CSR, West Africa is the sub-region’s leading CSR strategy development, advocacy, and events policy organization.
In a release issued and copied to GNA on Thursday, Mr Kojo Williams, a CSR Advocate and the Centre for CSR’s Lead Project Manager, said “the concept of Corporate Social Responsibility is getting demystified at a commendable pace in Ghana. Interestingly, while corporates and Ghanaians in general, are grasping with understanding and contextualising CSR, the world is moving on to issues such as sustainability, greening and climate change”.
It said the recognition accorded Ghana in the global discourse of sustainability and the appointment of its President as a co-chair, is a great responsibility.
It also attests to the fact that Sub-Saharan Africa has a significant input into achieving the SDG for the world.
The SDGs adopted by world leaders at the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Summit on 25 September, 2015 represents a commitment by all nations to work together to end poverty, achieve shared prosperity, build peace, and secure a life of dignity and a healthy planet for present and future generations.
As part of its work, the Centre for CSR, West Africa through advocacy and awareness creation educates stakeholders including corporate organisations, government agencies, academia, media, among other groups in the CSR spectrum across the sub-region to help ensure socially-responsible corporates, good corporate governance system, sustainability practices, and preservation of the environment.
Its flagship initiatives include; Ghana CSR Excellence Awards, the West African CSR and Community Development Conference and Workshops on CSR Reporting for Journalists, of which the 2016 edition is to be held in Accra, Lagos and Pretoria in March and April.
The Centre works with local and international organisations and partners such as the Association of Ghana Industries, Plan International, Japan International Cooperation Agency, Ghana Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and more than 25 media organisations.