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    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
    EACA launches "This is my future" - innovative campaign to support young entrepreneurs in Europe

    The European Association of Communications Agencies (EACA), representing 85% of the 88 billion euros of advertising placed annually in Europe, has announced a major pan-European campaign aimed at supporting young entrepreneurs. The service will launch in March 2013 in key European markets (UK,...

    Thursday, October 4, 2012
    Microsoft announces expansion of the Technology Education And Literacy in Schools (TEALS) program

    As part of the recently announced Microsoft YouthSpark initiative - which aims to create opportunities for 300 million youth around the world - Microsoft is announcing the expansion of the Technology Education And Literacy in Schools (TEALS) program, which directly addresses the shortage of...

    Thursday, October 4, 2012
    Inclusive business models and best practices mapped out at CSR Europe’s workshop

    On September 27th, around 50 participants from 18 businesses and 20 public organizations (GIZ, BMZ, USAid and UNDP among others) attended this session. This time participants were invited to look into good approaches with regards to (1) Market insight: consumer and market understanding; (2)...

    Thursday, October 4, 2012

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