About Business Leaders Forum

 

Business Leaders Forum (BLF) is an informal, educational and networking association of companies that have made a commitment to be leading promoters of corporate social responsibility (CSR) in Slovakia. We consider CSR to be a part of everyday corporate decisions that aims to respect the needs of all stakeholders.

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How do we operate?

The association selects a president and advisory committee from among its members for a two-year period. These are then responsible for defining the topics to be tackled by the association in the following period. BLF members meet at regular quarterly meetings, which include discussions (often attended by external guests) about examples of best practice in specific CSR topics, discussions about previous activities, and planning sessions for activities that will take place in the following months. The members implement CSR ideas individually in their companies and also via events and working groups.

2020 BLF Program Report

Our vision

Using corporate social responsibility to achieve sustainable development and prosperity in Slovakia.

Our mission

We want to cultivate society by creating and implementing CSR standards.

2004 BUSINESS LEADERS FORUM IS ESTABLISHED
11 FOUNDING MEMBERS
47 CURRENT MEMBERS

The management of Business Leaders Forum

Ivana Vagaská

Executive Director of Business Leaders Forum


ivana.vagaska@nadaciapontis.sk

“I think the biggest benefit of the association is that it connects different companies with a variety of capabilities and experience. We have examples of best practice at our disposal and we want to share them outside of Business Leaders Forum too. My goal is to make corporate social responsibility a given, something that is an everyday reality in the way companies operate.”

Richard Marko

President of Business Leaders Forum


“Showing an interest in the things going on in society and building values brings companies long-term prosperity. Getting involved in public matters, committing to promote values such as decency, ethics, and fairness, as well as providing systematic philanthropic support – these things give companies a real impact on the progress of society.”

The Business Leaders Forum advisory committee

Martin Bača

Accenture


Zuzana Vinklerová

dm drogerie markt


Helena Windisch

HEINEKEN Slovensko


Tomáš Bezák

Lidl Slovenská republika


Strategic partnerships and memberships

Circular Slovakia

Circular Slovakia

Lean In Slovakia

Lean In Slovakia

Rule of Law Initiative

Rule of Law Initiative