Isreal to Host Corporate Social Responsibility Conference on "Innovation for Good Life". Event Includes Immersive Field Tours and Speakers from, Procter & Gamble, Microsoft, Nordea, and more
Submitted by Maala - Business for Social Responsibility
Next Wednesday and Thursday, November 29-30, the second annual Maala International Con(fair)ence, the main annual arena for the CSR and sustainability community in Israel, is being held in Tel Aviv’s Hangar 11. This year’s theme is “Innovation for a Good Life”.
The conference’s speakers represent some of the world’s largest enterprises, from fields of innovation and sustainability within the global business community.
Among the speakers:
Virginie Helias | VP, Global Sustainability at P&G
Jo Confino | Executive Editor, Impact & Innovation at The Huffington Post
Michel van der Bel | VP, Europe and the Middle-East at Microsoft
Sasja Besilik | Head of Group Sustainable Finance at Nordea bank
Ulrika Hasselgren | Global Head of Responsible Investment Strategy and ESG Integration at ISS
Prof. Eyal Shimoni | CTO Strauss Group
Anat Gabriel | CEO at Unilever Israel
Avinoam Sapir | SVP, Growth Markets Innovation & Cluster Manager and CEO at Teva Israel
The Conference will showcase international campaigns linking marketing and Sustainability; Israeli entrepreneurs and businesses contribution to better quality of life; the future labor market and its effect on lower income workers alongside work after retirement age, and more. Many speakers from the global CSR arena will participate in the conference, along with representatives from world leading ESG analysis bodies, and leading foreign investors that integrate ESG considerations into their investments. This coincides with the decision of the TASE's (Tel Aviv Stock Exchange) board of directors to launch two new bond indexes joining the existing Maala CSR index.
Momo Mahadav, CEO of Maala: "Last year we established the Maala International Conference, and presented a new vision for a stronger connection between the Israeli and the Global CSR communities. We feel that there are various fields in which the Israeli CSR community can contribute to the global CSR discourse, particularly in issues relating to a more inclusive economy."
Over the course of two days, attendees will participate in immersive field tours, brainstorming sessions and talks with insights into Israeli strategies on CSR.
The first day of the conference will revolve around six different themes, with talks on diverse subjects such as the Israel’s natural gas discoveries and the transportation sector, longevity in the workplace, and the innovative business of social offering.
On the second day of the conference, Thursday, November 30, a variety of tours will be offered to local market-leaders in different sectors, providing intimate insights into Israeli business pioneering practices, and will include visits to Arab and Haredi (ultra-orthodox) employment centers.
This year’s conference is being held in collaboration with the Israeli Ministry of Strategic Affairs and Public Diplomacy alongside some the Israeli market’s biggest names.
Maala - Business for Social Responsibility is the leading advocate for corporate social responsibility and good corporate citizenship in Israel. Founded in 1998, Maala is a non-profit membership organization that works with businesses to develop and implement CSR strategies. Our membership includes over 100 of Israel's most prominent companies, representing almost a quarter of the country's workforce and around half of Israel's economic product. Our activities include:
Maala's annual conference serves as the primary platform for discussion of CSR in Israel. Maala is a partner of Business for Social Responsibility (BSR), a US-based global business organization with more than 1,400 members and affiliated companies worldwide.
For more information, visit www.maala.org.il/eng.