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Welcome to our semi-annual CSR Report!  As is our custom, every December we look at the social and environmental impact of our member companies.

This year has been especially challenging - first coming out of the pandemic, now the war in Ukraine. Unfortunately, the people caught in the ongoing war cannot enjoy the holiday season as the continued conflict is causing extreme harm and suffering. We thank every member - both companies and individuals - who have delivered humanitarian aid to Ukraine. Along with 25 AmChams in the region, we jointly raised €40 000 to support AmCham Ukraine's team and AmCham Latvia participated with a donation of €2000.

Meanwhile, local charities also need your support to carry on with their activities. In order to review and improve the current donation policy and incentives in Latvia that would encourage a culture of philanthropy, AmCham is looking for your feedback. Please let us know if you would like to offer your ideas for this purpose. 

Thanks to our members' donations, we collected over €4300 for our charities in 2022. We invite you to reach out and support any or all of our principal charities:, Children's Hospital Foundation, Latvian Foster Family Association, RMHC Latvija, Pink Train Foundation and SOS Children's Villages.

Keep us posted in order to strengthen our social impact ecosystem!




Cooperation crucial for combating corruption

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On December 9, Delna in cooperation with the Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau held an event entitled "Corruption – a threat to national and global security" dedicated to International Anti-Corruption Day. During the event, officials and experts discussed the fight against corruption to strengthen Latvia’s security.  During the event anti-corruption expert from the U.S. Sarah Chayes spoke on corruption as a global security threat. To revisit the event! Read more

Saeima adopts lobbying regulation

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On October 13, the Parliament of Latvia supported the law of the lobbying regulation which will enter into force on January 1, 2023. The register of interest representation and the declaration system will launch on September 1, 2025. The regulation aims to ensure transparency in the process of representing any interests or lobbying, in order to promote public confidence in public decision-making and ensure fair and equal opportunities for all individuals to take part in the representation of their interests. Read more


The environment


Educating schoolchildren about forests and nature

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On September 8, Latvijas Finieris gathered more than 1,200 pupils from 35 schools for a Green Class at Sarkaņkalns - an annual educational adventure for elementary school pupils about forests, nature and the wide application of wood products. It is the most ambitious informal education event for young people in Latgale region co-hosted by Latvijas Finieris in cooperation with JSC Latvia’s State Forests and more than 20 companies and organizations. Read more

Eco Bus, Aerones and Marine Digital win Baltic Sustainability Awards

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AmCham joined the second edition of Baltic Sustainability Awards as an Ecosystem Partner contributing in the selection of the winners of Impact category. AmCham was represented in the Awards jury by Liene Dubava, AmCham Vice President. Over 240 applications were submitted and 29 outstanding sustainability innovation achievements were selected. 10 winners, including Aerones, Eco Bus, Marine Digital and Daniels Truksans representing Latvia, won the award this year. Watch their video presentations! Read more


3-week RBS Greenhouse program to try out business and IT studies

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To experience the study process and see the benefits that modern and international education in Latvia provides, high school students from all over Latvia are invited to participate in the 3-week RBS Greenhouse program taking place in January and February of 2023. This is the second year that Riga Business School is organizing this program to gather the brightest, most active and entrepreneurial young people. Application deadline January 10, 2023! Apply HERE! Read more

SEB-Climate Index for more sustainable investments

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As SEB bank continues to develop the direction of sustainable pension investments, from 1 November of this year, the name of the SEB-Index plan is changed to SEB-Climate Index Plan, thus emphasizing more sustainable investments.100% of the plan funds are invested in financial instruments linked to stock market indices and all investments are made considering sustainability principles. Read more




AmCham raises over €4300 for charities in 2022

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In 2022 we raised more than EUR 4300 for charities:, Children's Hospital Foundation, Latvian Foster Family Association, Pink Train Foundation, RMHC Latvija and SOS Children’s Villages. As a result of members' donations, the charities we support will be able to promote healthy development of Latvia's children and their rights to grow up in a family environment as well as support women who are affected by breast cancer and families of missing people. Let's spread some Christmas joy and continue to support them!  Read more

Encouraging a culture of philanthropy

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At the beginning of 2023, AmCham would like to initiate a discussion among members about the current donation policy and incentives in Latvia that would encourage a culture of philanthropy. If you would like to share your feedback and offer your ideas for this purpose, please contact Liga Smildzina-Bertulsone at:! Read more


TV3 Group supports campaign "Angels over Latvia"

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TV3 Group Latvia in cooperation with the Children's Hospital Foundation is organizing the charity campaign "Angels over Latvia" for the 15th time taking place from December 12, 2022 to January 31, 2023, the funds are raised for children with various health problems, who need the support for improvement of their health and quality of life.  Read more

airBaltic carries over 400 tonnes of mail from Ukraine

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Since April 2022, the Latvian airline airBaltic has been providing cargo operations from Kyiv, Ukraine by organizing a multimodal mail transportation system in cooperation with Ukrposhta, the national postal service of Ukraine. Until September, airBaltic has already carried a total weight of over 400 tonnes of mail from Ukraine to various destinations. Read more


