11th CONFERENCE ON CSR
Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility is a yearly event that gathers CSR and sustainability experts, corporate managers and organisational leaders to discuss the latest trends in CSR and sustainability. This year it was held under the auspices of the President of the Republic of Croatia, Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, the Ministry of Economy, Entrepreneurship and Crafts, the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Energy and the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs.
19 November 2019, Tuesday
8:15 - 9:00 Registration
9:00 - 9:30 Welcome speeches: Ivana Budin Arhanić, HR BCSD ~ Marija Šćulac Domac, Croatian Chamber of Economy ~ Gordan Grlić-Radman, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs ~ Darko Tipurić, representative of the President of Croatia
9:30 - 11:00 Panel 1: Climate Change – Challenges and Opportunities
Climate change will bring not only various challenges, but also opportunities. This Panel will explore how these changes will affect our weather and how it will interfere with ecosystems, agriculture and diverse industries and economic sectors in Croatia.
Keynote speaker: Srgjan Kerim, diplomat
Discussion: Petra Remeta, Conservation Director at WWF Adria ~ Mirko Orlić, PMF
Moderator: Dunja Mazzocco Drvar, RTL Croatia
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 - 13:00 Panel 2: EU policy towards climate change and SDG implementation
EU embeds climate change challenges in all its policies. How are they articulated and formulated? Which solutions can the EU policies offer to raise agility of businesses and the states? How can Croatian policies follow this path?
Keynote speaker: Pedro Ortun, Former Director DG Enterprise and Industry, European Commission
Discussion: Davor Škrlec, FER ~ Dijana Varlec, Croatian Chamber of Economy ~ Amadeo Watkins, Cranfield University School of Management
Moderator: Maja Božičević Vrhovčak, EIHP
13:00 - 13:30 National CSR Award Ceremony - CSR Index
13:30 - 14:30 Lunch
14:30 - 15:30 Panel 3: How corporate leaders in Croatia understand climate risks
Climate risks impact various sectors and demand changes in business approaches, attitudes and pose new challenges to the leadership. The panel will analize how corporate leaders in Croatia can prepare their companies for low-carbon future.
Discussion: Ivana Budin Arhanić, Vice President at Valamar Riviera ~ Sara del Fabbro, IKEA South East Europe CEO and Chief Sustainability Officer ~ Angelika Brnada, Director at INA ~ Marinko Došen, CEO at AD Plastik (TBC)
Moderator: Mirjana Matešić, Managing Director of the Croatian Business Council for Sustainable Development
15:30 - 17:00 Panel 4: Sustainable Financing
Policies and adequate changes can be implemented only if they are supported with agile financing. Panel discussion will explore why financial institutions prefer sustainable financing and which changes can be expected related to the financing criteria in the near future.
Keynote speaker and moderator: Sasja Beslik, Head of Sustainable Finance Development at J. Safra Sarasin Group
Discussion: Andrea Liverani, WB ~ Victoria Zinchuk, EBRD ~ Renata Brkić, Feelsgood Capital Partners ~ Hrvoje Galičić, HBOR
20 November 2019, Wednesday
08:00 - 8:30 Registration
08:30 - 09:45 Panel 5: Employee Engagement Climate
Organisational climate becomes a mainstream topic for the successful companies. How can companies create corporate cultures ensuring the required change and motivate employees to be supportive of the future workplace demands.
Keynote speaker and moderator: Zrinka Lovrenčić, Managing Director of Great Place to Work Australia
Discussion: Zdravka Demeter Bubalo, HR Senior Vice President at MOL Group ~ Mirna Koričan Lajtman, Professor at Luxembourg School of Business
09:45 - 11:30 CORPORATE MANAGEMENT AND TOOLS FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Moderators: Tijana Trako Poljak ~ Dijana Varlec
11:30 - 12:00 Coffee break
12:00 - 14:00 MAKING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT STRONGER: MEDIA, EDUCATION, STANDARDISATION, ANALYSIS
Moderators: Mislav Ante Omazić ~ Daria Mateljak
14:00 - 14:45 Lunch
14:45 - 15:30 Slow management: How can companies create human sustainability at work
Guest speaker: Andre Spicer, professor, Cass Business School, London
15:30 - 17:30 EXAMPLES OF GOOD PRACTICE IN ACHIEVING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
Moderators: Darko Alfirev ~ Mirjana Matešić
Detailed list of the articles of the 11th CONFERENCE ON CSR can be seen lower on the page.
Head of Sustainable Finance Development at J. Safra Sarasin
Sasja is a Swedish and international financial expert known for promoting financial sustainability across the world. He has been employed by J. Safra Sarasin since 2019. He was chosen as a Young Global Leader at the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos in 2011. In 2013, he received the Order of the Seraphim from the King of Sweden for outstanding contributions to Swedish environmental and sustainability theory and in 2017 Beslik was named "Sustainability Leader of the Year" by The New Economy magazine.
