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SKNCIC & UWI Social Responsibility – ISO:26000

Dr. Emily Gaynor

Dick-Forde

Social Responsibility ISO:26000

9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Friday July 13, 2018 – Chamber of Industry & Commerce, Fortlands, Basseterre

The St. Kitts-Nevis Chamber of Industry & Commerce and the University of the West Indies will host a lecture on Social Responsibility for leaders.

Dr. Emily Gaynor Dick-Forde is an accounting and responsible governance expert, with over 25 years’ experience within The University of the West Indies. She has addressed regional and international audiences on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Ethical Leadership, Climate Change and Education in the Caribbean, Strategic Management Accounting and Environmental issues.

The seminar will cover:
• The history and evolved definition and practice of SR.
• The seven principles of SR
• The zone of influence – 9 key stakeholder groups
• The details of how institutions can integrate SR into their strategic plans and operations. Emphasis will be placed on how to ensure responsible social, environmental and economic impacts from an institution’s activities.
• The critical importance of responsible leadership to achieve SR goals.
• The observed practice of SR in some Caribbean countries
• The link between SR and UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), ILO rules, national laws
• Integration of SR in institution’s operations
• Monitoring and measuring SR impacts
• Communication of SR- accountability aspects

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SKNCIC to participate in CARIFORUM-EU EPA Workshop

Leveraging the CARIFORUM-EU EPAis a workshop to be held in St. Kitts on March 28, 2018.

The CARIFORUM-EU-EPA has been tagged a landmark trade and development accord between the Caribbean and the European Union. Signed in 2008, this Agreement allows for the reciprocal trading of goods and services.  Europe allowed the free entry of goods from day one. The Caribbean has until 2033 to reciprocate.

Although 15 countries have signed ratified the Agreement, implementation is yet to be realized.

Through Caribbean Export, private sector and government can explore the challenges and work towards solutions in a workshop to be held in St. Kitts on March 28, 2018

To be a part of the conversation, sign up below.  Spaces are limited and restricted to one participant per company.

 

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St. Kitts & Nevis designs a Climate Change Adaptation Strategy

There can be no debate that the impact of climate change is being felt across St. Kitts & Nevis.  As such, the Ministry of Environment convened a workshop to discuss adaptation measures that can be undertaken, given the resources and constraints of the Federation.  There is currently a draft National Climate Change Policy before Cabinet for approval.  The workshop was designed to recommend strategies to support the Policy.

The working group identified the following areas of vulnerability.

  1. Tourism
  2. Agriculture (livestock and food)
  3. Water
  4. Energy
  5. Transportation
  6. Marine and coastal infrastructure
  7. Fisheries
  8. Health and human environment
  9. Funding/Banking

There are a few cross-cutting themes:

  1. The need to create an environment to make all sectors more sustainable and resilient to climate change.
  2. The need to identify and implement innovative renewable energy projects across all sectors.

The main constraints identified were lack of finance and human resources.

A identification of a lead agency and the compilation of the recommendations is pending.