Workshop on Sustainable Development and Social Responsibility

Session One – What is the Definition of Sustainable Development? Why haven’t we been developing for over half a century planning for development?

A series of Sustainable Development and Social Responsibility workshops has been developed to enhance students’ operational knowledge.

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 Venue: Amirkabir University of Technology, Farabi Building, Floor -1 (Basement), Dr. Salimi Hall, Time: Saturday 15 March 2015 15:30 – 17:00

Workshop lecturer: Dr. Ali Abdolali Zadeh

He was born in Orumiyeh in 1333 and has many managerial backgrounds, including Parliament, East Azarbaijan Governor and Minister of Housing and Urban Development. One of his compilations is a book entitled “Mr. Governor”, which is the result of several discussions about his time in East Azerbaijan, a period that Dr. Abdolali Zadeh talks passionately about. He currently holds the post of High Adviser to the Minister of Interior on Development Affairs in the Ministry of Interior of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the Eleventh Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

What is Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)?

CSR as defined by UNIDO is:

A management concept whereby companies integrate social and environmental concerns in their business operations and interactions with their stakeholders. CSR is generally understood as being the way through which a company achieves a balance of economic, environmental and social imperatives (“Triple-Bottom-Line- Approach”), while at the same time addressing the expectations of shareholders and stakeholders.

Responsible Companies in the age of globalization

How a company perceives its societal responsibility depends on various factors such as the markets in which it operates, its business line and its size.

In recent years CSR has become a fundamental business practice and has gained much attention from the management of large international companies. They understand that a strong CSR program is an essential element in achieving good business practices and effective leadership. Companies have explored that their impact on the economic, social and environmental sector directly affects their relationships with investors, employees and customers.

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De La Rue, for instance, is a UK-based commercial banknote printer and security paper maker with over 200 years of history. They understand CSR well and are reporting their performance since 2011. You can visit their website for additional information at:

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Further Reading:

Detailed Report and “Final Statement” on Water Resources Policymakers’ Sustainable Productivity and Governance of Water Resources

Water Resources Policy Makers Conference on “Sustainable Productivity and Governance of Water Resources” was held on January 25, 2014 at Amir Kabir University of Technology at the Ministry of Energy Conference Center.


We need to recognize the drought and remove it from the list of crisis headquarters and unexpected events,” said the head of the country’s Environmental Protection Agency. According to IRNA, Masoumeh ebtekar at the first Water Resources Policy Makers Conference held at the Ministry of Energy’s Conference on Sustainable Water Resources Productivity and Governance said: Forecasts of global scientific centers indicate a continuing drought and drought in various parts of the world, especially the Middle East. she said that drought should be considered as a reality in all macro and strategic plans of the country, stating that this is a situation for those countries that are thinking about good governance and essential role in the future development and environment of their country. Great alert. The low-carbon economy is under development.

He said global warming is another warning, saying global warming is projected to rise by one degree, and that all countries are required to come up with strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and in our country a low-carbon economy is at hand. Editing. The initiative emphasized the need to formulate and implement solutions to tackle the effects of global warming, she added: “We have dealt with less in the scientific foundations and executive and strategic policies while one of the principles of strategic management is defining the vision and planning for the future.” she said that the ground should be prepared for the people not to worry about the future, stating: In the eleventh government there is a view that while dealing with immediate crises, we cannot neglect the strategic perspective of the future.

Referring to the existence of a water crisis in a large part of the country, Initiative said: Coping with the water crisis in the country requires a shift in attitude towards water management and holding such conferences will help this intellectual revolution and formulate executive policies. she announced the drafting of the Wetlands Bill in the Eleventh Government and said: “Fortunately, in addition to the critical view of water and the environment, the Council of Ministers has received special support from these sectors, and is working to modify the implementation policy by formulating the Wetlands Bill.” One-way water transfer designs help preserve wetlands. she described the right of nature to provide natural services to supply water to the agricultural, industrial and drinking sectors, adding that this right should be considered sustainable so that nature can continue its services. The Vice President emphasized the need to protect the wetlands of the country and said that with the positive view of the government next year, a good credit line will be allocated to the wetlands of Hamoun, Bakhtegan, Parishan and especially Urmia Lake, which reflects the government’s special focus on water and environment. Is life. The initiative emphasized that we must move the evolution of the water sector to all levels of economic and decision-making in the country, she said. “We must start from the beginning of science and keep this evolution in policies and programs, because this is a cycle. Is interconnected. He described environmental assessment as the main strategy for development adaptation to the environment and continued: “The bill is on the government’s agenda and has been passed in its entirety.” The first national conference of water resource policymakers on “Sustainability and Sustainable Governance of Water Resources” was today (Thursday) attended by Minister of Energy Hamid Chitchian, President’s Cultural Adviser Hassamuddin Ashna, Masoumeh Initiative Chief of Environmental Protection, Mahmoud Hojati Minister of Agriculture Jihad, Morteza Shahidzadeh, Managing Director of Agricultural Bank and Sayyid Ahmad Motamedi, President of Amirkabir University of Technology, held a conference at the Ministry of Energy. The conference aims to work together to resolve the water crisis to identify challenges in the country’s water resources and to provide practical solutions for use in the Sixth Development Plan, with the support of the Amir Kabir University of Technology and Sustainable Development Research Center, in collaboration with the Ministry. Energy, Ministry of Agriculture Jihad, Environmental Protection Agency, Tehran Municipality, Agricultural Bank and Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture Tehran and Iran have been arranged. Water resources management, economic aspects of water, social aspects of water, environmental aspects of water, institutional, legal and structural aspects of water, and aspects of culture, education and information are key drivers of this thinking.

The full report of the conference and its closing statement are available from the link below.