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BACKGROUND

In today's economic and social environment social responsibility and sustainability are acquiring additional prominence in the business sector, making business goals inseparable from the societies and environments within which they operate. Business practices that fail to account for social and environmental impacts are considered unsustainable. The challenge for companies continues to be how to develop and target CSR strategies to ensure optimal benefits for the community and sustainability returns to the enterprise, and how to report achievements.

BfSC ZAMBIA

Business for Social Change (BfSC-Zambia), a not-for-profit social enterprise, aims to foster collaboration to shape the business agenda on sustainability and competitiveness and increase the contribution of business to Zambia’s social and corporate strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. It nurtures close cooperation between companies and their stakeholders by exploring new ways of working together to create a sustainable future.

BfSC GUIDELINES & PRINCIPLES

BfSC-Zambia
• Is an open and transparent organisation, receptive to the demands and aspirations of a broad range of stakeholders
• Works in partnership with corporates to help develop the communities in which they operate and contribute to social development
• Works to reduce negative organisational impacts on the environment and contribute to protecting nature
• Respects and promotes human rights
• Adheres to the UN Compact principles and supports efforts to the achieve the UN sustainable development goals (SDGs)

BfSC-Zambia VISION

Responsible and inclusive business practices driving sustainable development for the benefit of all

BfSC-Zambia MISSION

BfSC-Zambia’s mission is to share knowledge and engage available expertise to support business in the fields of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability in order for business to make a significant contribution toward improving positive impact of business on society, as well as the long-term sustainability of its partners and clients.





BfSC-Zambia has built capacity for community engagement particularly through the use of mobile cinema and facilitated post film screening group discussions

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