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Center for Professional Responsibility » College of Business » University of Illinois In March, 2006, the College of Business announced the creation of the Center for Professional Responsibility in Business and Society. The mission of the inter-disciplinary Center is to develop a national vision that articulates societal expectations of a professional's responsibility and accountability at both the individual and organizational level. Because society depends on business professionals to exercise sound judgment and to perform with a high degree of competence while attending to daily matters, the Center focuses on these complex and multi-dimensional professional attributes and how they must be nurtured in order to be attained. It also provides intellectual leadership and resources that advance the understanding of ways professionals can serve the public interest in the context of an ever-changing business environment.

csrgeneva Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) September 08, 2005 Banks and Financial Service Providers Figure Prominently in FTSE4Good Attrition, DJSI Matriculation by William Baue Corporate social responsibility plays an important role at banks and financial service companies, which are not only recipients but also increasingly purveyors of socially responsible investment. SocialFunds.com -- The two leading global socially responsible investment (SRI) index providers, the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI) and FTSE4Good, announced results of their annual reviews yesterday and today, and will reconstitute their indexes over the next weeks. High-profile names stud the DJSI lists, with McDonald's (ticker: MCD), Daimler-Chrysler (DCX), IBM (IBM), Colgate-Palmolive (CL), and Abbott Laboratories (ABT) amongst the 57 additions and Dow (DOW), Alcoa (AA), Fannie Mae (FNM), HJ Heinz (HNZ), Home Depot (HD), Mattel (MAT), and VW (VOW) amongst the 54 deletions. © 2014 SRI World Group, Inc. Top

Deminor SOCAP Démocratie & Entreprises Regulating Microfinance in India: IFMR Trust’s feedback on the Malegam Committee’s report The Malegam Committee’s (referred to hereinafter as the “Committee”) recommendations to increase the supervisory capacity of the RBI, to make MFI regulation consistent at the national level, to promote good corporate governance and to increase bank lending to MFIs are welcome. At the same time, many of the tactical and operational prescriptions made by the Committee require to be examined in the context of (a) broadening the RBI’s financial inclusion agenda, (b) regulatory approaches to pursuing this agenda (c) operationalising the recommendations in an effective and inclusive manner and (d) ensuring sustainable development and orderly growth of the industry by limiting externalities and developing a series of best practices. Definition of the Sector 1. 2. 3. 4. a) These recommendations, if accepted, would prevent the transformation of microfinance into full service finance for rural customers. a. a. a. i. d) Further, a. 5. 6. Capital adequacy requirement 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. a.

EIRIS | Home Access to finance is “largest barrier” to sustainability of UK Social Enterprises | cdfa 14 September 2011. New research released by Social Enterprise UK has uncovered an emerging generation of businesses that are both starting up and operating in Britain’s most deprived communities. The findings of the Fightback Britain report show that 39% of all social enterprises are based and working in the most deprived communities in the UK, compared to 13% of all SMEs. A third of all social enterprise start-ups have also originated in the UK’s poorest areas. The report also states: Community Development Finance Institutions clearly play and important role in the development and growth of the social enterprise market in the UK, more so when it comes to getting social enterprises off the ground in the first place. If you are a social enterprise and are looking for finance please visit www.findingfinance.org.uk to search for your nearest CDFI. Tags: research, social enterprise

ETHIBEL, consultancy agency for socially responsible investing An Ethibel label fund only invests in shares of companies with a high CSR score. It comes down to keeping the balance between economic progress, environmental protection and social responsibility. Is your investment sustainable because you do not have shares in companies which produce weapons or are involved in nuclear energy?Maybe so, maybe not.How is the staff treated and how do they use raw materials. Forum ETHIBEL only allows shares of companies with a high CSR score at all levels.It allows us to encourage the business world to make serious work of corporate social responsibility. Our certifications and audits: indispensable instruments for companies who are dedicated to corporate governance and transparent entrepreneurship

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