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  • Draft ISO Standard on Corporate Social Responsibility Published

    Monday, September 14th, 2009

    From the International Organization for Standardization (ISO):
    Future ISO 26000 standard on social responsibility published as Draft International Standard
    The future International Standard ISO 26000, Guidance on social responsibility, has reached an important phase in its development with its publication as a Draft International Standard (DIS).
    A five-month balloting period (from 14 September 2009 to 14 February 2010) […]

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    IFC: Financial Institutions Still Not Integrating Environment Issues Into the Investment Process

    Friday, January 30th, 2009

    From the International Finance Corporation (IFC):
    New Report Urges Financial Industry to Integrate Sustainable Investing Practices
    A new report by IFC, the United Nations Global Compact, and the Swiss government finds that although the financial industry understands the necessity of developing methodologies and tools that examine environmental issues in the investment process, it is still not standard […]

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    The World’s Most Sustainable Bank?

    Friday, July 11th, 2008

    When the Financial Times and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) recently announced the winners of their annual Sustainable Banking Awards, guess who won at the global level, beating out competitors such as Citi, HSBC and Standard Chartered?
    Brazil’s Banco Real.*
    Who won the award for the Emerging Markets segment?
    Brazil’s Banco Real.  [They won this particular award in […]

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    Promoting Corporate Social Responsibility in the Caribbean / Promueven Responsabilidad Social Empresarial en el Caribe

    Saturday, June 2nd, 2007

    [Temas Note: This is not ECLAC/CEPAL’s first foray into corporate social responsibility (CSR)/responsabilidad social empresarial (RSE) — see, for example, the 2004 ECLAC/CEPAL report reviewed in the Temas Reading List section for Industry. I have had on the schedule a piece on the growing CSR/RSE movement in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) and […]

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