11 October Oct 2016 1049 11 October 2016
Not financial reporting. Ready to account?
Businesses increasingly find themselves under the spotlight to demonstrate that they are operating not only in accordance with the law, but also in an ethical and socially responsible manner.
8 June Jun 2016 1515 08 June 2016
European Commission must do more for Investment in Community Based Services
The European Expert Group on the Transition from Institutional to Community-Based Care (EEG) welcomes several recommendations promoting quality care and support and access to employment and inclusive education for disadvantaged groups. Nonetheless, the overall focus on austerity will be detrimental to the transition to community-based services in Europe, if no safeguards are made available for public investment in this area.
9 May May 2016 0902 09 May 2016
Industry is making progress on CSR
Since the Rana Plaza tragedy in Bangladesh, people are placing increasing pressure on companies to address their social and environmental risks and footprint. To gauge how industry is progressing, every year, Ethical Corporation publishes a comprehensive picture of global business sustainability.
19 April Apr 2016 1545 19 April 2016
Human rights? Any of our business
The Rana Plaza factory complex collapsed in April 2013, killing more than 1,100 garment workers in Bangladesh. The tragedy brought attention and pressure to the longstanding debate about the responsibility of companies in protecting human rights and led people to demand more corporate disclosure.
7 April Apr 2016 1201 07 April 2016
Millennials' expectations are reshaping world business
Young investors are substantially more focused on sustainability than other generations. Millennials, for instance, are nearly three times more likely to seek employment with a company because of its stance on social and/or environmental issues.
15 January Jan 2016 1207 15 January 2016
Do socially responsible firms pay more taxes?
A group of academics from Oregon University published a new analysis; "Do Socially Responsible Firms Pay More Taxes?" on the January issue of the American Accounting Association that demystifies the myth about companies adopting responsible behavior pay more taxes than traditional companies.
17 November Nov 2015 1527 17 November 2015
Boosting youth employment and inclusion in Europe
The European Commission and business leaders partner up to support the creation of 10.000 quality business-education partnerships, with the shared target to establish together at least 100,000 new good quality apprenticeships, traineeships or entry-level jobs.
10 November Nov 2015 1609 10 November 2015
Millions of people without a home and millions of homes without people. As the cold weather reaches its lowest temperatures, more than 4.1 million people in Europe do not have a place they can call home, while over 11 million houses remain empty across the continent – enough to shelter all Europe’s homeless twice over