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06/10/2016
CSR-JOBS.NET: Operations Associate, Maritime Anti-Corruption Network

The Operations Associate will work as an integral part of the global MACN program team and reports to the MACN Program Director (based in Europe). The Associate will engage with staff, project partners, and funders worldwide to administer MACN membership and provide organizational, administrative, event planning, and logistics support.


Further News

06/10/2016
CSR-JOBS.NET: MACN Collective Action Lead


The MACN Collective Action Lead operates as an integral part of the global MACN program team. The Collective Action Lead will be primarily responsible for developing, managing, and scaling MACN’s collective action projects in an effective and cost-efficient way to promote trade and transparency and to drive private sector leadership on combating corruption and bribery in the port and maritime sector in developing countries.

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.

11/12/2012
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.


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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

06/11/2014
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) >>
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) >>
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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Newsflash

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

05/02/2016
Mainstream medicine’s not perfect, but it beats the alternative
Defenders of David and Collet Stephan are right about the Canadian healthcare system, and about the “mainstream” approach to healthcare.

04/19/2016
What should you do if you lose faith in what you’re selling?
What happens — what should happen — when you lose faith in your product, when you come to see that


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06/28/2016
Mit Abgas das Klima retten
Berlin (csr-news) > Acht Industrieunternehmen wollen gemeinsam mit Max-Planck und Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft sowie Universitäten eine weltweit einsetzbare Lösung entwickeln, um die Abgase der Hochöfen in Vorprodukte für Kraftstoffe, Kunststoffe oder Dünger umzuwandeln. Carbon2Chem" heißt das Projekt, mit dem rund 20 Millionen Tonnen des jährlichen CO2-Ausstoßes (Inland) der deutschen Stahlbranche künftig wirtschaftlich

06/28/2016
Dibella gründet GoodTextiles Stiftung und legt ersten Förderfonds auf
Spenden-Programm für gewissenhafte Textilien Bocholt (csr-partner) > Dank der von Dibella jüngst gegründeten, gemeinnützigen GoodTextiles Stiftung können sich sozial und ökologisch engagierte Hotelgäste und Entrepreneure für nachhaltige Projekte innerhalb der textilen Wertschöpfungskette engagieren. Mit den Spenden der ersten Initiative, dem „GoodCotton-Fonds“, werden die Lebensbedingungen von ökologisch wirtschaftenden Baumwoll-Kleinstbauern verbessert. Dibella setzt sich

06/28/2016
Verbände fordern grundlegende Nachbesserungen am Bundesteilhabegesetz
Berlin (afp) > Ein Bündnis aus Verbänden und Gewerkschaften fordert vor der Kabinettsbefassung am Dienstag grundlegende Nachbesserungen am Bundesteilhabegesetz für Menschen mit Behinderung. Die Kritiker, darunter der Deutsche Behindertenrat, das Deutsche Rote Kreuz und der Deutsche Gewerkschaftsbund, warnen in einer am Montag veröffentlichten Mitteilung "vor der Gefahr von Leistungseinschränkungen und

06/28/2016
Familienfreundlichkeit in Unternehmen bleibt oft hinter Anspruch zurück
Berlin (afp) > Die Vereinbarkeit von Familie und Beruf funktioniert einer Studie zufolge in vielen Firmen schlechter, als diese es darstellen. Laut dem am Montag veröffentlichten Unternehmensmonitor Familienfreundlichkeit 2016 im Auftrag des Bundesfamilienministeriums halten 83 Prozent der Personalverantwortlichen und Geschäftsleitungen familienfreundliche Rahmenbedingungen in ihrem Hause für selbstverständlich, wohingegen nur 60

06/27/2016
Umwelt-Bundesamt bringt eigenes Messprogramm für Autoabgase voran
Berlin (afp) > Das Umwelt-Bundesamt (UBA) bringt sein eigenes Messprogramm für den Schadstoffausstoß von Dieselfahrzeugen voran. "Unser Messprogramm steht kurz vor der Ausschreibung", sagte ein Sprecher am Montag und bestätigte damit einen Bericht von "Süddeutscher Zeitung", NDR und WDR. Geeignete Firmen sollen die Abgase auf der Straße messen - bislang

06/27/2016
“Spiegel”: CSU gegen geplanten Klimaschutzplan 2050
Berlin (afp) > Der unter SPD-Federführung erarbeitete Klimaschutzplan 2050, der derzeit im Kanzleramt geprüft wird, stößt auf Widerstand beim Koalitionspartner. Verkehrsminister Alexander Dobrindt (CSU) sagte der neuen Ausgabe des Magazins "Spiegel", es sei "Wunschdenken, dass es in 14 Jahren keine Verbrennungsmotoren mehr geben wird". Der Weg zu alternativen Antrieben müsse

06/24/2016
CSR intern kommunizieren: Der Blog zum Magazinbeitrag
Hückeswagen (csr-news) - Wie gelingt die unternehmensinterne Kommunikation von Nachhaltigkeitsthemen? Welche Themen sind gefragt? Was müssen Medien dabei leisten? Diesen Fragen widmet sich ein Fachbeitrag im kommenden CSR MAGAZIN. Lernen Sie in dem zugehörigen Blog bereits Praxisbeispiele, Projekte und Expertenstatements kennen und beteiligen Sie sich mit Ihren eigenen Perspektiven. Als Fachjournalisten

06/24/2016
Rund 154.000 freie Jobs für Flüchtlinge in Deutschland
Nürnberg (afp) - Für Flüchtlinge gibt es in Deutschland derzeit rund 154.000 freie Jobs - vor allem im Reinigungsgewerbe, in der Verkehrs- und Logistikbranche sowie auf dem Bau, wie das Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB) der Bundesagentur für Arbeit (BA) schätzt. Wegen der guten Arbeitsmarktsituation könnte die Zahl demnach





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