“CSR ACADEMY. MANAGEMENT OF CSR PROJECTS” TO BE PRESENTED IN KYIV

On October 9, the Ekonomika Communication Hub and the Center for CSR Development will present the second season of their joint educational program entitled “CSR ACADEMY. Management of CSR projects”. During the presentation, participants will be informed about the program, its modules, and will also meet with program lecturers and previous graduates. The educational program will start on October 26, with lessons to be conducted twice per month for five months. The deadline for applications is October 20. For additional information, please contact Ms. Olena Gladskih, project curator, by phone at +38 (067) 239-2008 or by email: gladskih555@gmail.com.

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SCM AND SEGODNYA ANNOUNCE WINNERS OF THE “LET’S SAVE ENERGY!” ECO-PROJECT

System Capital Management and the daily newspaper Segodnya have announced the winners of a joint eco-project entitled “Let’s save energy!” The main aim of the project was to increase public awareness about the use of energy-saving technologies. The project, which ran until Sept. 10, 2013, was targeted at the newspaper’s readership, with readers asked to share ideas and developments on rational energy-saving measures at home. Continue reading

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NATIONAL STRATEGY TO SUPPORT THE DEVELOPMENT OF CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY UNDER DISCUSSION IN UKRAINE

In September 2013, a special working group tasked with revising the draft of the national strategy to support the development of corporate social responsibility was established in the framework of the Coordination Council on civil society development under the President’s Administration. The working group consists of experts, representatives of business, NGOs, associations of employers and government officials. At present, three working group meetings have taken place. Continue reading

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DTEK TRAINS TEACHERS AS PART OF ITS “ENERGY EFFICIENT SCHOOLS” PROJECT

Over 24–25 September, 56 teachers from 20 schools of Dnipropetrovsk and Zaporizhya oblasts took part in a seminar entitled “Fundamentals of heat and energy efficiency,” which was conducted by DTEK as a part of its “Energy efficient schools” project. After the seminar, teachers will provide schoolchildren with practical knowledge on energy efficiency. Continue reading

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PANASONIC AWARDS WINNERS OF ITS NATIONAL “ECO IDEAS 2013” CONTEST

At the end of September, Panasonic and the Klitschko Brothers Foundation announced the winners of the “Eco Ideas 2013” contest, which is part of an international contest entitled “Eco Picture Diary.” Approximately 300 schoolchildren aged six to twelve years old participated in the contest, which aimed to educate children on taking care of nature, promoting green culture and teaching children from a very early age about the importance of preserving and protecting the environment. Continue reading

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PRYKARPATTYAOBLENERGO TO CONTINUE ITS “BATTERIES, GIVE UP!” INITIATIVE

Prykarpattyaoblenergo completed the first stage of its environmental initiative entitled “Batteries, give up!”. Over three months, the company installed recycling boxes in its central office and in company branch offices, eventually collecting 22kg of used batteries. All batteries were transferred to SE Argentum (Lviv) during a conference entitled “Utilization of chemical power sources”.
We would like to remind our readers that the company has devoted more attention to its waste management activities and declared “We chose the green way—the way of life” as official slogan for this year. More information on this initiative (in Ukrainian) can be found here.

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EY – THE BEST PROFESSIONAL SERVICES EMPLOYER

EY has been named the world’s most attractive professional services employer – and second most attractive employer overall – 50 World’s Most Attractive Employers ranking. This rating is based on the preferences of almost 94,000 business students from the world’s top academic institutions in the world’s 12 largest economies. In its turn, EY Ukraine has conducted various initiatives for its local employees: flexible working days, opportunities for training and career development. For additional information, please contact Olga Donchenkova, PR specialist at EY Ukraine: (044) 490-3000; Olga.Danchenkova@ua.ey.com.

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MICROSOFT TO START NATIONAL STAGES OF IMAGINE CUP 2014

Microsoft Ukraine has announced the start of the national stage of its annual IMAGINE CUP contest for 2014. This year the contest will feature three categories: games, innovation and global society. We would like to remind our readers that participants (teams) typically develop and propose projects aimed at solving global problems in health care, environmental protection, education, access to technology and others. The winners of the national stage will participate in a semi-final of the global contest. This year’s contest is open to those who do not have any knowledge or experience in programming, with organizers conducting three special nomination sessions for such applicants. More information (in Ukrainian) can be found here.

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NATIONAL COMPETITION CASES ON CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (CSR)

The Center for CSR Development is inviting companies to participate in the National Business Case Competition on CSR and share best practices in the realms of responsible business, and implementing environmental and social projects for the public. Continue reading

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SCM AND PARTNERS DEVELOP “SKILLS PASSPORT”

On September 18, SCM presented to the public its “Skills Passport,” which was developed together with employers working with Ukrainian universities. The “Skills Passport” is meant to help bridge the existing gap between the demand and supply of specialists in the labor market, especially when the skills and knowledge of graduates do not meet the expectations of employers. Continue reading

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