Literature review


Within the CSR-Ready project, UIIN has conducted a comprehensive literature review over businesses Corporate & Social Responsibility (CSR) practices. First, the literature review started with the identification of perceived benefits and barriers for businesses in the CSR application. Most relevantly, in terms of benefits, the literature often identifies cost and risk reduction, competitive advantage, legitimacy and reputation as the main drivers for CSR implementation. Barriers are more sector-specific and also appear differently depending on the country. Further, the review zeroed in on the drivers for the implementation of CSR in Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) and start-ups. Nonetheless, it has been [...]

Literature review2021-05-06T10:57:53+00:00

Impressions on the Literature


A prerequisite for the successful implementation of a project is comprehensive research. This is exactly what we are currently doing – we identify and analyse existing academic and practical work on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in SMEs. We would like to learn more about the status quo of CSR in SMEs and find out what obstacles SMEs face when implementing CSR. Furthermore, we are looking for best practices that can provide inspiration and motivation for a successful implementation of a CSR strategy. We, thevisionworks, have a particular focus on IO3, the development of a self-assessment for SMEs on CSR readiness. By [...]

Impressions on the Literature2021-05-06T10:02:22+00:00

Newsletter: Global challenges


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Newsletter: Global challenges2021-05-06T10:02:23+00:00

Walking the walk…. A small organisation’s experience of CSR


EUEI offices are located in a modern new build with the highest levels of insulation and efficient heating, powered by on-site solar energy panels. Resource use is kept to an absolute minimum with no photocopier, use of recycled printer and toner for printing and a limit of 1 ream of paper per month strongly encourages judicious printing and maximises paper reuse. For local and international travel, use of public transport is prioritised. We endeavour to miminise international travel as part of our project delivery and are trialling a unique “one meeting” project approach, which if successful will be rolled out on [...]

Walking the walk…. A small organisation’s experience of CSR2021-05-06T10:02:24+00:00

Newsletter: Analysis of CSR among SMEs at the international level


The analysis of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) among SMEs at international level is the starting point of the CSR-READY project. This exercise will provide information on the benefits derived from CSR for the activity of SMEs and their environment, the challenges faced by SMEs that implement CSR, whether SMEs that specifically apply CSR tools have any special or different characteristics, etc. The aim is therefore to obtain in-depth knowledge on the state of CSR in SMEs in the different countries participating in the project, from which to create a tool that facilitates the self-diagnosis of CSR in SMEs and its promotion. [...]

Newsletter: Analysis of CSR among SMEs at the international level2021-05-06T10:02:24+00:00

An opportunity to promote corporate social responsibility among SMES


Companies are key players in economic and social terms, a role and responsibility of which they are increasingly aware. The selection by consumers of certain products or services and not others, the choice of one company and not another, that workers perform their tasks effectively, that people want to be part of the company, that sustainability is given greater prominence in the company’s actions, not only in the environmental sphere but also in the social and governance aspects, is no longer an objective of large corporations alone. All this makes up Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), an area in which SMEs have [...]

An opportunity to promote corporate social responsibility among SMES2021-05-06T10:02:25+00:00

11 Ways to live well and boost your wellbeing in Scotland


11 Ways to live well and boost your wellbeing in Scotland Blog by Annierose Knox (January 26, 2021) https://www.visitscotland.com/blog/scotland/wellbeing-boost/ Our time off from daily life is so important, and now more than ever before. For all of us, factoring in a bit of zen time is the key to finding balance, whatever life throws our way, and the perfect way to rest, recharge and re-energise. We’re living in unpredictable times, so you might be wondering about what your travel plans might look like. From exercise in the fresh air to soul searching in amongst our landscapes, you’ll still find your bliss [...]

11 Ways to live well and boost your wellbeing in Scotland2021-04-08T19:21:30+00:00

TVW and our role in the project


Introduction of tvw and our role in the project We, TVW GmbH (the vision works), are an owner-managed SME focusing on consulting for companies, start-ups, public organisations and NGOs. Our special expertise ranges from Crisis Management and Restructuring Processes, Change Management Processes and Organisational Development, Business Development Processes up to Digitalization. Thanks to an entrepreneurial, results-oriented approach, not only do we develop strategies and concepts, but we are also extremely happy to be available for the active implementation. The aforementioned fields of action require a high degree of moderation and mediation skills as well as multi-actor management competencies to assure wide [...]

TVW and our role in the project2021-04-08T19:22:16+00:00

LIME Newsletter 2


Spring programme update LIME programme update In October 2019 we launched the Lean Innovation for Micro Enterprises (LIME) programme. Little did we know how big a role innovation would play in the continuing Covid-19 pandemic that has shaped the last 12 months. Across the world, accelerated innovation has been core to the survival of many SMEs and micro-enterprises. And many businesses have applied techniques that are lean in nature. About the LIME programme The overall goal of this programme is to introduce the lean innovation skillset to our education systems, and by extension to our economies. Innovation is often positioned as [...]

LIME Newsletter 22021-04-08T19:21:25+00:00

Luisa Fernandez information


Spanish Sobre Luisa Martínez: el premio hace homenaje a la baezana y mujer emprendedora Luisa Martínez, nacida en 1932 y reconocida con Medalla al Mérito en el Trabajo, otorgada por el Ministerio, entre otros muchos reconocimientos locales e internacionales. La labor de Luisa Martínez es ampliamente reconocida en la difusión de la cocina tradicional y del aceite de oliva virgen extra, así como por tratarse de un ejemplo de conciliación de la vida laboral y familiar, adelantándose a su tiempo. English Luisa Martinez is a rewarded enterpreneur from Jaen, born in 1932. Her effort has been recognized with uncountouble prizes. Among [...]

Luisa Fernandez information2021-04-08T19:22:07+00:00
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