Corporate Social Responsibility

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corporate social responsibilityAround the world, corporate citizenship is being influenced by deeper social changes that make it necessary for companies to espouse environmental standards. As many public and private investors refuse to endow companies that pollute the planet and place the health of the world’s population at risk, investments are increasingly directed towards businesses that meet the basic standards of environmental responsibility. Indexes of social and environmental performance are becoming significant market factors in screening for good citizenship and corporate social responsibility. These indexes drop companies that fail to meet social responsibility standards. With pro-environmental shareholders entering into dialogue with decision makers, corporate behaviour on the environment can be steered towards a direction that can meet the needs and demands of the global public and civil society.

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The creation of new jobs, particularly for the young, is an imperative for regenerating the world’s economies and providing a hopeful future. Rather than offering conventional benefit payments to the unemployed, they could be given the opportunity to work in some area related to the protection or restoration of the environment and earn a “green salary” for their contribution. The opportunities abound, as many environmental problems exist today that can be ameliorated by human intervention. It is in everyone’s long-term interest to build a society that enhances the potential of every citizen, based on initiatives for environmental appreciation and protection.

B.I.O. has been working for twenty years to raise awareness of the urgent need to place corporate social responsibility at the heart of economic and development policies. Through numerous international conferences, publications and educational projects, we have urged business leaders and decision-makers to adopt initiatives for environmental appreciation and protection. Corporate social responsibility is a genuine profit for both business and society.

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  • Bio News 1 
    – page 3, Bio-Economics
    – page 4, Business Strategy Finds New Dimensions, From the Second Symposium on Business Strategy for the Bio-Environment
  • Bio News 2
    – page 3, Structural Economic Change and the Bio-Environment, Udo E. Simonis
    – page 8, Learning to be a Compassionate Consumer, E. Koubena
    – page 10, Co-operation for Survival Striking a Balance Between Economic Progress and Environmental Protection, Faysal Tag Eldin Abu Shama
  • Bio News 3 
    – pages 3-4, A Magnificent Opportunity in Resource Conservation, J. Patrick Nicholson
  • Bio News 4
    – pages 6-7, Business Strategy for the Protection of the Bio-Environment, B.I.O. Business Conference in New York
  • Bio News 5 
    – pages 3-15 , Profit and the Bio-Environment, B.I.O. International Business Conference
    – Page 3-14, Conference on Profit and the Bio-Environment
  • Bio News 6,
    – Page 12-13, Bio-economics: a New Dimension of the Concept of Profit
  • Bio News 8
    – pages 4-5, Europa Dialog ’96
    – page 4, Linking Economy and Ecology, Ernst Welteke
    – page 9, Business Strategy to Balance Economic Development and Environmental Protection in Ukraine, Stanislav I. Sokolenko
    – page 12, Corporate Environmental Policy – an Insurer’s Point of View, Jurgen Zech
  • Bio News 10 
    – page 5, Business Co-operation among Ukraine and other Danube Countries – Environmental Aspects, Stanislav Sokolenko
    – page 11, Waste Management in Scnadinavian Countries
  • Bio News 12
    – page 3, Biopolitics in Business – Visions and Projects of Hope, Cornerstones for a Positive Future, Jakob von Uexkull
    – page 7, Careers of the Future, Harold N. Rostvik
    – page12, Waste and Air-Pollution Management in Switzerland
    Environmental Technology Division, Swiss Association of Machinery Manufacturers
  • Bio News 16 
    – page 1, Bios – A Genuine Profit for Society
    – page 3, Profit and the Bio-Environment
    – page 4, Bio-Management
    – page 7, Environmental Models in Business and Communications
    John Tzen, Athanasios Papandropoulos, Stanislav Sokolenko
    Constantine Kanonis, Panayiotis Koutsikos
    – page 10, Environmental Management – A Tool for Sustainable Development
    Akos Redey
    – Page 10,Economics versus Environment, Valentina Mileusnic Vucic
    – page 12, Through Civilised Entrepreneurship to the Harmonisation of the Relations with the Environment, Stanislav Sokolenko
    – page 12, From a “socialistic” to a consumer society, J. Stoklasa
    – page 12, Bio-financing
  • Bio News 22 
    – page 5, Bio-Environment – A New Renaissance in Business, B.I.O. Business Conference in Co-operation with the Italian Chamber of Commerce
  • Bio News 24
    – page 8, Bio-Syllabus for European Environmental Education – Bio-Economics
    – pages 12-13, Bio-Economics – Managing Waste
  • Bio News 26
    – page 5, European Roundtable on Cleaner Production 2001
    – page 10, International Court of the Environment – Business and Finance
    – page 16, Bio-Syllabus for European Environmental Education – Bio-Economics
  • Bio News 28
    – page 1, Redefining the Concept of Profit, A. Vlavianos-Arvanitis
    – page 9, Green Finance, Roland Werdel
    – pages 10-11, Environmental Economics and Management at the Athens Money Show
    – page 11, Three-Dimensional Profit, A. Vlavianos-Arvanitis, Profit and Values – London Money Show
    – page 15, Europe’s Enterprise Strategy Summit
  • Bio News 30
    – page 5, Profit and the Bio-Environment
  • Bio News 36
    – Page 14, Environment and peace – Profit for Society, Bio-Education in Business
  • Bio News 42
    – Page 6-7, Athens Money Show: Profit and the Environment – Building a Culture of Social Responisibility




