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Global Compact Network Georgia (GCNG) Steering Committee meeting was held on July 18, in the premises of the American Chamber of Commerce in Georgia.

The contact person for the Global Compact Network Georgia presented the overview of the developments in the UNGC on the global level. The Committee reviewed the Action Plan for 2017, the activities planned for the first half of the year, are either already implemented or in the process of implementation. The members of the committee discussed activities that are to be implemented during the rest of the year. The Committee discussed two major upcoming events- CSR Week (organized by the CSR Club, in cooperation with GCN Georgia) planned in September and Business and Human Rights Week planned in December, which includes international conference and series of events, such as master classes by international experts. 

The Secretariat and the members of the Committee measured the progress achieved so far with regard to the recruitment of new members and planned the activities in order to suggest tangible benefits to the members and attract new participants to the Network.

The activities implemented by Civil Development Agency (CiDA) with regard to corporate social responsibility are supported by East-West Management Institute’s (EWMI) ACCESS project through USAID funding.

Thursday, 20 July 2017 12:17
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Corporate Social Responsibility Club (CSR Club) members undertake various initiatives in order to facilitate cooperation between CSOs and business companies and encourage businesses to assume corporate social responsibility.

In February, two joint meetings were held between businesses and CSOs to support the employment of CSO beneficiaries in business companies.The first meeting was held on February 21st between the management of 'Wissol Petroleum Georgia' and CSOs, where the parties agreed to submit a list of CSO beneficiaries to the company. The company could then provide jobs to selected individuals, focusing on poor and socially disadvantaged groups. Consultation and coordination processes regarding this matter will continue.

At another joint meeting on February 23rd, the insurance company 'GPI Holding' presented their employment strategy to the invited CSOs. They provided information on the planned GPI Holding Employment Fair and encouraged CSOs to submit their beneficiaries' contact information so that these people are involved in the recruitment process. GPI Holding is planning to recruit 300 sales assistants around the country.

Both meetings were attended by Regional Civil Society Network (R-CSN) members which unites 64 regional organisations currently.

The activities implemented by Civil Development Agency (CiDA) with regard to corporate social responsibility are supported by the European Union and East-West Management Institute’s (EWMI) ACCESS project through USAID funding. 

 

Thursday, 23 February 2017 00:00
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On March 8 in Tbilisi, CiDA and the Women’s Movement organized “Break the Glass Ceiling”, a solidarity demonstration.

“Glass ceiling” is most commonly defined as an intangible barrier within a hierarchy that prevents women or minorities from obtaining upper-level positions in both the private and public sectors. In Georgia, women and girls are held to a different standard of criteria than their male counterparts, in both professional and political contexts. In general, women are not promoted to high level positions, and as a result the majority of them remain in mid-level careers.

Demonstration participants addressed their views to the authorities of Georgia who have the ability to remove such artificial barriers by introducing new regulations in the law. Organizers voiced to authorities to refrain from continuing to use stereotypes in assessing women’s skills, and generally encouraged women to continue fighting for their rights and equality.

Demonstrations were held in different cities of Georgia, including Tbilisi and Rustavi.

Wednesday, 08 March 2017 00:00
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Approximately 60 members of the CSR club gathered to summarize their 2016 work, and to assess the implemented activities. Apart from joint discussions, a number of members presented their CSR reports to the audience and talked about their own company’s CSR activities.

The Club discussed the current challenges of the Corporate Social responsibility in Georgia and the problems which impair CSR development in the country. The Club planned 2017 activities and agreed that this year will be more active and full of different activities to support and promote CSR in Georgia.


The activities implemented by Civil Development Agency (CiDA) with regard to corporate social responsibility are supported by East-West Management Institute’s (EWMI) ACCESS project through USAID funding. The meeting was held with the financial support of the European Union.

The Club thank Adjara Group Hospitality for allocating space for the meeting.

Friday, 31 March 2017 00:00
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