Weitzenegger's Corporate Social Responsibility Report
Social innovation: Good for you, good for me
Big firms are joining the queue to follow in Muhammad Yunus's footsteps by developing businesses designed to fix social ills.
Business Fights Poverty
From the team behind Business Action for Africa and Mentori, Business Fights Poverty is a professional network for all those passionate about fighting world poverty through the power of good business. I joined this recently and will invite you personally.
CAN launches a FREE Social Enterprise Directory
CAN has just launched a FREE directory of social entrepreneurs, social enterprises and enterprising charities in the UK. Sign up today if you want to be listed.
Linking social protection and the productive sectors
This ODI Briefing Paper, based on a collaboration between the ODI and the UK Department for International Development’s Renewable Natural Resources and Agriculture Team, sets out current practice and future prospects in respect of how social protection and agriculture (broadly defined to include crops and livestock) relate to each other.
BiD Network's Links to websites on business in development
The link database is worth a new visit. It has 400 entries in a searchable database. The BiD Network and the BiD Challenge are growing into a movement. Since January 2007 they are joined into a new entity, the BiD Network Foundation.
Global Compact Critics
This is an informal network of organizations and people with concerns about the UN Global Compact. On this blog we gather and share information about the Global Compact, partnerships between the United Nations and companies, and corporate accountability. It is not a database, but rather a collection of opinions, news items and background information. SOMO will keep this blog updated.
EU unveils plan to make small firms greener
The European commission has unveiled a plan to reduce the environmental impact of small and medium size businesses (SMEs) and boost their compliance with EU environmental legislation. The plan intends to strengthen efforts to reduce administrative burden on business as part of the EU's ''better regulation'' drive, in order to free resources for improving compliance with EU law. The Commission is also considering making it easier for SMEs to adopt environmental management systems as part of a forthcoming revision of its eco-management scheme, Emas. Small firms would see their entry fees slashed and they would be able to share resources by registering in groups.
Engaging business in development: Results of an international benchmarking study
This study examines ways of engaging business in development through Public Private Partnerships (PPP). It highlights areas of best practice and likely advances for the partnership tool in development assistance, potential avenues for future research and possibilities for enhanced donor collaboration. To do so the study adopted a collaborative benchmarking approach, building a network of benchmarking partners who intend to learn from each other.
Corporate social responsibility: an implementation guide for business
This document presents a corporate social responsibility CSR implementation guide for international businesses. It provides an overview of the basic steps to, and instruments for, implementing a CSR strategy adapted specifically to your business or organisational context.
Are Social Entrepreneurs important for Social and Economic Development?
This PDF-paper reviews the Social Entrepreneurship literature and links it with studies ob Entrepreneurshop from OECD and others. It identifies four key areas where Social Entrepreneurs are creating social and economic value: Employment Development, Innovation and new products/services, Social Capital as well as Equity Promotion. (contributed by Juergen Nagler)
Business in Development Network
The BiD Network Foundation's mission is to contribute to sustainable economic development by stimulating entrepreneurship in developing countries.
Activities are: 1. Stimulating small and medium sized entrepreneurship to create jobs and raise income in developing countries. 2. Engaging professionals, investors and organisations offering them the opportunity to directly contribute to poverty reduction through SME development in developing countries. 3. Inspiring people that business and poverty reduction can go hand-in hand.
The intersection between business approaches and non-profit missions towards the social good has increasingly received interest from development practitioners and academic researchers. This blog covers contemporary developments and news especially in Social Entrepreneurship, Corporate Social Responsibility and Microfinance . It follows the words of Kofi Annan: ''It is the absence of broad-based business activity, not its presence, that condemns much of humanity to suffering. Business generates employment and wealth.'' (contributed by Juergen Nagler)
Value Based Management
Value Based Management.net is a management portal specifically aimed at the information needs of senior executives with an interest in value creation, managing for value and valuation. We provide learning materials explaining management methods, models and theories on strategy, performance, finance, valuation, change, corporate governance, communication, marketing, leadership and responsibility with links to additional resources in the field.
Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations (SOMO)
SOMO investigates the consequences of Multinational Enterprises' (MNE's) policies and the consequences of the internationalisation of business particularly for developing countries. It has a dedicated research theme on International Trade and Investment.
Externship Volunteering Opportunity for CSR Project
Do you want to learn about the largest Corporate Citizenship initiative in the world? How companies implement the ten principles of the UN Global Compact? Then participate in this ` externship´ opportunity: With little time and from home you can help the UN, learn about Corporate Social Responsibility and receive a Certificate!
What is the UN Global Compact?
- The world's largest corporate citizenship initiative aiming for a more sustainable and inclusive world economy
- Supported by over 4.000 participants in over 100 countries
- Includes some of the worlds most influential companies, such as Coca Cola, ebay and Microsoft
What is the project?
Companies from all over the world report on their progress on implementing the 10 Global Compact principles. Now there are over 2000 so called “Communication on Progress” (COP) reports. We need your support to review and tag these to get a fully searchable database. Each review takes around 30 minutes.
What are your benefits in participating?
- Gain valuable learning experience in the field of corporate citizenship
- Receive a Certificate of Participation after completion of 10 COP reviews
- Get a personal Letter of Appreciation by reviewing more than 50 COPs
Participate now at: www.unglobalcompact.org/COP/Wiki
News about the Global Compact
World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
Eldis CSR Reporter
AccountAbility. AA1000 Series
AccountAbility’s Global Leadership Network
Business and Sustainable Development: A Global Guide
CSR Germany –BDA/BDI
Deutsches Netzwerk Wirtschaftsethik (DNWE)
Ecosense – Forum Nachhaltige Entwicklung
Empresas Multinacionales y Responsabilidad Social e Inversión Regulada
Equator Principles for the financial industry
Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI)
Global Reporting Initiative
GTZ Programm Sozial- und Ökostandards > Sozialstandards
Instituto Ethos de Empresas e Responsabilidade Social
Instituto Observatório Social
Instituto para o Desenvolvimento da Cooperação e Relações Internacionais (Idecri)
Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility
Internationale Standardisierungsorganisation (ISO)
Plataforma de Responsabilidade Social Empresarial Holanda
Red Puentes RSE
Rede de Tecnologia Social - RTS
REdLat Rede Latino-Americana de Pesquisa em Empresas Multinacionais
Runder Tisch Verhaltenskodizes
Site da Inclusão Social
Social Accountability International (SAI)
The Global Compact
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