Belgrade, May 31, 2021 – The new cycle of the Educational Program CSR Practice organized by the Responsible Business Forum started last week, with introductory lectures on socially responsible businesses. In this unique program 20 final year undergraduate and recently graduate students, as well as master students participate. They have the opportunity to learn from professionals from different companies and exchange opinions on sustainable businesses by working with practical examples.
During the first week of online lectures and workshops, participants had the opportunity to learn about CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) and how this concept has been developed. Besides, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were featured on the agenda and it was discussed how companies can contribute to their implementation, while at the same time becoming more efficient and competitive. Although the program has just started, participants have already shared positive impressions about the planned content and the structure:
“I like the selection of topics, the way the workshops were prepared and the opportunity to apply the knowledge gained at the lectures practically through working on specific examples” , said one of the participants in the CSR practice.
Just like last year, the speakers and lecturers are sustainability managers and experts from related professions employed at the Responsible Business Forum’s member companies, as well as Forum’s office employees from Smart Kolektiv. Over the course of the next month, the representatives of the following companies will share their knowledge and experiences with program participants: A1 Serbia, Bambi, Banca Intesa, Bosis, Coca-Cola HBC, Delta Holding, Elixir Group, Erste Bank Serbia, Gecic Law, ManpowerGroup, Pepsi Co. Western Balkans, Moravacem and Nordeus.
Through the organization of CSR practice, the Responsible Business Forum wants to empower new generations of future leaders and employees, encourage critical thinking and sensitize them to issues of sustainable business and sustainable development.