General Meeting of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Club
On September 26, the CSR Club’s general membership meeting was held. The meeting marked the launch of the CSR week – series of events dedicated to promoting CSR principles and sharing best practices with various stakeholders (businesses, CSOs, government, media, and others). For this purpose, from October 1 to 5, CSR Club members and other interested parties will organize discussions over various issues, such as: preventing sexual harassment at workplace, empowering persons with disabilities (PwDs) and supporting their employment, promoting effective waste management, etc.
After reviewing the Club’s past activities, the Club members spoke about upcoming initiatives, such as launching the CSR School (a certified course enabling its participants to get familiar with principles of Corporate Social Responsibility), and the CSR award contest to be announced in mid-October. The contest will be focused on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and will reveal best business projects in the following categories:
• Quality Education
• Gender Equality
• Decent Work and Economic Growth
• Sustainable Cities and Communities
• Partnerships for Goals (SDGs)
At the general membership meeting, the CSR Club accepted eight new members (Alpha, Socar Group, Georgian Water and Power, Anaklia Development, Carrefour, Academy of the Ministry of Finance, Institute for Social Policy and Development, and Orbeliani Georgia), making the new total of 87 members. In addition, the General Meeting elected three new members to the Club’s governing board (Dio, TBC Bank, and Tbilisi Mall).