MikroTik's humanitarian aid to Ukraine exceeds €300 000

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Since the beginning of the war in Ukraine, MikroTik has provided more than €300,000 worth network equipment as part of its humanitarian support to Ukraine. This includes setting up network connections in bomb shelters and crisis centers in Ukraine, as well as refugee facilities in Poland and Romania. Read more

Citadele banka & EIB Group signes a deal of €460 mln support for Baltic businesses

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On December 1, Citadele banka and EIB Group announced a deal to support at least €460 million in new lending for Baltic businesses. At least 20% will go to Climate Action projects, helping to reduce overall greenhouse gas emissions. Citadele banka will also receive advisory support under the EIB’s Green Gateway facility. Read more


Reaton organizes culinary school for children of SOS Children's Villages

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This holiday season Reaton Food and Delicatessen organized a cooking school for young professionals who would like to contribute to the development of the Baltic culinary culture thus supporting SOS Children's Villages in the Baltics. In addition to organizing a cooking school, they have chosen one of the Christmas Charity Cards created by the kids and youngsters who live in the SOS Children’s Villages with the help of artists who support them. You are welcome to choose one yourself in SOS Children's Villages Charity Shop. Read more

Luminor supports "Dod pieci" with €12 000

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This year, Luminor Bank is donating EUR 12,000 to “Dod pieci!” (High Five!), inviting everyone to help Ukrainian children by joining the charity campaign to help Ukrainian refugee children living in Latvia. The same amount was donated by Luminor in two previous years. "Psychological support, books, clothes and many more things donated thanks to the charity campaign can mean a lot to these children, but above all, give hope and faith in a safer future," says Kerli Vares, Head of Luminor Latvia. Read more


Accenture program SheGoesTech receives Platinum Mouse award

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This year, the Platīna pele (Platinum Mouse) information and communication technology (ICT) industry awards were presented in six main categories, and for the first year, the Women for IT – Promoting Women’s Involvement in Digital Jobs and the IT Industry award went to Accenture for its SheGoesTech training program. The Platinum Mouse award has been presented since 2007 with the aim of highlighting the most successful digital solutions created in Latvia. Read more

Swedbank gives back to community

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This year Swedbank continued to support organizations and initiatives working towards strengthening financial literacy, education, youth mental health, and other important areas in Latvia. Over €130 000 have been donated to support Ukrainian refugees in Latvia, the bank contributed to the opinion festival LAMPA, more than 4500 pupils all over Latvia have visited the Laboratory of Finance and the bank continued to support Junior Achievement Latvia educational programs for students. Read more


Support our charities


Providing 5200 free consultations to children in 12 years

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In 12 years, the Children’s Care Mobile program of Ronald McDonald House Charities Latvija (RMHC Latvija) has provided more than 52 000 medical consultations to children in all Latvia. Since March 2022, the RMHC Latvija “Care Mobile” units also provide medical care to people in Ukraine. To improve and extend their services RMHC Latvija will highly appreciate both financial and in-kind donations of services and goods. Read more

For every child a family

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SOS Children's Villages Latvia provides long-term family-based care as well as support to biological and foster families guardians, adopters and host families by helping 1200 children all across Latvia and more than 500 children from Ukraine who are currently living in Latvia. They welcome all kinds of donations: sweets, Christmas trees, bicycles as Christmas presents and/or financial donations to support ongoing activities. Read more


Empowering fight against brest cancer

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The Pink Train Foundation, founded in December 2014 and celebrating 8th birthday just before Christmas, aims at ensuring professional, psychological support and physiotherapy to women diagnosed with breast cancer. Since its foundation, the organization has helped over 1000 women during this difficult period in their lives and the number of women helped remains steady every year. The foundation will be grateful to receive donations and will gladly discuss options with individuals or companies willing to provide financial support on a more permanent and regular basis. Read more

BEZVESTS.LV launches mobile app SOS Poga

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BEZVESTS.LV, the only volunteer organization providing missing persons search in Latvia since 2009, has found 144 people in more than 2000 search operations, has recently launched the mobile application “SOS Poga" (Alarm Button) which is extremely helpful in case of danger and sends an SOS signal to relatives and BEZVESTS.LV. Bezvests will be thankful for your help in promoting the Alarm Button app by sending information to employees, colleagues and friends. BEZVESTS.LV will also be grateful to receive donations to help them become even more effective in search operations. Read more


Let's help foster families and kids

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The Latvian Foster Family Association, founded in 1994 and comprised of 202 families with 419 children from different regions of Latvia, holds the campaign "Christmas Angels" and welcomes both financial and in-kind donations to support the children in foster care. Lets spread Christmas joy and help foster families and kids celebrate this holiday season! Read more

Help children suffering from serious health problems and their families

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Children's Hospital Foundation, an organization taking care of the children's health through raising help from general public, is looking for donations for the new Children and Adolescents’ Mental Health Clinic, campaign “Angels Above Latvia” as well as “Boxes of Bravery” – boxes with small gifts that are given to hospital patients after overcoming medical examinations or other procedures. Read more


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