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    Burson-Marsteller launches Europe Decides series

    In the build-up to the European Parliament elections in 2014, Burson-Marsteller is providing a series entitled “Europe Decides”, which follows a wide range of aspects linked to the coming change of Commission presidency and parliamentarians.

    The Europe Decides series will include events on...

    Thursday, July 18, 2013
    Novartis and Biological E providing affordable vaccines

    In a recent developing and licensing agreement, Novartis and Biological E Limited (BioE), announced that they would be cooperating to deliver affordable vaccines for typhoid and paratyphoid A fevers to the developing world.

    The pharmaceutical company has developed a typhoid vaccine with the...

    Thursday, July 18, 2013
    econsense releases discussion paper on non-financial reporting

    In the context of the European Commission's proposal on non-financial reporting, the German CSR network econsense has released a discussion paper, which both outlines its position on the proposal and highlights some of the practical implementation issues for the future.

    Drawing on a wide range...

    Thursday, July 18, 2013
    CSR Europe launches Embedding Human Rights workstream

    In a kick-off webinar on 10 July 2013, CSR Europe launched its new workstream on "Embedding Human Rights". The workstream will support companies in translating human rights into function-specific processes for the Human Resources, Procurement and Risk Assessment departments.

    Designed to...

    Monday, July 15, 2013
    New book examines concept of social innovation

    “Social Innovation – Solutions for a Sustainable Future” draws upon a variety of sources and expert opinions to explore the topic of social innovation – both in regards to its potential as a driver of business as well as the precise meaning of the concept.

    The recently published book...

    Monday, July 15, 2013
    BITC's CSR Magazine highlights the business role in international development

    Business in the Community UK (BITC) regularly publishes the CSR 360 Global Partner Network magazine, which brings CSR issues into focus.

    This issue features articles on the Millennium Development Goals and the Post2015 Agenda, insight on Disaster Relief programmes, a GSK-Save the Children...

    Monday, July 15, 2013
    SMEs join SchoolstoBusiness project in London

    On 28 June and 2 July, 13 SMEs – including lawyers, accountants and decorators - taught a variety of lessons focusing on skills for employment at St Thomas the Apostle College in Nunhead and Holloway School in Islington.

    The lessons are aimed at increasing young people's knowledge of business...

    Monday, July 15, 2013
    Hyundai’s first Brilliant Young Entrepreneurs Award goes to ‘grow-your-own food’ start-up

    Hive, a start-up company based in Antwerp, Belgium, was announced as the first winner of the Brilliant Young Entrepreneurs Award for its successful product that lets consumers grow their own herbs and vegetables at home using an innovative hexagonal, modular plastic system.

    The Award programme...

    Monday, July 15, 2013
    BITC's Citi International Award goes to The Body Shop

    Last week, in the presence of Prime Minister David Cameron and over 1,000 guests at the Royal Albert Hall in London,  Business in the Community celebrated companies' corporate responsibility and sustainability programmes through BITC’s portfolio of Awards ranging from the ASDA Entrprise Growth...

    Thursday, July 11, 2013
    Coca-Cola announces global environmental goals and renewed partnership with WWF

    In a press release on 9 July, the Coca-Cola Company revealed its 2020 environmental goals, which it set with its conservation partner, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), with whom it renewed its cooperation agreement.

    Since its partnership with the WWF began, worldwide Coca-Cola has improved water...

    Thursday, July 11, 2013

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