  • Main speaker at the Black Sea Business Forum “The New Era of Green Entrepreneurship” in Thessaloniki, Greece Abstract Programme


  • Speaker at the “Future Capitals Summit on “Building a Green Society – Vision for a New Future of Hope” with the presence of numerous heads of states, scientists and businessmen, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. Speakers



  • Participation at the Corporate Social Responsibility conference (CSR) in Athens. Programme


  • B.I.O. participates in the co-hosting of the annual conference of the European Council on Environment & Product Stewardship, Athens
  • The B.I.O. President delivers keynote speech at the Environment and Social Corporate Responsibilty Conference, sponsored by Clarus Advisory Services, American School of Archaeology in Athens


  • Profit and the Bio-Environment: Building a Culture of Social Responsibility, Athens Money Show. Roundtable discussions with the participation of environmental experts and business executives


  • Profit and the Bio-Environment, Athens Money Show. Roundtable discussions with the participation of environmental experts and business executives
  • Participation in The Economist conference, Athens
  • Meeting with the World Bank Vice Presidency for Europe and discussion of prospects for future co-operation, Paris
  • Participation in the Sixth German World Bank Forum, Petersberg, Germany
  • Keynote presentation on globalisation and the environment, at the conference sponsored by the Canellopoulos Foundation. Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry


  • “The Environment is Profit” Biopolitics at the Athens Money Show. Roundtable discussion with the participation of environmental experts and business executives. BioNews no. 32 Oct. 2002, p. 5 Programme
  • “Profit and the Bio-Environment – Vision of Hope” roundtable discussion at the Money Show in Thessalonica


  • “Profit and the Bio-environment” Biopolitics session at the Athens Money Show, June. Photos, Programme
  • “Profit and Values – Bio-environment – Bio-Culture” Biopolitics session at the Athens Money Show, November
  • Biopolitics at the London Money Show. Roundatable discussion featuring the British Ambassador in Athens as keynote speaker. BioNews no. 30, April 2001, p. 6-7 Programme, Photos
  • Biopolitics at the Thessaloniki Money Show. The Mayor of Thessaloniki delivers the opening address at B.I.O.’s rountable discussion on “Profit and Values – Bio-environment – Bio-Culture”. Programme, Photos


  • Bio-Environment – A New Renaissance in Business” B.I.O. conference with the participation of experts in legislation, marine protection, clean energy sources, finance and management, held within the framework of the Hellenic-Italian Chamber of Commerce’s 5th Annual Conference. Holiday Inn Hotel, Athens, Greece. Programme, Photos
  • Participation in the seminar on “Environmental Obligations and Opportunities for Business,” British Embassy, Athens. BioNews no. 22, April 2000, p. 3


  • Lecture, Piraeus University of Economics, Greece
  • “Biopolitics – the Bio-Environment – A New Renaissance in Business.” Biopolitics roundtable with the participation of key business leaders. Euro-American Women’s Council annual conference, Grande Bretagne Hotel, Athens, Greece. Bionews no. 18, April 1999, p.5, Bionews no. 20, October 1999, p. 6, Programme
  • “Biopolitics – Bio-Culture – A New Renaissance in Business.” Roundtable with the participation of Greek business leaders, held within the framework of the Hellenic-Italian Chamber of Commerce’s 4th Annual Conference. Holiday Inn Hotel, Athens, Greece. Bionews no. 18, April 1999, p.3. Programme, Photos


  • Biopolitics keynote address, conference on “Business Insurance and Private Banking” sponsored by Euro-Business, Athens. Programme
  • Keynote luncheon address, “Profit and the Bio-environment,” Association of Chief Executive Officers conference, Athens. Bionews no.16, October 1998,p.3, Programme



  • Biopolitics discussion panel, Piraeus University of Economics. Programme
  • B.I.O. articles published on a monthly basis in the “Greek Business Journal”


  • Profit and the Bio-Environment,” in co-operation with the Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Fourth B.I.O. Conference on Business Strategy for the Bio-Environment. BioNews no. 5  January 1996 p. 3. ProgrammePhotos
  • Third Symposium on Business Strategy for the Bio-Environment, The Harvard Club of New York City, USA. Programme, Photos
  • Closing address, International Business Forms Industries (IBFI) 7th European Annual Meeting for leading executives in information technology, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Biopolitics seminar at The World Bank, Washington DC, USA. Programme
  • Participation in the IVe Rencontres Environnementales de Geneve – La mutation ecologique des entreprises, Geneva, Switzerland



  • First Symposium on “Business Strategy for the Bio-Environment,” with the participation of leading environmental consultants and business and government representatives, Athens. Photos


  • The importance of instilling environmental responsibility in the business world was discussed at the First B.I.O. International Conference. “Biopolitics and International Co-operation,” with the participation of leading representatives from 30 nations. Resolutions promoting B.I.O. ideals world-wide were unanimously accepted by all participants, who also pledged to become founding members of B.I.O.