How To Help Build Support for CSR in Bulgaria
Support CSR in Bulgaria by reading Dessislava Todorova’s article and voting! While I visited Bulgaria and the Balkans several weeks ago, I met many dynamic people who represent the hope and spirit of this incredible region. One young professional I met is Dessislava Todorova, the Editor-in-Chief at CSR Bulgaria and a student at the University of National and World Economy in Sofia. Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is in its early stages in Bulgaria. A host of challenges confront Dessislava and her colleagues in this country of 7 million, but CSR Bulgaria’s crew is confronting them confidently and head-on. Many Bulgarian professionals have only a scant knowledge of CSR; others complain that they have other priorities; budgets are also an issue. But at a time when Bulgaria becomes fully integrated into the European Union, a focus on sustainability can help improve Bulgarians’ quality of life, encourage more transparency, and transform Bulgaria’s business climate into an even more compelling one for investment. CSR Bulgaria is the first specialized CSR business network in Bulgaria. The site features an online social market platform for projects and causes, provides consulting and training services, and offers a national catalog and portfolios for Bulgarian managers and professionals who want to learn and share such information with their peers. Dessislava has entered a well-written article that discusses both mandatory and voluntary CSR reporting. The deadline to submit articles was today, January 16, but online voting will continue through January 23, with the winner announced in early February. If Dessislava wins this competition, CSR Bulgaria will receive Global Reporting Initiative guidelines and learning publications worth several hundred euros. Such support will provide this crew the materials from which they could hugely benefit and build a strong organization in Sofia. Her article is here. You need to sign up for a Justmeans.com ID, but the amount of emails JM sends is minimal, and you can opt-out of the newsletters, too. Thank you for your support for an organization for which I hope achieves much success.