Ethos conference aims to give CSR a push

credit Diego SilvestreEthos Institute and the Movimento Nossa São Paulo (Our Movement − São Paulo) launched the City of São Paulo Business Support Forum at Ethos’s 2010 International Conference in May. The Forum’s objective is to raise awareness among, and to mobilize and provide advice to, companies so that they work towards fair and sustainable development in the city. It already has 21 participating companies. The conference itself, entitled ‘The world is under new management. Sustainability: society’s partnership with the planet’, drew 1,700 participants and included a session on the search for a common language and data presented in companies’ non-financial reports organized by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). Panellists were drawn from BM&FBOVESPA securities exchange of Brazil and PricewaterhouseCoopers of Chile, among other organizations.

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