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Impact Measurement and Performance Analysis of CSR

Objective

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) assumes greater practical significance and political relevance in the EU. A central concern is the extent to which CSR delivers benefits for economies, societies and the environment, providing a business contribution to the EU’s policies for growth, competitiveness, better jobs (Lisbon Strategy) and sustainable development (Gothenburg strategy). By contrast there is little empirical evidence on the impacts of CSR practices on company performance and the wider economy, or the social and environmental fabric of Europe, its nations and regions. There are no widely applied tools and methods that provide valid and representative assessments of the impacts of CSR. The IMPACT project addresses these gaps in knowledge. The project uses a common conceptual framework to develop and apply tools that enable assessment and comparison of CSR impacts – at micro (company), meso (sectoral and regional) and macro levels (nations states and EU). Indicators will be developed to assess the contribution of CSR impacts on EU policy objectives, for growth, competitiveness (including innovation), quality of jobs and environmental sustainability. A large-scale inter- and transdisciplinary empirical investigation will be carried out using four complementary methods: econometric analysis, company case studies, an analysis of different company and industrial networks and a Delphi study. All studies focus on five sectors important across the EU-27. The results will be synthesised and triangulated with each other. A foresight study will estimate ex ante future impacts of CSR. Recommendations will be addressed to policy-makers, especially those dealing with the CSR and the Lisbon and Gothenburg Strategies, also business leaders, CSR practitioners, civil society and the research and education community. Outputs include a handbook on CSR impact assessment tools, a comprehensive description of European CSR impacts to date and policy recommendations.

Call for proposal

FP7-SSH-2009-A
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

OEKO-INSTITUT E.V. - INSTITUT FUER ANGEWANDTE OEKOLOGIE
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Merzhauser Strasse 173
79100 Freiburg
Germany
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Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 461 681,31
Administrative Contact
Regine Barth (Ms.)

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ABIS - THE ACADEMY OF BUSINESS IN SOCIETY
Belgium
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€ 203 388
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Avenue Moliere 128
1050 Bruxelles
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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Simon Pickard (Mr.)
COPENHAGEN BUSINESS SCHOOL
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 111 213
Address
Solbjerg Plads 3
2000 Frederiksberg
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Lise Damsgaard Jorgensen (Ms.)
STICHTING CENTERDATA
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 106 875
Address
Warandelaan 2
5037 AB Tilburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Marcel Das (Prof.)
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 24 420
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Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sofie Heroes (Ms.)
CEU Uzleti Kar Kozhasznu Nonprofit Korlatolt Felelossegu Tarsasag

Participation ended

Hungary
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€ 1 830,78
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Frankel Leo 30-34
1023 Budapest
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Katalin Hárskúti (Ms.)
AALTO KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR
Finland
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€ 163 083,84
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Otakaari 1
02150 Espoo
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Minna Halme (Prof.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
United Kingdom
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€ 233 755,98
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University Park
NG7 2RD Nottingham
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Jeremy Moon (Prof.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE NAVARRA
Spain
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€ 57 423
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Campus Universitario Edificio Central
31080 Pamplona
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Sofia Anisimova (Ms.)
INSTITUT EUROPEEN D ADMINISTRATION DES AFFAIRES
France
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€ 61 772,25
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Boulevard De Constance 903F
77305 Fontainebleau Cedex
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ISOE GMBH
Germany
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€ 112 530
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Hamburger Allee 45
60486 Frankfurt Am Main
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Frank Schindelmann (Mr.)
AKADEMIA LEONA KOZMINSKIEGO
Poland
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€ 45 924,75
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Jagiellonska 59
03-301 Warsawa
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Agnieszka Lesniewska (Ms.)
MIP - CONSORZIO PER L'INNOVAZIONE NELLA GESTIONE DELLE IMPRESE E DELLA PUBBLICA AMMINISTRAZIONE
Italy
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€ 116 966,40
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20133 Milano
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Zeno Colaiocco Ferrante (Dr.)
STICHTING KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT BRABANT
Netherlands
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€ 251 458,76
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Warandelaan 2
5037 AB Tilburg
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Marjoleine De Wit (Ms.)
WIRTSCHAFTSUNIVERSITAT WIEN
Austria
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€ 226 908
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Welthandelsplatz 1
1020 Wien
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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André Martinuzzi (Dr.)
ZEW - LEIBNIZ-ZENTRUM FUR EUROPAISCHE WIRTSCHAFTSFORSCHUNG GMBH MANNHEIM
Germany
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€ 176 412
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L 71, 1
68161 Mannheim
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Jürgen Finger (Mr.)
VLERICK BUSINESS SCHOOL
Belgium
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€ 158 048,71
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Reep 1
9000 Gent
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Filip Roodhoft (Prof.)
KOZEP-EUROPAI EGYETEM
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 86 282,22
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Nador Utca 9
1051 Budapest
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Zszsanna Gabor (Ms.)