This is the place to present good examples of social responsibility actions and social
behaviour, listed without any evaluation or priority. Such a collection never claims completeness! The examples speak for themselves.
This site exists in English only.
Austria: ICEP and CorporAid
International: IEEE sets a standard
Research: FOUNDATION FOR A NEW ETHICAL BUSINESS, an initiative of the
Pompeu Fabra University of Barcelona
FOUNDATION FOR A NEW ETHICAL BUSINESS
This foundation researches, teaches and promotes new ways of doing business at the service of human values, social justice and environmental sustainability.
There already exist business organizations which acknowledge their role beyond seeking profit. They are inspiring models that define a new business paradigm: caring for people, society and the environment. We want to nurture this growing spirit of ethical business at the scientific, educational, and institutional levels.
See more at http://www.newethicalbusiness.org/wp/?page_id=3 (2009-05-10)
ICEP and CorporAid, Shaping globalization responsibly
This is an invaluable private initiative. Projects are developed world-wide, including some focus on Africa.
Companies generate wealth.
And therefore the basis for development.
Ongoing projects are described (in German) at http://www.icep.at/ep/projektarbeit.html
Successful projects you find (in German) at http://www.icep.at/ep/abgeschlossen.html
The world's leading professional association for the advancement of technology
A Standards Organization “sets a standard”
IEEE stands for Institute of electrical and Electronic Engineers, see www.ieee.org
This information came around in April 2009:
“New Fund Takes On Humanitarian Projects The IEEE Foundation has established the Humanitarian Technology Fund, which will award grants to projects that use technology to improve the quality of life, especially in developing countries. For more information, visit http://bmsmail3.ieee.org:80/u/14661/41577344 „
Using this link, one finds the following:
New Fund Takes On Humanitarian Projects
BY ANNA BOGDANOWICZ
The IEEE Foundation has established the Humanitarian Technology Fund, which will award grants to projects that use technology to improve the quality of life, especially in developing countries.
The fund will support ventures in areas such as power distribution, communications, health services, and disaster relief. IEEE organizational units as well as others outside IEEE may apply for grants.
“This fund gives members the chance to address the needs of the developing world,” says Richard J. Gowen, IEEE Foundation president and 1984 IEEE President. “This is a significant opportunity for IEEE to assist with bringing technology to people in developing areas to improve their lives—which is part of its mission.”
Initial donors to the fund include Gowen, 2009 IEEE President John R. Vig, and 2008 IEEE President Lewis M. Terman.
“I am honored to be a founding contributor to this fund in celebration of IEEE’s 125th anniversary,” Vig says. “We hope other individuals and organizations will be inspired to donate to the fund and to develop innovative technologies that will benefit humanity.”
To learn more, apply for a grant, or contribute to the fund, visit the IEEE Foundationﾒs Web site. If you have questions about the fund, send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
By the way: the IEEE Code of Ethics is worthwhile to read; you find it at http://www.ieee.org/portal/pages/iportals/aboutus/ethics/code.html (2009-04-29), ten points only, short and concise.