Responsible Business Forum (RBF)

  • About

    The Responsible Business Forum is a Polish nonprofit organisation strongly focused on the concept of corporate social responsibility (CSR). The association was founded in 2000 by a group of people connected with the private, academic and nongovernmental sectors. The mission of the Responsible Business Forum is to promote CSR as a standard among Polish businesses in order to increase their competitiveness, build public content and help protect the natural environment.


    • 36 members.

    Shared Members with WBCSD

    • (8) ABB, Alcoa, Bayer, Deloitte, Henkel, L’Oréal, PWC, Shell, Coca-Cola.

  • Activities

     Building the Business Case

    • Organises the annual Responsible Business Forum conference.
    • Organises the CSR Market Place event.
    • Publishes the newsletter Respo.
    • Publishes reports on CSR best practices within Polish companies.
    • Undertakes research projects on CSR, such as “Social Corporate Responsibility in Poland. A Basic Analysis.”
    • Offers a partnership programme that includes professional debates on CSR, workshops, meetings and project reviews.
    • Offers CSR discussions, a series of debates on various CSR-related topics.
    • Initiated the Responsible Business League, a Polish network of student organisations committed to promoting the idea of CSR.

  • Action2020-related Activities

    • The Responsible Business Forum is an active Network with an interest in Climate Change and Mobility. A full Action2020 plan will be forthcoming in 2014.

  • Government Engagement and External Collaboration

    • Set up a commission with the government to work jointly on issues related to sustainability. There are five proposed working groups, organised around the following topics: sustainable energy, public-private partnerships, sustainable consumption, environmental law and social innovation.
    • Collaborates with media actors such as Forbes, Harvard Business Review, Manager Magazine, and Gazeta Prawna.

  • Collaboration with Global Network Partners

    • RBF has collaborated with FIBS – Finland in the field of diversity and inclusion.
    • Netherlands in the publication of the book entitled New Economy Business.

Global Network Collaboration


Action2020 Engagement