Month of October, 2011
Using data from Bloomberg, authors Robert G. Eccles, Michael P. Krzus, and George Serafeim provide insights into market interest in nonfinancial information at a level of granularity not available until now.
In October 2011, the European Commission has published a new policy on corporate social responsibility. By taking steps to better meet their social responsibility, enterprises can help themselves and help society as a whole.
Explaining Regulatory Preferences: CSR, Soft Law, or Hard Law? Insights from a Survey of Nordic Pioneers in CSR
Business is often assumed to resist increased social and environmental regulation, preferring voluntary or soft-law approaches to global governance. This article analyzes the dynamics between CSR, soft law, and hard law by exploring corporate attitudes in the Nordic area towards CSR and regulation
The price returns of Korea’s most sustainable companies since 2007 proof beyond doubt that sustainable investment is profitable, given the right research approach.
Fisheries create work for 180 million people and $500 billion a year in economic activity. They are under pressure.
This report describes the impact of the ‘great recession’ on employment and the job structure in the EU27. It finds that despite a net loss of over five million jobs between 2008–2010, employment continued to grow in top-paying jobs, largely in knowledge-intensive services and business services.
Strategic Responses to Perceived Corruption in an Emerging Market: Lessons From MNEs Investing in China
This study addresses how MNE subunits strategically respond to perceived corruption in the business segment of a foreign emerging market wherein they invest and operate.
This report by CEE Bankwatch Network and Friends of the Earth Europe considers Cohe- sion Policy and its financial instruments, the Structural and Cohesion Funds (SCF), as the EU’s key investment tools to shift Europe’s re- gions on to a sustainable development path.
Consumer Futures 2020 is designed as a practical tool to help organisations throughout the global consumer goods industry plan for the future. It contains four different but entirely plausible scenarios which explore how patterns of consumption and consumer behaviour may have changed by 2020.
Cranfield Unviersity's School of Management Doughty Centre for Crorporate Responsbility primary interest is why and how companies embed sustainability and responsibility, so that they are built in to business purpose and strategy - this is the Centre's annual report for 2010-2011 activities.
Human rights impact and management - what every business person needs to know: request for feedback - How to get down to the absolute essentials in stimulus and content in a 140 minutes-course module? That’s the challenge.
This short Brochure presents a synthesis of two recent research studies carried out for DG Enterprise & Industry that provide insights on the overall environmental performance of European industry in recent years and highlight the potential for further improvement.
The Scope 3 standard is the finalized version of the standard. Through the development of the GHG Protocol Product Standard, the GHG Protocol has responded to the demand for an internationally accepted method to enable GHG management of companies’ goods and services.
The Scope 3 standard is the finalized version of the standard. It includes guidance for companies on how to prepare and publicly report a GHG emissions inventory that includes indirect emissions resulting from value chain activities.
The report explains how the 2008 economic downturn continues to hamper the fight against poverty. The report outlines that although financial assistance has increased, it is still only half way towards the target of 0.7 per cent of the gross national income of traditional donor nations.
In this research the authors investigate the role of CSR in consumer resistance to negative information about a firm (i.e., consumers do not change their opinion about a firm when confronted with negative information about it).
This article analyzes the CSR and CS definitions and measurements used by management scholars between the 1970s and 2005.
This article consolidates recent literature on CSSPs to improve the potential for cross-disciplinary fertilization and especially to highlight developments in various disciplines for organizational researchers.
The purpose of this publication is to examine the social and employment dimensions of the Lisbon Strategy in order to establish the extent to which the situation of migrants, ethnic minorities and others vulnerable to racism is taken into account in European and national strategies.
The report’s main objectives are to highlight the role of different types of businesses and other actors in creating inclusive business models, acknowledge what has already been achieved and highlight best practices, show businesses who can support them in their engagement for the MDGs and how.