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European Multi-stakeholder Forum on CSR

slide_forumOn 10th February 2009 the European Commission hosted a plenary meeting of the European Multistakeholder Forum on CSR.

The aims of this meeting were to review progress on CSR in Europe and globally, and to discuss possibilities for future joint initiatives.

The Forum will brought together about 250 persons from key stakeholder groups, including employers and business representatives, trade unions, investors, academics,  civil society organisations and public authorities...


 Videos of the presentations at the CSR Forum (in English)
Closing remarks Günter Verheugen Vice-President of the European Commission
Opening remarks Vladimir Spidla Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities, European Commission
Opening remarks Petr Simerka State Secretary and Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Affairs of the Czech Republic
What is next for CSR in Europe?
  Moderator: David Grayson Director of the Doughty Centre for Corporate Responsibility, Cranfield school of Management.
  European Parliament: Richard Howitt MEP, European Parliament Rapporteur on Corporate Social Responsibility
  Non-Governmental Organisations: Paul De Clerck Friends of the Earth Europe
  Investors: Raj Thamotheram Director, Responsible Investment, AXA Investment Managers
  Business:Philippe De Buck Director General, BUSINESSEUROPE
  Business: Etienne Davignon President, CSR Europe
  Trade Unions: Dwight Justice Policy Advisor Economic and Social Policy, International Trade Union Confederation
  European Parliament: Philip Bushill-Matthews MEP, European Parliament Shadow Rapporteur on Corporate Social Responsibility
Panel discussion
Review of progress on CSR (part 1)
  Moderator: Jerome Vignon Director, European Commission, DG for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities
  Business: Ben Butters Director, EUROCHAMBRES
  Business: Lettemieke Mulder Unilever and Chair of CSR Europe Board of Directors
  Business: Luc Hendrickx Director Enterprise Policy and External Relations, UEAPME
  Business: Roberto Suarez Vice-Chair of Social Affairs Committee of BUSINESSEUROPE
  Review of progress on CSR -Q&A - Business
  Trade Unions: Walter Cerfeda Confederal Secretary of the European Trade Union Condeferation
  Investors: Matt Christensen Executive Director, European Sustainable Investment Forum (EUROSIF)
Review of progress on CSR (part 2)
  Moderator: Pedro Ortun DG Enterprise and Industry - European Commission
  Non-Governmental Organisations: Ruth Casals Coordinator, European Coalition for Corporate Justice (ECCJ)
  Academics: Simon Pickard Director General, European Academy of Business in Society (EABIS)
  Academics: Nigel Roome Professor, TiasNimbas Business School and Solvay Business School
  Regional government: Giuseppina De Lorenzo Tuscany Regional Government
  Member state: Victor Kjær Deputy Director, Danish Commerce and Companies Agency
  European Commission: Tom Dodd CSR Policy Officer, DG Enterprise & Industry
Transparency and CSR: communicating environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance to investors, consumers and citizens
  Moderator: Nicole Notat President, Vigeo Group
  Investors: Jean-Pierre Sicard Directeur Développement Durable, Caisse des Dépôts
  Consumers: Christian Thorun Policy Officer Trade and Economic Policy, Federation of German Consumer Organisations (VZBV)

Videos of the CSR Forum + (Source: EUROPA DG Enterprise)

Download this file (agenda.pdf)agenda.pdf[Agenda of the CSR Forum]36 kB
Download this file (businesseurope.pdf)businesseurope.pdf[BUSINESSEUROPE]203 kB
Download this file (ceep.pdf)ceep.pdf[European Centre of Employers and Enterprises providing Public services (CEEP)]285 kB
Download this file (csreurope.pdf)csreurope.pdf[CSR Europe]293 kB
Download this file (csrforumspeech_onlineversion.pdf)csrforumspeech_onlineversion.pdf[Speech by Vice-President Verheugen]71 kB
Download this file (eabis2009.pdf)eabis2009.pdf[European Academy of Business in Society (EABIS)]150 kB
Download this file (ebbf_csrmultistakeholder.pdf)ebbf_csrmultistakeholder.pdf[European Bahá’í Business Forum (EBBF)]102 kB
Download this file (eccj.pdf)eccj.pdf[European Coalition for Corporate Justice (ECCJ)]91 kB
Download this file (esgb.pdf)esgb.pdf[European Savings Banks Group (ESBG) ]174 kB
Download this file (eurochambers.pdf)eurochambers.pdf[EUROCHAMBRES]209 kB
Download this file (eurosif2009.pdf)eurosif2009.pdf[European Sustainable Investment Forum (Eurosif)]302 kB
Download this file (fidh.pdf)fidh.pdf[ International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH)]241 kB
Download this file (foee.pdf)foee.pdf[Friends of the Earth Europe (FoEE)]60 kB
Download this file (gresea.pdf)gresea.pdf[Research Group for an Alternative Economic Strategy (GRESEA)]77 kB
Download this file (iso.pdf)iso.pdf[International Organization for Standardization (ISO)]195 kB
Download this file (ms_csrpolicies2007.pdf)ms_csrpolicies2007.pdf[European Commission activities to promote CSR 2007- 2008 - Summary]1941 kB
Download this file (nsec_en.pdf)nsec_en.pdf[Netherlands Social and Economic Council]1003 kB
Download this file (participant_list.pdf)participant_list.pdf[List of participants]77 kB
Download this file (ueapme2009.pdf)ueapme2009.pdf[UEAPME (European Association of Craft, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises)]189 kB
Download this file (vaderegio.pdf)vaderegio.pdf[ VADEREGIO]744 kB