Maja Božičević Vrhovčak
Senior Researcher at Energy Institute Hrvoje Požar
Maja holds a Ph.D. in power engineering from the University of Zagreb. Currently, she is a Senior Researcher at Energy Institute Hrvoje Požar. For 10 years, she was an Executive Director of the DOOR, a civil society organisation of experts devoted to the promotion of sustainable energy development, and now serves as the President of the Governing Board of the organisation.
Feelsgood Capital Partners
Renata is a serial entrepreneur and impact investor, strongly devoted to fostering social impact orientation in businesses she has been running herself, or consulting others. In her capacity of the Head of the Social Impact Investment Hub Professor Balthazar, Renata is responsible for the revival of the Professor Balthazar character as a unique, artistic, socially responsible brand, for which she has received a TBAA award as the best social impact investment in South East Europe in 2016. As founding partner of Feelsgood Social Impact Venture Fund, she has been playing a leading role in the process of bringing the European Investment Fund (EIF) as principal investor to the Fund.
Director of Sustainable Development and HSE at INA
Angelika Brnada graduated in 1996 from the Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Technology, University of Zagreb, as a chemical technology engineer in the Department of Chemical Engineering. With 17 years of industry experience in the energy, consumer and oil and gas sectors, her focus is on establishing an effective system in which employees and contractors understand and are motivated to excel in health, occupational safety, environmental and process security.
Zdravka Demeter Bubalo
HR Senior Vice President at MOL Group
Zdravka is HR Executive with more than 20 years of proven cross industry experience in Finance, FMCG and Oil & Gas sector working in multinational environment and for large organizations. She holds a proven track record of leading Human Resources in development and delivery of strategic impact to organizations by successful transformation of core business needs into implementable and measurable HR action plans. Core areas of expertise include: HR transformation, HR strategy development and implementation, organisational performance enhancement, among others.
Sara del Fabbro
IKEA South East Europe CEO and Chief Sustainability Officer
Sara has a long track record with IKEA, beginning in 1999 in Bologna Store and Service Office where she held different senior roles. In 2014 she became Deputy Store Manager in Torino Store and two years later took the helm of Milano San Giuliano Store. In September 2017 Sara became Deputy CEO for IKEA Italy. Sara became CEO and CSO of IKEA South East Europe in June 2019.
Srgjan is a Macedonian diplomat, economist, former Foreign Minister and President of the 62nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly. He served as the UN Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Climate Changes from 2008 until 2010. In the last decade, he has held more than 100 lectures at international conferences on topics such as: globalisation, resurgent economies, sustainable development and climate changes at universities all around the world, for example NYU and University of Hamburg.
Mirna Koričan Lajtman
Professor at Luxembourg School of Business
Mirna obtained her Ph.D. from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland with the thesis “Impact of personal factors on the work-life conflict and its confluence with organisational factors on employee commitment in Croatia”. Currently she is a Professor at the Luxembourg School of Business and the Program Director for MBA in HRM at Zagreb School of Economics and Management where she teaches courses in Human Resources and Management. Within her work she is actively translating books from the area of human resources and business economics and also authors a series of exploratory papers.
Managing Director of Great Place to Work Australia
Since 2008, Zrinka has been working with organisations across a variety of industries and locations to assess their workplace cultures and support them as they seek to transform their organisations to become not only great workplaces, but increase their shareholder returns. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Masters of Management from Macquarie University, as well as an MBA from Macquarie Graduate School of Management. Zrinka was awarded NSW Finalist in the Telstra Business Woman of the Year Awards (2013).
Dunja Mazzocco Drvar
Weather Editor and Host at RTL Croatia
Dunja holds a degree in Meteorology from the Faculty of Science of the University of Zagreb. For thirteen years she worked as a weather forecaster at the Croatian Meteorological and Hydrological Service and currently works as a weather editor and host at RTL Croatia. As a member of the World Wide Weather Meteorologist Group and the Croatian Club of Rome, she is very active in communication regarding weather and climate issues. She is a laureate of the TV Weather Forecast Award in 2018, awarded by the European Meteorological Society.
Geophysicist, professor at the University of Zagreb
Mirko graduated from the University of Zagreb and worked as a visiting scholar at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla, Ca, USA. His major research interests include physical processes in the sea, atmosphere-sea interaction, and methods of data analysis. He authored and co-authored about 90 refereed publications, about 150 conference communications, and a book on weather and climate of the Adriatic area. Up to now, the publications have been used in more than 1900 citations in international journals and books. He obtained the Fulbright Award, the Croatian State Science Award, and the Croatian Academy of Sciences Award.
Former Director DG Enterprise and Industry, European Commission
Pedro has a vast experience with the EU institutions, namely the European Commission, where he served as a Director of DG III (Internal Market and Industrial Affairs), responsible for Steel, under the Steel and Coal European Treaty. From 1991 until 2015 he covered all the European Industrial Manufacturing Sectors, as well as all the non-regulated Services Sectors after 2000. The same year he became in charge of leading and coordinating the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) "process", which led to the adoption of three EU CSR Strategies by the EC, the last one being the "Renewed EU CSR Strategy" in 2011.
