Platinum Bank Supports CSR Summer Institute
Platinum Bank became one of the partners of the project UAMDBE CSR Summer Institute, for the fourth time gathering the lecturers from higher education institutions from all over Ukraine for CSR studying.
From the 2nd till the 5th of July experts discussed various aspects of corporate social activities: “Corporate Social Responsibility of Business and Education: Experience and Problems of Interaction”. The programme included business cases and interactive sessions with the coordinator of the UN Global Compact Network and the business representatives: Platinum Bank, “DTEK”, “Ernst & Young”, JSC “Obolon”, “System Capital Management” (SCM), “Sledopyt”, OJSC “Farmak”, “TetraPack”, Eastern European University for Economics and Management, “KROK” University.
In the event took part 29 lecturers of 15 universities from 9 cities of Ukraine (Donetsk, Zhytomyr, Kyiv, Symferopol, Soumy, Uzhgorod, Kharkiv, Cherkasy).
“We are happy to support the CSR Summer Institute for Lecturers. As you know, lecturers are exactly the people who will be able to pass on the idea of CSR to their students. It is especially nice to see how this event attracted the representatives of different industries – business, higher education institutions, NGOs. We all shared our experience and I hope that this shared experience will be useful for the development of syllabi in different higher education institutions. We’ve been actively implementing CSR practice in Platinum Bank for some time already and we are sure that such learning sessions are useful for all participants”, - comments Viktoriya Mykhno, Head of Platinum Bank PR department.
Thanks to the many years of work carried out by the organizers of the Summer Institute – the initiative group of UAMDBE – as of today, in more than 60 higher education institutions of Ukraine is taught the discipline of “Corporate Social Responsibility”. And starting from the 1st of September 2010, the Ministry of Education and Science, Youth and Sports of Ukraine recommends to introduce this academic course into the curricula of students studying “Economics and Entrepreneurship”, “Management and Administration”.
NOTE TO EDITORS:
Platinum Bank (www.platinumbank.com.ua) — is a specialized retail bank, which since 2005 has been offering deposit and loan products for individuals through a network of branches and points of sale across Ukraine. Major shareholders of Platinum Bank are international investment funds Horizon Capital, East Capital Financials Fund, bank management and IFC (World Bank subsidiary).
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