Title: Corporate Social Responsibility and Safety and Health at Work (2004)
Publisher: European Agency for Safety and Health at Work
Summary: A report exploring the relationship between occupational safety and health and corporate social responsibility. 11 case studies demonstrate how companies have integrated OSH issues in CSR.
Title: Environmental, Social, and Governance: Moving to Mainstream Investing? (2008)
Publisher: Business for Social Responsibility
Summary: This report investigates the effectiveness of financial services companies at incorporating environmental, social, and governance criteria into mainstream investments.
Resource: BSR (pdf)
Title: Corporate Social Responsibility
Publisher: European Commission for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities
Summary: This European Commission defines corporate social responsibility and explains what it is doing to promote socially responsible business practices.
Title: Doing Well by Doing Good: IBM Study Says Business Seeking Growth Through Social Responsibility (2008)
Publisher: IBM Press Release
Summary: Study done by IBM shows companies believe that when they are more open with stakeholders and place social responsibility at the core of their business strategy they will be more competitive, attract and retain the best talent, and gain access to new business opportunities.
Title: Managing Workplace Rights a Vital Part of the Business Agenda
Publisher: Social Accountability International
Summary: Social Accountability International is best known for SA8000, a system to manage ethical workplace conditions throughout global supply chains.
Resource: Social Accountability International
Title: Groundbreaking Studies by the United Nations, Goldman Sachs and McKinsey & Company Show Benefits of Corporate Responsibility (2007)
Publisher: United Nations Global Compact
Summary: Three groundbreaking studies by organizations such as the UN Global Compact and Goldman Sachs presented at the Global Compact Leaders Summit show that an increasing number of business leaders see corporate responsibility as a way to compete successfully and to build trust with stakeholders – and that sustainability front-runners in a range of industries can generate higher stock prices.
Resource: United Nations Global Compact
Title: Introducing GS Sustain (2007)
Publisher: Goldman Sachs
Summary: A description of Goldman Sachs’ GS Sustain, which addresses the company’s proprietary framework for analyzing competitive advantage in mature industries and the identification of winners in emerging industries as they evolve in response to a rapidly changing, globalizing world.
Resource: United Nations (pdf)
Title: World Council for Sustainable Development website
Publisher: World Council for Sustainable Development
Summary: The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) is a CEO-led, global association of some 200 companies dealing exclusively with business and sustainable development. The Council provides a platform for companies to explore sustainable development, share knowledge, experiences and best practices, and to advocate business positions on these issues in a variety of forums, working with governments, non-governmental and intergovernmental organizations.
Resource: World Council for Sustainable Development
Title: Sustainable Corporations Outperform during an Economic Crisis (2009)
Publisher: Social Funds
Summary: Study finds that companies with commitment to sustainability have outperformed others by an average of $650 million in market capitalization.
Resource: Social Funds
Title: ASSE Comment and Suggestions ISO Social Responsibility Standards Initiative (2004)
Summary: This letter represents the insights of ASSE regarding the proposal for an ISO Guidance Standard on Social Responsibility.