CSR in Greece


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Capital Link has been active since 1995 in the field of Investor Relations and Financial Communication. Since January 2011, Capital Link has expanded its activities in the field of Corporate Social Responsibility by creating integrated and effective platforms combining expertise and communication, with corporate social responsibility issues in general (www.CSRinGreece.gr) and in the field of the Shipping industry (www.MaritimeCSR.com).

"Capital Link CSR in Greece"
"Capital Link CSR in Greece" is an integrated and effective platform combining expertise and communication, with corporate social responsibility issues. Founded on January 2011 by CAPITAL LINK, it aims:
  • to support CSR initiatives and to bridge the communication between companies and NGOs
  • to provide information on current CSR issues and developments in Greece and abroad
  • to promote the actions of socially responsible Greek companies
  • to facilitate the access of business to non-governmental and non-profit organizations in a completely transparent frame
  • to highlight the needs of society and the bodies representing it
  • to achieve synergy between the two; responding successfully to the financial and material needs; to constitute a communication bridge between all social and business groups
Among CSR members are corporations, NGOs, foundations, and associations from all over Greece.

The "Capital Link CSR in Greece" achieves its goals through a series of initiatives and services:
  • The www.csringreece.gr portal (Greek & English) is a) a centralized source of promotion for all CSR news, practices of companies, programs, and needs of associations from all over Greece and b) a consolidated source of information that includes surveys and studies by major foreign and Greek universities, as well as updates on new CSR regulations and decisions passed by international bodies.
  • The weekly electronic newsletter which is distributed to a wide audience.
  • Creation and promotion of written and video interviews. The aim is to raise issues of particular interest both for the company/organization and the public. The interviews are promoted through α) the www.csringreece.gr portal b) the weekly electronic newsletter and c) an electronic distribution to the extended database of Capital Link.
  • The Annual Corporate Social Responsibility Conference offering especially promotion to NGO’s , SMEs & Start-up Companies.
  • The Forum brings together executives from the business world and citizens with representatives from NGOs all over Greece, opening a channel of direct communication between them which facilitates the synergies. During the Forum there is a specially designed space where more than 100 NGOs from all over Greece can showcase, and communicate their programs, objectives and needs to a wider audience. It is especially important to note that every year despite the difficult economic situation of Greece, a significant number of NGO’s achieve new collaborations and financial support from the Greek and Greek American Leaders that participate in our Forum. Through the internationalized profile of Capital Link, all Greek NGO’s , SMEs & Start-up Companies will be promoted not only to Greece but also to the Greek diaspora.
  • SMEs & Start-up Companies
    Given the difficult economic situation of Greece, a new concept was introduced to the 5th Annual Capital Link CSRinGreece Conference of Corporate Social Responsibility, entitled "Entrepreneurship - Innovation - Society ", which was held in Athens, on June 2015. The Forum aimed to showcase how the Greek Economy can be reinforced by supporting Entrepreneurship and Innovation and to provide a practical guide to entrepreneurs on where and how they can get support for their business ventures. The Forum presented a range of programs and initiatives that are offered by companies and organizations in Greece and abroad which aim to support and fund new and small & medium-sized enterprises.
"Maritime CSR"
The English portal www.maritimecsr.com provides data on the latest CSR measures and regulations affecting shipping internationally, and serves to inform and promote the actions of shipping companies that are advancing CSR in addition to any news and information related to CSR issues. The portal targets a wide audience comprised of government officials, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), industry associations, the investment and financial community, international shipping companies implementing CSR strategies, and their respective accounts.

“Capital Link Maritime CSR” achieves its goals further through a series of complimentary initiatives and services offered through CAPITAL LINK:
  • The Annual Capital Link Maritime CSR Conference organized on an annual basis in London, has as an objective to explore how CSR can be translated into tangible commercial, operational and financial competitive advantages. Through this event, Capital Link seeks to provide companies with additional incentives to follow CSR practices by publicizing the benefits of CSR not only to a wider audience of shipping and offshore industries, but also to the investment and financial communities as well as to the public at large. It is the only Forum that covers all CSR areas such as environment, innovation, human resources, safety & security and corporate governance.
  • A weekly electronic newsletter distributed to a wide audience.
  • A series of online educational and training CSR webinars, designed along the lines of Capital Link’s popular shipping webinars.
  • Strategic cooperation with NAMEPA (North American Marine Environment Protection Association) in order to raise awareness of CSR issues to a wider audience.
  • Organization of roundtable discussions to debate the impact of CSR policies on various sectors of the industry.

www.csringreece.gr & www.maritimecsr.com