First European MarketPlace on CSR
CSR Europe hosted its first European MarketPlace on Corporate Social Responsibility on March 2005 in Brussels. The MarketPlace introduced a new format of sharing experience and good practice on CSR among business practitioners. The MarketPlace brought together more than 200 business managers from around 80 multinational companies across Europe.
More than 100 practical CSR solutions were exchanged at the market divided in ten thematic areas. The event also marked the launch of the European Roadmap for Businesses: Towards a Sustainable and Competitive Enterprise. The roadmap outlines a framework from the business community on how to improve companies' economic, social and environmental performance.
The sponsors of the first marketplace were CDC, Microsoft, IBM, Sony, Shell, Manpower, BT, P&G, Toyota, BP, ABB, ENI, Nestle and Suez.