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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.

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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.

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.

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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 >>

Research Institutes

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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 >>

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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

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

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

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

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.


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Neu im CSR-Wiki: „Corporate Sustainability Barometer“ und weitere Einträge
Hückeswagen (csr-news) - Das Corporate Sustainability Barometer (CSB) ist eine wissenschaftliche Langzeitstudie, die national und international den Praxisstand und Fortschritt des Nachhaltigkeitsmanagements in Unternehmen von 2002 bis 2012 branchenübergreifend analysiert hat. Für das Projekt wurden in den Jahren 2002, 2006, 2010 sowie 2012 die größten Unternehmen in Deutschland untersucht. Darüber

Ihr Nachhaltigkeitsbericht nach GRI G4: Praxis-Workshop zur Nachhaltigkeitsberichterstattung mit den Leitlinien der Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), Version G4, zertifiziert von der GRI, am 14. und 15. September 2016 in Wuppertal
Aktuell: mit Informationen zum neuen GRI Sustainability Reporting Standard (SRS) Wuppertal (csr-partner) - Längst sind es nicht mehr nur große Unternehmen, die das Thema Nachhaltigkeit für sich nutzen. Auch immer mehr mittelständische Unternehmen richten ihre Ziele an einer nachhaltigen Entwicklung aus. Denn: Sich mit einem Nachhaltigkeitsbericht zu positionieren, sichert langfristige Vorteile und

KiK schafft Anreize für die Einhaltung von Sozial- und Umweltstandards
Bönen (csr-news) > Der westfälische Textildiscounter KiK schafft ein Anreizsystem für die Einhaltung von Sozial- und Umweltstandards seiner Lieferanten. Demnach sollen Textillieferanten in China, die die Arbeitsbedingungen ihrer Mitarbeiter sowie ihr Umweltmanagement verbessern, günstigere Finanzierungsmöglichkeiten von der International Finance Corporation (IFC), einer Tochter der Weltbank, erhalten. Das Prinzip dabei: Je

Studierende wollen Recyclingpapier an deutschen Hochschulen
Berlin (csr-news) > An deutschen Hochschulen sollte Recyclingpapier das Papier der Wahl sein. Dies ist das zentrale Ergebnis einer Online-Umfrage unter 367 Studierenden an 152 Hochschulen, die das Hochschulmagazin Audimax in Kooperation mit der Initiative Pro Recyclingpapier (IPR) durchgeführt hat. Mit 83 Prozent gab die überwiegende Mehrheit der befragten Studierenden

Kabinett billigt neue Umsetzungsregeln für EU-Programm zu gesundem Schulessen
Berlin (afp) > Die Bundesregierung passt die Förderregeln für gesünderes Schulessen an geänderte EU-Vorgaben an. In seiner Sitzung am Mittwoch beschloss das Bundeskabinett nach Angaben des Ernährungsministeriums einen Gesetzentwurf, mit dem das Schulobstgesetz und die Schulmilchverordnung zu einem einheitlichen Gesetz zusammengefasst werden. Der Bundestag muss noch zustimmen. Die Notwendigkeit zur Anpassung

Reicher Norden soll stärker zum Klimaschutz in EU beitragen
Brüssel (afp) > Reich reduziert mehr, arm weniger: Die EU-Kommission hat nationale Ziele zur Senkung von Treibhausgasemissionen in Wirtschaftsbereichen vorgeschlagen, die nicht vom Emissionshandel erfasst werden. Die einzelnen Mitgliedstaaten müssen demnach bis 2030 ihren Schadstoffausstoß bei Verkehr, Gebäuden, Landwirtschaft und Abfallbeseitigung zwischen null und 40 Prozent senken. Bei Deutschland sind

38 Mordanklagen wegen Einsturzes von Rana-Plaza-Fabrikgebäude
Dhaka (afp) > Gut drei Jahre nach dem Einsturz des Fabrikgebäudes Rana Plaza in Bangladesch sind im ersten Prozess um das Unglück 38 Menschen wegen Mordes angeklagt worden. Drei weiteren Angeklagten werde Beihilfe zur Flucht des Hauptangeklagten vorgeworfen, sagte Staatsanwalt Abdul Mannan am Montag der Nachrichtenagentur AFP. Der Fabrikkomplex war

Haftstrafen in Asbest-Prozess gegen prominente Ex-Manager in Italien
Rom (afp) > Prominente Ex-Manager des italienischen Bürogeräteherstellers Olivetti sind zu Haftstrafen verurteilt worden, weil mehrere Todesfälle von Beschäftigten auf den Kontakt mit Asbest bei der Arbeit zurückzuführen sein sollen. Der von 1978 bis 1996 amtierende Olivetti-Chef Carlo De Benedetti und sein Bruder Franco müssen wegen fahrlässiger Tötung und Körperverletzung

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