The focus in Germany on CDR is summarised in the German wikipedia entry on CDR.
The Corporate Digital Responsibility (CDR) initiative of the German Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection (BMJV) was launched in 2018. It is similarly looking at the measures organisations should take to drive digital evolution in an appropriate and ethical way, working in conjunction with organisations such as SAP, Deutsche Telekom, Otto Group and Miele.
There is a good overview of the programme here
There are an increasing number of other references to CDR are also only in German businesses and Associations , for example
Ethos Fund, which manages pension funds for a large number of Swiss companies has made a strong commitment to CDR.
"For Ethos, corporate digital responsibility is now an integral part of good corporate governance and the ESG criteria which an investor must take into account when making investment decisions." https://www.ethosfund.ch/sites/default/files/2020-11/EngagementPaper_ResponsabiliteNumerique_EN_FINAL.pdf
Really interesting and broad ranging initiative bringing together many of the focus areas of CDR and Digital Ethics, though without referencing CDR specifically.
There is relatively little on CDR emerging out of the US at the moment. However, I do like these articles by Tim Frick (MightyBytes) https://www.mightybytes.com/blog/what-is-corporate-digital-responsibility/, leading to further articles on
Much of the UK focus is on the separate elements of CDR, rather than the term itself. Significant work around Digital Ethics, Data Ethics and Digital for Sustainability (see below)
This CDR website is managed out of the UK.
French government introduction on CDR https://www.strategie.gouv.fr/english-articles/corporate-digital-responsibility-1-data-key-issues and the related ENR / RNE
Samsung has announced a strong commitment to CDR at the start of 2021, with a strong focus on Digital Inclusion. https://news.samsung.com/global/samsungs-noteworthy-quest-to-advance-digital-responsibility
"Shinhan Card, a subsidiary of Shinhan Financial Group, has established the CDR Management Task Force Team to manage corporate digital responsibility" https://www.etoday.co.kr/news/view/2009120
Interesting at the start of 2021 to see article in China on CDR, linked to Pandemic plus references to Michael Wade MIT article https://zhuanlan.zhihu.com/p/341034249
The UK Government has focused primarily on Data & AI Ethics guidance.
Centre for Data Ethics & Innovation https://cdei.blog.gov.uk
There are a number of associations, groups or bodies progressing work in these areas.
AI Council: https://www.gov.uk/government/groups/ai-council
Recently issued by Royal Statistical Society
"What is the impact of digital technologies on the environment? How can technologies, from AI to new forms of computer hardware, help reduce carbon emissions across industries?
The Royal Society has launched a report on digital technologies and the planet investigating these questions"
There are a number of related initiatives looking at Financial Inclusion and the role that, Fintech for example, has in improving Digital inclusivity.
Global Open Finance Centre of Excellence (GOFCoE) aims to provide leadership, coordination, research, and capability to develop the benefits of Open Finance and to help safely unlock the potential of customer data as a force to improve lives.
Digital Ethics Lab @Oxford University https://digitalethicslab.oii.ox.ac.uk/luciano-floridi/
Interesting paper on Ethics as a Service produced by Flordi in conjunction with Digital Catapult https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3784238
Number of related at Alan Turing Institute https://www.turing.ac.uk/research/interest-groups
European Strategy for Data https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/european-strategy-data
New EU legistlation due on AI https://ec.europa.eu/info/strategy/priorities-2019-2024/europe-fit-digital-age/excellence-trust-artificial-intelligence
Not for profit, Responsible AI community https://ai-global.org
World Economic Forum active very active around Digital and especially AI Ethics
And an interesting course launched by broad collaboration
A number of self-assessment, and certification tools https://www.new.aitransparencyinstitute.com
The brilliant Inclusion and Accesibility Twitter chat http://www.axschat.com
The following links reference their own perspectives on CDR.
From a team of MBA students in Mannheim, comes a detailed paper linking CDR to ESG reporting. https://link.springer.com/epdf/10.1007/s00550-020-00509-x?sharing_token=Fqe8rLBfkSn4kEz7Fucnm_e4RwlQNchNByi7wbcMAY5VnC0twWGr5t40vEiY7v8CMPsQNvho0pN7YnMs0TneqLikn11JZf9ds1FPmk13UfJWOoI0-j9kXlK0Rpyr6mK_onGq6kok-Vj3_gO5LT3IfqVT0ZPXVbiSUyeNR14lQ7A%3D