The Responsible Business Forum Estonia (Vastutustundliku Ettevõtluse Foorum) is a non-profit organisation with the aim of furthering CSR in Estonian society through being the centre of competence-building and communication on CSR.
The organisation has grown out of the Multi-stakeholder Forum Initiative of the Open Estonia Foundation during 2004-2006 when the framework for CSR in Estonia was developed based on round-table events and seminars that involved various stakeholders from public, private and civil sectors. Building on the outcomes of the multi-stakeholder dialogue, RBF Estonia continues its actions by fostering CSR-related initiatives as well as providing the related consultation.
As a competence centre, RBF Estonia unites a network of specialists in the field that can contribute their knowledge and experience to support and provide consultations to various CSR-related initiatives.
Responsible Business Forum in Estonia is a business network with the aim to inspire and support furthering CSR in Estonian society through supporting businesses and increasing awareness of decision makers.
RBF Estonia provides:
- Strategic consulting (CSR strategy, stakeholder dialogue, community investments, sustainability reporting.
- Trainings and workshops for managers and other employees.
- Internal communication campaigns.
- Community-based projects.
- Research and publications.
- Analysis of the current state of CSR and development opportunities.
- Events and presentations.
The main CSR themes addressed by RBF Estonia are: aqual opportunities and diversity, mainstream CSR, and leadership and governance.
RBF Estonia currently has 28 corporate members in a variety of sectors – utilities, food and beverage, electronics, motor, consulting, oil and energy, finance, retail, leisure, services, information technologies and other.
Elina Rääsk-Durrani, Corporate Responsibility Manager, Global Procurement at Nokia Solutions and Networks