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SDG SUMMIT: Hear & Discover how CEO’s Lead & engage

Henning Ohlson, Managing Director Epson Germany and Mark Foley, CEO Eirgrid will talk about how they foster leadership & engage with stakeholders while reaching sustainable competitiveness and growth. This panel discussion will be moderated by David Grayson, Professor CSR, Cranfield University, co-author of “All-in, The future of Business Leadership.

Discover panel ‘Leading & Engaging in turbulent times’ here

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CEOs Call to Action: for a responsible future

CSR Europe will address a CEOs Call to Action to business, politics and civil society. It will be voiced by Ilham Kadri, CEO Solvay and will be the highlight of the 3rd Brussels SDG Summit. Explore the full programme here.

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The Sustainable Development Goals
Exploring Pathways for Inclusive and Sustainable Growth with Africa

 

CSR Europe and the King Baudouin Foundation have joined forces – at the occasion of the Third Brussels SDG Summit – to organise an exploratory Roundtable to take stock of the current efforts and to seek pathways for more impactful collaborative action. Read more

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SDG Masterclass, how your organisation can progress on SDGs and Grow

 

CSR Europe’s tailor-made SDG master class aims at increasing your organisation's SDGs engagement by addressing four areas: education, collaboration, communication and knowledge sharing. The ultimate goal of the SDG masterclass is to build the necessary capacity to unlock the business opportunity provided by the SDGs. Read more

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People
Inclusive Hiring Programmes, Corporate Digital Responsibility at Microsoft

 

Autism, Supported Employment and disAbility Hiring are the three programmes Microsoft developed to ensure the employability of disabled people into its workforce. They were discussed during the CSR Europe workshop “Making the Business Case for Responsible Digitalisation of Work". Read more

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Inclusion of People with Disabilities makes Good Business Sense

 

Disability Hub Europe for Sustainable Growth and Social Innovation (DHub) Launching Event took place the 21st of March at the European Parliament. The aim of DHub is to create a reference space to work on the binomial Disability and Sustainability. Read more

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Materials
Towards Better Social Standards in Road Transport Logistics

 

Companies are invited to participate to the CSR Europe’s Collaborative Leadership Platform, gathering around 20 leading logistic companies, and expected to kick off in May to tackle social issues in the logistics supply chain. Read more

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Markets
Empowering Your Company with the Materiality Assessment Tool (MAT)

 

Join the Brussels SDG Summit Roundtable Session on 7 May or the workshop at the European Investment bank on June 4th to explore insightful views on CSR Europe’s newly developed Materiality Assessment Tool (MAT). With MAT, companies will be able to identify and assess potential Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues. MAT will empower companies to mitigate business risks, improve stakeholder engagement, and ensure the integration of sustainability into their business strategy. Read more

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Total Impact Disclosure: Driving Capital towards Sustainability

 

The European Commission adopted the Action Plan on Sustainable Finance in 2018 to redirect capital towards sustainable and green activities. Impact assessment and corporate transparency are two key elements to foster sustainable finance. Discover CSR Europe’s Total Impact Disclosure approach and read about Danone and Bridgestone good reporting practices.  Read more

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BBVA Invites Applications for Research Grants on Financial Education

 

The Center for Financial Education and Capability, as a part of BBVA, is launching the second call for expressions of interest BBVA EduFin Research Grants 2019. Researchers interested in conducting rigorous research on financial education-related issues in the world are encouraged to apply. Read more

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The deadline for contributions for the next issue of the Newsbundle is April 30, 2019, 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 Pascale Wauters at pw@csreurope.org.

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