Conservation Director at WWF Adria
Petra holds a BSc in Hydrogeology and an MSc in Environmental Management. She has ten years of experience in environmental conservation. Starting in private sector with renewable energy development, five years ago Petra joined the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). Petra currently serves as the director of conservation programs in WWF Adria office, leading a team that works across eight countries of the Western Balkans on, among others, transforming business practices towards sustainability and CSR.
Professor at Cass Business School
André is a professor of Organisational Behaviour and the founding director of ETHOS: The Centre for Responsible Enterprise at Cass. He is an expert in the areas of Organisational Behaviour, Leadership and Corporate Social Responsibility. He has done work on organisational power and politics, organisational culture, employee identity, the creation of new organisational forms and leadership. His work looks at a wide range of settings including knowledge intensive firms, financial institutions, seaports, universities, libraries, media organisations and new social movements.
Professor at Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing and a former MEP
Davor is a Professor at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing in Zagreb. He was Assistant Minister for Environment and Nature in Croatian Government from January until July 2012 when he entered the European Parliament. His major fields of interest include sustainable energy, transport and circular economy. He was a permanent member of ENVI Committee and Member of the Delegation for Relations with Canada. Also, he was a substitute member in the TRAN and REGI Committees and in the EU-Turkey Joint Parliamentary Committee.
International Management Consultant
Amadeo is a Certified Management Consultant with more than 20 years of professional public management experience with senior level advisory relating to reform and transformation processes in demanding political and cross-cultural settings. His proven experience includes serving as a UK Civil Servant for over 10 years working on strategic government reform and delivery relating to Strategic Management, Leadership and Organisational Development, as well as working at senior government level in various countries on complex change management transformation and optimisation initiatives.
The CSR Conference is a place where the 12th CSR AWARD was awarded to the companies for their outstanding implementation of CSR in 2018. CSR Index is a methodology for evaluation of CSR practices in companies in Croatia, based on a ranking system that allows objective evaluation of CSR practices of companies compared with those of others. Croatian experts, with the support of the well-established CR Award of the Business in the Community (BITC) developed the applied methodology.
CSR Index is given in four main categories: large, medium, small and publicly/state owned companies. A special award is given for the largest improvement, while four special topical awards are presented in the areas of environmental protection, working environment, community relations and human rights and diversity policy. The CSR Index is awarded jointly by the Croatian Business Council for Sustainable Development and the Croatian Chamber of Economy.
Laureates of the 2019 Indeks CSR AWARD
Representatives of the awarded companies: Mario Aunedi Medek, Media Val d.o.o. ~ Gordan Kapović, Odašiljači i veze d.o.o. ~ Marinko Došen, AD Plastik d.d. ~ Sándor Fasimon, INA d.d. ~ Gordana Kovačević, Ericsson Nikola Tesla d.d. ~ Marta Brkić, DVOKUT-ECRO d.o.o. ~ Vanja Vinković, Vinag d.o.o. ~ Odin Goedhart, Heineken Hrvatska d.o.o. ~ Ladislava Klasić Stanković, HIPP Croatia d.o.o. ~ Tajana Uzelac Obradović, DVOKUT-ECRO d.o.o. ~ Darko Baljak, HIPP Croatia d.o.o.
LIST OF THE ARTICLES OF THE 11th CONFERENCE ON CSR
KORPORATIVNO UPRAVLJANJE I MENADŽERSKI ALATI ZA ODRŽIVI RAZVOJ
SPECIFIČNOSTI MENADŽMENTA GRAĐEVINSKIM OTPADOM KAO VAŽNIM ELEMENTOM DRUŠTVENO ODGOVORNOG POSLOVANJA GRAĐEVINSKIH PODUZEĆA U HRVATSKOJ; Lana Lovrenčić Butković, Anđela Radić Stanišić, Građevinski fakultet i Mislav Ante Omazić, Ekonomski fakultet Sveučilišta u Zagrebu
JAČANJE KAPACITETA ZA ODRŽIVI RAZVOJ: MEDIJI, OBRAZOVANJE, STANDARDIZACIJA, ANALIZA
FAST-FASHION - SUSTAINABILITY AND CLIMATE CHANGE - COMPARATIVE STUDY IN CROATIA AND PORTUGAL; Sanja Kalambura, Sílvia Pedro, Susana Paixão, University of Applied Sciences of Velika Gorica, Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra – Portugal
PRIMJERI DOBRE PRAKSE U OSTVARENJU CILJEVA ODRŽIVOG RAZVOJA
THEMATIC AREAS OF THE CONFERENCE FOR THE AUTHORS
Connect. Learn. Grow.
sustainable development goals and the contribution of business
social responsibility as the part of strategic management of organisations and business risks
social responsibility and environmental protection
climate change, green and circular economy
sustainable energy and transport
sustainable development and innovations
market responsibility - customer relations and responsible procurement
communicating sustainable development: education, public relations, marketing, branding
social responsibility in workplace
youth employment and employment of vulnerable groups
social responsibility, media and social networks
sustainable development and international cooperation
PHOTOS FROM THE CONFERENCE