CSR in Romania

As vrea ca aplicarea RSC ca strategie de afaceri sa fie acel ceva care va permite Romaniei o dezvoltare durabila. Pentru moment, cel mai important si recent studiu pe Top 100 companii de la noi din tara ne arata ca responsabilitatea mediului nostru de afaceri e doar o fatada, marketing social si filantropie.

Va trebui ca noi - societatea, organizatiile, cetatenii sa impingem lucrurile spre acel viitor care sa le permita supravietuierea si generatiilor viitoare.


luni, 7 decembrie 2009

How robber-barons lost the Romanian elections for Mr. Geoana

You learn about this in all political science manuals, first lesson: dont screw it in the election campaigns when the whole media is watching you. What did Mr. Geoana do? While being accused by his opponent - Mr. Basescu - that he is representing the interests of Romania's robber barons, right before the last TV political debate, Mr. Geoana went to visit, at 1 am in the morning one of the guys the whole country hates - Mr. Vantu - a controversial public figure, promoter of venture capitalism and a crook, the Romanian version of Rupert Murdoch. How stupid can you be to do a thing like that??? And instead of making it public the next day with a valid excuse, Mr. Geoana did nothing. And later that week, during the TV debate, he has behaved like a lamb before slughter in front of Mr. Basescu's direct question: What was the nature of the midnight visit to Mr. Vantu's house?

Mr. Geoana has lost again to Mr. Basescu as he did many years ago while running for Bucharest townhall. Some would say, once a loser, always a loser in politics, maybe with the exception of Nixon :)

My concern is tough related to the reform of the left party - PSD. Full of its own barons as well, vetoed by Transilvanian voters, no intelectuals and academics presence and supported by a very narrow part of civil society organizations.

Romania will pass in the next months a chaos period and I see anticipated elections coming, unless Mr. Basescu manages to take into account the new Parliament majority and their prime-minister candidate. Which, knowing him now for 5 years in power, he will fail to do. I wish that Mr. Basescu has learnt something from this elections, but i am afraid he did not, especially a sense of service and responsability.

So, again in my country, all is possible and all is impossible. I see no solution, at least at the moment.

Un comentariu:

bhuttu spunea...

Eu cred ca, la un scor atat de strans, presendintele ales e mai mult sau mai putin rodul hazardului. Ce trebuie sa invatam noi? Ca intr-adevar ne trebuie un pol politic de stanga puternic si curat, si cu Basescu presedinte probabil ca se va merge in directia asta, mari corupti nemaiavand o structura institutionala pe care sa se grefeze si de pe urma careia sa prospere.
Ce e rau cu Basescu presedinte este instabilitatea politica, pe care cei mai multi o vad ca durabila. Optimist din fire, eu sper ca toata criza guvernamentala de pana acum sa fi fost perdea de fum din partea lui Basescu, cu scopul de a mentine controlul asupra structurilor de putere pana la alegeri. Mai sper sa aiba suficienta inteligenta incat sa evite anticipatele si sa gaseasca un prim-ministru si capabil, si acceptat, treaba care va fi foarte dificila daca PDL refuza orice alianta.
In rest, mizeriile din campanie nu reprezinta decat zoaiele din societatea romaneasca, pe care le devereseaza la fiecare campanie electorala, mereu la fel. Se pare ca avem destula murdarie in noi.