We’ll look at emerging trends internationally, specifically, companies that anticipate, spot and respond to trends will take the lead, pushing the limits of CSR through breakthrough advancements.

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We’ll look at emerging trends internationally, specifically, companies that anticipate, spot and respond to trends will take the lead, pushing the limits of CSR through breakthrough advancements.
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The Human Rights Lies Of Coal India Limited

In August 2017, Coal India Limited – the world’s largest coal miner – published a ‘sustainability report’ for 2016-17, as part of its compliance with reporting guidelines set up by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), an independent international organization. GRI’s stated aim is to help businesses understand and communicate their impact on issues including...
Responsible Supply Chains in Asia

Asia: EU, ILO begin project to improve corporate social responsibility in Asia

The EU, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) have joined hands to launch the 'Responsible Supply Chains in Asia' project. “The project aims to promote responsible supply chains in increasing corporate social responsibility/ responsible business conduct system with regards to decent work, environmental sustainability and respect for...
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10 Year Challenge: CSR then and now

As the 10-Year Challenge, or the 2009 vs. 2019 Challenge sweeps social media, The CSR Journal has its own take on the otherwise superficial trend. We are comparing the state of Corporate Social Responsibility in the country in 2009 vs. 2019. Institutionalizing CSR A decade ago, the most common CSR activity when it came to the...
bangladesh accord

CSR: Safety Accord for Fashion Workers

Bangladesh is the world’s second largest garment producer after China. The country’s $30 billion industry employs an estimated four million people, of which 80 per cent of them are women. These workers are among the worst-paid in the world, according to a compensation report released by the Fair Labour Association (FLA). The minimum wage was...
Children in Pakistan

Pakistan: OICCI members invested over 20 billion rupees in 2018

Foreign investors who are members of the Overseas Investors Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OICCI) have invested in excess of Rs20 billion during the past 12 months in the socio economic development activities in Pakistan. Giving details, OICCI President Irfan Wahab Khan informed that “the OICCI CSR Report 2018 has been issued highlighting extensive financial...
Students in Malaysia

Malaysia: Govt. encourages CSR programmes from private sector

The private sector in Malaysia is encouraged to organise more corporate social responsibility (CSR) programmes, especially ones involving education aid to help underprivileged students. Johor Housing and Rural Development Committee chairman Dzulkefly Ahmad said the CSR programmes could also give the students a chance to pursue their education in a comfortable manner and continue enriching...
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USA: Companies’ Commitment to CSR Influences Buying Decisions More Than Price

People prioritize environmental and human-focused causes over price, according to a new survey from Clutch, the leading B2B ratings and reviews firm. Most people say a company's commitment to environmentally-friendly business practices (71%), social responsibility (68%), and giving back to the local community (68%) are among the most important attributes of a company. Less than...
Food wastage and SDG

CSR: Food wastage and the Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs in short) emphasize both increasing food security and reducing stress on natural resources. Reducing food loss and food wastage can make a critical contribution to these broad goals. SDG 12 focuses specifically on sustainable consumption and production patterns; SDG target 12.3 calls for halving global food wastage at the retail and...
United Nations SDGs

United Nations ESCAP appoints Eminent Persons Advisory Group

In view of the United Nations Development System transformation currently underway, the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) has appointed an Eminent Persons Advisory Group to identify strategic policy areas and further enhance the regional commission’s focus to deliver on the 2030 Agenda for...
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CSR: Food waste makes a global mess

Food waste is a global problem from every point of view, as it involves every step of the food supply chain and leaves nearly one billion people hungry and, in many cases, deprived of their land. Food waste has reached frightening proportions: one third of all food produced in the world is wasted. In the...
CSR club Pakistan

Pakistan: CSR Club applauded for its social action measures in 2018

In 2019, the CSR Club Pakistan will embark upon a mission to act upon a composite plan to do tree plantation campaigns, health, educational, and skill development programs, and jobs creation for youth. This will be achieved by undertaking collaborative measures with the concerned corporations, non-governmental organizations, industrial associations, and other stakeholders. Representatives of different...
CSR Guinness World Records

How CSR is providing Guinness World Records with new brand engagement

Utter the phrase ‘world record attempt’ in anything other than a sporting contest and the immediate connection is to Guinness World Records and the eponymous book that records them. For 63 years, Guinness World Records has been adjudicating attempts across a database of more than 53,000 achievements and extremes. It has broken records in its...
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