Belgrade, April 15, 2021  The Responsible Business Forum and Smart Kolektiv held a workshop in Zaječar for the representatives of small and medium enterprises, about the role of business sector in achieving Sustainable Development Goals.

Neven Marinović, Executive Director of the Responsible Business Forum, Tijana Koprivica, Director of Sustainable Business at Delta Holding, Sanja Jović, Supervisor of Heineken and Vladimir Jovanović, expert for development of social banking at Erste Bank, spoke about sustainable business practices and the roles small and medium enterprises can play in achieving sustainable development. Coordinator for agriculture in Regional Chamber of Commerce Zaječar also addressed the participants.

The representatives of small and medium enterprises from Zaječar talked about their business practices and contributions they make towards employees and the local community, but also about the challenges that companies face. Within the “SDGS for All” platform, cooperation with companies will continue through the mentoring program, which aims at further capacity building and exchange of knowledge between the companies on the Sustainable Development Goals and the 2030 Agenda.

The workshop was held as part of the “SDGS for All” platform supported by the Governments of Switzerland and Germany, and implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH within the project “Public Finance Reform – 2030 Agenda”. The project partners are the Ana and Vlade Divac Foundation, the Center for Higher Economic Studies, the Belgrade Open School, the Center for Democracy Foundation, the Timok Youth Center and the Belgrade Fund for Political Excellence.