The Centre for Strategic Research and Development of Georgia (CSRDG) is a civil society organization which seeks to promote good governance, sustainable inclusive economic growth and active citizenship for improved quality of life.
Founded in 1995
Head office in Tbilisi and regional office in Telavi
CSRDG carries out its activities throughout Georgia at national, as well as at the local/grassroot level
At present there are 35 professionals working at CSRDG
In 1995, Georgian public was almost totally unaware of the concept of civil society organizations. However, it was believed to be aform to carry out activities benefiting the public. In 1995, with this idea in our minds, we decided to found the Center for Strategic Research and Development of Georgia (CSRDG).
Since the very first day, our team has been oriented on results that will bringpositive changes to individuals as well as the entire society.
Due to many years of hard and successful work, we have acquired the reputation of a strong research and expert organization, a reliable partner and an organization engaged in public development-oriented activities.
Promoting CSR development in Georgia is one of the strategic directions for CSRDG since 2004. CSRDG was one of the first local organizations to start working in this area
Since 2004, the Centre for Strategic Research and Development of Georgia (CSRDG) has been implementing Program for Promoting Corporate Social Responsibility. Being a local pioneer to start activities in this area, CSRDG very soon became one of the leading expert organizations in the sphere of corporate social responsibility and sustainability.
The program goal is to raise awareness in Georgia on corporate social responsibility, promote responsible business activities, and develop cross-sectoral cooperation
For this reason, we actively cooperate with all sectors, local and international organizations.
Our strategy for promoting CSR development in Georgia encompasses work with several key actors.
On the one hand we work with business companies to provide knowledge and increase their understanding of the concept and benefits of CSR, thus promoting responsible business conduct; on the other hand, we work with all sectors of society to foster creation of enabling environment for corporate social responsibility.
Thus, our strategy for CSR promotion is focused on several directions:
large companies as well as SMEs to provide expertise and help them integrate social and environmental concerns into their mainstream business operations
to foster more active and professional coverage of CSR and sustainability issues
to promote development of CSR enabling public policy and relevant institutional framework
to enhance their capacity to initiate and implement partnership projects with corporate sector and promote cross-sector cooperation
informing and raising awareness to create legitimate expectations and demand for responsible business conduct.
in order to promote proper understanding of CSR and sustainability in future generations.