CSR performance & financials

 
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MVO Nederland

MVO Nederland, in English CSR Netherlands, is the Centre of Excellence for Dutch companies that are striving towards corporate social responsibility. More than 2000 companies are affiliated with this networking organization.
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Future Trends: What Would Investors Like to See?

Investors are calling for clearer, more comparable and more integrated non-financial reporting and greater accountability from company boards, according to a new survey. The study, conducted by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the European Sustainable Investment Forum (Eurosif), asked investors to evaluate the non-financial reporting practices of European companies.
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Creating Shareholder Value Key for Aligning CSR and Financial Performance

Many corporations have initiated sustainability programs: they’re using renewable energy, recycling waste materials or supporting charitable projects in Africa. Yet only a fraction of these companies have developed a truly strategic approach to sustainability which takes the interest of all stakeholders into account and addresses the material issues that are surrounding the organization.
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Increased Influence of CFOs on Sustainability

What is sustainability? Ask a consumer this particular question, and he or she will most likely answer ‘green’ or ‘durable materials, or perhaps a more social answer such as ‘preventing child labour’. Companies however are showcasing a broader view on sustainability and become more and more aware of their responsibility to start working on various social issues. Companies are more capable of creating economic value from sustainability and integrate it in their business strategy.
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Sustainability and Rankings: Using KPIs for Benchmarking and Implementation

For the occasion of our 15 year anniversary, Finch & Beak organised an exclusive Senior Executive lunch on 14 March in Antwerp with De Baak. Topic of the event was how to make better use of rankings and benchmarks with the implementation of sustainability.
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Impact of a Corporate Culture of Sustainability

Harvard Business School tested the performance of a sample of 90 companies that had adopted sustainability policies since the early 1990s when CSR was still at nascent stage, against a control peer group of 90 companies that only adopted sustainability more recently. Next, they used selected SAM/Dow Jones Sustainability Index data and found several interesting correlations.
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Preventing Spankings from Rankings

Naming and shaming is increasingly regarded as an effective way to progress the sustainability of sectors and individual organizations. Therefore the global drive for sustainability is progressively leading to the emergence of green rankings.
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Richness vs. Reach: 5 Minutes to Review Sustainability Rankings

Are the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and other sustainability rankings taking up (too) much of your time? This sound is being heard a lot these days and the cry for standardisation of questionnaires seems to be getting louder.
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INSEAD Singapore presents 'Leading the Business of Sustainability'

As a result of the partnership between INSEAD and Unilever, INSEAD Singapore organizes from 2 to 6 November the 'Leading the Business of Sustainability' programme. The 5-day course will show you how to make the case for change in your company’s sustainability approach, demonstrating best practices for engaging with stakeholders, changing mindsets, and how sustainability becomes a profitable part of your organization.
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Building a Culture of Long-Term Investment and Growth

The world’s largest asset manager, BlackRock, has teamed up with nonprofit sustainability leader Ceres to create guidance for institutional investors on engaging with companies and policymakers on sustainability issues. The guide “21st Century Engagement: Investor Strategies for Incorporating ESG Considerations into Corporate Interactions” includes tactics and case studies from 37 experts spanning 6 countries.
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