CSR policies in Europe - Analysis of national public policies on CSR, in support of a structured exchange of information on national CSR policies and initiatives


Type Research Project

Funding Bodies
  • Commission of the European Communities

Duration May 1, 2006 - April 30, 2008

http://www.sustainability.at/csr-policies
  • Institute for Managing Sustainability IN (Details)

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  • Berger, Gerald (Details)
  • Margula, Sharon (Former researcher)
  • Martinuzzi, Robert-Andre (Details) Project Head
  • Schäfer, Astrid (Former researcher)
  • Steurer, Reinhard (Former researcher) Project Head
 

Abstract (German)

„Corporate Social Responsibility ist ein Konzept, das den Unternehmen als Grundlage dient, auf freiwilliger Basis soziale Belange und Umweltbelange in ihre Unternehmenstätigkeit und in die Wechselbeziehung mit ihren Stakeholdern zu integrieren. Sozial verantwortlich handeln heißt nicht nur, die gesetzlichen Bestimmungen einhalten, sondern über die bloße Gesetzeskonformität hinaus „mehr“ investieren in Humankapital, in die Umwelt und in die Beziehungen zu anderen Stakeholdern“ (Grünbuch der EU-Kommission, 2001). Um den Erfahrungsaustausch zwischen den EU Ländern im Politikfeld CSR zu unterstützten hat die DG Employment and Social Affairs im Herbst 2005 ein Forschungsprojekt zu „CSR Policies“ ausgeschrieben. Das Angebot des Research Institute for Managing Sustainability hat diese europaweite Ausschreibung gewonnen. Das Projekt läuft von Frühjahr 2006 bis Ende 2007. In folgenden drei thematischen Feldern sollen politische Initiativen der EU-Mitgliedstaaten Befragungen erhoben und in Fallstudien vertieft analysiert werden:
• Awareness raising for CSR (Bewusstseinsbildung und Öffentlichkeitsarbeit)
• CSR and public procurement (öffentliches Beschaffungswesen)
• Socially Responsible Investment/SRI (CSR und die Rolle von Kapitalmärkten, Banken und Fonds)


Abstract (English)

Analysis of national public policies on CSR, in support of a structured exchange of information on national CSR policies and initiatives

Publications

Journal article

2010 Steurer, Reinhard. 2010. Corporate Social Responsibility and the Role of Governments: Characterising Public Policies on CSR in Europe. Policy Sciences 43 (1): 49-72. (Details)

Paper presented at an academic conference or symposium

2007 Steurer, Reinhard, Berger, Gerald. 2007. Raising Awareness for CSR in EU Member States: Case Studies & Synthesis (presentation of project results). 15th meeting of the EU High-Level Group on CSR (CSR HLG), Brussels, Belgien, 07.05.-07.05.. (Details)
  Steurer, Reinhard, Berger, Gerald. 2007. Sustainable Public Procurement in EU Member States – Case studies and conclusions. 16th meeting of the EU High-Level Group on CSR (CSR HLG), Brussels, Belgien, 16.10.. (Details)
  Steurer, Reinhard, Konrad, Astrid. 2007. Sustainable Public Procurement in EU Member States – The survey results (presentation of project results). 15th meeting of the EU High-Level Group on CSR (CSR HLG), Brussels, Belgien, 07.05.-07.05.. (Details)
2006 Steurer, Reinhard, Martinuzzi, Robert-Andre. 2006. Analysis of national policies on CSR, in support of a structured exchange of information on national CSR policies and initiatives: Research design and topics (presentation of project results). 13th meeting of High-Level Social Representatives on CSR (CSR HLG), Brussels, Belgien, 30.05.. (Details)

Working/discussion paper, preprint

2008 Steurer, Reinhard, Margula, Sharon, Berger, Gerald. 2008. Coordinating SCP and CSR policies with Sustainable Development Strategies; Discussion Paper for the European Sustainable Development Network (ESDN) Conference 2008; June 29-July 1, 2008 in Paris, France. (Details)

Research report, expert opinion

2008 Steurer, Reinhard, Margula, Sharon, Berger, Gerald. 2008. Public policies on CSR in EU Member States: Overview of government initiatives and selected cases on Awareness Raising for CSR, Sustainable Public Procurement and Socially Responsible Investment. Vienna: ESDN Quarterly Report June 2008. (Details)
2007 Berger, Gerald, Steurer, Reinhard, Schäfer, Astrid, Martinuzzi, Robert-Andre. 2007. Raising Awareness for CSR in EU Member States: Overview of government initiatives and selected cases. Final Report to the High-Level Group on CSR. Vienna: Research Institute for Managing Sustainability. (Details)
  Steurer, Reinhard, Berger, Gerald, Schäfer, Astrid, Martinuzzi, Robert-Andre. 2007. Sustainable Public Procurement in EU Member States: Overview of government initiatives and selected cases. Final Report to the EU High-Level Group on CSR. Vienna: Research Institute for Managing Sustainability. (Details)

Unpublished lecture

2006 Steurer, Reinhard, Berger, Gerald, Konrad, Astrid, Martinuzzi, Robert-Andre. 2006. CSR Awareness Raising in EU Member States. 14th meeting of High-Level Social Representatives on CSR (CSR HLG), Brussels, 23.10. (Details)
  Steurer, Reinhard, Martinuzzi, Robert-Andre. 2006. Analysis of national policies on CSR, in support of a structured exchange of information on national CSR policies and initiatives: Research design and topics. 13th meeting of High-Level Social Representatives on CSR (CSR HLG), Brussels, 30.05. (Details)

Classification

  • 5368 Sustainable development, sustainable economics (Details)
  • 5118 Political science (Details)
  • 5300 Economics (Details)

Expertise

  • Governance