For the first time in Georgia, a knowledge HUB about Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainable Development has been launched.
The online information platform created by Center for Strategic Research and Development of Georgia (CSRDG) provides the most up-to-date, diverse, and comprehensive information on corporate social responsibility, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and responsible business issues globally as well as within Georgia. It is the only CSR knowledge hub in Georgia, which offers variety of resources about CSR and SDGs. By providing access to information and resources, the goal of this webpage is to raise awareness on corporate responsibility and sustainability, promote its concept among business circles and various groups of the society, and help establish sustainable development principles and responsible business practices in Georgia.
Previously, there have been no precedents of a similar knowledge hub in Georgia, thus this website shall be considered as an important step towards development of CSR in the country. Namely, everyone interested in Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development will have access to wide-ranging resources and information and they can navigate this plethora of data with simplest search systems.
Lela Khopheria, coordinator of corporate social responsibility program at CSRDG, emphasized: „This website is designed to promote the knowledge, popularize the concept of CSR and establish responsible business practices in Georgia. Users can find a range of materials on corporate social responsibility on this platform – news, international standards, publications, examples of best practices, state policies in various countries, and much more.
The web portal is for large audience such as: head of companies or their CSR managers, civil society organizations, media professionals, representatives of government bodies, academic circles, responsible customers, company employees or ordinary citizens who would like to learn more about social and environmental impacts of companies’ activities.
Civil Society STAR Initiative: The website is created in the framework of the European Union and Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) funded project ‘Civil Society STAR Initiative: CSOs as Sustainable, Transparent, Accountable and Resilient Development Actors in Georgia’. The aim of the project is to strengthen civil society as an independent, sustainable, transparent, and accountable development actor across Georgia.
The project is implemented by the Consortium led by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) and composed of the following CSOs: Center for Strategic Research and Development of Georgia (CSRDG), Civil Society Institute (CSI), Center for Training and Consultancy (CTC), Education Development and Employment Center (EDEC), and Institute for European Politics (IEP).
‘The Civil Society STAR Initiative’ builds on the experience and lessons learned of the EU-supported action ‘Georgian Civil Society Sustainability Initiative’ (CSSIGE 2017-2020).
About implementing organization: Center for Strategic Research and Development of Georgia which was established in 1995 has successful multi-year experience in the field of civil sector development in Tbilisi as well as in the regions of Georgia. CSRDG has been focused on results that can improve the lives of individuals and societies in general. It was the first Georgian organization that prepared and published: the sustainability report in accordance with GRI (Global Reporting Initiative) sustainability reporting guidelines; the first Georgian-language textbook on CSR for higher educational institutions; and comprehensive analytical research on “Corporate Social Responsibility and Public Sector’s Role” (analysis and recommendations for the Government of Georgia).
For Further Information Please Contact
Salome Topuridze, PR Expert CSRDG; Tel: (+995) 599 326 555; E-mail: email@example.com