Author Archives: Nazareth Seferian

Greenwashing – Is This A Gray Area?

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One of the many fancy terms that people come across in Corporate Responsibility is “greenwashing.” I suggest looking at this page on the Greenwashing Index website as a great primer, if you’re new to the topic. This part of their explanation is definitely worth remembering – It’s greenwashing when a company or organization spends more time and […]

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Aaaand, we’re back (again!)

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After another long hiatus (from the blog, not CSR in Armenia), it is time to post again about everything relevant to Corporate Responsibility, especially things going on here in Armenia! New posts coming soon!

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Talk at Social Good Summit 2012

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The Counterpart International team in Armenia has recently published a talk on YouTube that I gave at the Social Good Summit last year. I think it was July 2012 when I spoke about two programs we have at Orange Armenia. Both these programs are still on and the talk remains relevant, so here it is […]

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Article on ISO 26000

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Responsible Business, issued by CSR Lebanon, recently published an article I had written on ISO 26000 “certification” You can download a PDF of the article here – ISO26000 Article_Responsible Business_Issue 7   Let me know what you think in a comment below!

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AmCham Magazine Focuses on Environment

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The latest issue of the American Chamber of Commerce in Armenia (AmCham) magazine focuses on environmental issues. Besides an interview with the Ministry for Environmental Protection and some articles by their member companies, it also features a nice little section on CSR activities by some of their members, like Austrian Airlines, Coca Cola HBC Armenia, […]

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Responsible Business = Responsible Customers

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I had a great experience while shopping for wine at In Vino the other day. For those who don’t know, this is a specialized wine store in Yerevan. Besides the great customer service, I got a little surprise in my bag with my bottle of wine – a little do-it-yourself alcohol test, which uses saliva to […]

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Deem Cares!

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This is a long overdue blog post, both because the CSR Armenia Blog has not been updated in a while and also because event in question took place about a couple of weeks ago. During Q&A sessions, I’m often asked what small businesses can do in the area of CSR and community involvement (with the […]

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CSR in Tourism – Armenia is on the ball!

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I had the opportunity to attend one session of the UNWTO Conference on Universal Values and Cultural Diversity in the 21st Century: How can tourism make a difference? held in Yerevan on 18 and 19 October 2012 (yes, this is fresh news from Armenia, you get some of that on this blog too :)).  The session I […]

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Orange Volunteering Week!

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For many people (especially in Armenia!) a company doing “good CSR” means that it is financially contributing to various NGOs or social/environmental initiatives.  This is only part of the story (a very small part, in many cases). One other resource that companies have to offer is their staff – and Orange Armenia has shown an […]

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Sustainable Olympics: would the Games be a Responsible Business?

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It’s been about a week since the end of London 2012 – the Olympics and Paralympics.  Maybe it’s just me, but wasn’t this the first Games that had so much focus on  sustainability?  Yes, it’s hosted by UK and sustainability is a big issue there… yes, it’s 2012, and we’re just a little more concerned […]

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