LEED Programme (Local Economic and Employment Development)

Presentations - Corporate Social Responsibility and Local Development

 

Material from the Conference

Corporate Social Responsibility and Local Development

 

30 June – 1 July 2008, Trento, Italy

 

OPENING REMARKS

by Sergio Arzeni, Director for Entrepreneurship, SMEs and Local Development, OECD

by Alexander Vasilenko, Head of Department for Public Relations of OAO LUKOIL, Russian Federation

by Georgy Kiradiev, Chairman of the Council of the International Association of Trade Union Organizations of OAO LUKOIL, Russian Federation

by Ottorino Bressanini, Responsible Provincial Minister for Energy and Institutional Reforms, Autonomous Province of Trento, Italy

 

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

KEY ISSUES

This session set the ground for discussions by introducing the international CSR guidelines, discussing the role of governments in promoting better CSR management, debating the business case for CSR and the challenges involved in CSR reporting

 

ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION

John Evans, Secretary-General, Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD

Sue Bird, Employment Strategy, CSR & Local Development Unit, DG Employment, Social Affairs & Equal Opportunities, European Commission

Evgeny Sidorov, National Secretary, Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Russia (FNPR), Russian Federation (Russian version only)

Anatoly Moskalenko, Head of the Main Division of Human Resources of OAO LUKOIL, Russian Federation (Russian version)

 

CSR PRACTICE IN EUROPE AND AMERICA

The objective of this session was to review the CSR developments and trends in Europe and America. The discussion was structured around the following comparative issues: what are the main drivers of CSR development (State, business, NGOs and local communities, local authorities …)? CSR legal framework. Social reporting development.

 

PRESENTATIONS

 

CSR issues in the American context

Bradley K. Googins, Executive Director, Center for Corporate Citizenship, Boston College, United States

CRS in the European context

Giovanni Moro, President, FONDACA Active Citizenship Foundation, Italy

 

CSR PRACTICE IN RUSSIA

The objective of this session was to review the CSR developments and challenges in Russia. The discussion was be structured around the following issues: what are the main drivers of CSR development (State, business, NGOs and local communities, local authorities …)? CSR legal framework. Social reporting development. The session also introduced the CSR practice in the case of mono-industrial cities in Russia. 

 

PRESENTATIONS

 

Alexander Lotorev, Deputy Chairman of the Council of Federation Committee on Natural Resources and Environment, Russian Federation

Anatoly Moskalenko, Head of the Main Division of Human Resources of OAO LUKOIL, Russian Federation (Russian version)

Victor Abmaev, Head of the town of Usinsk, Russian Federation 

 

ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION

 

Marco Ricceri, Secretary General, Eurispes, Italy

Evgeny Sidorov, National Secretary, Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Russia (FNPR), Russian Federation

Valery Prozorovsky, Deputy Chairman, RF State Duma Committee on Natural Resources and Subsoil Use, Russian Federation

Nikolai Yakovlev, Chairman of the Komi Republican Organisation of Russian Oil, Gaz and Construction Workers' Union, Russian Federation

Sue Bird, Employment Strategy, CSR & Local Development Unit, DG Employment, Social Affairs & Equal Opportunities, European Commission

 

CSR AND LOCAL DEVELOPMENT

KEY ISSUES

New jobs, better infrastructure, suppliers’ networks upgrading, improved labour force skills – these are some of the benefits that large enterprises can bring to the localities where they operate. What are the challenges for both public and private sector in ensuring corporations support sustainable development at local level? How can companies be engaged in local development while ensuring profitability? How to build a long-term co-operation between business, local authorities and local communities?

 

KEY NOTE PRESENTATION

 

Nick Isles, Director of Advocacy and Marketing at The Work Foundation, United Kingdom

 

PANEL DISCUSSION

Debra Mountford, Senior Policy Analyst, Manager of the Forum on Development Agencies and Investment Strategies, OECD

Simone Tani, Province of Florence, Italy

Rayan Khaliullin, Head of the town of Pokachi, Russian Federation

Valerio Giambersio, Member of Evaluation and Verification Unit for Public Investments of the Basilicata Region, Presidency Department, Italy

 

THE ROLE OF TRADE UNIONS IN PROMOTING CSR

This session focused on the role of Trade Unions in promoting corporate social responsibility. The discussion started with a review of the TUAC User's Guide on OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and then was structured around the following questions: is CSR substituting for the role of governments or for collective bargaining? The dangers of private standard-setting in the social area, and the challenges associated with rating companies.

 

ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION

 

Evgeny Sidorov, National Secretary, Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Russia (FNPR), Russian Federation

Georgy Kiradiev, Chairman of the Council of the International Association of Trade Union Organizations of OAO LUKOIL, Russian Federation

Valeriu Uncuta, Chairman of the Trade Union of OAO LUKOIL Employees of Romania

Alasgar Baghirov, Representative of the Council of the International Association of TU Organisations of OAO LUKOIL in Republic of Azerbaijan

Anatoly Moskalenko, Head of the Main Division of Human Resources of OAO LUKOIL, Russian Federation

 

CLOSING REMARKS

by Sergio Arzeni, Director for Entrepreneurship, SMEs and Local Development, OECD

by Alexander Vasilenko, Head of Department for Public Relations of OAO LUKOIL, Russian Federation

by Georgy Kiradiev, Chairman of the Council of the International Association of Trade Union Organizations of OAO LUKOIL, Russian Federation

 

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