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Corporate Social Responsibility For Small and Medium Businesses and Advisory Institutions in Bulgaria

May 21, 2007

On June 12-13, 2007 the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and EMC, with the support of UNDP and BBLF will organize a conference on the topic of "Corporate Social Responsibility for Small and Medium Businesses and Advisory Institutions in Bulgaria".


The aim of this conference is to establish and strength the ties to and among institutions and companies working towards ethical business conduct in the region, and to introduce the CSR methodology applied by UNIDO. At the same time they are building on the work initiated by the UN Global Compact network in Bulgaria in the area of CSR promotion.  


The event will gather business leaders from small as well as large enterprises, business associations, public institutions, NGOs, business support and advisory institutions in general, and the media. The idea is to provide the participating companies and institutions with an overview of recent CSR developments at global, regional and national levels, and to provide a platform to introduce and discuss various methodologies and initiatives in that respect. Participants will be provided with up-to-date information on issues such as ISO 26000, a new UNIDO CSR software tool (REAP), recent EU initiatives and the UN Global Compact's engagement in fighting corruption to name a few.


Through its focus on small and medium sized enterprises, this event will also complement the activities carried out under a recently launched project on the acceleration of CSR in 8 European Countries, carried out by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) with the support of the European Commission.