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The Guardian: What are standards for? PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 24 May 2012 05:50

The case of ISO 26000 -- Standards only represent best practice at the time of their launch but ISO 26000 is still proving influential

Standards for sustainability and CSR are the result of two opposing forces: the good and the better. This is because, while they are based on good practice, this can inhibit even better practice that goes beyond the criteria set out. Also, there are so many standards for so many different aspects of sustainability that it is not clear what difference yet another one can make.

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 May 2012 06:03
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The role of socially responsible investment in economic uncertainty PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 21 May 2012 22:17

Depsite the tough financial climate, charities must make sure their investments are socially responsible.The debate about socially responsible investment (SRI) has been a healthy but sometimes polarising one in the charity sector over the last 20 years. What was initially seen largely as a matter of negative screening – alcohol abuse charities not investing in drinks companies, cancer charities avoiding tobacco stocks – has moved into other areas such as mission related investing (MRI).

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Govt urged to forbid tobacco companies from doing social activities PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 21 May 2012 22:06

BANGKOK, 18 May 2012 - Action on Smoking and Health Foundation has urged the government to forbid the tobacco industry from conducting social activities, in compliance with the World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention for Tobacco Control (FCTC).As the World No Tobacco Day is approaching on May 31st, anti smoking activists have reported that many tobacco companies in ASEAN have been conducting Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) projects to forge good relations with law makers in the countries they are located in.

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APAC consumers more likely to pay extra for socially responsible brands PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 03 April 2012 01:47

Half of consumers under age 40 are willing to pay extra for products and services from socially-responsible companies, according to Nielsen’s Global Survey of Corporate Citizenship.The survey, conducted with more than 28,000 consumers in 56 countries, shows that overall 46% are willing to pay extra for products and services from companies that have implemented programs to give back to society, a figure higher among under-40s at 51%.

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UNICEF's corporate partnerships-In London, celebrating the global release of 'Children's Rights and Business Principles' PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 14 March 2012 23:33

LONDON, England, 12 March 2012 – Approximately 200 leaders from business, the UN, governments, academia and civil society gathered in London today to celebrate the global release of the ‘Children’s Rights and Business Principles’ , the first comprehensive set of principles to guide companies on the full range of actions they can take in the workplace, marketplace and community to respect and support children’s rights.Developed by UNICEF, the United Nations Global Compact and Save the Children, this initiative leads the way in recognizing children’s rights as an essential investment in the future. 

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Interpretations of CSR under question PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 12 March 2012 23:40

BINTULU: Suhakam’s Public Hearings for National Inquiry into Land Rights of Indigenous Peoples raised serious questions on ways corporations or businesses implement and understand corporate social responsibility (CSR).The international interpretation of CSR, according to commissioner of Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) James Nayagam, is about finding ways to integrate human rights concerns in business operations and strategies, emphasising the role of human rights due diligence.

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