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    New transparency rules on social responsibility for big companies

    The Council of the European Union today (29 September 2014) officially adopted  the directive on the disclosure of non-financial and diversity information by certain large companies and groups.

    Based on a “think small first” principle, the new reporting requirements aim to strengthen the...

    Monday, September 29, 2014
    Embedding human rights into Finnish companies' strategies and operations

    The link between human rights and business has proven evident for some time now, however, the integration of human rights into Finnish companies' strategies  and operations has only recently begun. Today the topic is very current and attracts a lot of interest among Finnish business people....

    Thursday, September 25, 2014
    Social Justice Index shows EU-wide problems with justice within the labour market

    This week, the Bertelsmann Stiftung, one of Germany’s leading independent think tanks, released its new Social Justice Index for all EU countries. The Index compares the 28 EU states across six dimensions: Poverty prevention, Equitable education, Labour market access, Social...

    Thursday, September 25, 2014
    Cargill pledges to protect forests in all agricultural supply chains

    At the United Nations’ Climate Summit in New York, Cargill has joined dozens of other companies, governments and civil society groups from around the world in supporting the 'New York Declaration on Forests'.

    The declaration is unprecedented in its scope. The endorsers pledge to do their part...

    Thursday, September 25, 2014
    Jacques Spelkens - new board member of CSR Europe

    On 11 September 2014, the Board of CSR Europe elected Jacques Spelkens, GDF SUEZ CSR Manager in Belgium, as a new board member.

    CSR Europe's Board of Directors welcomes his engagement in the network and his strong expertise in the core areas of CSR Europe’s work with 64 international member...

    Thursday, September 18, 2014
    A co-ordinated international approach to combat tax avoidance by multinationals

    The OECD has released its first recommendations for a co-ordinated international approach to combat tax avoidance by multinational enterprises, under the OECD/G20 Base Erosion and Profit Shifting Project designed to create a single set of international tax rules to end the erosion of tax bases...

    Wednesday, September 17, 2014
    A New Vision of Value: Connecting corporate and societal value creation

    Companies need a better understanding of the value they create for society in order to protect and create corporate value, according to A New Vision of Value, a global report published by KPMG International.

    A company’s externalities have, historically, had little or no impact on its cash...

    Tuesday, September 16, 2014
    Release of IBM's 2013 Corporate Responsibility Report

    In its 2013 Corporate Responsibility Report, IBM details the many ways in which the company is integrating corporate citizenship with business strategy to help transform such essential challenges as improving education (redefining the pathway from high school to college and career), community...

    Tuesday, September 16, 2014
    The DESIGN-MTS CSR platform for the machine tools sector launch two on-line training modules
    The aim of the training modules is to foster knowledge and skills within European machine tool companies in order to help them embrace socially and environmentally responsible business practices which respond to customer and societal demands.
     
    The training provides companies with...
    Thursday, August 28, 2014

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