The upcoming standard ISO 20700, Guidelines for management consultancy services, aims to help consultancies and their clients improve transparency and understanding in their consultancy projects in order to achieve better business results. It is currently under development and has just reached the Draft International Standard (DIS) stage, meaning ISO members have the opportunity to vote and comment on the text before it goes to final draft and publication.
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the World Bank Group announced (10 Mach 2016) the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to help increase countries’ awareness and involvement in the development, adoption and use of international standards that promote open, fair and transparent trade.
In September 2015, world leaders will meet to adopt a universal and transformative agenda for
sustainable development, with a set of sustainable development goals (SDGs) at its core. The
scientific community has provided valuable guidance in the formulation of the SDGs, and it will need
to remain closely engaged as the world moves towards implementing the new agenda and reviewing
our progress. The current report should help ensure that our efforts are underpinned by the latest
and best scientific evidence and advice.
All information held and processed by an organization is subject to the risks of attack, error and natural disaster, and other vulnerabilities inherent to its use. Information security is therefore at the heart of an organization’s activities and focuses on information that is considered a valuable “asset” requiring appropriate protection, for example against the loss of availability, confidentiality and integrity.
The future ISO 37001, Anti-bribery management systems, specifies a series of measures to help organizations prevent, detect and address bribery. These include adopting an anti-bribery policy, appointing a person to oversee anti-bribery compliance, training, risk assessments and due diligence on projects and business associates, implementing financial and commercial controls, and instituting reporting and investigation procedures.
The Global 100 process begins each year on October 1, when the starting universe for the index is established. Companies in the starting universe are put through four screens, and the companies that emerge constitute the Global 100 Shortlist. Companies in the Shortlist are then scored on the priority KPIs for their particular GICS Industry. The top overall performers from each GICS Sector are named to the final Global 100, subject to the number of slots reserved for each GICS Sector.
With five years remaining until 2020, this conference is a “Last Call” to get on board with Enterprise 2020, CSR Europe’s flagship initiative for enterprises to contribute to achieving Europe 2020 objectives for a smart, sustainable and inclusive Europe.
The report (15 Dec 2014) outlines Global Impact’s efforts and accomplishments over the past fiscal year.
“We are proud of the many strides Global Impact has made this year,” said Scott Jackson, Global Impact president and CEO. “The world of global philanthropy continues to evolve—and we are honored to be a leader in this field as new trends emerge. Our activities over the past year reflect our mission: to build partnerships and raise resources for the world’s most vulnerable people. We continue to support and partner with nonprofit and for-profit organizations on our collective goal to make a positive difference in the lives of people in need around the world.”
Corporate Governance, all about commitment, transparency, fairness and ethical business practices has lately become a pre-requisite for attaining growth worldwide. While a majority of stakeholders and market analysts trust the Companies following good Corporate Governance practices, many others are denied true recognition even though they have worthy potential, due to lack in governance initiatives. Without undermining its importance, we must realize that the concept has no boundaries
Real estate is a dominant form of investment and consumes more resources than any other industry on the planet. If buildings are not green, the impact on the environment is colossal, and worsening every year. The industry has not been slow to step forward with programmes of certification (such as LEED), technical advances and exciting new developments – but what is the cost, and will real estate investors reap the benefits? This course stands apart from the marketing of the industry itself, and the claims of competing consultancies in presenting an up-to-date global perspective, combining a professional real estate and finance perspective with corporate responsibility expertise on this vital part of the global environmental and corporate responsibility agenda, taught with a range of relevant worked examples and case studies both best practice and failures.