CSR Sri Lanka Partnership with USAID

CSR Sri Lanka partnered with the USAID in 2016 with the intention of transforming the Sri Lankan corporate sector to adopt principles of sustainability.

The overall purpose of the project Stakeholder Collaboration for Sustainable Development (SCoSD) is to support the Sri Lankan corporate sector to build a strong collaboration for sustainable development by pioneering the implementation of a national corporate sustainability and responsibility strategy that is recognized by the private sector, public sector and other stakeholders, for the creation of sustainable value to the business, economy, society and environment.

SCoSD Activities

  1. Training of businesses to use CSR in their corporate agenda to improve business performance
  2. Introduction of the international CSR standards such as CSR 2.0 to Sri Lankan corporate companies.
  3. Creation of an online digital platform for CSR collaborations.
  4. Promotional public-private partnerships for corporate sustainability and social responsibility.
  5. Establishment of international technical collaborations for improving CSR in businesses.
  6. Implementation of a national “CSR Master Plan” for promoting the sustainable development agenda.

CSR Sri Lanka-CSR Netherlands Collaborations

CSR Sri Lanka is in collaboration with MVO Nederland, an independent expertise and network organization on Corporate Social Responsibility established by the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs. The partnership is being supported by the Embassy of the Netherlands in Sri Lanka. MVO Nederland shares experiences and ideas with CSR Sri Lanka over in a knowledge exchange program.

CSR SL &UN-WFP Partnership over Food Security and Nutrition

CSR Sri Lanka and UN-WFP’s ongoing partnership brings the private sector together for recommendations for food security and nutrition. More than 50 representatives from leading agro and food processing companies convened to exchange ideas and to provide recommendations on how to address food security and nutritional issues in Sri Lanka. A core group was formed to continue engagement with the private sector to delineate their key roles, expecting outcomes in support of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal Two: “ Zero Hunger”.

Promoting Professional CSR Education with Durham University UK

CSR Sri Lanka has identified the necessity for professional learning on corporate sustainability and responsibility in order to equip the CSR roles emerging in the corporate sector in the present age of responsibility. In order to achieve that, CSR Sri Lanka is negotiating terms with the Durham University, UK to establish CSR education in Sri Lanka.