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Business in Bulgaria – responsibility, sustainability and solidarity

08.18.2018-Kofi-AnnanThe universality of the 10 principles of the Global Compact is unarguable, but real benefit only exists when they are used creatively and with regard to local needs. That is why UNGC Network Bulgaria and the member companies are laying the groundwork for longlasting strategies for harmonious, collective actions, aimed at changing public perception. On the road to this change, communities are being built and significant results are being achieved through partnerships under the uniting label“Business as a force for good”.

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UNGC Local Network Bulgaria Annual Report 2019

CaptureThe UNGC Local Network Bulgaria Annual Report for 2019 is published during the peak of a very difficult and unexpected year, which transformed our way of life and rearranged humanity’s agenda. 2020 is the year in which we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the world initiative UN Global Compact. In 2020 we also mark the 10-year anniversary of our Bulgarian Network for responsible companies, which, together with our members, affirms the principles of sustainable development and strives for the advancement of the Global Goals through collective action. The challenges we face in the present once again confirmed our belief for the universality of the principles in the four areas: Ensuring Human Rights, Labour, Protection of the Environment and Anticorruption. Last year, just like every other year, the Bulgarian Network realized projects, which aimed to improve society and the environment in which we live in. Education, healthcare, ecology and active citizenship are the foundations on which we stand on in order to be useful to our community. In the Annual Report you can familiarize yourself with examples of strategic initiatives, which were successfully realized in 2019 and planned for 2020. We are proud of our member companies, which, despite the shock of the pandemic, persevered. They withstood in the new reality and found ways to transform and adapt, without abandoning their  socially responsible policies. They proved that the previously stated positions were not just meaningless words, but rather correspond to real action and that the principles of corporate sustainability are valid in both peaceful times and during extraordinary circumstances. We invite the readers of the report to familiarize themselves with the activities of the Bulgarian Network from last year, because these principles are embedded in them and as a result, they guided the companies and their communities through the unpredictable 2020.

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More than 200 viewers from around the world joined the Bulgarian session, part of the UN Global Compact Virtual Leaders Summit “Recover Better, Recover Stronger, Recover Together”

DSC_3705The Bulgarian panel discussion was conducted in three consecutive sessions, focusing on the changes in business processes and the public, the redefinition of priorities and common practices, all possible thanks to shared common values. The participants in the discussion were Dimitar Tsotsorkov, Chairman of the Board at Assarel-Medet, Elitsa Barakova, executive director of the BCause foundation, Krasimir Nenov, executive director of ContourGlobal Maritsa Iztok 3, Silvia Peneva, managing partner at Deloitte Bulgaria and Ognian Trajanov, owner and CEO of TechnoLogica and chairman of the GC Local Network Bulgaria, moderator of the session,

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World business in a time of crisis – responsibility and solidarity

0In another time the United Nations would call for sustainable solutions of the biggest challenges in the world – from poverty and equality, to climate change and decrease of inequalities. Unfortunately, the expectations for more ambition and immediacy were given an unexpected impetus at the beginning of the year. The good news in this situation is that today we all participate – separately or together, on a local or global level.

The COVID-19 pandemic appeared to be a litmus which brought the willingness, the dedication and the compassion of the private sector for social welfare to the forefront.

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Business in Bulgaria in a time of crisis – responsibility and solidarity

UNGC-slideThe COVID-19 epidemic is an unprecedented challenge for all: public entities, business, the NGO sector and the citizens. 

Throughout the storm, business didn’t withdraw. On the contrary, it fought to adapt to the new reality with regard to human rights.

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Global Compact Local Network in Bulgaria closes the gap between education and business: A large variety of career choices attracted 2000 young people to the fifth annual “Bazaar of professions”

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The fifth edition of the unique initiative “Bazaar of professions” attracted close to 2000 students, teachers and parents, 20 companies and organizations and more than 40 lecturers in the two days it was held.

The Bazaar is the largest public exhibition where companies and professionals have the opportunity to introduce students to different occupations. Its goal is to enable children to think about their future profession long before they have to make that life choice. Read more

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World Environment Day – Bulgarian companies declare their contribution to clean air and clean environment

IMG_4298United Nations Global Compact Network Bulgaria celebrated the World Environment Day with a kick-off event whose purpose was to inform the society about the health risks caused by air pollution, and to draw the attention on the engagement of business with this issue. World Environment Day is a UN initiative aiming to stimulate the international awareness and actions towards nature conservation and protection. 

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New information brochure for the ‘Proud of my parents’ work’ and Bazaar of professions projects

Promo proud of ENGIn our latest brochure, you will find detailed information about our programmes ‘Proud of my parents’ work’ and the Bazaar of professions, who they are intended for, what you will earn from your participation, and how to get involved in 2019.

‘Seven years ago we were the first ones to acknowledge and show the power of the collective project. We managed to attract the interest of thousands of children, companies, teachers, parents and today this initiative is recognised by the Bulgarian Ministry of Education and Science, the European Commission and the society. The programme has many supporters and followers, said Ognian Trajanov, chairman of the Bulgarian Network.

The sign up for participation in ‘Proud of my parents’ work’ project and the Bazaar of professions is now open. 

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Successful partnership on the Balkans for the Bulgarian network

DSC_8989As a leader in the Balkans, the Bulgarian network shared its experience with the Macedonian Network during the ‘Conference on Global Objectives for Local Sustainability’. It was held on 14 March in Skopje and was the final stage of the project „Building cross-sectoral partnerships for sustainable development“ financed by the European Union and implemented by the Macedonian organizations Konekt and Agora with the special participation of the Bulgarian UN Global Compact Network. Learn more 

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Brochure ‘Proud of my parents’ work’ 2018

Proud of 2018 ENGWe are pleased to present our new brochure, summarizing the information about the last year’s editions of our initiatives ‘Proud of my parents’ work’ and Bazaar of professions.

For the last six editions of the open door day initiative, more than 4000 children and students have visited the participating companies and learned more about a vast variety of professions.

Nearly 6000 children, teachers and parents have visited the Bazaar during its four editions which have given the chance to a larger audience to meet with experts from a wide spectrum of fields.

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