"CSR - HR = PR" This formula highlights the relevance of sensible human resource management for a comprehensive CSR strategy. Therefore, CSR and human resources is one of the key topics of the Austrian UN Global Compact network for this year, and it will be the motto of the 1st Global Compact General Meeting on 20 February 2013; featuring a keynote adress by Elaine Cohen (international expert on the subject), and smaller group discussions on certain issue areas including "Human Resources and Human Rights", conducted by Astrid Steinkellner (BIM).
Companies are beginning to realize now what has been shown by a considerable number of studies already: Solid HR strategies have a positive impact on the company's economic success. As a result, in terms of the social pillar of sustainability, aspects like employer branding, diversity management and social innovation are becoming increasingly important.
Global Compact general meetings take place twice a year and aim to encourage informal exchange of CSR and sustainability experiences among the participating organizations. As the official Focal Point of the Global Compact in Austria, respACT coordinates the General Meetings and network.
The general meeting may be attended exclusively by Global Compact or respACT members. The keynote speech and one of the group discussions will be held in English. Click here for registration (this event will be carbon neutral).