Knowledge session

Inputsession MVO Risico Checker

  • Datum en tijd 12 March 2024, 14:00-15:30 CET
  • Waar Online
  • Voor wie Everybody who is interested

Over dit event

MVO Nederland – the business network of sustainable entrepreneurs – works continuously to improve their CSR Rick Check. This free risk analysis tool is for entrepreneurs who buy, export or produce abroad. The CSR Risk Check provides a quick view of potential CSR risks in international supply chains. These CSR risks often occur in the global South, while access to knowledge from this area is often limited.

Therefore, on Tuesday, March 12, from 14:00 to 15:30, MVO Nederland is organising a webinar to explore whether they can work with organisations to better integrate the perspective of the global South in the CSR Risk Check. We invite you to attend this session and share your expertise and contacts.

The session will be online, and the language of communication will be English.

Outline for agenda

  • 14:00 – 14:30: Introduction CSR Risk Check
  • 14:30 – 14:45: Challenges around Global South Perspective
  • 14:45 – 15:30: Q&A

Background information CSR Risk Check

The CSR Risk Check is a risk analysis tool developed by MVO Nederland. The tool is free to use and gives entrepreneurs who purchase, export or produce abroad a quick view of potential CSR risks in their supply chain. The CSR risks are divided into 22 themes in the categories: Fair Business, Labor Rights, Human Rights & Ethics and Environment & Environment. The tool covers over 5,500 risks and offers advice for business owners from over 3,000 sources. The tool uses publicly available online sources, mainly from news websites and NGOs. You can fill out the CSR Risk Check here to get an idea of the tool.

Request for help MVO Netherlands

One of the challenges in further developing the CSR Risk Check is to include the perspective of the Global South in the tool. We write the risks and recommendations with a Western perspective and have limited access to knowledge (sources) from the global South. We want to explore whether we can collaborate with organisations to improve the tool’s content. What will this look like? We have yet to determine precisely that. We would like to explore how we can better represent the global South in the tool. Some of our initial ideas:

  1. Include public sources from knowledge partners in the CSR Risk Check
  2. Asking knowledge partners to review and improve risk information
  3. Recommend knowledge partners for reliable (periodic) sources from the Global South
  4. Discuss with organisations in the Global South about what they miss in the CSR Risk Check
  5. Determine priority sectors and/or countries together with knowledge partners
  6. Ask knowledge partners to publish research
  7. Involving the academic world

This is an excellent opportunity to create even more awareness about CSR risks in the Global South. I hope to see you online on Tuesday, March 12!