The nordic strategy for CSR by Rune Gottlieb Skovgaard

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Presentation at the conference "CSR - a driver for innovation and competitiveness in the Nordic region" October 11 2012 in Trondheim.

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The nordic strategy for CSR by Rune Gottlieb Skovgaard

  1. 1. The Nordic Strategy for CSR By Rune Gottlieb Skovgaard Senior Policy Advisor Danish Business Authority
  2. 2. Background • Nordic Co-operation Programme for Innovation and Business Policy 2011-2013 • 6 lighthouse projects, including one on CSR2
  3. 3. The Nordic Way in a globalised world • The burning platform – Global challenges are common challenges • The Nordic platform – Nordic countries well positioned for joint-efforts3
  4. 4. A vision • Integration of social, environmental and ethical concerns into business operations and core strategy in dialogue with stakeholders will become mainstream practice.4
  5. 5. Objective of the strategy • to strengthen the long-term sustainable competitiveness of the Nordic business community • to strengthen Nordic co-ordination internationally in relation to CSR5
  6. 6. Areas of priority 2012-2014 • Promoting internationally agreed standarsd and guidelines • Addressing risks and opportunities in global value chains • Strengthening reporting and communication6
  7. 7. Promoting internationally agreed standards and guidelines • Promotion of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises • Responsible business conduct in the Arctic • Promotion of the ISO 26000 Guidance on Social Responsibility7
  8. 8. Addressing risks and opportunities in global value chains • Nordic Ethical Trading Framework • CSR as a tool for sustainable mining in Nordic Countries8
  9. 9. Strengthening reporting and communication • Rio+20 and §479
  10. 10. Thank you!10

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