CSR Europe celebrates partnership at European CSR awards for innovation and social and business impact
The new Guide, produced by the European Commission, is a very concrete tool to help public authorities to buy goods and services in a socially responsible way in line with EU rules. It also highlights the contribution public procurement can make to stimulate greater social inclusion.
US companies are "scratching the surface" of corporate responsibility, as a whole concentrating on communication more than performance, according to a global survey by KPMG.
Leslie Hawke: I care deeply about giving children the opportunities to reach their potential as human beings
It was completely accidental that I wound up in Bacau. But once I arrived there as a Peace Corps volunteer, I was drawn to the issue because I care deeply about giving children the opportunities to reach their potential as human beings. To my mind, there is nothing sadder than a person who has not been able to reach their full potential.
The pharmaceutical sector is unfortunately not driven by a community spirit as it should be, but rather the “crazy” (and billionaire) competitiveness and the search for market share and profits seems to be the only reason animating this sector.
Emma Beckmann, Senior Client Director Landor Associates: Television is the main information medium regarding green brands
When the study first began in the US in 2006, 58% of Americans indicated they did not care about green. Four years later, the tide has changed, and 75% of consumers in the US believe it is somewhat or very important for a company to be green.
CSR will become a risk discipline which quantifies the true financial value of reputation.
This, I believe, will be driven by the capital markets and other market place stakeholders as they seek to differentiate between sustainable companies and those which are not sustainable.