In addition to target 4.7 that focuses at educational institutions and learners, target 12.8 addresses “all people”. That requires the establishment of CSR competence centres, mainstreaming of CSR & sustainability, and public communication.
In Austria, the leading platform is respact – austria business council for sustainable development. The organization has currently 300 members. In Croatia, the leading competence centre for CSR and sustainability issues is the Croatian Business Council for Sustainable development, which gathers around 40 companies and institutions. Beside these associations, local UN Global Compact Networks exist with currently 100 members in Austria (including 77 companies) and 52 members in Croatia.
We support our clients through know-how transfer and training workshops, and we are active members in national and international CSR and sustainability communities. For several years, we have co-organized CSR conferences in Croatia.