social responsibility standard Articles

  • Corporate social responsibility reporting

    The discourse of corporate social responsibility (CSR) has gained considerable momentum in recent years with all signs indicating that this movement will continue with even greater force throughout the remainder of 2009 and into 2010. Business leaders that have had CSR programs up and running for several years will tell you that when their programs started there was very little measuring and ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Social research analysts and the new significance of socially responsible investing

    Paul Hilton explains how social investing research has the potential to provide greater insight into a company's ability to create superior financial value — but it depends on improving the quality and accessibility of non-financial data through a standardized approach. MOVING FROM VALUES TO VALUE Socially responsible investing (SRI) in the United States emerged out of a call from investment ...


    By AHC Group

  • ISO 26000: Strengthening your commitment to social responsibility

    While Standards for social sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) are based on good practice, this can inhibit better practice that goes beyond the criteria set out. There are so many standards for the wide range of different aspects of sustainability, it is unclear if another standard is likely to make a difference. ISO ...


    By IsoMetrix

  • Socially Responsible Investment Makes for Good ROI

    Each week Emerging Markets ESG publishes an interview entitled, “Five Questions about SRI.” The interview features a practitioner’s insights about SRI in emerging markets and through Emerging Markets ESG shares this expertise with a wide global audience. The goals of Five Questions about SRI are fourfold: To reflect on what SRI in emerging markets means to ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Conducting a corporate social responsibility diagnostic case study

    Challenge: Antea Group's Global Corporate Consultancy was retained by an oil & gas industry services firm to help it further refine its strategy to achieve competitive advantage through implementation of an integrated corporate social responsibility (CSR) discipline. Our approach consisted of a series of activities designed to fit within the client’s specified CSR diagnostic ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Corporate Social Responsibility - Working Conditions in Paris’s Small Textile Workshops

    While major principals and media players turn their eyes to non-OECD countries to check CSR compliance issues, sector-specific social risks can still be found in Europe. In France, in downtown Paris (known as the “Le Sentier” manufacturing district) and the inner suburbs (the workshop pool having been partly moved to the city of Aubervilliers to avoid high rents), garment workshops ...


    By SGS

  • TELUS and Green Standards Partner to Responsibly Decommission Office Spaces Across Canada

    Green Standards and TELUS, Canada’s fastest growing telecommunications provider, have worked together since 2012 to decommission office spaces across the country, including spaces in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia. The Objective: As part of an ongoing strategy to reduce the ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Screening of Screening Companies - Socially Responsible Investment - An Assessment of the Quality of Existing Products/Services

    This report includes a summary of SRI-market developments and key characteristics of best practice. It also briefly presents identified best-practice examples based on MISTRA’s key requirements and discusses the potential for MISTRA, and other institutional investors, to improve the quality of SRI-products in the future. This should also help to increase the awareness in the financial community ...


    By SustainAbility Ltd

  • Voluntary Environmental Investment and Responsive Regulation

    Instances of corporate voluntary environmental investments have been rising in recent years. Motivations for such activities include corporate image building, regulatory preemption, and production cost savings. While some of these investments arise from industry attempts to set environmental standards where none currently exist, many investments seem to be aimed at reducing the costs of complying ...


    By Springer

  • Kuwait oil company streamlines emissions data management for corporate social responsibility and efficiency gains

    The Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) has long been a leader in addressing environmental sustainability issues. In the early 1990s, Kuwait faced the worst environmental catastrophe in recent history as a result of the bygone Iraqi regime's invasion of the country. Oil wells and gathering centers were ablaze and uncontrolled oil flow was filling hundreds of vast oil lakes and fouling mile after mile of ...


    By IHS Markit

  • China to Increase Minimum Wage 2013 Standards

    The minimum wage system in China is designed to protect the rights of workers and especially those on low incomes. The minimum wage standard is generally adjusted for monthly minimum wage and hourly minimum wage through regional legislation at least every two years. 26 provinces and cities in China have increased their minimum wage standards in 2013. Minimum wage is ...


    By SGS

  • Responsibility Strategies - Engaging a Vision for the Future

    A hot topic, corporate responsibility embraces the most dynamic set of business issues facing leadership today. Living daily under heightened scrutiny from consumers, investors and communities that question business practices, global companies are now seeking to manage the social, human and natural capital of their business to build authentic shareholder value. This article frames the corporate ...


    By ERS Global

  • Corporate responsibility and economic theory: an anthropological perspective

    A basic worldview of economic theory is the notion that humans have unlimited material wants and limited means to satisfy these wants. In this framework the task of economists is to design policy instruments to meet human preferences for material commodities as efficiently as possible, that is, with the minimum amount of society's scarce resources. An interesting perspective on this aspect of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Management in a Brazilian metal mechanic leading company: social and environmental perspectives

    The practices of social responsibility and environmental management are strategies that have become fundamental in helping enable competitive advantage for organisations today, as society is constantly pressuring companies to become more socially responsible. Environmental issues, in Brazil, are in the spotlight and this dimension has thus come to assume ever-greater importance for companies. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Responsibility Strategies - Engaging a Vision for the Future

    Untitled Document A hot topic, corporate responsibility embraces the most dynamic set of business issues facing leadership today. Living daily under heightened scrutiny ...


    By ERS Global

  • Saving wetlands through responsible cultivation of soy

    Those consuming tofu and soy milk, but especially meat eaters and those driving a car should keep a critical eye on the impacts of soy cultivation. About 70 percent of soy cultivated is used for animal feed fulfilling the growing meat demands in the world, while the second largest driver of soy expansion is for the use of biodiesel. Whilst recognising these values of soy, its expansion has ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Investment and environmental management: the interaction between environmentally responsible investment and environmental management practice

    Do investors, such as environmentally responsible funds, influence firms' decisions to implement environmental management practices? We present the results of a survey analysing the implementation standards of environmental management practices subject to the influence of environmentally responsible investment funds. Results indicate that firms listed in environmentally responsible funds perform ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Governance of new technologies: recommendations for responsible innovation in nanotechnology

    Effective risk governance is important when developing new technologies. This study assessed the approaches to governance of nanotechnology in Europe, based on a comprehensive review of literature and practices, complemented by discussions with key stakeholders. The study provides a new analytical framework for exploring the strengths and weaknesses of governance strategies and makes ...

  • IDF Home Command an Unrivaled Standard - Case Study

    The world’s toughest testing ground for national alerts evigilo's world-class national alert system was selected by the IDF homefront command. Developed with and for the IDF, it went through the most rigorous tests imaginable, redefining industry benchmarks. It performed flawlessly for 50 consecutive days under extreme conditions. Israel is in the focus of multifold ...


    By eVigilo

  • The Continuous Degradation of Europe`s Coasts Threatens European Living Standards

    Living by the sea is very attractive. People picture coasts as an immutable asset, yet damaging and irreversible changes to coastal ecosystems continue unabated. Available trends show that changes in land use in coastal areas outstrip those seen elsewhere; for instance, the growth of artificial surfaces along Europe's coasts is increasing at a rate one third faster than in inland areas. These ...

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