Baku to host Corporate Social Responsibility/Global Compact Conference

Baku to host Corporate Social Responsibility/Global Compact Conference
# 02 November 2012 11:13 (UTC +04:00)
The United Nations Development Program (UNDP), UN Global Compact Local Network (GCLN), National Confederation of Entrepreneurs (Employers’) Organizations of Azerbaijan and PwC Azerbaijan (GCLN Sustainability Partner), in cooperation with UNICEF Azerbaijan and International Labour Organization (ILO) organize the Corporate Social Responsibility/Global Compact Conference on 12 November 2012. APA reports that the Conference will be followed by a two-day Global Initiative Reporting (GRI) qualification training delivered by PwC Azerbaijan on 13-14 November 2012.

The main objective of the Conference is to refresh the knowledge on the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) among public and private sector, bring best practices to Azerbaijan, generate awareness raising process and promote the UN Global Compact principles. The Conference will also demonstrate the excellence in social innovation with a focus on social, economic and environmental sustainability and attempt to identify and recognize outstanding contribution and extra achievements by individuals and corporations following the core values of CSR.

The speakers of the conference include senior level representatives of the Government of Azerbaijan and international public and private organizations, CSR think-tanks and experts.

How to participate at the conference?
Please, provide your name, surname, position, name of your company/organization and your contact details (tel., email) to Ms. Leyla Rzayeva at [email protected] or tel. number 498 98 88, ext. 242.
What is conference participation cost?
Participation at the conference is free of charge
How to register for GRI training?
To register with the training, follow this link

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The Global Compact (GC) is a United Nations inter-agency initiative championed by UN former Secretary- General Kofi Annan to challenge businesses around the world to take greater responsibility in society and act upon a set of universally recognized principles in the areas of human rights, labor rights and the environment. It also encourages businesses to engage with the United Nations and other organizations concerned with peace and development in concrete projects to promote the principles and broader societal challenges.

The GC process was initiated in Azerbaijan in 2006, when a number of private enterprises and aid organizations indicated their interest in participating in the GC. Recently, UNDP, in partnership with a number of local and international organizations has been supporting awareness-raising of GC and CSR among private sector and civil society organizations and access of the local GC members to global forums and networks.