Stuttgart (csr-news) - Die Stuttgarter Unternehmensberatung dokeo zeichnet drei Drogerie-Unternehmer mit dem Deutschen CSR-Preis 2014 aus: Dirk Roßmann (Rossmann), Götz W. Werner (dm) und Cord Wöhlke (Budnikowsky) werden damit für ihr soziales Engagement und das Bemühen um angewandte Nachhaltigkeit und Öko-Orientierung in Sortiment und Betrieb geehrt. Ausgewählt wurden die Preisträger

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