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Aktuelle Meldungen

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.

Further News

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'

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


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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 >>

You are reading the English news section on CSR NEWS. Read our German news here. >>


Starbucks’ ”Race Together” stunt is working—just not for Starbucks
So apparently Starbucks wants to turn tens of thousands of baristas into facilitators for discussions about race. Starbucks CEO Howard

Why it matters that the Apple Watch is gender neutral
The Apple Watch is here! OK, not quite here yet. But soon, soon. Will the nifty features built into Apple’s

Why it matters that the Apple Watch is gender neutral
The Apple Watch is here! OK, not quite here yet. But soon, soon. Will the nifty features built into Apple’s

Why it matters that the Apple Watch is gender neutral
The Apple Watch is here! OK, not quite here yet. But soon, soon. Will the nifty features built into Apple’s

Why it matters that the Apple Watch is gender neutral
The Apple Watch is here! OK, not quite here yet. But soon, soon. Will the nifty features built into Apple’s


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Biologische Vielfalt kommt in Betrieben an
Berlin (csr-news) > Das Thema biologische Vielfalt wird in der Unternehmenspraxis immer wichtiger, weil ihr Verlust auch auf Unternehmen negative Auswirkungen haben kann. Schließlich sind die Ökosystemleistungen der biologischen Vielfalt elementare Grundlage für viele Bereiche der Wirtschaft. Mit welchen Methoden Biodiversität erfolgreich in das Management von Unternehmen einbezogen werden kann,

Bayer – Nachhaltigkeit ist Teil der Konzernstrategie
Leverkusen (csr-news) > Der Chemiekonzern Bayer gehört zu den wenigen Unternehmen, die sich frühzeitig für eine integrierte Berichterstattung entschieden haben. Der aktuelle Geschäftsbericht blickt auf das Geschäftsjahr 2014 zurück, ein wirtschaftlich erfolgreiches Jahr, in dem wichtige strategische Entscheidungen für die Zukunft gestellt wurden. Zukünftig will sich der DAX30-Konzern ausschließlich als

Gutachten des Agrarpolitischen Beirats – Radikale Wende in der Massentierhaltung
Berlin (csr-news/afp) > Die Nutztierhaltung, so wie sie in weiten Teilen dieses Landes betrieben wird, ist nicht zukunftsfähig. Zu diesem Ergebnis kommen die Wissenschaftler, die den Agrarpolitischen Beirat des Bundeslandwirtschaftsministeriums (WBA) bilden. Vor allem beim Tierschutz sehen die Gutachter erhebliche Defizite, die sie allerdings durch radikale Reformen für überwindbar halten.

Wirtschaftsethik: jugendpolitische Bildung leistet „Übersetzungsarbeit“
Landau (csr-news) – Junge Erwachsene interessieren sich für wirtschaftsethische Themen, allerdings muss die jugendpolitische Bildung “Übersetzungsarbeit“ leisten. Das sagt Jan Hendrik Quandt, Wissenschaftlicher Studienleiter an der Evangelischen Akademie der Pfalz, im CSR NEWS-Interview. CSR NEWS: Herr Dr. Quandt, Sie beschäftigen sich mit der wirtschaftsethischen Bildung für Jugendliche und junge Erwachsene. Wie

CSR NEWS briefly vom 26. März 2015
Tagesaktuelle Ereignisse und Themen rund um die gesellschaftliche Unternehmensverantwortung: Neu im CSR Lexikon – das Stichwort: Ruhestandsvorbereitung Die Ruhestandsvorbereitung in Unternehmen umfasst alle Maßnahmen, die geeignet sind, den Übergang der Mitarbeiter vom Beruf in den Ruhestand (Altersrente, Pension) zu begleiten und zu unterstützen. Ziel ist es, den Arbeitnehmer, der sich viele Jahrzehnte

Nachhaltigkeitsperformance internationaler Konzerne stabil
München (csr-news) > Eine der großen Diskussionen zu Wirtschaftsthemen ist hierzulande das Freihandelsabkommen TTIP. Vor diesem Hintergrund hat die Nachhaltigkeits-Ratingagentur oekom research in ihrem aktuellen Jahresbericht „oekom Corporate Responsibility Review 2015“ einen Vergleich zwischen europäischen und US-amerikanischen Unternehmen gezogen. Das Ergebnis ist eindeutig, in europäischen Konzernen ist die wahrgenommene soziale

RP: Bahnlärm nicht entschlossen bekämpft
Düsseldorf (csr-news) – Die Bundesregierung will den Bahnlärm auf deutschen Schienenwegen bis Ende 2016 um 50 Prozent reduzieren und wird dieses Ziel möglicherweise verfehlen. Wie die Rheinische Post (RP - Mittwochsausgabe) berichtet, sind von den insgesamt 182.000 Güterwagen deutscher Bahnunternehmen bisher erst 14 Prozent mit sogenannten Flüsterbremsen ausgestattet. Das gehe

Nachhaltigkeit der Pommes frites: Lamb Weston Meijer veröffentlicht dritten CSR-Bericht
Kruiningen (csr-news) - Der Tiefkühlkartoffelproduzent Lamb Weston / Meijer (LWM) hat seinen dritten Nachhaltigkeitsbericht veröffentlicht. Das Unternehmen hatte sich im Jahr 2008 Nachhaltigkeitsziele gesetzt, die es bis 2020 erreichen möchte. Der aktuelle Bericht zeigt die Fortschritte: So hat LWM seinen Energieverbrauch gegenüber dem Geschäftsjahr 2008 um 21,1 Prozent gesenkt und

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