10. 04. 2016 Corporate responsibility

CEE CSR Summit 2016: Bratislava will again host the top CSR experts

The CEE CSR Summit, the oldest and largest event on CSR in Central and Eastern Europe, will be held on May 17 in Bratislava.

Bratislava, Prague, Vienna, Budapest and Warsaw. What do these cities have in common? In Central Europe there is an ongoing discussion about how much companies should invest in corporate social responsibility, if at all. Are investments into fair and ethical programmes only a certain “gold foil” that drains company funds? Or are companies healthier and more lively thanks to responsible business practices? At the CEE CSR Summit 2016, you will be able to discover new ways of strengthening the loyalty of your employees and making your customers return to you. And there’s much more to it than that!

More than 150 CSR experts will visit Bratislava. Leaders from the USA, Denmark, Great Britain, Georgia, the Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary, and many other countries will share their experiences with you. Already on May 17, 2016 in Bratislava

What to expect this year?

At this year’s summit, we will look at more than specific figures of returns on investments in corporate social responsibility. You will also learn about the influence of basic human habits and instincts on the decision-making processes of individuals and institutions, along with the reasons why such emotional factors and their economic and social consequences may turn out to be humanity’s largest threat. Then you will find out why customers and potential employees look for brands that have a purpose and how a company can make millions in profit by actively involving the employees in the operation of the company itself.After our summit, you won’t need to ask whether you can make a difference in business. We guarantee you that on your own initiative you will start looking for ways to bring a fresh breeze into your business and offer responsible market products and services.


Main topics are:

  • Investing in Sustainable Innovations
  • Open Book Management
  • CSR Reporting 
  • Behavioral design 
  • ..and many more.

Speakers at the Summit

Ari Weinzweig


Transparency is great, but open-book management isn’t just about checking spreadsheets with financial records and sharing them with employees. Open-book management is about having every employee involved in the operation of the company itself. The main point is to make people understand the functioning of the whole company and their role within it. The key is responsibility, collaboration and taking the initiative.


Sille Krukow


Behavioural design studies the impact of social and cognitive psychology on emotional factors while observing individuals and institutions when making decisions, along with the impact of these decisions on economic and social levels.


Elaine Cohen

Beyond Business Ltd

To measure or not to measure? To speak or to stay quiet? Elaine Cohen will talk about why companies should report on their responsible activities, and about companies with the most engaging and transparent reports.


CSR Cafeteria

After a two-year break, the popular discussion tables are making a comeback. In our CSR Cafeteria, you can choose your favourite – be it ethics and governance, reporting, sustainable cities and green innovation, or anything else that is on offer – and kick it off with your tablemates. No need to be formal: the more “coffee talk”, the better!

Get inspired by best responsible solutions in Slovakia – Sustanaible SOLUTIONS HUB

As the CEE CSR Summit 2016 will once again take place in Bratislava’s Stará tržnica (Old Market Hall), we think that this simply wouldn’t be good enough without a real market. Come and see the eco-friendly stands of more than 20 companies and start-ups which take responsible products and ideas really seriously. If you vote for your favourite solution, you may even win a pack of fair-trade treats! You can also look forward to interactive and entertaining activities that will let you try these responsible products yourselves. IKEA will teach you how to save food, Octago will shake you up, Orange will introduce you to new innovation Lab powered by Nadácia Orange. You can also taste eco-wine, change old book for the new one and many more.  

Register till May 13, 2016. 

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We create strong and meaningful linkages between the corporate, civic and public sectors in our three strategic topics – social innovation, philanthropy and responsible entrepreneurship. We build expertise our expertise in these issues, bring trends, promote long-term impact, and inspire.

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