econsense News

  • Event: Berlin Forum on 07 November 2016

    The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide a shared narrative and generate a common understanding of global sustainability challenges. By developing and implementing new solutions, business contributes essentially to achieving the SDGs. However, in order to deploy solutions at the necessary scale, a better understanding of enabling factors as well as constraints and a broad societal consensus is needed. To promote an open and progressive dialogue, econsense – Forum for Sustainable Development of German Business and the Global Compact Network Germany cordially invite you to the BERLIN FORUM on 07 November 2016. Together with renowned speakers from business, policy, society and science we will discuss approaches and measures to implement the SDGs in business and national policy.


  • #Nauen16 - econsense launches social media series on SDGs

    The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will impact decisively on the sustainability debate at an international and national level – most notably they will drive the global modernization agenda forward. Accordingly, these global goals are the focus of this year's work at econsense. In the upcoming 3 weeks we will be introducing one goal every day on Facebook and Twitter and present practices from our member companies. 

    The SDGs are also the main topic of our conference Nauener Gespräche on June 6 and 7, 2016. Further information and registration: Follow the event on Twitter: #Nauen16. 

  • Blueprint For Embedding Human Rights in Key Company Functions

    econsense and CSR-Europe published a blueprint on corporate implementation of human rights. The purpose of the blueprint is to provide practical support to CSR/Sustainability managers in driving the effort of embedding human rights across the organisation. It also aims at Human Resource, Purchasing and Risk/Legal managers, clarifying their roles and responsibilities when contributing to the embedding efforts. econsense member Deutsche Telekom contributed a best practice example to the publication. econsense is member of the European Hub on Business & Human Rights of CSR Europe.

  • New Publication of edition econsense:„Respecting Human Rights. Tools and Guidance Materials for Business“

    This brochure provides an overview of current tools and guidance materials with the aim of supporting companies in the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. With a selection validated by experts and a detailed listing of the most important tools and guidelines for the practical implementation of the UN Guiding Principles, econsense developed a hands-on orientation for companies closing a gap in the increasingly confusing landscape of publications and consultancies on „Business and Human Rights“. 

  • Survey on Human Rights Due Diligence by econsense and German Global Compact Network

    The Survey presents an overview of the use of current tools and guidelines that support the implementation of the United Nations (hereinafter UN) Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. The results demonstrate how companies are systematically addressing the issue of business and human rights – regardless of their size. 


Forum for Sustainable Development of German Business e.V.

econsense is an association of leading, globally active companies and organisations of German business specializing in the area of sustainable development and corporate social responsibility (CSR). Founded in 2000 on the initiative of the Federation of German Industries (BDI), the goal of econsense is to provide a dialogue platform and think tank, with the dual objectives of advancing sustainable development in business and assuming social responsibility.