Responsible Business Forum Serbia
Responsible Business Forum Serbia is a network of socially responsible companies that contribute to the development of the community, stimulating the development of corporate social responsibility and the establishment of firm and lasting socially responsible practices in the business sector. The Forum provides a platform for connecting business leaders with the representatives of other segments of society, thus encouraging inter-sector dialogue, collaboration and sharing of good practices. The Forum develops practical and sustainable solutions in all four areas making the pillars of CSR: local community, environment, workplace and market. It is the national partner of leading global CSR associations – CSR360 GPN and CSR Europe.
Responsible Business Forum mission is to encourage development of corporate social responsibility and the establishment of durable corporate social responsibility practices in the business sector.
Responsible Business Forum vision is a society in which businesses significantly contribute to solving community problems and in which CSR practices are found and incorporated in every enterprise, from the smallest to the largest.
Responsible Business Forum was founded in 2008 at the initiative of 14 leading companies in Serbia that have recognized the necessity of active and responsible business engagement in the society. With the aim to promote ethical, societal and ecological principles as mandatory business practice, companies have signed Memorandum of Understanding at the founding ceremony held at the National Bank of Serbia. More than 160 representatives from business, civil and public sector as well as the diplomatic corps have participated in the ceremony. The co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s and CSR pioneer in the USA, Jerry Greenfield, also spoke at this occasion. Watch the video from the ceremony.
Responsible Business Forum activities are administered by its Executive Office – Smart Kolektiv, as an organization with professional and logistic capacity in the CSR area.