- Forética organized today in Madrid the seventh edition of its annual forum on international trends in CSR and Sustainability.
- Climate change, transparency, circular economy, human rights, urban sustainability and the future of work, some of the topics that focused the sessions.
September 26, 2019.- Forética has organized the annual event of reference in corporate social responsibility and sustainability. Sustainability & CSR Spain 2019 has closed its seventh edition with a clear message: "we are in the moment of sustainability, the time to act". The event also served to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Forética.
The forum was opened by the Director of the Office of the High Commissioner for the 2030 Agenda, who called for a focus on the importance of partnerships to achieve the global goals. This approach was also emphasized by the President of Forética, Raúl Grijalba.
The meeting presented the trends that are marking the development of sustainability at the international level by recognized experts in the field. After the presentation of the most relevant global trends in sustainability, specifically in Europe, by Stefan Crets, Executive Director of CSR Europe and Saïd El Khadraoui, Advisor to the European Commission's Center for Policy Strategy.
For his part, Ramón Jáuregui, former Minister of the Presidency, former member of the European Parliament and President of the Euroamerica Foundation, gave his vision of his experience over the past 20 years and his vision for the future regarding the development of sustainability in Spain and collaboration with Latin America in this field. "We have reasons left to be optimistic, there is a growing demand for sustainable and integral companies".
CSR strategy at three levels: social, environmental and transparency.
The event also covered the main challenges in environmental, social and governance aspects. Participants included Júlia López Ventura, Regional Director for Europe at C40; José Ignacio Morales Plaza, CEO of Vía Célere; Arturo García, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility at IKEA Ibérica; Elio Estévez, Director of Sustainability for Southern Europe at P&G; Kitrhona Cerri, Director of Social Impact at WBCSD; Juan Carlos Cubeiro, Head of Talent at ManpowerGroup; Nilsy Desaint, Associate Director of Public Policy for Europe at ManpowerGroup; Nilsy Desaint, Associate Director of Public Policy for Europe at IKEA Ibérica; Nilsy Desaint, Associate Director of Public Policy for Europe at ManpowerGroup; Juan Carlos Cubeiro, Head of Talent at ManpowerGroup; Nilsy Desaint, Associate Director of Public Policy for Europe at MSD; Cristóbal Cuevas, General Manager of ILUNION Laundry and Hospitality Services; Begoña de Benito, Director of Public Affairs and CSR at Ecoembes and Eugenio Solla, Deputy General Manager of Retail Banking at Bankia.
Climate change, transparency, circular economy, human rights, urban sustainability and the future of work were some of the topics that were the focus of the sessions.
In addition, on the eve of tomorrow's Climate March, representatives of the Youth for Climate organization have called on the business community to take an active part in the fight against climate change.
This year the forum is sponsored by Bankia, Ecoembes, IKEA, ILUNION, ManpowerGroup, MSD, P&G and Vía Célere, with RTVE as media partner.
Compromiso RSE, Consejeros, Corresponsables, Diario Responsable, Ethic, Servimedia and Soziable.es participated as media partners.
More information about the event at www.foretica.org/csrspain
Forética is the leading association of companies and professionals in corporate social responsibility / sustainability in Spain and Latin America, whose mission is to promote the integration of social, environmental and good governance aspects in the strategy and management of companies and organizations. It currently has more than 200 members.
Forética is the representative organization in Spain of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), and therefore the Spanish Business Council for Sustainable Development. It is also a member of the Board of Directors of CSR Europe.
In Spain, Forética is a member of the State CSR Council as an expert member. It is also the owner of the SGE 21 Standard, the first social responsibility management system that allows certification to be achieved on a voluntary basis. At present, more than a hundred companies and organizations are certified to the standard in Spain and Latin America.