On the 23rd of November, 2015 the Young Professionals in Energy (YPE) - Israel Chapter hosted a "first of its kind" spotlight event on the "hot topic" of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in the Israeli Energy Sector. The event started with an introductory lecture on CSR, followed by a short lecture on Oil & Gas geology and the risks associated therewith, followed by a practical advice for CSR planning and a successful implementation case study overview. The event later concluded with an open round table discussion on this issue.
The event was hosted by Maala, an umbrella organization of some 110 of Israel’s largest companies, founded in 1998 to promote corporate social and environmental responsibility in Israel. Since 2003, Maala has produced the annual Maala Index, which ranks publicly traded as well as privately held Israeli companies on the basis of CSR criteria.