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    GRI Conference - 27 May - Pesce - Reporting For SMEs: Learn From Small Pioneers GRI Conference - 27 May - Pesce - Reporting For SMEs: Learn From Small Pioneers Presentation Transcript

    • Reporting for SMEs: Learn from Small Pioneers Dante Pesce, Executive Director of VINCULAR Center for Social Responsibility and Sustainable Developmnet Catholic University of Valparaíso-Chile [email_address] www.vincular.cl GRI Global Conference Amsterdam, 27 May 2010
    • What drives Sustainability in Latin America?
      • Market access (retention) and globalization, including raising expectations from clients for export oriented industries.
      • Attraction of foreign investment, especially in capital intensive industries (extractives and energy).
      • Active role of multinationals operating locally, including procurement policies, raising the bar for local players.
      • Increasing pressure from local civil society and governments on best practice adoption.
    • Sustainability adoption by SMEs
      • Large responsible company inducing adoption of best practices and trasferring competencies.
      • Business association pushes CSR agenda through members, including SMEs.
      • Ideal world: a mix of both…..plus government as partner.
    • CSR into SME project 2004-2010
      • Financial support from
      • IADB, Ministry of Economy
      • and Business Association.
      • Industry approach
      • Partnership with Industry Associations
      • Partnership with Government
      • Change in Public Policy
      • Scaling up strategy
    • Results
        • Change in Public Policy
        • 41 SME´s reporting, 74 reports in total
        • 5 sectors considered (retail supplier, mining supplier, fruit exporters, wine exporters, manufacturing)
        • 3 sector guides + 1 on its way (mining, fruit, manufacturing + Wine)
        • During 2009, 5 SMEs reported for 4th time
        • During 2009, 3 SMEs reached level A and 18 level B
        • 2 SMEs awarded on CSR by SOFOFA (Nationa Business Association)
        • 2 SMEs awarded the highest level by the National Quality Award
    • Examples
    • Examples
    • Reporting for SMEs: Learn from Small Pioneers SOFOFA / 2 december 2009
    • IT for Responsible Procurement including Reporting option
    • IT for Responsible Procurement including Reporting option
    • Scaling up SME initiatives
      • Examples:
      • Antofagasta Mining cluster with 3.500 suppliers.
      • Falabella Holding and 5.000+ suppliers in 4 countries.
      • Wines of Chile Industry wide SR initiative (45 SME wineries + cluster of 700+).
      • Santiago Chamber of Commerce and 42.000 “State suppliers” database
    • Way forward and plans for Reporting
      • Collaborating with GRI
      • in convergence paper with ISO26000.
      • Regional dissemination and capacity building project in Spanish speaking Latin America.
        • Funding by IADB
        • IADB CSR cluster
        • Local network
        • AILA + others
    • Reporting for SMEs: Learn from Small Pioneers Thank you