RCE Graz Styria-2011

1. General Information
Contact Name(s): 
Clemens Mader & Marlene Trummler
Bettina Steinbrugger
Organizational Affiliation : 
RCE Graz-Styria
UN Global Compact Austria
Role in the project: 
Steering Group Member, Working Group Lead
UNGC Austria Managing Director
Project-relevant information: 
2. Project Information
1. Project title: 
ESD Working Group at Austrian UN Global Compact Network
2. Project Description: 
Within the Austrian UN Global Compact Network, an ESD Working Group has been established. Members of this WG are mainly representatives of large and medium entreprises. Aim is to build capacity for ESD among business institutions.
3. Project Status: 
4. Key Words
CSR; ESD; Organisational Learning;
5. Project categories
Project categories: 
Awareness building
Networking and partnership development
6. Expected outcomes:: 
Building capacity for ESD in Austrian business institutions; exchanging experiences and information on good practices of ESD in business among stakeholders and CSR representatives.
7. Duration of the Project:: 
during the whole year of 2011
3. Project Leadership & Vision
8. Project coordination (e.g. teams): 
The working group is being coordinated by the secretariat of the Austrian UNGC network as well as the RCE Graz-Styria office. There are about 20 members of the working group contributing with their ideas and experiences.
9. Leadership structure
a. Administration: 
b. Transactional: 
c. Transformational: 
4. Project results
10. Project results : 
What are the current results of the project in terms of Outcomes:
There are three main workshops and a final event during the year 2011. The three workshops are alocated to the topics of:
1. ESD
2. System understanding for ESD
3. Global & Local interplay
The final event will invite all Austrian UNGC members and be a broad event presenting the outcomes of workshops.
11. Contribution to reforms and innovations: 
The working group should motivate and enable participants to have implement business internal ESD practices to raise awareness for SD among staff.
12. Unexpected / unplanned results: 
Not so far
13.Core Partners: 
UNGC Austria, RCE Graz-Styria, OMV, Austrian Control Bank, Austrian Development Agency, Siemens, Svarowsky, Verbund, PwC, Bawag, plenum, respact, Spes
5. Partnership and networking
14. Project Network
a. Information network: 
b. Knowledge network: 
c. Innovation network: 
6. Participation
15. Type of involvement: 
In the first worshop, participants brought in their interest on what they like to discuss during the year. Every workshop one of the partner institutions is presenting their initiatives to the audience.
16. Participation opportunities
a. Informational participation: 
b. Consultation participation: 
c. Decision influencing participation : 
7. Education & Learning
17. Educational activities: 
The working group is intended to build capacity for educational activities
18. Learning activities: 
Participants of the workshop learn from each other and have the opportunity to reflect their experiences.
19. Educational activities
a. Theory: 
b. Discussion: 
c. Interactive and Multidimensional "action oriented education": 
8. Research Integration
20. Research & Development (R&D): 
The working groups are not research oriented
21. Research partners: 
no research partners involved
Project Reports
Capacity Development
SCP,Livelihood and Well-being
Capacity Development
One More Issue: 
Sustainable Consumption and Production