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Helping Others Helps Your Company Too
How can a company introduce corporate volunteering? And how can one improve and extend corporate volunteering programmes in companies where they already exist? We at the Pontis Foundation used to spend a lot of time trying to figure out the answer to this question. Our main source of inspiration came from New York more than ten years ago, when our manager Lenka Surotchak attended a large volunteering event called New York Cares.more...
The Rise of Social Enterprises in Europe: Act Konto
Act Konto Ltd. is a social enterprise specialised in providing expert accounting services and financial consulting to non-profit organizations and social enterprises in Croatia. 75% of their workforce consists of persons with disabilities. Any profit generated is reinvested back into local community, educational programmes and work integration of people with disabilities. Employees who have worked for the company for more than two years can enter the ownership structure, so employees are also owners of the company.more...
Women and Successful Business Go Well Together
Women represent approximately one half of the World‘s population but it will take more than 80 years until gender equality is achieved globally in the fields of education, health care, economy and politics. There are, however, no ‘buts’ in gender equality as such. From the economic and social view point, we are talking about the benefits that are not limited exclusively to one gender. It is human potential – skills and productivity – that is deemed to be the most important factor defining the competitiveness of the country.more...
Respect in the workplace must be a paramount priority
Inclusion and diversity are important parts of organizational culture of many companies. Ensuring inclusive environment in the workplace using various employee backgrounds and experiences regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity or expression is key to success and innovation. Most companies are now fully realizing this, but it certainly needs effort and determination to introduce the necessary measures throughout all corporate levels into common practice...more...
Tax transparency and paying taxes as a part of responsible business behaviour
In the beginning of November, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) revealed links between tax havens and more than 120 politicians and world leaders, over 100 multinational corporations and a large group of wealthy individuals. The disclosure, called the Paradise Documents, includes 13.4 million documents originating mainly from company Appleby, operating in a tax haven and from business registers of many tax havens.
CSR Europe - a growing network
Important part of harmonization of EU CSR directives and cooperation between different CSR initiatives is staying informed about latest CSR news in the field. At European level there is a variety of actors involved in implementation and development of CSR culture, including government, academia and civil sector. Good example of reporting, connecting and knowledge sharing can be found on the CSR Europe portal.more...
It’s still a man’s world in the FTSE 100
Is it a man’s world? Absolutely, especially in the business world. Women hold only 9.7% of executive positions in FTSE 100, that is, in 100 companies listed on the London Stock Exchange with the highest market capitalisation. The lack of diversity in executive positions leads to ‘Groupthink’. This unthreatening word has a lot of negative consequences.more...
What does CSR mean for your organisation? Putting theory into practice
Corporations have been under increasing pressure to strengthen society and reduce their environmental damage. Should organisations play an active role in this? We argue that yes, it is imperative that they do! Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) plays a vital role in this. But what does it mean to be responsible?
CSR is defined as corporations taking responsibility of their societal impact. As a result, CSR should be embedded in an organisation’s strategy and actions.
Our addiction to plastic is creating an environmental crisis
A recent study in the journal Science Advances revealed that since the 1950’s, we have produced about 8300 million metric tons of plastic. Half of that was produced in the last 13 years alone. A million plastic bottles are bought around the world every minute and the number will jump another 20% by 2021. The largest market for plastics is packaging, an application whose growth is only accelerating due to a global shift from reusable to single-use containers, the study points out. Some campaigners predict this is creating an environmental crisis that will be as serious as climate change.more...
Presentation: Methods for sustainable product- and business model innovation
During the second Hi4CSR learning activity in Berlin which took place from 15th to 19th of May 2017 at Steinbeis University Berlin, dr. Robert Gerlach gave a presentation on the topic of Sustainable Innovation in front of the Hi4SCR consortium.more...
Global Impact Grid will introduce Hi4CSR consortium to Steinbeis Univeristy
During the Learning Activity in Berlin, beside their work in round tables on innovation, project partners will have the opportunity to get familiar with the work of Steinbeis Institute Corporate Responsibility Management.more...
What Is the Role of Communication in Responsible Business?
A harmony between companies’ actions and their stakeholders’ expectations is becoming the highest priority for companies in today’s world. Increasingly more companies are becoming aware of the risks and opportunities that responsible entrepreneurship entails for companies’ reputation.more...