Discussion "Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) for Small and Medium Businesses" (Minsk)

ODB (Brussels) in partnership with the Association of European Business (Minsk)

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 13:30 to 19:00

Minsk, Pritytskogo str., 2, Bon Hotel

Sectoral discussion "Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) for Small and Medium Businesses" will be held in Minsk on April 29.

How can you make your business more effective and competitive? How to increase efficiency and performance of your employees? Is CSR needed just for PR or is it a functional business instrument?

Experts from Ukraine and Belarus will speak about possibilities that come to small and medium businesses with implementation of CSR, including during economic crisis. Business experts, entrepreneurs and private businesses operating in Belarus are invited to take part in the discussion.


Key Participants:


  • Marina Saprykina (Kyiv, Ukraine) – Ukrainian expert on implementation of International Standard on Social Responsibility ISO 2600, CSR consultant for companies in Ukraine such as Kyivstar, Samsung, VIKO and others, designed and co-authored the project of National CSR Strategy in Ukraine. Ensured that the President of Ukraine signed a Decree on CSR strategy implementation. Author of more than 40 papers on CSR, including a textbook "Corporate Social Responsibility: Management Models and Methods" (2011). Executive Director of CSR Development Center (Kyiv).


Antonina Seryakova (Minsk, Belarus) - Head of ZABOR art project, brand manager of Zubr Capital management company.




  • Iryna Alkhouka (Minsk, Belarus) - Member of the National Council on Gender Policy at the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus, Head of International public association "Gender Perspectives".




Evgeniy Shevko (Minsk, Belarus) – Chairman of the Republican Association of People with Disabilities in Wheelchairs, author of Barrier Free Environment for the Disabled, first handbook with illustrations that was published in Belarus.



Oleg Gulak (Minsk, Belarus) - Chairman of Belarusian Helsinki Committee.




Darya Chumakova (Minsk, Belarus) - Head of environmentally friendly lifestyle programme of the Center for Environmental Solutions.



Programme of the event can be found here. Participation is free.

If you wish to take part, send your completed questionnaire (in Russian) to info@odb-office.eu no later than April 26.