Over the past decade, Israel's business community has focused its attention on social and community-based issues such as youth, education and health and welfare issues, as well as environmental issues such as waste, water resources and air quality, with the banking and communications sectors leading the way on CSR reporting.
More recently, as significant progress has been made on these fronts, emphasis has shifted to issues such as diversity in the workplace, equal opportunity for employment and protecting the rights of workers, including contract workers.
At Maala, we believe that integrating social, ethical and environmental considerations into the core workings of the Israeli business world is good for business and good for Israeli society.
We see the country's widening social gaps and ever-present globalization processes, along with the presence of multinational corporations with a history of commitment to CSR, as an opportunity to bring about a new era of cooperation between the private sector, government and civil society. Maala continues to work hand-in-hand with the business community, national and local government, the non-profit sector, academia, the media and the general public to help make this happen.