About CSR Black Sea


What is CSR Black Sea?

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Black Sea is an initiative in order to promote CSR and to create a new area of cooperation toward a sustainable development of Black Sea Region in the long term. Black Sea CSR initiative offers a new collaboration between Black Sea countries on CSR where it calls the CSR Organizations and the private sector who is interested in CSR in the region to come together, share and transfer good CSR practices and ideas.Regions are important for CSR networks as the countries have quite similar economic, social and environmental challenges where they can benefit from their own experience and know-how. In the long term, those networks play an important role for the sustainable development of the regions. Thus bring the idea of the initiative CSR Black Sea, where the region has a very good potential and resources to develop innovative collaborative projects supported by companies operating in this region.

Objectives of the Initiative
Short Term Objectives:

  • Increasing the awareness about CSR in Black Sea Region
  • Capacity development of the NGOs particularly focusing on CSR in

Black Sea Region
Medium Term Objectives:

  • Creating a CSR platform in the region where all the Black Sea countries are involved for information and know-how exchange about CSR
  • Empowering the region in the field of CSR, increasing the competitiveness of the region based on sustainability
Regions are important for CSR networks as the countries have quite similar economic, social and environmental challenges where they can benefit from their own experience and know-how. In the long term, those networks play an important role for the sustainable development of the regions. Thus bring the idea of the initiative CSR Black Sea, where the region has a very good potential and resources to develop innovative collaborative projects supported by companies operating in this region.

Objectives of the Initiative
Short Term Objectives:

  • Increasing the awareness about CSR in Black Sea Region
  • Capacity development of the NGOs particularly focusing on CSR in

Black Sea Region
Medium Term Objectives:

  • Creating a CSR platform in the region where all the Black Sea countries are involved for information and know-how exchange about CSR
  • Empowering the region in the field of CSR, increasing the competitiveness of the region based on sustainability

Long Term Objectives:
  • Developing joint CSR projects, creating new areas of cooperation toward a sustainable development of Black Sea Region
  • Improving and empowering in the areas of human rights, labor rights, environment and corporate governance, shifting to a more value-based and democratized system.

Activities
  • CSR Black Sea Catalogue - Good practices from each country are selected and collected in an online CSR Catalogue.
  • Participation to Marketplace – One NGO and one company from each country participates to CSR Marketplace in Istanbul on 21st of December. Each country has a stand to present their organizations and good CSR practices. A roundtable meeting will be held on that day to share experiences about CSR and how CSR Black Sea could improve, expand and would be an umbrella CSR initiative in the region in medium and long term.
  • CSR Black Sea Website – According to the partners’ suggestions for the website on 21st of December, the website will be published by CSR Turkey.

The Partners and Donor
Supported by German Marshall Fund Black Sea Trust, CSR Black Sea initiative has started thanks to Armenia Marketing Association, CSR Azerbaijan, CSR Armenia, CSR Ukraine, Economic Policy Institute - Bulgaria, Global Compact Network Bulgaria, the CSR Agency - Romania and CSR Turkey.