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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. >>


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

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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Deutsche Meldungen

Angelina Jolie und Aung San Suu Kyi treffen Textilarbeiterinnen
Yangon (afp) - Bei ihrem ersten Besuch in Myanmar hat sich Hollywood-Star Angelina Jolie gemeinsam mit Oppositionschefin Aung San Suu Kyi über die Arbeitsbedingungen von Textilarbeiterinnen in dem südostasiatischen Land informiert. Nach einem Treffen mit der Friedensnobelpreisträgerin in deren Residenz in Rangun besuchten die beiden Frauen ein Wohnheim am westlichen

Erneut weniger Antibiotika an Tierärzte abgegeben
Berlin (afp) - Pharmazeutische Unternehmen und Großhändler haben im vergangenen Jahr insgesamt weniger Antibiotika an Tierärzte abgegeben als im Jahr zuvor. Nicht gesunken ist allerdings die Abgabemenge bei bestimmten Antibiotika-Klassen, die für die Therapie beim Menschen als besonders wichtig gelten, wie das Bundesamt für Verbraucherschutz und Lebensmittelsicherheit in der zurückliegenden

Fast alle Schweinehalter erfüllen Kriterien für Tierwohl-Initiative
Bonn (csr-news) - Die erste Kontrollrunde von Schweinehaltern, die sich für die Brancheninitiative Tierwohl beworben haben, ist nahezu beendet. Rund 94 Prozent der Mastbetriebe hätten die Kontrollen bestanden und könnten nun Geld erhalten, teilte die Initiative in der zurückliegenden Woche in Bonn mit. Prüfer von neutralen Zertifizierungsstellen haben demnach fast

B Corp: Ein Güte-Siegel soll das Unternehmertum weltweit verändern
Frankfurt/Main (afp) - Was Fair Trade für Kaffee ist, ist B Corp für Unternehmen, schreibt die gemeinnützige Organisation B Lab über das von ihr entwickelte Qualitätssiegel. Das Siegel B Corp richtet sich an Unternehmen, die ihren Erfolg nicht allein über Profit definieren, sondern sich für soziale und ökologische Fragen einsetzen.

Simbabwe verbietet Import von Altkleidern
Harare (afp) - Der südafrikanische Staat Simbabwe verbietet den Import von Second-Hand-Kleidungsstücken. Finanzminister Patrick Chinamasa kündigte am Donnerstagabend an, alle Altkleiderimporte würden künftig beschlagnahmt und zerstört. Diese Regelung trete ab September in Kraft. Chinamasa begründete das Verbot mit der Gesundheitsgefahr, die von gebrauchten Kleidern ausgehe. Die Regierung reagiert auf Vorwürfe

Mein Haus, mein Auto, mein Fahrrad – Deutsche teilen (noch) ungern
Die Sharing Economy gewinnt an Bedeutung, auch wenn aktuell nur wenige Deutsche erwägen, ihr Privateigentum zu teilen. Eine aktuelle Studie zeigt, dass der Eigentumsgedanke hierzulande stark ausgeprägt ist – besonders, wenn es um das eigene Auto geht. Frankfurt am Main (csr-partner) – Kapazitäten besser auslasten, bewusster mit Gebrauchsgütern umgehen, nicht zum

Grüne Karte für Dienstwagenflotte
Bonn (csr-partner) - Die Deutsche Umwelthilfe hat die Dienstwagenflotte der Telekom mit der Grünen Karte ausgezeichnet. Damit honoriert sie nachhaltige Flotten- und Mobilitätsstrategien bei börsennotierten und mitteständischen Unternehmen. Die Fahrzeugflotte der Deutschen Telekom entwickelt sich nachhaltig weiter. Kleinere, verbrauchsoptimierte Fahrzeuge sowie Antriebsalternativen wie Erdgas- und Elektrofahrzeuge sorgen für verringerte CO2-Emissionen. Ausgezeichnet Dass sich

Google will Recht auf Vergessen in Europa nicht weltweit anwenden
Paris (afp) - Der US-Internetriese Google hat angekündigt, das sogenannte Recht auf Vergessen im Internet nur auf nationaler und europäischer Ebene, aber nicht weltweit umzusetzen. Google weise "aus Prinzip" den Anspruch nationaler Datenschutzbehörden zurück, "eine weltweite Autorität für den Schutz persönlicher Daten zu beanspruchen", schrieb das Unternehmen am Donnerstag in

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