L'Observatoire de la Responsabilité Sociétale des Entreprises
ORSE – Observatoire sur la Responsabilité Sociétale des Entreprises, which means Study Center for Corporate Social Responsibility, is a French network designed to study and promote socially responsible investment (SRI), corporate social responsibility as well as all the issues related to sustainable development. ORSE is a non-profit organisation that has been set up in June 2000.
ORSE gathers together 100 actors:
>Listed companies, including French major corporations such as Vivendi, Renault, LVMH, Total.
>Fund managers and their professional organisations such as the AFG.
>Banks and insurers for instance BNP-Paribas, Société Générale and Axa.
>Trade unions, such as CGT, CGT-FO, CFDT, CFE-CGC, and CFTC.
>Professional organizations such as the association of human resources directors (ANDCP).
>Non Governmental Organisations such as Amnesty International.
ORSE is the only French organisation bringing together so many diverse actors, all committed to SRI and corporate responsibility development. It constitutes a think-tank, bringing together actors involved in diverse fields, such as scientists, academics or experts.