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Press Releases from Article 13 (16 total)

Leading Sustainability From The Top

Article 13, the consultancy and think tank focused on achieving real behaviour change in the CSR and sustainability agendas, has recognised a shift in corporate behaviour emerging out of the current economic crisis. Dubbed the ‘new normal’, Article 13’s sustainability consultants are observing a pattern of increased profitability from those organisations who have maintained their focus on social and environmental issues, despite the financial doom and gloom. Just surviving the economic

Giving Children a Christmas

08th December 2008 - In 2008 Article 13 Group is celebrating Christmas by making a donation to a children’s charity, more specifically ChildReach which advocates children’s rights and poverty alleviation. Article 13 works in the areas of Sustainable Development, Governance and Corporate Responsibility, all of which have the overall objective of making a difference to social, ethical and environmental global justice. As part of advocating responsible business this Christmas, our

New batch of corporate social responsibility (CSR) case studies launched

Article 13, the CSR and sustainability expert, has published a new batch of case studies profiling the initiatives being undertaken by three members of the Confederation of British Industries (CBI) to embed and integrate corporate social responsibility in their mainstream business strategies. The CBI members showcased in this edition are: Anglian Water, Costain Group and KPMG. Anglian Water has been selected for its comprehensive approach to tackling climate change, which

Celebrating 60 years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Article 13, the leading corporate social responsibility consultancy, has released a feature on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) which celebrates its 60th year in late 2008. The feature takes an in-depth look at the Declaration and the human rights it supports and profiles a recent review of human rights and business, as well as a framework for facilitating improvement, produced by Special Representative of the Secretary-General on

World Food Day: the Challenges of Climate Change and Bioenergy

923 million people in the world are undernourished The majority of undernourished people live in rural areas where their main source of income is from the agricultural sector. The sector is becoming increasingly unstable due to factors like climate change, income disparity, and potentially the biofuel boom which threaten to increase the number of hungry even higher in the decades to come. Article 13 supports World

Can we move towards sustainability without coaching?

Research reveals the critical role coaching can play in the shift towards sustainable and profitable business. Most large organisations are making moves towards sustainability. Leading organisations are integrating ecological and social factors into strategy. But what about their cultures? Is sustainability truly integrated? Are there opportunities for game-changing innovation to be driven by a shift in the values and attitudes of individuals and teams? http://www.article13.com/csr/ourpublications.asp These questions prompted Article 13’s latest research into

European Day of Languages 2008

This year Article 13 will celebrate the European Day of Languages (EDL) by promoting the event in a variety of European languages on our website. We will also raise awareness and encourage our network to join the celebration by placing the logo and link on our email signatures in the lead up to the day. The European Day of Languages (EDL) is a Council of Europe initiative which is held every

World Water Week celebration at Article 13

21st August 2008 - As part of our United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) commitment to environmental management and the protection of natural resources, Article 13 supports the World Water Week. The main celebrations are taking place in Stockholm, Sweden between 17th and 23rd August 2008. Article 13 has donated its unused mobile phones through the WaterAid’s recycling scheme which aims to provide lasting supplies of clean water, sanitation and hygiene

Chinese companies applying CSR principles

Article 13, the leading corporate social responsibility consultancy, is profiling examples of Chinese organisations applying CSR principles on its website. These case studies are part of the company’s latest feature exploring sustainability risks presented by the burgeoning Chinese economy and show that some companies are addressing sustainability issues, despite the gloom and doom predictions. The case studies include examples of carbon emissions reduction initiatives promoted by the Industrial Bank of

New batch of corporate social responsibility (CSR) case studies launched

Article 13, the CSR and sustainability expert, has published a new batch of case studies profiling the initiatives being undertaken by four members of the Confederation of British Industries (CBI) to embed and integrate corporate social responsibility in their mainstream business strategies. The CBI members showcased in this edition are: Arup, DHL Express, HMG Paints and National Grid. This CSR case study series is published quarterly by Article

Article 13 Communication on Progress – UN Global Compact

2008 is the 60th Anniversary of the Declaration of Human Rights. It is also one of the 4 areas of advocacy included in the UN Global Compact’s (UNGC) commitment. Therefore it is with special significance that Article 13 has published its 6 month Communication On Progress (COP) detailing actions and commitment to Human Rights, as well as Labour rights, the Environment, and Anti corruption. http://www.article13.com/csr/ungc_our_csr.asp Article 13 takes its membership extremely seriously

Doing business in China - managing sustainability risks to enhance responsible b …

Doing business in China: managing sustainability risks to enhance responsible business practices CSR experts, Article 13, have launched a new feature on their website exploring sustainability risks presented by the burgeoning Chinese economy as well as some of the activities already underway to try and enhance the sustainability of this growth. http://www.article13.com/csr/theissues.asp The main article, “China’s industrial revolution – are we doomed to repeat the mistakes of the past?”, considers the implications

2008 – The 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Article 13 wholly supports the importance and notability of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on its 60th year Anniversary. As a member of the UN Global Compact (UNGC), Article 13 works against human rights abuses and details its actions through commitment to the 10 UNGC principles. Article 13 has made special effort this year to promote the freedom of all peoples regardless of race, religion, origin or ethnicity. Each

The World Environmental Day in Article 13’s office

Article 13 commemorated The World Environmental Day on 5th June 2008. This year’s slogan was ‘Kick the Habit! Towards a Low Carbon Economy’. Article 13, as a signatory of UN Global Compact (UNGC) celebrated the World Environmental Day. We contributed to this years slogan ‘Kick the Habit’ by offsetting one tonne of carbon for every hundred visitors to Article 13’s website - equaling 4 tonnes This was done as part of

Article 13's Fairtrade Fortnight 2008 – 25 February to 9 March

Once again, the Article 13 team is taking action in support of Fairtrade Fortnight. As a company, we already choose fair trade for our caffeine fixes and other standard grocery needs. As individuals outside the office, we are not always so diligent. So, this Fairtrade Fortnight, we have pledged to make the fair trade choice a conscious one each time we walk down the aisles of our

Green Training courses from Article 13 and Reed Learning

CSR update from Article 13, the expert advisor on issues of corporate responsibility and governance. London, UK 19.11.07 - Article 13, the leading strategic advisor on risk associated with corporate social responsibility and sustainable development, has worked in partnership with Reed Learning to develop an innovative range of Green Learning courses. These courses enable participants to develop green strategies that will benefit their organisations and the environment. Information on