Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability Week 2017 starts

Under the motto “17 Reasons to Work Together”, we joined USAID El Salvador, the Foundation for Corporate Social Action (FUNDEMAS), the UNDP and more than 50 private sector companies at the opening of the Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability Week 2017. Participants will explore the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, which call for action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.

“These practices should not be an exception and I call on more companies to join this movement,” said Ambassador Manes.

Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability Week 2017 will convene leaders from the private sector, Salvadoran government, NGOs and civil society to share best-practices and catalyze efforts to help El Salvador meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.  The event will highlight best practices around employment, education, violence prevention, gender equality, climate change, and building sustainable communities.

USAID Bridges to Employment is a five-year (2016-2020), $42.2 million youth workforce development activity, which will improve access of at-risk youth to services that will enhance their skill sets and employment opportunities. The activity facilitates partnerships between private sector and training centers to provide youth with quality, holistic, and market-relevant package of services and support so that they may positively contribute to the development and economic growth of El Salvador.

Read the full speech here: http://bit.ly/2tH94OG