HOW CAN CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (CSR) PERFORMANCE BE IMPROVED IN KAZAKHSTAN?

HOW CAN CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (CSR) PERFORMANCE BE IMPROVED IN KAZAKHSTAN? [CO-ORGANIZED WITH SIGLA]

THURSDAY, 1 MARCH
17:00–19.00 / HALL#237
VALIKHANOV BLD.

PANEL DEBATE PROGRAM:

17:00–17:05
Nargis Kassenova: Welcome

17:05–17:20
Anton Artemyev: The CSR track-record in Kazakhstan

17:20–17:35
Ylva Lindberg: The global CSR agenda: implications for Kazakhstan

17:35–17:45
Yerzhan Bilyalov: Comment on presentations

17:45–17:55
Rinad Temirbekov: Comment on presentations

17:55–18:45
Questions from the audience and discussion

18:45–19:00 / Lindberg and Artemyev: Wrap up:
How to move CSR forward in Kazakhstan?

Major companies that operate in Kazakhstan place considerable emphasis on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Moreover, in some cases the government authorities promote the concept by requiring social investments from companies as part of contractual obligations.  In this panel debate participants question to what extent companies, government and civil society are utilising the full potential that the CSR agenda encompasses. The panelists highlight Kazakhstan’s recent track record on CSR, present global best practices that may have relevance for Kazakhstan and discuss how CSR can best be taken foward in Kazakhstan.