This past Tuesday, Alfa Consulting attended a panel discussion on Best Practices in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) organized by the NGO Cáritas Barcelona at the Universitat de Barcelona.
CSR Best practices
The conference took place at the Faculty of Economics and Business at the Universitat de Barcelona and, as in previous years, a couple of “Companies with Heart” participated. On this occasion the invited companies were Formacio i Treball and Alfa Consulting.
The panel was introduced by Fernando Portas, from Cáritas, who explained the beginnings of the program “Entities with Heart”. He also talked about the importance of CSR and that it should be a part of every company strategic plan.
Ignacio Guerra, CEO of Alfa Consulting, was next with his presentation. He talked about the beginnings of Alfa and how even from the start a company can implement CSR just by properly managing the company with fair salaries and conditions to the employees. He also shared with the students that the inversion in CSR is worth it and it has its return: both economicaly, from a marketing point of view, and internally, it helps boost employees engagement with the company.
He then continued to explain the program Alfa Solidaria and a few of the collaborations we’ve been able to do this year, including the Pro Bono Contest.
What is Universities with Heart (Cáritas NGO)?
Training good professionals goes beyond teaching them the specific knowledge and skills to develop a job. It is also about making your human part grow, the values that will later govern your professional performance. Only then will we be closer to building a cohesive society committed to social transformation. That is why, Cáritas organized this kind of events where they want to transmit to the entire university community values such as justice, solidarity, sharing, hope and dignity. Universities with Heart is part of Entities with Heart an innovative program of collaboration with companies, foundations, sports clubs and universities created by Cáritas.
About Alfa Solidaria
Alfa Solidaria was created to develop our corporate value of involvement and solidarity more strongly. In the past 21 years, Alfa has collaborated with over nine NGOs and has allocated approximately 2% of the income to this program. You can click here to read more about other collaborations.