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What is specific to CSR in ICT compared to other industry sectors? What good practices are available? What are the most urgent issues?

Community members are welcome to use the ICT4Society Cafè to present their CSR approach, their good practices and success stories, as well as to share concerns.

Copyrights Infringement on Video Which is Exposing The Genocide - Urgent Help Needed

Dear friends, My one hour long video where white genocide in South Africa was exposed like like never before, was taken down due to 3.5 minute long video clip which I have inserted in it as a ultimate proof of white genocide in South Africa.

ICT4Society is Looking for Company Case Histories on CSR in the ICT

ICT4Society is looking for case histories of ICT companies that have integrated CSR principles in their strategies and procedures, to publish them on the ICT4Society Café and share them with its members, providing reference and inspiration to other enterprises.

CSR in ICT - PEOPLE dimension - call for feedback on knowledge mapping and initial stakeholder engagement

A proper CSR strategy considers not only a companies' employees, but also the wider community in which the company operates. Responsibility needs to start from within the company by building safe, trusting, enabling work environments and also to cover the world around the company: suppliers, users, the lcoal community and other stakeholders.

CSR in ICT - Cross-cutting themes - call for feedback on knowledge mapping and initial stakeholder engagement

Recent analysis demonstrates the benefits of responsible business for their bottom line . What is the link between CSR and competitiveness? How can enterprises exploit this link, through market research, branding, communication or public procurement incentives? Can social innovation be seen as an investment ?

Green ICT: a collection of good practices

Green ICT is one of ICT4Society pillars. A good reading to start with is the ICT Codes of Conduct pages on EU Commission Joint Research Centre web-site.

Human Rights at work in ICT sector - Is international stakeholders monitoring effective?

For the first time in history, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development has found a surveillance software company to be in violation of human rights guidelines, following a complaint about the notorious British-German spyware outfit Gamma International.

Better Internet for Kids - apps, devices, digital literacy, control, ... have your say!

Children and kids need a safe environment as they surf the web. The Strategy for a Better internet for Children provides actions to empowered them as they explore the digital world. Children need quality content to stimulate their imagination and help them learn, but also the skills and tools for using the Internet safely and responsibly.


In June 2014, the UN High Commissioner on Human Rights called attention to “the disturbing lack of governmental transparency associated with surveillance policies, laws and practices, which hinders any effort to assess their coherence with international human rights law and to ensure accountability”.


Diversity is not just about women in ICT... but that is quite a big issue , with many initiatives being carried out to improve participations of girls and women in IT training curricula and jobs. Any good practices you would like the community to know about?


CSR... what a broad topic! But within a properly integrated comprehensive approach, your organization may excel in addressing some specific CSR issues or feel some topics are more urgent that others to be discussed: propose a new discussion thread and we will launch it.

How can Europe ICT companies play a leading role in greater corporate transparency on ethics and anti-corruption activities?

Transparency and anticorruption are among those topics that better epitomise the role of ICT both as a sector where CSR can have a remarkably pervasive impact on society as a whole and as a sector delivering technologies and solutions that enable better CSR in all sectors .

ICT for Social Inclusion: big (social) gains ahead!

Are you/is your organisation delivering tools, providing training, or otherwise engaging in ICT for social inclusion? Let the ICT4Society Community hear about it. Below you will find some key challenges higlighthed by JRC research that can be used as discussion threads.

ICT for CSR - Can ICT enable (more) effective CSR?

ICT is a key enabling technology. Can it enable CSR as well? The answer seems to be a clear and loud "yes"! Self-assessment, monitoring, interaction with third-parties, communication and outreach : definitely, they play a major role in CSR practices. And definitely, ICT can improve and boost efficiency of these processes.

On fears and fantasies around open data

Opening up the immense wealth of data the public sector collects in its interactions with the community and the environment is seen as a source of collective intelligence for a greater good, an opportunity for business, a booster for democratic participation .

Digital Literacy: let’s discuss this fundamental challenge of our times

Digital inclusion has become a right. Literature, governments, citizens, enterprises, bloggers all agree. However, digital inclusion cannot happen without digital literacy. What are IT companies doing to build digital literacy among citizens, customers and employees? Have your say!

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