November 27, 2023

Corporate Social Responsibility in action: partnerships for change - round table with NGOs and companies

On Thursday, November 23, we organized, together with the Cluj Francophone Business Club (CFAC), an interactive meeting with a number of socially responsible companies and NGOs from Cluj, entitled CSR in action: partnerships for change. We wanted to bring together civil society with the business environment to start building a bridge between these insufficiently connected sectors, to identify priorities for community action and to develop sustainable partnerships, with impact in the lives of all of us.

Ethical and sustainable business models were discussed and shared, as well as local development projects in various fields such as non-formal education, animal protection, social services, culture and theater, ecology, humanitarian intervention, social justice and LGBTQIA+ rights.

The Honorary Consul of France in Cluj-Napoca, Pascal Fesneau, opened the event with a plea for circular economies and sustainable local impact, and the special guest of the day, Andi Daisler, entrepreneur and urban reformer, excited us with the innovative projects for the revitalization of urban spaces: Lights On Romania and Potaisa Street.

We enjoyed the presence of the following companies, the first two sharing good practices in Corporate Social Responsibility:

  1. Emerson
  2. Viking
  3. EXL Service
  4. Alstom
  5. BCR
  6. Pffeifer vacuum

At the same time, 15 NGOs talked about what they do to make the world a little better::

  1. Reactor de creație și experiment
  2. CERT Transilvania
  3. PATRIR - Institutul Român pentru Pace
  4. Asociația Go Free
  5. Sirius Animal Rescue
  6. Cercetașii României
  7. Queer Sisterhood
  8. Asociatia Caritas
  9. Clujul are suflet
  10. Asociatia de mobilitate sociala si educatie democratica
  11. Asociatia The Da Vinci System
  12. Asociatia Civic Aries
  13. Asociatia  Daisler
  14. Asociația ACTEDO
  15. Clubul Francofon de Afaceri Cluj (CFAC)

Photographer: Rareș Barbu

More photos from the round table here.


The activity is part of the proejct " Amplifying the impact of civil society in Transylvania", implemented by Equality and Human Rights Action Centre (ACTEDO), in partnership with the Francophone Business Club Association (CFAC), with the financial support of Active Citizens Fund Romania, program financed by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA Grants 2014-2021. The content of this material does not necessarily represent the official position of the EEA and Norwegian Grants 2014-2021; for more information go to

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