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    Good Practice Notes on Human Rights Released

    The Global Compact has released three good practice notes on human rights. Recently adopted by the Global Compact's Human Rights Working Group, the three notes address the following topics:

    1. Developing Corporate Human Rights Policies and the Role of Legal Counsel
    2. Community Engagement and investment...
    Friday, January 4, 2013
    CSR Europe welcomes Silvia Ursu to the Membership and Stakeholder Relations team

    CSR Europe is delighted to welcome Silvia Ursu in the position of Project Manager as part of the Membership and Stakeholder Relations team. Within this role, Silvia is responsible for the management of the portfolio of member companies in the food and beverage, materials, transport and logistics...

    Friday, January 4, 2013
    From Visions to Actions: Closing Conference for the European Year for Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations 2012

    It is tradition for the Member State holding the EU Presidency to co-organise the Opening and Closing Conferences of the European Year. The Closing Conference of the Year fell within the Cyprus Presidency and focused on the pillars of the Year, which were active ageing and solidarity between...

    Thursday, December 20, 2012
    Nestlé helps farmers adapt to climate change

    Nestlé’s work to help cocoa and coffee farmers adapt to environmental challenges has been recognised as an example of best practice by the United Nations’ Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

    The company believes one of the best ways it can support farmers in preserving crops...

    Wednesday, December 19, 2012
    Western Union Offers Relief to the Philippines

    The Western Union Company and the Western Union Foundation have announced a series of relief efforts to support communities in the Philippines devastated by Typhoon Bopha.

    Mobilizing Consumer Giving through

    To further help people contribute to relief efforts, is...

    Wednesday, December 19, 2012
    Enterprise 2020 Blog: The Power of Business-led Corporate Responsibility Coalitions

    This month's Enterprise 2020 blog features an article written by Professor David Grayson, Director of the Doughty Centre for Corporate Responsibility, who reflects on how business-led corporate responsibility coalitions could play a significantly expanded role in responding to the multiple...

    Tuesday, December 18, 2012
    Draft guidance on business and human rights for the ICT sector now online for public consultation

    The Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector guidance was posted for public consultation on 14th December 2012 and will be open for comment through Wednesday 13th February 2013.

    Please send comments to with a subject line of “ICT Draft Guidance Feedback” by...

    Monday, December 17, 2012
    Dow’s 2012 Sustainability Innovation Student Challenge Award programme recognizes 89 student winners

    The Dow Chemical Company announced the conclusion of its fourth annual Sustainability Innovation Student Challenge Award (SISCA)program. Students from 17 universities were honored with Dow prizes up to $10,000 for innovative approaches to the world’s most pressing sustainability challenges,...

    Monday, December 17, 2012
    CSR Europe to participate in first UN Forum on Business and Human Rights

    On 4-5 Dec, CSR Europe participated in the first UN Forum on Business and Human Rights in Geneva. Over 1000 participants from governments, international organizations, civil society and companies gathered to discuss challenges of the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and...

    Friday, December 14, 2012
    Boosting waste and resource efficiency in the retail and distribution industry

    The benefit of recycling used products (batteries, electrical and electronic appliances, cell phones, energy-saving lamps and ink cartridges) for the environment is very high. Still, today, only 1 on 3 of these products is deposed and recycled.

    Casino, the French retailer, has set up a Collect+...

    Friday, December 14, 2012