Announcing the 3rd Annual Georgian Responsible Business Awards – Meliora for CSR 2020

Announcing the 3rd Annual Georgian Responsible Business Awards - Meliora for CSR 2020

Meliora is the most visible award in Georgia recognizing Georgian business efforts in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). The goal is to raise awareness of the need for CSR among businesses and citizens and acknowledge those companies making progress in this area.

Meliora is organized by the Center for Strategic Research and Development of Georgia (CSRDG), with the support of the European Union and Konrad-Adenaer-Stiftung (KAS).

The focus of Meliora 2020 will be Corporate Social Responsibility in light of the current COVID-19 pandemic. As such, applications will be accepted from Georgian businesses in the following four categories:

  • Supporting employees during the COVID 19 pandemic
  • Supporting clients, customers and suppliers during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Supporting society /communities during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Supporting SMEs and most-suffering industries during the COVID-19 pandemic

This unique competition provides business companies a chance to promote their efforts in CSR and gain recognition for the best practises. Georgia’s Responsible Business Awards, held with the partnership of international and local expert organizations and business platforms, was launched in 2018 and to date counts 140 submitted CSR projects.

About the project “Georgian Civil Society Sustainability Initiative”

a consortium led by Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, in partnership with four Georgian civil society organisations: Civil Society Institute (CSI), Center for Strategic Research and Development of Georgia (CSRDG), Center for Training and Consultancy (CTC), Education, Development and Employment Center (EDEC), have been implementing the Georgian Civil Society Sustainability Initiative (CSSIGE) in order to address key challenges in the Georgian civil society sector.

The project is funded by the European Union and co-funded by Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung.

About the implementing organization

CSRDG has been focused on results that can improve the lives of individuals and societies in general. It was the first Georgian organization that prepared and published: the sustainability report in accordance with GRI (Global Reporting Initiative) sustainability reporting guidelines; the first Georgian-language textbook on CSR for higher educational institutions; and comprehensive analytical research on “Corporate Social Responsibility and Public Sector’s Role” (analysis and recommendations for the Government of Georgia); Toolkit about CSR for SMEs; established Georgia’s Responsible Business Awards Meliora.