Between September 2009 and February 2010 the European Commission is hosting a series of 5 multistakeholder workshops on company disclosure of environmental, social and governance (ESG) information.
Each workshop will look at ESG disclosure from the perspective of a different set of stakeholders: enterprises themselves, investors, civil society and consumers, media, trade unions, and public authorities.
These workshops are part of the European Commission’s policy to promote corporate social responsibility.
Corporate Social Responsibility, also known as "CSR" is “a concept whereby enterprises integrate social and environmental issues into their business operations and into their relations with stakeholders on a voluntary basis”.
Summaries from all workshops will be posted on these webpages. The summary of the first workshop, looking at ESG disclosure from the enterprise perspective, can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.
Participation in these workshops is by invitation only. Although a wide range of stakeholder interests are represented, the number of participants is restricted in order to ensure a dynamic discussion.