How to Increase Business Competitiveness with Socially Responsible Practices


3:00 pm / 4:30 pm

The CUTIS project and the Canada-Ukraine Chamber of Commerce invite you to participate in a virtual round table for small and medium-sized businesses.

Date: September 15

Time: 15.00-16.30

Michael Hopkins, Co-Founder and Fellow of Institute for Responsible Leadership (London), explains:

  • What is a socially responsible business (CSR)? How can SMEs implement CSR practices?
  • What is personal social responsibility?
  • Does treating your company’s key stakeholders responsibly make your business more competitive?
  • How to select your company’s key stakeholders and how to interact with them?

Emma Turos, Executive Director of the Ukrainian office of the Canada-Ukraine Chamber of Commerce, provides practical tips (for Ukrainian SMEs) to adopt socially responsible business in operational and labour practices.

Moreover, Ukrainian businesswomen who have already successfully implemented CSR practices share their success stories.

Yevheniya Lukash, the owner of Evgakids, children’s clothing company, shares her experience on how the positive interaction/collaboration with a competitor (i.e., external stakeholder) has strengthened her business.

Ruslana Ryamarska, the owner of the family-run bakery Budmo Zdorovi (Smakuli cookies) shares her company’s experience, including challenges, in implementing socially responsible employee practices (i.e., internal stakeholders).

Language: Ukrainian/English (CUTIS provides simultaneous translation).

Free registration till September 14 (15.00) via the link

Verified participants will receive a link to the event on September 14.

Additional information.

Prof. Dr. Michael Hopkins is both an academic and a businessman, as well as a widely published author on CSR and Sustainability.

In 1988, Michael set up and has run the Research and Advisory company on CSR and Sustainability, MHC International Ltd (MHCi) with HQ in London.

He has worked for IBM, ITT, BAT etc in the corporate sector, the United Nations, advises UEFA on CSR.

Currently, he is an Adjunct Professor of CSR at George Mason University, Virginia, USA; Visiting Professor at the Management University of Africa, Nairobi, Kenya; Visiting and Adjunct Professor at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), New Delhi, India. He is also co-founder of the London based Institute for Responsible Leadership set up in 2018.