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Transparency through social media and apps

Published on May 17, 2011 By Arjan Tupan

One thing that keeps coming up in conversations I have with people doing business in Latvia is transparency. Simply put: there is too little of it, and the government does not have the bandwidth at this moment to do something about that. Even though a growing contingent of people in Latvia think it is a [...]

Stay away from social media experts

Published on March 24, 2011 By Arjan Tupan

Whether it is on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Draugiem or cv’s and brochures, you will encounter people who will call themselves a Social Media Expert. Or worse: Guru. If there is one thing you should know, it is that you should stay away from them if you want to do something with social media. Almost invariably, [...]

Turning around in a crisis: can CSR help?

Published on November 17, 2010 By Arjan Tupan

On November 11, the Norwegian Chamber of Commerce in Latvia (NCCL) organised their annual conference with the title New Turn in Entrepreneurship Development and Management Practices in Latvia. The conference aimed to showcase good management practices, with a focus on corporate social responsibility, and how this can help Latvian companies to use the effects of the [...]

The challenges and benefits of equal opportunities

Published on November 12, 2010 By Arjan Tupan

On November 9, the American Chamber of Commerce in Latvia organised the third CSR Movie Night. This time, The Pursuit of Happyness was the featured movie, and the introductory talk was done by Who walks the Dog director Arjan Tupan. Feel free to leave your comments below.

Can CSR Kill Your Competitiveness?

Published on October 13, 2010 By Arjan Tupan

A country hit hard by the economic crisis is not the most fertile ground for highly idealistic talk about philanthropy and environment friendliness. Especially if many businesses are struggling to survive and see investments as an unaffordable luxury. Or is it? With this in mind, the American Chamber of Commerce in Latvia, in cooperation with [...]