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Business and Inclusive Growth at the Upcoming Maala Conference, Tel Aviv

"Innovation for Good Life" conference. December 4-5th, 2019. Tel Aviv, Israel

Published 07-11-19

Submitted by Maala - Business for Social Responsibility

Maala conference 2018. Photo by: Netanel Tobias

The Maala international conference has positioned itself as a hub for discussing business impact on Inclusive growth, and this year will capture insights from the Israeli market and implications for other markets around the world. The conference serves as a gateway to Israeli CSR for stakeholders, investors, global corporations and multinational companies operating in Israel, the global CSR and sustainability community, and other business partners. The conference will be held on December 4-5, 2019, in the old Tel Aviv port.

Hosting over 750 guests annually, the conference is a very lively, dynamic and energetic event, reflecting the vibrant sustainability community in Israel, and also appreciated for its innovative style of creating dialogue and engagement. The conference offers an immersive experience, both on the first day with power-presentations, 'fire-chats' and multiple dialogue sessions; and on the second day with field tours to corporate innovation sites.

The conference will discuss issues such as – leveraging business impact to address social gaps and inequality, diversity and inclusion in the workforce, social and sustainable innovation, products and services that help people live a better life, ESG investing, and more. The conference will also see the launch of a new publication on lessons from Israel on business impact on inclusive growth. A recent article published on Triple Pundit provides a glimpse into the ongoing work in Israel on that.

The 2018 Maala International Conference featured some 750 participants from Israeli and global businesses, investors, civil society and government agencies. International speakers represented companies including Barclays, MasterCard, Danske Bank, TripAdvisor, and Blackrock; Israeli speakers included Bank Hapoalim, SodaStream, JDC Israel, Strauss Group, and Unilever Israel.  

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Maala is a non-profit corporate membership organization promoting sustainability and corporate responsibility in Israel. Founded in 1998, Maala is considered as the Israeli standards-setting organization, annually publishing the Maala ESG Indices on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange. Maala also serves as a ‘hub’ of the Israeli CSR community within Israel and in representing Israel within global CSR and sustainability networks.

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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:

  • Creating and strengthening awareness of corporate social and environmental responsibility in Israel
  • Training CSR managers
  • Producing a variety of tools and resources to help companies become better corporate citizens
  • Nurturing dialogue and exchange of ideas between business, government and the nonprofit sector
  • Introducing standards and indices for CSR in Israel

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.

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