Archive for the Category: CSR in Armenia

AmCham Magazine Focuses on Environment

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

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!

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!

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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More on eco-friendly mobile phones…

I came across an interesting blog post the other day, which fits in well with the topic of one of my earlier posts –  eco-rating.  7 of the Most Eco-Friendly Cell Phones on the Market by Megan Treacy has some points I do not agree with (like the iPhone – that logic can be applied to […]

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Sorry _insert company name here_, this is not a CSR Report…

On a recent trip to Lebanon, I came across a magazine called Responsible Business published by CSR Lebanon.  Before I get to the specific article I want to write about today, I have to say that it was inspiring to find a magazine dedicated to CSR in a country like Lebanon, mostly because on that trip […]

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Eco-Rating of Mobile Phones – an Important Day for CSR in Armenia!

In June 2012, Orange launched the eco-rating of mobile phones in its shops in Armenia and online store.  To some extent, this was a landmark moment for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in the country and here’s why.   But first things first – what is eco-rating?  To put it simply, it is a way for […]

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