In development policy of the Netherlands the active engagement of the private sector is increasingly seen as a core condition to achieve sustainable development and poverty alleviation. This seminar analyses the experiences, dilemma’s and perspectives of the Dutch private sector in shaping their international Corporate Social Responsibility policies, with a particular focus on their impact on tropical forests and their role in the international cooperation of the Netherlands.
This seminar aims to take stock of the state of affairs, recent insights and developments, share experiences and identify key steps in the way forward in policy and business development.
Questions that will be addressed include:
- How do companies comply with CSR criteria and effectively take up the roles attributed to them in the Dutch development policy?
- What specific measures have companies taken to mitigate their footprint on tropical forests and/or to promote sustainable forest management?
- What can realistically be expected from companies and what should governments and NGOs take up?
- What are the main dilemmas, needs and opportunities for putting CSR to practice, and how are these addressed by different actors?
Participation and registration
This seminar brings together a broad audience of professionals from international private business and finance companies and their umbrella organisations, government, NGO’s and science/education bodies; disciplines include technical, economic, financing and social specialists who are directly and indirectly involved in forest and land conservation, ecosystem management and restoration, biomass and carbon, and/or the production and trade chains of agricultural and forest products.
Attendance is free of charge after registration at www.tropischebossen.nl/seminar/
See the VTB-website, or contact: Herman Savenije, Tropenbos International; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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This seminar is the sixth in a series of annual events on Sustainable forest management in the tropics. Are we on the right track? The seminar takes stock of the latest knowledge, insights and activities on a specific tropical forest theme that is topical in the current Dutch policy and society against the question: are we on the right track”?”.
It is jointly organized by Wageningen University (Forestry Groups), Tropenbos International, Dutch Association of Tropical Forests (VTB), Prince Bernhard Chair of Utrecht University, Nyenrode Business University, the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.