A new online information platform created by the Center for Strategic Research and Development of Georgia (CSRDG) provides the most up-to-date, diverse, and comprehensive information on corporate social responsibility, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and responsible business issues, globally as well as within Georgia. It is the only CSR knowledge hub in Georgia, offering a variety of resources about CSR and the SDGs. By providing access to information and resources, the goal of this website is to raise awareness on corporate responsibility and sustainability, promote its concept among business circles and various groups of society, and to help establish sustainable development principles and responsible business practices in Georgia.
This is the first such knowledge hub in Georgia, making it an important step towards development of CSR in the country. Through the website, 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 the simplest search systems.
“This website is designed to promote the knowledge, popularize the concept of CSR and establish responsible business practices in Georgia,” says Lela Khoperia. Head of the Corporate Social Responsibility Program at CSRDG. “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.
“It is meant for a large audience, among them heads 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 the social and environmental impacts of companies’ activities.”
The website was 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 throughout Georgia.
The project is implemented by the Consortium led by KAS and composed of the following CSOs: the CSRDG, the Civil Society Institute (CSI), the Center for Training and Consultancy (CTC), the Education Development and Employment Center (EDEC), and the 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 the implementing organization
The 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 society in general. It was the first Georgian organization to prepare and publish: A 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