European Responsible Entrepreneurship Bulletin, issue 5, first quarter 2008
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"We avoid a 'teaching' approach, we just stimulate dialogue between enterprises."
Marc D'Hoore, from the Flemish enterprise network VOKA, talks about his experience of
setting up CSR learning networks for SMEs.
Read the interview [32 KB]
- Small is sustainable (as well as beautiful!): a new look at how to engage SMEs in CSR
- Corporate Social Responsibility: what it means for SMEs in the supply chain
- A Catalan framework for CSR in SMEs
Small is sustainable (as well as beautiful!): a new look at how to engage SMEs in CSR
Is the language of sustainability more appropriate for small businesses than the language of responsibility? Are there new opportunities to support sustainable and responsible SMEs through peer-to-peer networking? A new paper published by the Doughty Centre for Corporate Responsibility at Cranfield University takes fresh look at how to support CSR amongst small businesses.
Corporate Social Responsibility: what it means for SMEs in the supply chain
With support from the European Commission, the Danish Companies and Commerce Agency studied the experiences of Hewlett-Packard and its SME suppliers in central Europe. The result [5 MB] is a set of guidelines on how best to manage CSR supply chain requirements in a way that maximises the benefits for buyers and SME suppliers alike.
A Catalan framework for CSR in SMEs
Two employers' organisations, two trade unions and four government departments: together they have developed a regional framework for CSR in small businesses, including case studies, teaching material and a set of CSR indicators compatible with the Global Reporting Initiative (available also in Catalan and in Spanish).
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