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09.08.12 Volunteers wanted

VSO is looking for graduates for projects in Bangladesh and South Sudan

21.06.12 New Study about the potential of local UN Global Compact networks

A new study by the Bertelsmann Stiftung and endeva "A Strategy for the Commons" was presented at...

09.12.11 Interactive Workshop: Bringing Medicines to low-income Markets

Workshop Invitation by Endeva, GIZ, and PlaNet Finance Deutschland e.V.

16.05.11 New Publication: Partners in Development- How Donors Can Better Engage the Private Sector for Development in LDCs

Comparative Study gives Recommendations on how Donors can effectively engage the private Sector in...

29.03.11 Help develop Africa's future Start-ups

Teaching fellow - Business & Entrepeneurship / Software Development

27.01.11 Declaration on Responsible Partnership signed

17 leading organizations and companies in Ukraine sign the Declaration on Responsible Partnership

11.08.10 Workshop "Energize the BoP - Energy Business Models for low-income markets" on December, 1st and 2nd 2010 in Berlin

1.6 billion people around the world have no access to electricity, 2.4 billion use sources of...

08.07.10 The Role of Governments

The economic crisis that so many countries have been experiencing has put the spotlight on the need...

11.05.10 oikos UNDP Young Scholars Development Academy 2010 in Costa Rica

oikos invites doctoral candidates and post-docs to submit a paper to the first international...

07.04.10 Vontobel study "Sustainable Investing in Asia - Uncovering Opportunities and Risks"

The latest Vontobel study shows that sustainable investments in the asian economic market offer a...

11.03.10 The 5th international Conference conference SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND CURRENT CHALLENGES 2010 »the nature and humans«

The main current challenges include issues of how to take care of our natural environment in the...

22.02.10 The fifth eLearning Africa Conference in Sambia

eLearning Africa is an international conference about information and communication technologies...

09.11.09 The German-Malaysian Society e.V. (DtMG) Award Presentation Ceremony 2009

For Outstanding Contribution towards Promoting Cultural Understanding between Malaysia and Germany

09.11.09 China, Germany and Europe: Joint Solutions for CSR in the Global Value Chains

Exchange of experience and knowledge among Chinese, German and European business representatives...

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31. July 2015Cecil the Lion shows how reputational risk has gone global

As of this week, Walter J. Palmer of Minnesota, is pretty much obviously the worlds least-popular dentist. Palmer recently shot — as part of what he says he thought was a legal big-game hunt — a lion whose home was a...

02. July 2015Ethics of Extended Warranties

Shopping this weekend, I was twice offered the “opportunity” to buy an extended warranty on a consumer good. Both times I declined. In one case, I bit my tongue because the warranty was such a bad deal that I was...

18. June 2015When is a country too corrupt for Canadians to do business there?

Does a brutal dictatorship in the Horn of Africa, featuring systematic slavery and more generally an awful record of human rights abuse sound like a place you want to do business? If so, Eritrea is the destination for...

18. June 2015When is a country too corrupt for Canadians to do business there?

Does a brutal dictatorship in the Horn of Africa, featuring systematic slavery and more generally an awful record of human rights abuse sound like a place you want to do business? If so, Eritrea is the destination for...

05. June 2015Thinking Critically about Social Responsibility

I recently participated in a conference on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), where I gave a short presentation on the role of critical thinking in leading a company toward better social performance. Basically, I argued that...

26. May 2015Fired for being a jerk in public: does the punishment fit the crime?

I wrote recently about why Hydro One was wrong to fire an employee over the crudely sexist way he and his friends treated a female journalist at a soccer game. Lots of people disagreed with me, apparently sensing a kind of...

14. May 2015Hydro One Was Wrong to Fire Hooligan Employee

A substantial minority of men are capable of boorish, sexist behaviour in public. A world in which all such men were unemployed would not be a better world. By now many of you will have seen the video that led Hydro One to fire...

14. May 2015Hydro One Was Wrong to Fire Hooligan Employee

A substantial minority of men are capable of boorish, sexist behaviour in public. A world in which all such men were unemployed would not be a better world. By now many of you will have seen the video that led Hydro One to fire...

04. May 2015The Downside, and the Upside, of the Underground Economy

Statistics Canada has just released this report on The underground economy in Canada, 2012 — essentially an attempt to gauge the extent of “market-based economic activities, whether legal or illegal, that escape...

22. April 2015Why diversity quotas in the boardroom may be a good idea

Today we feature a guest post from our colleague over in the law school, Aaron A. Dhir, who is an Associate Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School and a Senior Research Scholar at Yale Law School. Aaron's book on boardroom diversity...

16. April 2015Why Gravity Payments' $70,000 minimum salary, sadly, won't catch on

What are we to think when a CEO slashes his own salary by 93%, and then uses the money — along with a big chunk of corporate profits — to ensure that every one of his employees makes a minimum of $70,000 per year...

10. April 2015Has Tim Hortons given up on sustainability?

"Making a True Difference" has been Tim Hortons' slogan animating its social responsibility and sustainability initiatives over the past few years. But since they were acquired late last year by Brazilian private equity outfit...

05. April 2015Journalists and Ethics Experts

I do a lot of media — I’ve been quoted in plenty of newspaper articles, I’ve done 30-second spots on the TV news, and I’ve done hour-long radio call-in shows. Along the way, I’ve had good and bad...

05. April 2015Journalists and Ethics Experts

I do a lot of media — I’ve been quoted in plenty of newspaper articles, I’ve done 30-second spots on the TV news, and I’ve done hour-long radio call-in shows. Along the way, I’ve had good and bad...

Bayer CropScience Child Care Program - Protecting Children´s Rights

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Bayer CropScience Child Care Program - Protecting Children´s Rights

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When Bayer CropScience acquired the seed production company Proagro at the end of 2002, the company ...