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    Edenred's and Toute l''s breakfast debate highlights importance of CSR in developing sustainable business strategy for SMEs

    The breakfast debate organised by Edenred and Toute l’ in Brussels on 17 September highlighted the principles of sustainable and ethical company behaviour –an issue that is becoming of increasing relevance to the world of SMEs.

    Participants of the breakfast debate organised...

    Tuesday, October 9, 2012
    tve (Television for the Environment) to host first corporate sustainability film awards

    tve (Television for the Environment) will be hosting its first corporate sustainability film awards on 18th October 2012 at the prestigious BAFTA headquarters in Piccadilly, London.

    tve want to see the Awards become hallmarks for companies who are using film to share innovative sustainability...

    Friday, October 5, 2012
    AXA and IPSOS publish survey on individual perceptions of climate risk

    An international opinion poll of unprecedented scope and scale reveals that the world's populations share many of the same worries and beliefs about climate change. Commissioned by AXA, the research conducted by the IPSOS firm shows that there is a clear global consensus for taking collective...

    Friday, October 5, 2012
    EU takes final step in adopting Energy Efficiency Directive

    EU ministers yesterday (4 October) placed the last piece of the 20-20-20 climate puzzle, agreed in 2007, by throwing their weight behind the EU's Energy Efficiency Directive.

    The directive is the last piece of legislation out of a suite of three which came as a result of the March 2007 EU summit,...

    Friday, October 5, 2012
    Eurosif study shows marked growth in responsible investment

    The fifth annual Sustainable and Responsible Investment Study from the European Forum for Sustainable Investment (Eurosif) has outlined strong market growth, primarily driven by demand from institutional investors.

    The study, which is written by Eurosif with support from Amundi, Axa Investment...

    Friday, October 5, 2012
    CSR Europe attends a European Commission seminar on Youth, Enterpreneurship, Volunteering and CSR

    On 25 September CSR Europe participated in a seminar on Youth, Enterpreneurship, Volunteering and CSR organised by the European Commission, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion. The seminar brought together different stakeholders to discuss how volunteering among young people, with the...

    Thursday, October 4, 2012
    CSR Europe welcomes new Directors to the CSR Europe Board of Directors

    At the Board Meeting on the 24th of September, both Vanina Laurent-Ledru (MSD) and Eckhard Koch (BASF) expressed their wish to resign from the Board and subsequently proposed to be replaced by two senior colleagues from within their respective companies. In this context, the Board confirmed the...

    Thursday, October 4, 2012
    Forética looks at National CSR Plans of European governments to support the development of a National Action Plan for Spain

    Forética aims to use the National CSR Plans of European governments as a reflection and discussion to help the development of the National Action Plan of the Spanish government in CSR.  "CSR has to be an essential component of the Spain Brand" in the words of Martin Garcia, General Director for...

    Thursday, October 4, 2012
    EU commissioner for Internal Market Michel Barnier launches four growth drivers for 'Single Market Act II'

    The European Commission yesterday (3 October) presented a new recipe to improve the functioning of the internal market with a focus on job-creation and growth in its Single Market Act II plan.

    Despite its introduction 20 years ago, the EU's Single Market hasn't been fulfilled and needs revamping...

    Thursday, October 4, 2012
    Nurturing Europe’s spirit of innovation -EVCA Autumn Briefing explores the changes in policy and mindset for the benefit of future competitiveness and economic growth

    The Autumn issue of EVCA-Briefings -Bright Sparks: nurturing Europe's spirit of innovation- explores the changes in policy and mindset that we believe are necessary for venture capital, and in turn Europe’s innovation ecosystem to thrive – for the benefit of future competitiveness and economic...

    Thursday, October 4, 2012