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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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06/24/2016
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

06/24/2016
EU-Parlament beschließt Mehrjahresplan für Ostsee
Brüssel (afp) - In der Ostsee sollen die EU-Fangquoten für Dorsch, Hering und Sprotte im Sinne einer nachhaltigen Fischereipolitik künftig aufeinander abgestimmt sein. Das sieht der sogenannte Mehrjahresplan für die Ostsee vor, den das Europaparlament mit breiter Mehrheit am Donnerstag in Brüssel verabschiedete. Der Plan könnte schon bei der Festlegung

06/23/2016
Spezial-Lkw versorgen sich auf schwedischer Autobahn mit Strom aus Oberleitungen
Stockholm (afp) - In Schweden wird seit Mittwoch der Betrieb von Lastwagen mit Strom aus Oberleitungen getestet. Der von Siemens entwickelte "eHighway" auf einem zwei Kilometer langen Autobahnabschnitt nördlich von Stockholm helfe dabei, den Energieverbrauch und die Luftverschmutzung durch den Güterverkehr auf der Straße zu senken, teilte der Industriekonzern mit.

06/23/2016
Niederländer stellt Prototypen zur Säuberung der Weltmeere vor
Den Haag (afp) - Mit einem ebenso simplen wie wirkungsvollen System will ein junger Niederländer Millionen Tonnen von Plastikmüll aus den Weltmeeren fischen. Der 21-jährige Boyan Slat stellte am Mittwoch in Scheveningen bei Den Haag den Prototypen seiner Erfindung vor. Das System besteht aus einem einhundert Kilometer langen Bollwerk aus

06/22/2016
EU-Staaten begrenzen Steuervermeidung durch Großkonzerne
Brüssel (afp) > Die EU erschwert international tätigen Konzernen die Verschiebung von Gewinnen zur Steuervermeidung. Alle EU-Staaten stimmten bis Dienstag einer entsprechende Richtlinie zu. Auch Belgien und Tschechien, die sich zunächst noch Bedenkzeit ausgebeten hatten, unterstützen das Vorhaben nun. Laut EU-Kommission entgehen den Mitgliedstaaten durch aktive Steuervermeidungspolitik von Firmen jährlich Steuereinnahmen

06/22/2016
Nestle: Global Stakeholderkonferenz in Afrika
Abidjan (csr-news) > "Business can not succeed in a society which fails". Es war einer der zentralen Sätze des Creating Shared Values (CSV) Forum 2016. Gesprochen hat ihn Kofi Annan, ehemaliger Generalsekretär der Vereinten Nationen. Auf seiner diesjährigen Stakeholderkonferenz hat Nestle zahlreiche Persönlichkeiten aus Afrika zu Wort kommen lassen, Politiker,

06/22/2016
Für eine paradigmatische Wende der Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Berlin (csr-news)>Über 30 namhafte Wissenschaftler aus Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz fordern in einem gemeinsamen Aufruf eine paradigmatische Wende der Wirtschaftswissenschaften. Da es neben unbestrittenen Erfolgen auch gravierende ökologische Zerstörungen, soziale Verwerfungen und ökonomische Krisen gibt, brauche es mehr denn je eine Wirtschaftswissenschaft, die insbesondere die Bedingungen und Möglichkeiten einer





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