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First event of 2024: We met our members and signatories of the Diversity Charter
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First event of 2024: We met our members and signatories of the Diversity Charter

26 | 01 | 2024

Thank you for yesterday's informal meeting of signatories of the Diversity Charter and members of Business for Society Last year we renewed the tradition of New Year's informal meetings with companies, and on Thursday evening we met at the Visitor Centre in Staropramen.

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"Ctrl-Alt-Destiny" - Women in the world of information technology

20 | 12 | 2023

In a world where technology and innovation are changing everything around at breakneck speed, it's time women seized the opportunities that education and careers in IT and STEM fields in general offer them.

We signed the Charter against Domestic Violence
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We signed the Charter against Domestic Violence

12 | 12 | 2023

The Charter against Domestic Violence was a joint initiative of Vodafone, IKEA and the ROSA Centre for Women, under the auspices of the Department for Gender Equality of the Office of the Government and the Government Commissioner for Human Rights. It brings together 16 stakeholders from companies, institutions and organisations that are involved in the prevention of domestic violence and also help their female employees and victims.

Philip Morris: Don't be afraid of diversity, it's good for business
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Philip Morris: Don't be afraid of diversity, it's good for business

06 | 11 | 2023

Philip Morris ČR is the first company in the Czech Republic to receive the prestigious Equal-Salary certification, which is awarded by the Swiss EQUAL-SALARY Foundation as an independent confirmation of equal pay for men and women in equal positions. Andrea Gontkovic, Chairman of the Board and CEO, and Michaela Prajerová, P&C Manager, described the process the company went through as part of the audit at a joint meeting of responsible companies. The event was organised by Business for Society as part of its networking programme BPS Café.

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Will the next James Bond ride in an electric car? It's inevitable, think executives at Hyundai
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Will the next James Bond ride in an electric car? It's inevitable, think executives at Hyundai

24 | 10 | 2023

Electromobility is the future, and the only way to move Europe towards the goal of reducing transport emissions by 90 percent by 2050. This was the consensus of the participants in the debate "Electromobility and a fair green transformation", which took place last week at the Hyundai car plant in Nosovice. The famous 007 film agent James Bond was also present. According to top Hyundai executives, it is almost inevitable that he will eventually switch to an electric car.

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Career in STEM
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Career in STEM

15 | 10 | 2023

STEM is a relatively new concept and includes four disciplines - Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

Debate of ambassadors of Scandinavian countries on circular economy brought inspiration for Czech responsible business
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Debate of ambassadors of Scandinavian countries on circular economy brought inspiration for Czech responsible business

28 | 09 | 2023

The unique debate was hosted by the Representation of the European Commission in the Czech Republic, and examples of good practice of responsible companies were also presented. Their representatives also pointed out a number of obstacles they encounter in promoting the principles of circular economy in the Czechia.

Responsible and innovative Czech Republic
Worried about high unemployment? Introduce flexicurity, the Danes advise the Czech Republic
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Worried about high unemployment? Introduce flexicurity, the Danes advise the Czech Republic

20 | 09 | 2023

"The Danes have the lowest long-term unemployment rate of all EU countries. "The flexicurity model - a system based on a balance between a flexible labour market and social security - has helped significantly," said Søren Kelstrup, Denmark's ambassador to the Czech Republic, at Tuesday's debate in the Chamber of Deputies. In the second part of the debate, representatives of Scandinavian responsible companies also spoke and the voice of Czech trade unions was also heard.

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