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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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    Brazilian Banks Assume Environmental Commitment

    Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

    Brazilian businesses depending on bank financing for their economic activities will have to prove from now on that they are committed to developing socio-environmental policies, such as those regarding respect for human and workers’ rights, conservation of biodiversity, valuing the diversity of local cultures, reduction of poverty and income distribution inequality. This is the […]

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    US and Brazil to Cooperate on Product Safety

    Saturday, November 1st, 2008

    Last week an interesting memorandum of understanding (MOU) on product safety cooperation was signed between Brazil’s National Institute of Metrology, Standardization and Industrial Quality (Instituto Nacional de Metrologia, Normalização e Qualidade Industrial – Inmetro) and the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
    Inmetro is the Brazilian federal institution responsible for the development and implementation of technical […]

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    New Alliance to Promote Corporate Social Responsibility in LAC

    Thursday, October 30th, 2008

    From the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB):
    IDB and Mitsubishi Corporation to promote social corporate social responsibility
    Agreement marks Bank’s first strategic alliance with an Asian corporation
    The Inter-American Development Bank and Mitsubishi Corporation signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to promote corporate social responsibility efforts in Latin America and the Caribbean.
    IDB President Luis Alberto Moreno and Masatoshi Nishizawa, […]

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    Mexico’s Eco-Partnership with California

    Monday, August 4th, 2008

    In February, when this blog was on hiatus while I worked on projects and expanding/updating the main Temas site, Mexico and the State of California signed a “Memorandum of Understanding” (MOU) on cooperation in environmental matters.
    To be honest, I didn’t pay it much attention at the time. Not just because I was busy with […]

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