Nadácia Pontis (Slovakia)

In the sociSDG project, Pontis Foundation will focus on SDG4: QUALITY EDUCATION.

Pontis Foundation, established in 1997, is a non-profit organization and one of the largest grant-making and operational foundations in Slovakia active in the field of civil society development, promotion of corporate responsibility, corporate philanthropy and volunteering. Pontis Foundations connects people, companies, and organizations and promotes the exchange of expertise in the regions of Central Europe, Western Balkans and Eastern Partnership.

Pontis Foundation shares a vision of socially responsible entrepreneurship and prepares joint actions to foster useful business ideas, and is a representative of Ashoka in Slovak Republic. Pontis promotes diversity in a workplace, environmental protection, transparency, implementation of international standards in these fields, and proper reporting of corporate responsibility activities and programs. It is also a leading consultancy on the CSR and Non-Financial Reporting matters, administrator of the Slovak Business Leaders Forum – a platform of Slovak and international companies operating in Slovakia, active in promotion of corporate social responsibility. Their experts in the field of CSR, reporting and communication have been providing consulting to the companies in Slovakia, leading a CSR course in the University of Economics in Bratislava and a series of lectures in other institutions of higher education in Slovakia.

Through a number of projects abroad, Pontis supports civil society in Western Balkans and Eastern Partnership Region aimed at transferring Slovak transition and EU integration experience, focusing on development of cross- sector (business – civil society) partnerships. Pontis has been running long term projects on promotion of CSR and business involvement in the country development in Belarus and Georgia, including establishing CSR Award scheme, CSR conferences, Pro Bono Networks, etc. In addition, Pontis has been implementing a long-term programme aimed at improving computer literacy and entrepreneurship skills in southeast Kenya.

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