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    Ruggie Framework and Guiding Principles Workshop report released

    The report from the workshop on Business and Human Rights - Putting the Ruggie-Framework and the Guiding Principles into Practice - held by CSR Europe and econsense on April 15 in Berlin - is now available. The report highlights the practices of 10 companies around developing a human rights...

    Friday, July 26, 2013
    Huawei and Microsoft launch InnoApps competition

    A new contest, InnoApps, will challenge youth developers to design innovative mobile applications to foster social inclusion.  The contest, launched on 22 July, is a joint initiative of the global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider Huawei, the leading software...

    Thursday, July 25, 2013
    Young entrepreneurs win Intel Business Challenge Europe 2013

    Out of thousands of students competing from 27 countries across Europe, five teams of young entrepreneurs have emerged victorious from the Intel Business Challenge Europe 2013 final in Dublin. Now in its eighth year, the competition seeks to inspire creativity and entrepreneurial spirit in...

    Thursday, July 25, 2013
    Cargill training provides brazilian cocoa farmers with sustainability certification

    On 18 July, after partnering with Cargill, four producers in the state of Bahia were awarded with the label of UTZ Certified cocoa producers.  The certification is used by leading consumer brands to highlight the sustainable practices of the producers who receive the label.

    Cargill, in line...

    Tuesday, July 23, 2013
    Skills for Jobs best practices available to all

    Under CSR Europe's solutions database, users may now search through over 60 best practices concerning a wide range of topics within the area of Skills for Jobs.

    The collection represents a milestone for the Skills for Jobs campaign, providing a wealth of innovative projects addressing this...

    Thursday, July 18, 2013
    Stock exchanges move to mandate non-financial reporting

    Among a variety of topics covered at the annual Ceres conference this year was the issue of non-financial reporting (or ESG – environmental, social and corporate governance), which received particular attention as it is becoming more and more important for investors as a form of risk...

    Thursday, July 18, 2013
    Nespresso launches major new sustainability initiatives in Africa and Latin America

    Nespresso has unveiled a series of major new socio-economic and environmental initiatives to mark the tenth anniversary of its AAA Sustainable Quality Program at the inaugural meeting of its newly-formed sustainability advisory board in Switzerland.

    The advisory board, comprised of...

    Thursday, July 18, 2013
    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