econsense News

  • New: No way around due diligence – Overview of human rights due diligence frameworks and legislation

    This publication provides guidance and structure for the growing medley of mandatory and voluntary due diligence requirements. It analyses and provides general information about 10 selected due diligence frameworks in addition to the UNGPs to identify overlaps and specific requirements of each framework. The publication centrepiece summarises key information about the selected international due diligence frameworks in two tables.


  • econsense Study Results on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

    The survey shows that 72 percent of German businesses stakeholders see the SDGs as relevant for their company. Further results include interesting insights to sector specific priorization of the SDGs. The study concludes with ways to achieve the goals in cooperation with politics and civil society. The survey has been conducted between May and June 2016 in cooperation with German Global Compact Network (DGCN) and Fountain Park.

  • econsense Training Video: Human Rights in the Supply Chain

    Our training module aims to provide you with legal and normative requirements in the context of respecting human rights in the supply chain and provides an easy entry for purchasing organizations in the topic. Video and handbook are available in English, German, Spanish and Chinese.

  • Event: Berlin Forum on 07 November 2016

    On November 7 econsense – Forum Sustainable Development of German Business and the German Global Compact Network invited renowned speakers from business, policy, society and science and over 400 guest to discuss a solution oriented approach towards the implementation of the SDGs and the review of the German Sustainability Strategy.

  • #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. 


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.