Latest news on the Sustainable Development Goals
 
SAVE THE DATE: Brussels SDGs Summit – May 23, 2018
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Take a leading role in the integration of refugees in EU-funded project
 

Is your company or organisation working to integrate refugees and migrants into the labour market? CSR Europe is looking for corporate members to form a European Business Coalition to work on integration of refugees into the labour market.

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Sustainable Natural Rubber Platform looking for leaders
 

The China Chamber of Commerce of Metals, Minerals and Chemicals Importers and Exporters (CCCMC) and CSR Europe are co-launching the Sustainable Natural Rubber ‘Collaborative Platform’. This Platform will strive to make the global natural rubber supply chain green, inclusive and responsible.

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Drive Sustainability: new initiative receives favourable press coverage
 

Drive Sustainability, the partnership of 10 leading automotive companies, announced it would set up a Raw Materials Observatory to identify and address sustainability issues in raw materials sourcing. The initiative, coordinated by CSR Europe, was launched on November 29, and was widely noted by the press.

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The power of partnerships: feedback from Drive Sustainability event
 

Drive Sustainability, a partnership between 10 leading automotive companies (BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford, Honda, Jaguar Land Rover, Scania CV AB, Toyota Motor Europe, Volkswagen Group, Volvo Cars and Volvo Group), announced on November 29, the set up of a Raw Materials Observatory. Check out the feedback from NGOs, suppliers and academics on it.

 

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Highlights from the 1st Business-Education Summit
 

The 1st European Business-Education Summit held last November in Brussels gathered 600 representatives from the EU, businesses, education and youth to discuss the results of the European Pact for Youth campaign.

 

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Pact for Youth: Learning team spirit and finding an apprenticeship
 

Ajmal Chaumoo, 24 -year-old Mauritian-French beneficiary of the European Pact for Youth, joined the program to find an apprenticeship, and for an opportunity to live a soldier life for one week.

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CSR Europe and GRI publish new report on the implementation of EU non-financial reporting directive
 

CSR Europe and GRI, in collaboration with Accountancy Europe, announced their latest publication mapping the Member State implementation of the EU Directive for non-financial reporting.

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Japan Business Federation aligns its code of conduct with the SDGs
 

Keidanren, the Japan Business Federation, has revised their Charter of Corporate Behaviour to deliver on the SDGs.

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Conflict-Free Gold Standard report offers key insights on corporate responsibility
 

Cranfield School of Management and the Corporate Responsibility Initiative at Harvard Kennedy School have launched a joint report examining the creation of the Conflict-Free Gold Standard by the World Gold Council.

 

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CSR Europe teams up with URBAN FUTURE global conference!
 

We just teamed up with URBAN FUTURE global conference! Europe’s biggest event for sustainable cities will gather 3,000 CityChangers from all over the world in Vienna in February - March 2018.

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Eco-friendly alternative to plastic packaging receives the Green Alley Award 2017
 

Finnish start-up Sulapac is the winner of the 2017 Green Alley Award, Europe’s first founder’s prize for start-ups in the circular economy.

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New Issue Insight on leveraging the role of investors on corporate sustainability
 

Our latest Issue Insight reflects the leveraging role of investors on corporate sustainability and provides valuable insights on how responsible investors work and what they require from companies.

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Upcoming events from CSR Europe and its network
Want to join one of our events? Check out our interactive calendar
 

Interested in our events? Have a look at our online calendar of events and sign up for the events that interest you.

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Business and Human Rights: Training for Headquarters (January 22, 2018, 10:30 - 16:00)
 

This business and human rights training for headquarters will provide companies with the opportunity to learn and discuss current challenges, and to exchange practices for embedding the corporate responsibility to respect human rights across the business.

 

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Contribute to the next Newsbundle

The deadline for contributions for the next issue of the Newsbundle is January, 6 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 Davide Castro at dc@csreurope.org.

EU Update
European Commission launches new website for the Circular Economy
European Commission launches Clean Mobility Package
EU adopts European Pillar of Social Rights
European Parliament and Council agree on revision for EU Emissions Trading System
Towards a European Education Area by 2025
Upcoming EU Events
EU update webinar: December 12, 2017
Corporate Member News
Enel and Intesa Sanpaolo strengthen commitment to the Circular Economy
Engie partners with Schneider Electric to bring affordable energy to off-grid regions
Inspired by One Young World Summit L’Oréal offers internships for refugees
Solvay teams up with Henkel to expand its Sustainable Guar Initiative
State Street enhances ESG products with new data and analytics offerings
Total pledges to offset carbon emissions from all company plane travel
National Partner News and Events
8 Companies in Ireland achieve the Business Working Responsibly Mark
Iberdrola and Club de Excelencia en Sostenibilidad select winners of International Energy Cooperation Awards
MEDEF and Orse translate '2016 guide to industry-wide CSR initiatives' in English
Circular Economy with DG Environment
Interview with Sarah Nelen on new European Commission strategy on plastic