Global Compact Introduced in Iran


(Tehran) – The Global Compact was introduced in Iran today, on the occasion of the First International Corporate Social Responsibility Congress held in Tehran. The event was attended by 150 participants representing business, the employers federation, academia, civil society and international organizations. Participants discussed how corporate social responsibility (CSR) can be promoted and advanced in the Iranian business community.

During the event participants agreed to the following: build the capacity of business and civil society to advance responsible business in Iran; raise awareness of CSR activities in the Iranian business community; provide incentives for business to voluntarily engage in CSR activities in Iran; and publicly communicate the benefits of CSR activities for business and society at large.

The meeting was organized by the MAHAK, the Society to Support Children Suffering from Cancer, and was co-sponsored by the Iranian Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Mines. Progress made by participants will be evaluated during the second CSR congress that will be held by MAHAK in Tehran in February 2013.


Lila Karbassi
UN Global Compact