Knjaževac, April 27, 2021 – Responsible Business Forum and Smart Kolektiv held a workshop in Knjaževac, as part of the “SDGs for ALL” Platform, about the role of business sector in achieving sustainable development. The workshop provided the participants with an opportunity to get acquainted with the Sustainable Development Goals and the ways through which they contribute to the implementation of the vision enclosed in the 2030 Agenda.
The workshop’s primary audience were the SMEs that wanted to be informed about the opportunities for business improvement that the implementation of the Agenda 2030 offers. It was an excellent opportunity to hear experiences from the companies considered as leaders in the field of sustainability and to discuss together how to improve specific areas of business, such are practices in the workplace, environmental practices, compliance with market requirements and engagement in the local community.
Neven Marinović gave a short presentation to the participants on how to identify their respective contributions to the Sustainable Development Goals, and on that basis, achieve a comparative advantage on the market. A particular attention was brought to an increasing practice among the financial institutions and investors that one of the conditions for allocating financial resources is business with sustainability practices. It was one of the concluding remarks of the meeting that investments in companies that implement good practices in their businesses will continue to increase.