To promote better quality investment in Laos, under the project “Poverty Environment Action for Sustainable Development Goals (PEA) Laos”, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in cooperation with Investment Promotion Department (IPD), Ministry of Planning and Investment organized the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) training in Luang Prabang on the 25th February 2022.
The training was participated by the representatives from 13 tourism businesses in Luang Prabang. The CSR training aimed to raise the awareness of CSR and the capacity of companies to adopt CSR value into their operations. The training provided knowledge on CSR concept, best practices, detail steps on developing CSR action plan. In addition, the training is served as a platform to exchange experience and lesson-learnt in implementing CSR by participants.
Despite the recent freeze in the tourism sector due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this also offers a unique opportunity in repositioning tourism in Laos to achieve sustainability and resilience. PEA Laos has developed tools to raise awareness, support initiatives, and policy recommendations for enabling implementation of CSR. The project will continue working with champions to inspire others to integrate CSR into their core business value, and rebuild as a sustainable tourism industry in Laos.