Institute for Corporate Culture Affairs

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The Institute for Corporate Culture Affairs (ICCA)[1], is a not-for-profit institute based in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, that assists companies in mainstreaming their corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities. It does this by supporting the establishment of CSR within international corporations, raising awareness of CSR and sustainability, running programmes and publications.

ICCA was founded by Professor Manfred Pohl in March 2003 and its present Chairman is Takis Arapoglou, Chairman and CEO of the National Bank of Greece. Professor Manfred Pohl is the former head of CSR at Deutsche Bank and an economics historian and author of countless books on Business History including the history of Deutsche Bank and the Baghdad Railway. Among ICCA's Board members are Professor Dirk Matten (Schulich School of Business, York University of Canada), Professor Steiner (Hunter College, City University, New York) and Professor Jeremy Rifkin (Founder and President, The Foundation on Economic Trends in Washington). Deutsche Bank Chairman Joe Ackermann has been President of the Board of Patrons of ICCA since 2006.

In December 2007, ICCA published the world's first CSR Dictionary: "The A to Z of CSR" including authored articles by over 100 experts from around the world for including Mary Robinson, former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and president of Ireland who wrote on Human Rights and Jonathon Porritt who wrote on the Five Capitals model. In all the book emcompasses over 300 definitions to every major CSR related terms, from Global Warming to Stakeholder theory from Global Compact, to the Equator Principles. The "A to Z of CSR" was translated into Korean in 2008 and was released as a paperback and e-book in 2010.

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