Business and society
Companies play an important role in society, impacting on communities and regions as well as individual employees. The concept of corporate social responsibility recognises that businesses often voluntarily integrate social and environmental concerns into their business models.
Issues of corporate governance come into play particularly in cases of company restructuring. The Foundation monitors developments through its European Restructuring Monitor. A quarterly analysis of trends and in-depth case studies are available in the ERM quarterly.
Through their business operations, companies have an important impact on the natural environment. The corporate sector has found itself in the media spotlight for environmentally problematic activities. Small and medium-sized enterprises are also under increasing pressure to adopt environmentally responsible practices. The research carried out in Greening of industries in the EU: Anticipating and managing the effects on quantity and quality of jobs examined green business practices and greening processes aimed at mitigating climate change.
- Case studies: greening of industries in the EU
These 48 company case studies are examples of good practice in the anticipation and management of green change in 10 sectors.
- Case studies: Attractive workplaces - Business creation and entrepreneurship
Examples of companies acting as drivers of local business creation both in the context of normal business expansion and in cases of company restructuring.
- Corporate social responsibility in France, Germany, Hungary and the United Kingdom
Twelve case studies looking at how European companies are developing models of best practice, particularly in relation to restructuring and subcontracting.
- EMCC: European Monitoring Centre on Change
A place for exchanging practice, information and ideas on the management and anticipation of change.
- ERM: European Restructuring Monitor
An information service that provides news and analysis on company restructuring in Europe, using data to identify trends in countries, sectors and types of restructuring.