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    MEPs support European Year for Reconciling Work and Family Life

    After staging a successful conference this week entitled 'Vulnerable Families - What can Europe do?', the Confederation of Family Organisations (COFACE) has achieved success in the European Parliament.  A total of 388 MEPs adopted Declaration Nr. 32, calling for 2014 to be designated as the...

    Friday, February 8, 2013
    ICA & COFACE publish press release from conference on vulnerable families

    The Irish Countrywomen’s Association (ICA) and Confederation of Family Organisations in the European Union (COFACE) recently held a two day conference entitled 'Vulnerable Families - What can Europe do?' with the aim of 'giving a voice to the most vulnerable families in Europe.'

    The conference...

    Thursday, February 7, 2013
    More companies report profit from sustainability efforts

    A recent report by the MIT Sloan Management Review has shown that companies are increasingly finding that their sustainability efforts are creating profit.  Up from 23 percent last year, 37 percent of companies are now reporting profit thanks to their sustainability efforts.  These companies...

    Thursday, February 7, 2013
    Increased responsibility results in safer chemicals in Europe

    Thanks to the REACH initiative - a cooperative effort by chemical companies and the EU to regulate chemicals - the range of chemicals around Europe are at the safest levels they have been for decades.  The initiative has only been in existence for five years but is already bearing fruit. ...

    Thursday, February 7, 2013
    Toyota cuts carbon footprint with recycled hybrid batteries

    Toyota is already a leader in environmental innovation, having paved the way for hybrid vehicles.  It will now recycle the batteries from the vehicles to make an energy storage system to be sold to dealerships throughout Japan.

    Dealerships will be able to cut energy costs by up to half thanks to...

    Thursday, February 7, 2013
    CSR Asia publishes 'ten steps to making CSR strategic'

    This week, CSR Asia has issued a 10-step mini-guide to achieving a strategic CSR programme.  The steps offer the following advice for companies:

    1. Link your CSR strategy to brand, reputation and trust
    2. Build strong relationships with stakeholders
    3. Base all CSR activities on your most material...
    Thursday, February 7, 2013
    European map of e-Inclusion to be formed

    The European Commission, alongside its partner DG-CONNECT, has initiated a project to improve the awareness and understanding of e-Inclusion intermediary actors.  Via an expansive survey, the project aims to produce an 'impact assessment framework' to assess and display the impact of these...

    Thursday, February 7, 2013
    Employment and social analysis publication now available

    A silent revolution is underway in the field of employment and social data collection and analysis, giving a much more vivid picture of what people are going through and how they are evolving over time. This issue of Social Agenda focuses on the methodology of data collection and its political...

    Thursday, February 7, 2013
    European Parliament votes on two CSR Reports

    In a debate on Tuesday 5 February, MEPs called on businesses to incorporate social responsibility and stimulate sustainable growth.  They also addressed two reports on CSR, one on legal affairs and the other on employment and social affairs, put forward by Italian Christian Democrat Rafaele...

    Thursday, February 7, 2013
    Member update - apply for Board by 11 February

    Members of CSR Europe have until 6pm CET on Monday, 11th February to apply for a seat on CSR Europe's Board of Directors.

    Joining CSR Europe’s Board of Directors would not only give you the opportunity to amplify your own professional development, but would also allow you to shape the future...

    Thursday, February 7, 2013

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