Study of mandatory CER systems in Europe published

Source: , 22 April 2002

Tareq Emtairah, Research Associate of the International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics of Lund University, published his review of policy action aimed at regulating corporate environmental reports (CERs) in Europe with the view of giving guidance on the feasibility of >>> read more

Draft ISO report about CSR published

Source: ISO, 15 April 2002

The draft report "The Desirability and Feasibility of ISO Corporate Social Responsibility Standards" is now available for comments. The draft report was prepared by the "Consumer Protection in the Global Market" Working Group of COPOLCO, the Consumer Policy Committee of >>> read more

Companies Skirt Disclosure of Environmental Liabilities

Source: SocialFunds.Com, 9 April 2002

In a new study to be released next month, the Oakland-based Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment spotlights a pervasive corporate practice–the underdisclosure of environmental liabilities. In the post-Enron landscape, the investment community has grown increasingly aware that underdisclosure >>> read more

Global trends are reshaping business strategy and markets

Source: WBCSD, 8 April 2002

Businesses that wish to survive and thrive in a global economy must respond to major social and environmental trends that are reshaping markets, says a report released today by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), World Business Council for Sustainable >>> read more

GRI welcomes EU CSR proposals

Source: Global Reporting Initiative, 7 April 2002

Proposals on corporate social responsibility issued by the European Commission yesterday have been welcomed by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). GRI has developed globally applicable guidelines for the reporting of economic, environmental and social performance. The aim is to standardise >>> read more

EU Parliament’s report on CSR takes shape

Source:, 27 March 2002

On 25 March, the European Parliament’s Industry Committee adopted its contribution to the Parliament’s opinion on the Green Paper on corporate social responsibility (CSR). In July 2001, the European Commission issued a Green Paper on a European framework for corporate >>> read more