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    Novartis to participate in new campaign to train one million community health workers for Sub-Saharan Africa

    President Paul Kagame, Novartis CEO Joseph Jimenez and Professor Jeffrey Sachs announce new healthcare initiative targeting rural Africa

    Across sub-Saharan Africa, community health workers using mobile phones and broadband access to sophisticated medical resources are delivering health care to...

    Tuesday, January 29, 2013
    Volkswagen inaugurates solar park in the USA

    On 23 January the Volkswagen brand inaugurated its largest solar facility in the world at its US plant in Chattanooga.  The Volkswagen Chattanooga Solar Park has a peak output of 9.5 megawatts and is the largest solar facility operated by an automaker in the USA. The environmentally compatible...

    Tuesday, January 29, 2013
    CSR Europe Board members agree on new 2013 – 2015 workprogramme

    During the latest Board Meeting, the Secretariat discussed CSR Europe’s new service structure 2013 – 2015 and presented an analysis of the current services approach and its merits/demerits.  In this context, the overall frameworks, key activities and timelines of the new European Business...

    Tuesday, January 29, 2013
    Business Leaders Call to Include Social Goals in Corporate Decisions

    Businesses’ increased power means increased responsibility to solve global problems. Companies that focus only on short-term profit will not survive Governments should create incentives for businesses to shift focus. The theme of the 43rd World Economic Forum Annual Meeting is Resilient...

    Monday, January 28, 2013
    Volkswagen Workforce Initiative "A Chance to Play" Supports Disadvantaged Children and Youth in Brazil

    The Volkswagen Group Works Council and the child rights agency "terre des hommes" are helping to improve future prospects for children and youth in poor districts of Brazil with the "A chance to play" initiative. The project was officially launched today in the country hosting the 2014 soccer...

    Monday, January 28, 2013
    CSR Sweden launches Academy for Human Rights in Business

    Given the challenges posed on companies operating in high risk countries or complex markets, CSR Sweden's Academy for Human Rights in Business is a direct response to the challenges and expectations provided in Professor Ruggie’s framework, UK Bribery Act and EU demands on CSR . The aim is to...

    Monday, January 28, 2013
    A new orchard for the new Clio

    Along with the commercial launch of each new vehicle, the Oyak Renault plant in Turkey has started a tradition of planting orchards in the poor villages in Bursa. The initiative was repeated for the launch of the new Clio.

    Since the launch of the “Garden of proects” in 2006, 14,861 fruit trees...

    Friday, January 25, 2013
    Renault awarded prize for efforts in increasing road safety

    Renault has been awarded the Marcel ARNAUD award by the Automobile Club Médical de France (ACMF) for the groups efforts to decrease and prevent road risks and contribute to the UN’s Decade of Action for Road Safety.

    "This award is a great honor and support for our safety policy, which is a major...

    Friday, January 25, 2013
    The Coca-Cola Company Launches Challenge Among World Economic Forum's 'Global Shapers' To Accelerate Solutions To Global Problems

    The Coca-Cola Company today encouraged the members of the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers Community to return to the Forum’s 2014 Annual Meeting in Davos with proof points of the work they have done to help address the world’s problems.  In return, one project will be granted $50,000 in...

    Thursday, January 24, 2013
    EU Employment and Social Situation Quarterly Review now available

    Against the backdrop of persistent difficulties on the labour markets, marked by ever higher unemployment at EU level, and rising divergence across Member States, the number of people at risk of poverty or social exclusion in the EU now accounts for nearly one-fourth of the EU population.

    The EU...

    Thursday, January 24, 2013