Civic Development and Partnership Foundation
Invites you to take part in
Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Ethics
Although not new in the developed
part of the world, the concepts of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and
ethical leadership are making first steps in gaining popularity in developing
countries, with Armenia being not an exception. Nowadays many Armenians can
hardly explain what constitutes to be a good corporate citizen, which is quite
often confused with engaging in charitable activities. It is obvious that any
for-profit entity is mainly concerned with earning and accumulating wealth, but
the current worldwide trend is that this is not the only determinant of their
existence and long-term success. More and more businesses realize that they do
not operate in a vacuum; continuous interaction with different stakeholders is
critical, with serious considerations for the environment, economically
vulnerable populations, and the society as a whole.
In light of the above, it
is therefore paramount to raise ethical competence and integrity standards of
local managers for them to succeed in today's competitive and highly demanding
world. With this in mind, the given training is aimed at familiarizing the
audience with the theoretical framework for corporate social responsibility and
business ethics, addressing the issues of its practical application, and
exploring its contributions and limitations to the society.
As a result of the
training, the participants will:
- get acquainted with the main
concepts and elements of corporate social responsibility and ethical
- be able to distinguish
between CSR and corporate philanthropy;
- learn distinct steps towards
raising the level of ethical conduct in their organizations.
The following topics will
be covered during the training:
- Main elements
- Key principles of CSR
- CSR and sustainable
- CSR or philanthropy?
- CSR pyramid
- Triple-bottom-line concept
- Factors behind successful
implementation of CSR activities
- Greening of management
- Managerial ethics
- Social entrepreneurship
- United Nations Global
The training will be
conducted in an interactive manner, including presentation, discussions, and
short exercises. The presentation printouts will be distributed during the
The training will be
delivered by Armen Ghalumyan, who has been the Director of Civic
Development and Partnership Foundation since September 2012. He holds Master’s
degrees in Information Technology Management from the Central European
University Business School based in Budapest, Hungary (graduated with
distinction), in Business Administration from the American University of Armenia,
and in Engineering from the State Engineering University of
Armenia. Currently he carries out his PhD studies in ICT Management at
Telecom Ecole de Management, a highly ranked public business school in France.
Armen’s diverse research interests cover topics ranging from the close
interlinkage between CSR and the nation's sustainable development, to the
analysis of policy and regulatory implications on market competition and
overall national competitiveness. In addition to his rich educational background,
he possesses considerable professional experience in both non-profit and
for-profit sectors, occupying middle-to-senior level positions in a variety of
functional areas. Last but not least, Armen is the author of two articles based
on his research findings and a contributor to the EBRD's 2012 report on
Electronic Communications Sector Comparative Assessment of 31 current and
prospective countries of the Bank’s operation.
participants will be awarded a certificate of participation.
of the training is English.
The duration of the
training is 3 (three) hours, to be delivered on May 12th, from 16:00 till 19:00. The
training will be held at Civic Development and Partnership Foundation
(CDPF) office on 1 Charents, 2nd floor, 208 room.
Cost and Procedure
participation fee is 15,000 (fifteen thousand) AMD per person, which
includes the handout and coffee break cost. For more than one participant
from the same organization, a 10% discount is
provided starting from the second participant’s fee.
register for the training, please fill in the registration form and send it
to email@example.com by May 10, 2016.