The UN office in Kyrgyz Republic, UN Development Programme, the Agency of Corporate Development “CSR Central Asia”, MDS Committee participated in a one-day workshop meeting titled “The current state and prospects of development of corporate social responsibility mechanisms in Kyrgyzstan”.
Note: The meeting initiated implementation of the project “Involvement of stakeholders in the process of sustainable development based on the principles of the UN Global compact” (2015). The need for establishing clear project objectives can help to create better conditions for an effective dialogue with stakeholders to be involved in the systematic developmental process of CSR principles in the context of UN Global Compact. The workshop also aimed to showcase some of the best practices and lessons learnt from specific joint initiatives and also how private sector can collaborate with communities. A conference is planned on September 2015, entitled “Business and Sustainable Development”.
Date: August 19, 2015.
Goals of meeting:
– Capacity building and consideration of CSR as an effective tool of creating favorable environment for achieving sustainable development in the Kyrgyz Republic;
– Getting feedback from experts in the field of sustainable development and exchange of information and experience;
– Discussing efforts on the implementation of CSR mechanisms taken by IBC Committee on Sustainable Development and Corporate Social Responsibility.
Agenda of the meeting:
- CSR: International standards and the countries’ experience. Agenda for the business community in KR. The current state and prospects discussion in the field of CSR (on the base of dialogue platform with experts, held in 2014)
- The Global Compact as a platform for dialogue
- Presentation of UNDP initiative “Zhashyl Aiyl”
- Presentation of future CSR initiatives on (1) labor safety, (2) environmental protection, (3) business participation in territories development, (4) corruption.
THE EVENT IS COMPLETED.
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INFORMATION ABOUT THE ORGANIZERS
UNDP, SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
UNDP activities in the field of sustainable development aims at social, economic development and environmental protection. UNDP seeks to develop the interests of the poor, strengthen of good governance and environmental sustainability in Kyrgyzstan in partnership with the government, civil society, media, UN agencies, private sector and donor organizations.
Development Programme of the United Nations (UNDP) works closely with people from different levels of society, partners with people at all levels of society to help build nations that can withstand crisis, and drive and sustain the kind of growth that improves the quality of life for everyone. On the ground in 177 countries and territories, we offer global perspective and local insight to help empower lives and build resilient nations.
Committee on Sustainable Development and Corporate Social Responsibility International Business Council
International business Council (IBC) is a business association; It has a wide range of local and international businesses in membership who have created thousands of jobs. The MDS Committee on SD and CSR was created to make a contribution to Kyrgyz Republic’ investment climate by helping business community with large public segment and stakeholder groups to resolve business issues on social, environmental, economic issues and to strengthen the recognition of Kyrgyz business companies in the developmental process of country.
Mission: The IBC’s mission is to engage in political advocacy. The IBC promotes common interests of business investors and provides members with relevant information and advice to support their business operations in the Kyrgyz Republic. When businesses band together, they achieve more than they could on their own.
Goal: The main goal of the committee is to strengthen the reputation of the business sector as an active participant in the sustainable development of our country.www.ibc.kg
The AGENCY of CORPORATE DEVELOPMENT “CSR CENTRAL ASIA” — is an expert organization in the area of corporate responsibility and sustainability in Central Asia, which acts as a center for collaboration between business and society, and implements programs and projects (services) that contribute to social, environmental, and economic effectiveness. We serve as an independent agency, our key program direction is to confirm the effectiveness of organizations in the field of socially responsible programs and projects by enhancing transparency and accountability of organizations, ensuring their comparability, reliability, rigor, timeliness and verifiability of the information reported. Our organizational partner is Global Initiative Reporting (GRI), actively directing efforts to support organizations in understanding the problems, risks and opportunities for sustainable development, in order to demonstrate their financial, economic and social performance through the preparation and publication of non-financial reporting.. http://www.csr–ca.com/csr–central–asia/