Month of April, 2012
This report looks at how pharmaceutical and medical device companies can create shared value in global health by addressing unmet health needs in low- and middle-income countries. Companies have already begun to reap business value and are securing competitive advantages in the markets of tomorrow.
A microinsurance compendium covers numerous innovations that have emerged in recent years to meet the challenges of providing insurance to low-income people, from new products and delivery channels to consumer education tools, while examining changes in regulations, providers and schemes.
In 2010, the International Organization for Standardization published ISO 26000: a standard to guide organisations in implementing social responsibility and contributing to sustainable development. But how much of a contribution can ISO 26000 make to sustainable development?
The report, based on research by Ethix SRI Advisors, describes the key environmental, social and governance issues facing the sector and their importance in investment decisions. These include trust and freedom of expression issues as well as privacy and intellectual property, environmental and content diversity issues.
Produced by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Business Civic Leadership Center (BCLC) and the Corporate Responsibility Officers Association (CROA) with support from IBM, the report provides a benchmark of corporate responsibility as a profession and a field.
Over the past 15 years, CSOs, which include NGOs and trade unions, have been involved in many different initiatives involving multiple stakeholders. This guidebook takes stock of the experiences they have gained and identifies lessons they have learned in the process. strengthen the influence of CSOs in multi-stakeholder initiatives (MSIs).
The teaching case of mothers2mothers has won in the EFMD 2011 Case Writing Competition under the category of African Business Cases. Additionally, the m2m case study also won the new "Best of the Best" category.
Efforts to establish a public stock exchange for social enterprises called Impact Investment Exchange Asia (IIXA) are underway in Singapore.
The report outlines eight key attributes of environmentally friendly fast food packaging, and provides simple guidance on how to assess environmental impacts in the supply chain.
Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is an asset that companies can leverage to improve relationships with both customers and employees. This paper extends prior research by examining when and how CSR improves an employee’s relationship with customers
This review shows how globalization has changed CSR: the blurring of the boundaries between domestic and foreign companies as well as between in-house and outsourced activities has led to the view of the corporation as both an economic and political actor.
This report will show how trust and ethics complement each other, and how a better understanding of what drives trust and trustworthiness can help reinforce an organisation’s aspirations for an ethical corporate culture.
This publication aims to outline a business approach to address the challenges and realise the opportunities posed by demographic change, - enhancing participation of young people, older workers and women.
Following a review of key literature, this article will test the following hypothesis: whether a portfolio of stocks of companies that produce CSR reports that reveal the lowest on-the-job mortality rates produce better returns for investors than a portfolio of stocks of companies that produce CSR reports that reveal highest on-the-job mortality rates.
In this report, KPMG’s network of firms analyzes a system of ten sustainability megaforces that will impact each and every business over the next 20 years.
This report presents the findings from research conducted by Business in the Community from November 2011 to March 2012 into the current state of collaboration involving business.
In the poll from Globescan and SustainAbility, a panel of more than 600 global sustainability experts agree that society needs an NGO activism to achieve meaningful progress.
This paper sets out to equip CEE & SEE real estate professionals with the understanding of why proactive action needs to be taken now, both to mitigate the risks of high impact buildings and, importantly, to adapt portfolios to inevitable climatic changes.
The book "Business, Ethics, Responsibility" is a unique compendium (38 chapters) on business ethics on the Polish market, providing both the theoretical and practical guidance on the use of knowledge in this field in economic life.
The study provides novel insights into entrepreneurship and social attitudes to innovation and underlines how different social factors influence attitude towards innovation. Understanding these differences is therefore essential to improve the framework conditions for innovation.
The case describes KKR's Green Portfolio Program, one of the firm's environmental initiatives, which has achieved $160 million in cost savings. The firm is looking for other ways to expand its sustainability initiatives, such as in its supply chain and incorporating sustainability into its due diligence and deal making processes.