One focus of our services was on non-financial reporting. In this area we also participated in numerous measures for further education and professionalization:
In cooperation with business magazine Lider and Lider Academy, in November 2016, we organized a one-day education event for board members and department heads. We also continued to support Croatian Business Council for Sustainable Development in organizing annual CSR conferences. In 2016, Daria Mateljak, Managing Director H&P Croatia, moderated the panel discussion about non-financial reporting, while in 2017, our Group President Leo Hauska participated in the panel discussion about latest reporting trends.
In Austria we hosted a working group of respact – austrian business council for sustainable development on reporting for several years and dedicated an event in December 2016 to the new EU directive. In September 2017, Leo Hauska spoke as a panelist at the 4th CSR Communication Conference in Vienna about practical experiences in reporting.
Additionally, we foster CSR competencies in other areas: We consulted OTP banka in the segment of CSR engagement and sustainability processes helping them to develop Eureka! program of awarding employees, which focused on sustainability and CSR practices during 2016. For their advanced and transparent communication of CSR practices, OTP banka was awarded with special Shine award by Good Croatia, business Initiative for affirmation of sustainability and CSR. In Austria, we have been supporting one-person companies in their sustainability management for many years with the “sustainable entrepreneurship” web platform.
Hauska & Partner professionals are also active in academic lecturing in the domain of CSR and sustainable development. Daria Mateljak held lectures at Faculties of Economy in Split and in Zagreb on CSR, non-financial reporting and relations of CSR and communication. Leo Hauska has taught at five universities and universities of applied sciences in Austria over the past three years, and our senior consultants are active in publishing expert and scientific papers, mainly in the domain of CSR and sustainable development and participating in international conferences.
H&P supported UNICEF efforts to promote children rights to corporate sector. Daria Mateljak and Mateja Terek held lectures within UNICEF CSR Academy for modules “Children rights inclusion in business process” and “Children rights in development and implementation of business politics and reporting”. The goal of UNICEF CSR Academy was to promote corporate social responsibility and raise awareness within the corporate sector about the issues of companies’ impact on children rights in general.