The category “Debate” contains discussions and exchanges of information. All CSR-Tempo partners, participants, experts and users can share their thinking, approaches, and knowledge on this platform.
According to Denis e-mail we want to discuss this issue:
“One of the issues that we discussed in Glasgow was the importance of our human ‘capital’ within CSR (as well as being an area of possible risk). An aspect of this that we didn’t have time to develop was the role of retaining our staff as a means of ensuring that the best colleagues remain with the organisation. For those companies that employ a large percentage of female workers, one of the risks that is often faced is the failure for those colleagues to return to work after pregnancy. In some cases, it is the actions (or inactions) of the organisation that contributes to this loss of staff. Given that many of these individuals will be highly trained and experienced, then organisations risk losing a key resource.” For further information compare the website http://www.thebabygurus.com.
We would be interested in hearing about your experiences, your ideas for solving this issues and further explanatory notes.
CSR-Conference: Impulse and Strategy for Successful Companies in North Rhine –Westphalia (NRW)
CSR is for the most transnational companies an important topic – but how can especially small and medium-sized companies develop a sustainable leadership strategy? Which concepts are convertible into business? And is it possible to get better results by integrating scientific and civil-societal initiatives?
These questions were in the center of the discussion in the congress “Impulse and Strategy for Successful Companies in NRW”, which was initialized by the Organizational Development Laboratory (University of Duisburg-Essen), the Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and the Ministry of Economics in North Rhine-Westphalia.
The discussion included different sectors: small and medium-sized companies, representatives of universities, government and civil society. More than 200 interested participants came together in Mülheim an der Ruhr and tried to debate perspective of economic activities in the future. The conference contained enlightening lectures about best practice examples for the topics demographic change, integration, climate protection/resource efficiency and education/innovation.
The goal of the conference was to establish a platform, which supports the societal engagement of companies and the exchange of business examples and knowledge.
Concluded from the conference we are confronted with one question:
- Which topics are most relevant for CSR in the future?
- Which additional topics to demographic change, integration, climate protection/resource efficiency and education/innovation are relevant?