Thursday 7 September 2017, 18:00-21:30
Salon Razumovsky, Vienna
Countless organisations across the world have voluntarily improved their corporate social responsibility (CSR) performance for financial reasons. Today’s global marketplace increasingly explores opportunities to trade with Africa’s emerging markets through profitable sustainability programs and CSR in view of strengthening skills, tackling climate change, erratic energy supply and weak infrastructure with focus on:
– Education and Training,
– Cleantech Solutions,
– Commercial Agriculture,
– Financial Services.
Why not extend sustainability efforts beyond national borders?
What role does technology play in launching a sustainability program?
What are the benefits and pitfalls?
Aphropean Partners in collaboration with IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Chapter facilitates an open debate about Corporate Social Responsibility Across Borders: Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa.
Together with a distinguished panel of academic experts and practitioners, we explore strategies that make social responsible international business operational by placing sustainability at the forefront.
WHEN? Thur, 7 September 2017 – 18:00 – 21:30
WHERE IS IT? Salon Razumovsky, Jacquingasse 57, 1030 Vienna
WHY IS IT OF INTEREST?
The purpose of discussing corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives across borders is to realise an alternative approach to penetrate the emerging markets in Africa.
The aim of #FOD17 is to help decision-making on sustainability initiatives, thus attract investors and brand loyalty by understanding sustainable business opportunities in emerging markets.
We will focus on Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa in aspects of:
– its customs/culture and consumer expectations,
– opportunities to build local capabilities,
– challenges and pitfalls, and
– how to work with stakeholders to determine impact solutions in Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa.
WHO ARE THE PANELLISTS?
- Chuks Ojeme, MSc – Chief Information Security Officer, Griller & Bauer
- Arch DI Dr Doris Österreicher, Universität für Bodenkultur Wien
- Mag. Hans Stoisser, ECOTECH – Institutionelle Infrastrukturaufbau GmbH
- Ursula Oberhollenzer, MSc – Blue Cube, agency for sustainability and communication
WHO WILL ATTEND?
Professionals and peers with a mutual interest in sustainability, international trade and relations:
Corporations, Entrepreneurs, Investors, Consultants, Academics and the Curious.
We place emphasis on promoting intercontinental experts and thought leaders based in Austria.
HOW WILL IT BE DELIVERED?
An exclusive and engaging panel discussion with four speakers moderated by the host to address key themes of intercontinental relevance.
The event ambience is in an intimate and international setting including:
– Language: English
– Education: 60mins interactive panel discussion and 30mins Q&A
– Entertainment: drinks and snacks, music during networking period
– Price €10 (students) – €20 (standard) including hors d’oeuvres and drinks (wine, beer, water, juice).
18:00 Reception, Networking
18:30 Welcome and Debate Introduction
18:40 Debate Round One
19:00 Debate Round Two
19:20 Debate Round Three
19:40 Audience Q&A
20:10 Debate Conclusion
20:15 Drinks & Canapes Reception, Networking
#FOD17 FRONTIERS OF DIALOGUE
#FOD17 Frontiers of Dialogue is an event series for entrepreneurs, executives and professionals exploring the opportunities in Africa’s emerging markets. A panel of leaders of thought and practice exchange views on matters concerning business, technology and current affairs in the context of profitable sustainability.
Frontiers of Dialogue helps to expand the understanding of the African consumer, their needs and trends. Participants interact and build relations to actively engage on the internationalisation of their business to the top economies of Sub-Saharan Africa.