Maala–Business for Social Responsibility

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Maala–Business for Social Responsibility "is Israel’s leading advocate on corporate values and citizenship

"Founded in 1998, Maala is a non-profit membership organization whose creation was inspired by the US-based Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) and a growing network of leading corporate citizenship organizations around the world, with which it is affiliated. Maala serves as an advocate, consultant, educator and facilitator, encouraging corporations to identify opportunities for community involvement, promoting environmentally sound practices, social accountability and reporting." [1]


Accessed January 2009: [2]

  • Zvi Ziv - chaiman. President & Ceo, Bank Hapoalim Mr. Jacob Burak - Evergreen Partners, Founder
  • Giyora Bar-Dea - CEO, Strauss-Elite Israel's Leading food industry, formerly HR manager of Tadiran communications; Graduate of Harvard Executive program.
  • Ronit Ben-Basat - Vice President of Human Resources, Cellcom - one of Israel's leading Cellular Company
  • Michal Herzog - Advocate and Mediator
  • Michael Kenny - CEO, Eastronics Electronic industry, member of the board of the Tel-Aviv Museum and the Bat-Sheva Dance Group.
  • Nissan Limor -The Hebrew University, Jerusalem and The Israeli Center for Third Sector Research, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva.
  • Meir Shannie - Shannie Aharoni Holdings, former CEO of various leading Israeli companies.
  • Ory Slonim, Advocate and Chairman of the Board Variety International.
  • Raya Strauss-Ben Dror - Co-Owner, Strauss Investments - owner of Israel's largest dairy producer.
  • Roy Vermus - CEO The Psagot-Ofek Group - A Leading Israeli Investment House
  • Roni Naftali - Founder of Mey Eden



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  1. Overview, Maala–Business for Social Responsibility, accessed January 21, 2009.
  2. Directors, Maala–Business for Social Responsibility, accessed January 21, 2009.

Information from an older Sourcewatch page

MAALA Business for Social Responsibility is the leading professional roof of a member based businesses organizations, spearheading social change in Israeli society. MAALA's mission is to promote social-environmental responsibility as a committed corporate practice. MAALA's main channels of activity include: knowledge development ; databases and professional tools; development of awareness and publicity of the field; development of social responsibility management as a profession; training and development of innovative models in the field. Website in English and Hebrew [1]

Linked to Business for Social Responsibility

MAALA's Board of Directors

MAALA's Leadership (Advisory Council)


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