The 3rd edition of the International Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility has enjoyed great interest from the representatives of Moldovan business community, government and civil society, as well as international organizations with the presence in the Republic of Moldova.On October30, in Chisinau, was held the 3rd edition of the International Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) under the topic „Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Competitiveness”.In the framework of the Conference, there was highlighted current importance of CSR, especially under such aspects as: CSR in conditions of global economic crisis; CSR, competitiveness and innovation; practical aspects of implementing CSR in small and medium size enterprises; CSR through media eyes, Global Compact - largest international network for application of CSR principles.“A company oriented to a sustainable business should not aim only at gaining profit from its activities, but also get involved in addressing social problems, in order to create a healthy social environment for the development of its business. Implementing CSR projects certainly adds additional value to a company”, has stated John Maxemchuk, AmCham Moldova President. The conference was attended by such international experts as: Kaarina Immonen, UNDP Resident Representative in Moldova, HE Asif J. Chaudhry, U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Moldova, Natascha Weisert, Industrial Development Officer Private Sector Development Branch, UNIDO Austria, Geert Jan Schuite, Consultant, Triodos Facet, the Netherlands, Minna Pajala-Hammar, Head of Corporate Responsibility for TeliaSonera Group Sweden, Bart Slob, CSR Expert, Center for Promotion of Import in the Developing Countries, CBI the Netherlands, Marina Saprykina, Director of the Centre for CSR Development, Ukraine, Valentina Buliga, Ministry of Labor, Social Protection and Family, as well as other business leaders from our country, leaders of the international organizations, representatives of the diplomatic community, representatives of civil society, professors and students.“One of the social programs joined by representatives of business community and NGOs from Moldova is the National Campaign “Go Green” which is part of UN Global Compact. By participating in this project, a number of local companies joined their voluntary actions for the protection of environment not only on a national level but on international level as well”, declared the President of the Council of Coordinators of Global Compact Network Moldova, Eugeniu Josan, during the conference.The third edition of the International Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility was co - organized by the American Chamber of Commerce in Moldova, United Nations Development Program, Global Compact Network Moldova and the Eurasia Foundation Moldova Representative Office.Sponsors of the Conference: Moldcell - general sponsor, as well as British American Tobacco Moldova, Moldova Agroindbank, Orange, Union Fenosa. Media partners: PRO TV Chisinau and Business Class. ***Corporate Social Responsibility is a concept that encourages companies to take into consideration interests of the society by assuming their responsibility for the impact that company’s activities have over the community, customers, employees, shareholders and environment. This commitment goes beyond the statutory obligations to observe the legislation and represents some voluntary actions for the improvement of living standards of the employees and their families, as well as of the community and society as a whole.Agenda
Bart Slob "The impact of sustainable procurement policies on supply chains"
Bart Slob "What CSR implies and how SMEs can use it as advantage for their export"
Geert Jan Schuite "CSR from a financial perspective: what is the role of banks as facilitator, promoter, and supporter of CSR?"
Nicoleta Rusu " CSR and sustainability in supply chains"
Natascha Weisert "CSR, SMEs development and the role of public policy"
Marina Saprykina "CSR through media eyes: how to be effective for companies and media?"
Minna Pajala-Hammar "CSR, competitiveness and innovation"
Marina Saprykina "How to apply the CSR principles on education process?"