The CSR Agency has attended the International Conference “Social Responsibility – Investment in the Value Chain”

February 26, 2013 in Our View, Press Releaseas, Strategy, Training

Because we like to be up to date with the latest news and trends, Thursday, 21st February 2013, The CSR Agency has participated to the International Conference „Social Responsibility – Investment in the Value Chain”. The event ended the RSC project entitled „The Strengthening of the Romanian Companies Capacity of Developing Social Partnerships – Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)”, developed by ANEIR, PNUD and AIPPIMM.

First, we want to congratulate the organizers of the conference and to express our joy of meeting some old and new friends. We want to salute especially our friends from UNDP Romania and to mention the important participation of the Romanian government, through the representative of the Ministry for SMEs, Business Environment and Tourism.

Hansin_DoganWe had the honor to meet again our partners from Istanbul International Center for Private Sector in Development (IICPSD). The Center, which is managed by Dr. Simona Marinescu, was represented by Mr. Hansin Dogan, whom we salute.

Mr. Dogan is a deputy director of the IICPSD and the president of PNUD Turkey for private sector. He has a vast activity in promoting business globally and he also contributed with over 30 public-private partnerships which are focused on developing human resources worldwide. He is also passionate about blogging and owns csrblog.com, where he is constantly publishing articles on CSR and sustainability.

Also, we have enjoyed the presence of our Associate Consultant, Ioana Szatmari, who presented his experience of work with some small enterprises in the field of social responsibility.

We had also the joy of meeting Mr. Paul Scott, a worldwide known expert in CR Reporting, who currently acts as Managing Director for CorporateRegister.com.PS Mr. Scott is involved in environmental reporting, CSR and sustainability since 1990, after 5 years of documentation activity in Berlin at the German Federal Environmental Office. He is one of the pioneers in CR reports, as he worked at some of the first such reports in United Kingdom. He was a member of ACCA in UK and the official representative of Sustainability Reporting at the European Awards.

CR.com2His current organization, CorporateRegister.com, is the global corporate responsibility (CR) resources website and hosts the world’s most comprehensive directory of corporate non-financial reporting, profiling 23,000 reports across 116 countries. Used by 28,500 CR stakeholders worldwide, the website also provides registers for some of the most significant organizations in the corporate responsibility field.

Therefore, the conference has been an opportunity to meet again with CSR professionals who have gained international validation and with whom we exchanged opinions about our field of work. For the future time we hope that these events will be as numerous as possible and will activate certain debates that are meant to improve the CSR field in Romania.