Latest news from CSR Europe
 
Equipping Youth & Business for the Future of Work

In the wake of  Pact4Youth and EU Talent, CSR Europe organises at the Brussels ENGIE headquarters a conference with experienced members of enterprise, education and EU policy institutions. Together we will have interactive exchanges on how, in Europe, business, industry and policy reforms are preparing for the higher demands of well-skilled and better educated people. In light of the ongoing technological change, globalised markets and ageing population, this is a short and long-term key performance indicator for a competitive business and an inclusive Europe! Read more and register

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People
Corporate Digital Responsibility is not just about data
 

Corporate Digital Responsibility (CDR) is rising as the new direction for creating a sustainable future. Tommi Raivio, Project Manager at CSR Europe explains the key challenges to CDR and how CSR Europe can help you to step up your game. Read the interview

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Materials
CSR Europe takes action on social responsibility in logistics sector
 

The growth rate for freight transport is expected to increase by 60 % between 2010 and 2050. The sector also faces increasing sustainability challenges such as carbon emissions, social issues caused by insufficient safety standards & working conditions or  shortage of qualified staff. We are organising an online meeting on November 22 with a group of manufacturing and logistics companies to discuss social issues and sustainable business practices in the logistics sector.  Read more and register

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Collaboration, a powerful voice to achieve impact in supply chains
 

The 3rd EU Raw Materials Week takes place in Brussels between 12 - 16 November 2018. A unique platform for discussion and exchanges on key issues affecting the raw materials community. Alice Pedretti, Senior Project Manager CSR Europe, will present the Drive Sustainability approach on collective actions that enhance impact in specific raw material supply chains. Read the interview

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Join our conference on circular economy!
 

One more week to go for the “100 Italian Circular Economies Stories” conference! Key stakeholders from business, civil society and government will come together to present the Enel - Symbola report and further explore the topic of circular economy. Focus will be on innovation and collaborative aspects of Italian circular economy stories, while framing them in a wider European business and policy context. Read more & register

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Responsible Supply Chain Management: Data, technology & sustainable value creation
 

Deloitte is organizing a roundtable discussion on 29 November with context related to responsible supply chains. Lilian Meyer, Project Manager, CSR Europe will be speaking on Drive Sustainability during the panel discussion on "Beyond compliance: What role for data and technology in achieving strategic aspirations?" 

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Markets
Sustainability is on the agenda of serious companies and investors
 

Companies that do not act on sustainability are directly or indirectly affected by the risks. On the other hand, for sustainable companies, there are many business opportunities to be explored. How? We asked Jacqueline Duiker, VBDO (Dutch Association of Investors for Sustainable Development) who also will be a speaker at CSR Europe’s workshop: Sustainable Value - How are companies engaging investors?

 

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Workshop on non-financial reporting: Reporting practice beyond reports
 

This workshop will focus on impact assessment, quality reporting in terms of relevant KPIs and external assurance, and the usage of reporting as a tool. The outcomes of the discussion will also support CSR Europe work and dialogue with EU Institutions on the EU Directive on non-financial information and diversity disclosure. Read more and register

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EU
Europe at its best on multi-stakeholder consensus
 

Building consensus among multiple stakeholders was made possible through the EU SDG Platform. Its members presented a report to the European Commission for a sustainable Europe 2030. The report aims to provide insights and suggestions to the European Commission's Reflection Paper 'Towards a Sustainable Europe by 2030', planned for December 2018.

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Challenges and the way forward for responsible sourcing in third countries
 

The 3rd EU-Japan CSR Business Dialogue Meeting, on 23 November 2018 in Brussels, will address how EU and Japanese companies can contribute to meeting the SDGs by ensuring their global supply chains source responsibly in third countries, and will also create new opportunities for EU-Japan collaboration. Stefan Crets, Executive Director of CSR Europe, will be giving an opening statement. Read more

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CSR Europe News & Upcoming Activities
Want to steer CSR Europe’s future direction?
 

As a CSR Europe Board member you are at the steering wheel of the sustainability agenda for Europe and beyond. CSR Europe renews its Board of Directors every three years. Directors are elected by all members of the network in an open and transparent voting ballot. The election process will start on 26 November, 2018 to have a fully new Board by May 2019. Read more

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3rd Brussels SDG Summit: Partner with us for Leadership & Engagement
 

Position your organisation as a highly engaged leader that drives the EU sustainability Agenda. As CSR Europe embarks on the 3rd edition of the Brussels SDG Summit, we want to launch 3 calls to policy makers, sectors & industries as well as the business community. The Brussels SDG Summit has established itself as the annual reference in getting together businesses and stakeholders that share the common language of the SDGs. At the morning plenary, the 2018 Brussels SDG Summit attracted no less than 450 participants! As a partner, you can enjoy visibility amongst the vast audience attending the event, promote your SDG-based activities, establish yourself as a sustainability leader, and more! Read more

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Contribute to the next Newsbundle

The deadline for contributions for the next issue of the Newsbundle is November 30, 2018, at 17.00 (CEST).

If you would like to share relevant information on your CSR activities or events with the Newsbundle readers or contribute an Enterprise 2020 blog post, please contact Tulsi Zaveri at tz@csreurope.org.

EU Update
EP adopts proposal banning single-use plastics in the EU by 2021
European Commission Unveils its Work Programme for 2019
LIFE Programme: EC Invests €243 million on environment, climate action
ASEM Meeting: Asian, European leaders discuss global challenges
Upcoming EU events
Corporate Member News
ITOCHU Corporation joins CSR Europe
Enel recognised again as a LEAD company by the UN Global Compact
Coca Cola's progress against a world without waste
ENGIE & GreenYellow create a company dedicated to the development of solar photovoltaic self-consumption for companies and authorities in France
Huawei: "New technologies will cut costs greatly"
ArcelorMittal takes home two Steelie Awards from worldsteel
Hyundai Motor Group reveals solar charging system technology to power future eco-friendly vehicles
National Partner News and Events
The CSR Risk-Check Tool by MVO Nederland
IMS Luxemburg: Results of Positive Drive Kirchberg revealed
Turkey’s first Diplohack focus on SDGs
Enterprise 2030: Foretica launches campaign on best CSR practices
SDG Masterclass Training: CSR Europe empowers future SDG trainers in Cyprus
CSR Cyprus announces National Sustainability Award
Forum RBF Poland: International CSR organisations meet in Poland to discuss the future of responsible business
Orange and Cyfrowy Polsat win the best CSR report award in Poland
BITCI launches sustainability report