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05.11.2015

Meet us at Responsible Food Conference – 26th November 2015

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12.06.2015

Executive Training Programme in Strategic CSR, 27-29 October 2015 in Kenya

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Sociability offers an exclusive new training programme for Strategic CSR, giving African Executives the opportunity to develop CSR leadership skills.

Divided in two modules, this programme will give participants insight into the concept of strategic CSR and teach them how to create value by integrating it in their company.

The participants will be guided through the multitude of inter­national norms, standards and guidelines and advised in selecting the tools that suit each company best. The team of facilitators will help each participant develop a meaningful CSR strategy that supports the development of their business and builds sustainable competitive advantage.

The course is offered in collaboration with  Strathmore Business School.

Read more in the brochure here


1.06.2015

Sociability opens liaison office in Bangladesh

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Sociability opened its liaison office in Dhaka in Bangladesh, represented by our senior expert Yameen Farook. Bangladesh is one of the countries where the need for responsible business is high on the agenda.
 
Textile, food and agriculture are crucial sectors where Sociability can bring value in terms of capacity building and training in strategic CSR and business development. Having a continuous local presence is crucial for ensuring that our training and advisory support is compatible with the economic, social and political context.
Sociability operates with a large network of partners and associated consultants worldwide, including Myanmar, Vietnam and India. The liaison office in Bangladesh is the first Sociability office to be opened in Asia.

28.04.2015

Sociability coordinates 3-year pilot on sustainable agriculture in Denmark

Together with partner organisation Re-institute, Sociability has been appointed as the coordinator for the Danish pilot of ISAP, a ground-breaking initiative on sustainable agriculture driven by the UN Global Compact.

ISAP stands for ‘Integrated Sustainable Agriculture Program’ and is an initiative to demonstrate how responsible and sustainable agribusinesses can build transparency and include smaller farmers and businesses in solutions for global food security. Sociability will provide expertise and facilitation for the 3-year pilot that is planned to start in September 2015.

ISAP will create a global registry of farmers, SMEs and their practices, which allows companies, regulators, governments, investors and other stakeholders to help supply chains respond better to local and global markets.


30.09.2014

Join Sociability at the 2nd Fruit Juice CSR Platform Seminar on 17 October 2014

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Sociability is the co-initiator and coordinator of the Fruit Juice CSR Platform, an EU-supported business-driven initiative that started in 2013. On October 17th, the Platform’s Roadmap for CSR will be presented and discussed at the 2nd Platform seminar, taking place in Antwerp, Belgium. Those with an interest in responsible and sustainable fruit juice supply chains are very welcome to join us there. Sociability has developed the proposed Sector Roadmap for CSR in the Juice Sector, which will be presented at the Seminar in Antwerp on the 17th of October.


27.02.2014

Sociability wins assignment in Myanmar

Sociability is taking on the role of Monitoring and Results Measurement (MRM) Consultant for the Programme on Responsible Business in Myanmar, a new 2 year Danida supported programme. The programme aims to create economic growth and employment through promotion and facilitation of responsible business, taking into account both human rights and environmental concerns.

Read more in the Sociability Newsletter February 2014


10.09.2013

How can the fruit juice sector be more socially responsible?

October 3rd, A.I.J.N-The European Fruit Juice Association, IDH-The Sustainable Trade Initiative, UTZ CertifiedAZTI-Tecnalia  and Sociability will launch the Fruit-Juice CSR Platform. The platform is part of an European Commission supported project, which aims to inspire and guide the fruit juice industry into integrating and capitalizing on the benefits brought about by taking on CSR. The platform kick-off seminar will facilitate best practice exchange, solutions strategies and discussions on social, economic and human rights issues throughout the fruit juice value chain. All interested stakeholders are encouraged to take this opportunity to join and share with their network. 

Read more in the Sociability Newsletter September 2013


23.05.2013

The Coconut ‘0-waste’ pilot project

Sociabilty is proud to be involved, since the beginning of 2013, in the pilot project ‘Coconut 0-waste’. The project is developed in cooperation with MESPT Kenya, and it aims to integrate CSR as a core business element for all the involved stakeholders of the coconut industry. Sociability builds on the concepts of circular economy and living systems, which assume that waste can be transformed into value adding products and thus become a link in the development chain, and not the end result of the coconut exploitation process as originally considered. This innovative business model is also beneficial for the unemployed youth, which rises at the moment at around 60%.

Sociability believes in this project as a source of positive change, economic and social development and last, but not least, commercial success.