III Inter-American Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility Santiago de Chile September, 25 – 27, 2005. Ricardo Young. Instituto Ethos de Empresas e Responsabilidade Social. Mission
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III Inter-American Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility
Santiago de Chile
September, 25 – 27, 2005
Instituto Ethos de Empresas e Responsabilidade Social
“Mobilize, encourage and help companies to manage their business in a socially responsible way, making them partners in building a sustainable and fair society”
Associated companies:1030 (until 23/09/2005)
RSE Networks and Partnerships
“P1MC” –A MILLION OF CISTERNS PROGRAM
Social Technology Network
WG – Social Responsibility and poverty fighting
Fighting inequality and poverty with sustainable development in the North and Northeast of Brazil
against Poverty – North/Northeast
Sustainable Business Relations
Unilever, Bosch, Philips, Dow Chemicals, IMA, Accor and Basf
Combat Against Slave Labor
Combate ao Trabalho Escravo
Slave Labor – characterized by degrading work conditions, associated to the hindering of the right to come and go and configured through debt servitude
The Ethos Institute was responsible for the articulation of the National Pact for Eradication of Slave Labor
“I want to read” Program
I want do read – Libraries for everyone
The “I want read” Program is a partnership between the Ethos Institute, the Federal Government, Pão de Açúcar Group, Banco do Brasil, Correios and others, with the goal to zero the number of city without libraries in Brazil. the Federal Government and private initiative supply furniture and computers; the City Halls come in with the building and the personnel needed for maintaining it; and the civil society contributes with book donations.
Local Business Forums
Strengthening the Local Sustainable Development
from the CSR: Business Forums Councils for Cities
General Objectives: expansion of the Business Forum
Councils for Cities as a strategy for Local Sustainable
Development of communities and cities in Brazil,
creating references in a few places of great visibility that
may serve as examples to stimulate close-by communities.
14/08 – Launching of the Business Forum of São José dos Campos
Out/05 – Launching of the Business Forum of São Carlos
Other possibilities: State Government of Ceará, State Government of Santa Catarina, city of Belo Horizonte, city of Camaçari, city of Salvador, city of Pindamonhangaba
“Table Brazil” – nutritional and nourishment security program
Maintained and managed by the Social Service of Commerce, in partnership with the Ethos Institute, the Federal Government and private enterprises.Targeted to institutions that work with vulnerable populations.
The program is a bridge that links entities that have surplus of food supplies to the institutions that attend careless people , contributing to reduce hunger and the social injustice in the communities where it operates. Results January to April/2005:
“Apprentice Law” –
youth 1st employment campaign
An initiative of the Abrinq Foundation for the Rights of the Child and the Youth and of the Ethos Institute of Business and Social Responsibility, the campaign calls the attention of society to the insertion of teenagers, aged 14 to 18, in the market place, with basis in the Apprentice Law (Law 10.097/2000).
Communities and Cities sustainability partnerships
Initiated in 2003, the project produced the Data Base for Support of Local Initiatives and the publications that constitute the foundation of the content of the “Site of the Brazilian society in support of the Fome Zero” –www.fomezero.org.br
12/08/04 – Salvador/BA
29/11/04 – Belo Horizonte/MG
29/03/05 – Recife/PE
14/06/05 – Natal/RN
10/08/05 – Fortaleza/CE
National Movement of Citizenship and Solidarity
A Net of social organizations and businesses that have joined forces to:
Mission: Create a positive and encouraging mythic for the construction and strengthening of partnerships and alliances between leaderships and organizations of civil society and of the business sector, seeking greater impact in their actions for sustainable development.
Lines of Action:
Systematization, deepening and dissemination of knowledge about alliances and partnerships;
Development of tools for monitoring and evaluation of experiences of alliances and partnerships;
Organization de forums and meetings between organizations of the civil society and the business sector;
Proposal of a joint communications agenda.
Formada em 2002
National Public Policy Boards
What is it:Non-estate articulation organized in the context of the mobilization of the National Movement for Citizenship and Solidarity.
Composition:all the Public Policies Boards with the participation of the Society, Committee of Entities in the Combat to Hunger and for life - COEP and Ethos Institute of Business and Social Responsibility
Objectives: enables an exchange among the board members and the construction of an agenda that contemplates common points between the boards.
Participation of the Ethos Institute in the National Public Policy Boards:
National Council of Economic and Social Development, National Council of Nourishment and Dietary Security, National Council of Racial Equality, National Council of Public Transparency and Combat to Corruption
The Basis of the Pyramid
“Sustainable Businesses... indicates the potential of a new approach for development with basis in the action of the private sector, capable of generating lucrative businesses, improve the quality of life of the most needed around the world, respect cultural diversity and preserve the ecological integrity of the planet... To offer this social contribution while creating value for the stockholders requires innovation and creativity in business strategies.”
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