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Blogpost by frank.hartkopf 15. March 2018, 16:19

From many ineffective CSR instruments to one legally binding ethical balance sheet


By Christian Felber, March 2018

The UN's long battle for legally binding corporate responsibility

Since the 1970s, there have been regular attempts within the UN to adopt and enforce a binding set of obligations for companies under international law. This came particularly as a result of repeated human rights violations by (transnational) companies, like in Nazi Germany. Efforts started ...

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Blogpost by stephanie.ristig-bresser 12. July 2017, 17:25

"The value system in our society needs to change"

An interview with WBS TRAINING AG Chairman Heinrich Kronbichler and Executive Officer Eva Asmus, on the company's Common Good Balance Sheet.

WBS Training AG has just posted their first Common Good Balance Sheet. This has brought transparency to their ethical business focus, clarifying their stance on the environment as well as job quality and equal opportunities. We requested an interview w...

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Blogpost by stephanie.ristig-bresser 10. April 2017, 21:29

Economy for the Common Good in Spanish legislation for the promotion of businesses

Blog contribution by Christian Felber

On 1 February, the Regional Ministry of Sustainable Economy, Productive Sectors, Commerce and Employment of the Valencia, Spain, n Community issued a decree (2/2017) for the promotion of social enterprise and the Economy for the Common Good.

The decree  ("orden"), published on 1 February 2017 in the official gazette ("Diari Oficial") of the Government o...

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