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 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.

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Leon Kaye

Leon Kaye is the founder and editor of Based in California, he specializes in social media consulting and strategic communications. A journalist and writer since 2009 his work has appeared on Triple Pundit , The Guardian's Sustainable Business site and has appeared on Inhabitat and Earth911. His focus is making the business case for sustainability and corporate social responsibility. He's pictured here in Qatar, one of the Middle East countries in which he takes a keen interest because of its transformation into a post-oil economy. Other areas of interest include sustainable development in The Balkans, Brazil and Korea. He was a new media journalism fellow at the International Reporting Project, for which he covered child survival in India during February 2013. Contact him at You can also reach out via Twitter (@LeonKaye) and Instagram (GreenGoPost). During 2013 and 2014, he lived and worked in Abu Dhabi, UAE, as an associate director with a leading public relations firm within Masdar, the emirate's renewable energy company. He lives in Fresno, California.