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Human Development Award

AmCham, together with the U.S. Embassy and the Civic Alliance of Latvia announces 2nd Annual Human Development Award to be held in 2015. The Award has been established to honor inspirational people, businesses and organizations which promote human development and prosperity of Latvian people. Nominate your candidate for the Human Development Award starting from January 12, 2015. For more information check out: www.humandevelopment.lv

 
 
Promoting partnerships for stronger society

Corporate-NGO partnerships can be challenging, but they offer major benefits for both sides and bring a long-lasting impact on the society and economic development. In December, AmCham and RBS held a seminar to discuss the opportunities and challenges of partnerships between civil society organizations and businesses.

 
 
GlaxoSmithKline reports on CSR activities

GSK Latvia has issued its second local CSR Report covering the role that they play in Latvian society, their business activities in the country, impact on people, the environment and the community.

 
 
Community
 
EUR 1500 raised in 2014

The true spirit of Christmas is a spirit of giving. AmCham kicked off the holiday season with its Annual Christmas party and charity raffle. This year together we have raised EUR 1500 for three charities: Latvian Foster Family Association, RMHC Latvija's Care Mobile and SOS Children's Villages in Latvia. As a result many children in Latvia will be able to receive free healthcare services and family-based support.

 
 
Building social responsibility on a daily basis

During 2014 GlaxoSmithKline Latvia implemented several CSR projects: Orange Day, two projects within Small Grants Program and supported educational initiative Mission Possible.

 
 
Donate to children this Christmas

If you would like to give to someone in need this Christmas, we invite you to support the families of SOS Children's Villages. You may provide the children with the present of your choice: from creative lessons or theater tickets to counseling.

 
 
Greeting for a good cause

For 11th consecutive year, Nordea and children from the "Lejasstrazdi" Family Support Center have been brushing up their creative skills and using them to make special holiday greetings. This year a special holiday countdown calendar was created with the help of actor Kaspars Breidaks and confectioner Anna BÄ«rmane.

 
 
Share the smile

McHappy Day, an annual McDonald's charity event, was held on November 29. This year for every "Share the Smile" picture uploaded, McDonald's donated 1 Euro for the support of RMHC Latvija's Care Mobile. This year McHappy Day raised EUR 23,957 that will ensure 958 medical exams for children of Latvia.

 
 
EUR 245 983 EUR in 7 years

During the past seven years McDonald's has invested EUR 15.9 million in Latvia and donated EUR 245,983 to charity RMHC Latvija.

 
 
Together we can do more!

This year the Care Mobile team has provided more than 4,700 exams free of charge to the children of Latvia. Since the launch of their operations more than 15,000 children have been able to receive free medical services.

 
 
Neptune Day inspires children

Neptune Day brought a lot of joy to more than 140 children and was organized by Balans International Wellness Center for the 7th year in a row.

 
 
People
 
Leadership training for young people

The Latvian Foster Family Association in collaboration with the Society of Adventurers "Adventure Spirit" implemented a new leadership initiative thanks to the support received from CEMEX.

 
 
Mentor Latvia grows in scale and impact

SEB bank is the main partner of Mentor Latvija, a national voice of drug and substance abuse prevention amongst children and youth. By participating in the Mentor Program, the youth acquire a trustworthy friend; learn how to communicate better and set higher goals, overall minimizing the risks of substance abuse.

 
 
Scholarship for talented future attorneys

Spigulis & Kukainis in cooperation with the Riga Graduate School of Law Foundation created RGSLF "Spigulis & Kukainis Scholarship" for students of Riga Graduate School of Law.

 
 
Students get ready for tomorrow

The President of Latvia opened the educational innovation pilot project "Ready for tomorrow!" implemented by Microsoft Latvia in cooperation with LMT.

 
 
Make your idea come true

Nordea Business School opened its 5th anniversary training season and welcomed new and potential entrepreneurs to apply for a six-month study course.

 
 
     
 

December 2014

 
     
 

Welcome to our CSR Report, a semi-annual publication highlighting the news and best practices in CSR. AmCham remains committed to promoting CSR through special events and activities, exchange of ideas and best practices. Visit the CSR section on our website to learn more and share your story with us.

 
     
     
     
 

We support Latvian Foster families

 
     
 

We support SOS Childrens` Villages in Latvia

 
     
 

We support RMHC Latvija and the Care Mobile

 
     
 
 
 
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