CSR Asia Weekly


Free shared value courses in Hong Kong
by Richard Welford   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | 11 October 2017
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As part of its work with the Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Fund (SIE Fund) in Hong Kong, CSR Asia is pleased to announce a series of free one-day courses to allow participants to understand about the concept of shared value.... Read more


Businesses showing strong leadership in Climate Week
by Aaron Sloan   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | 11 October 2017
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The world’s largest companies are recognizing and reacting to the risks and opportunities presented by climate change. Business leaders, public sector figures and international NGOs convened in New York last month for Climate Week, to discuss the challenges.... Read more


500+ Thought leaders and business executives convene in Bangkok at CSR Asia Summit to lead the conversation on Future Proofing Sustainable Business
by Helena Day  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | 4 October 2017
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Last week’s CSR Asia Summit 2017 in Bangkok attracted 500+ thought leaders and business executives, all committed to tackling pressing challenges, discussing emerging trends, exploring opportunities, and identifying sustainable solutions for Asia.... Read more


Do you know a climate refugee? You Will.
by Rebecca Walker Chan  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | 4 October 2017
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The earth’s climate is changing at a rate that has exceeded most scientific forecasts. Since the turn of the century the Earth’s surface temperature has increased over one degree Celsius, with the majority of warming taking place since the 1980’s. Adapting to this changing global climate.... Read more


CSR Asia Summit: Last call for participation
by Richard Welford  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | 20 September 2017
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Next week CSR Asia will set the stage for two days of vital conversation, co-creation, and action at the CSR Asia Summit in Bangkok. The Summit creates a collaborative environment where a unique mix of business, government and civil society come together to network and identify sustainable solutions to today’s pressing challenges.... Read more


Partnering with social enterprises for scalability and impact 
by Mabel Wong  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | 13 September 2017
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Characterised by innovation and purpose beyond profit, social enterprises use and adapt business strategies to advance positive social and environmental outcomes. We have seen a rise in the number of social enterprises in Asia. According to the Singapore Centre for Social Enterprise (raiSE), Singapore’s social enterprise sector grew by 32 per cent over the past year, with 401 registered social enterprises - up from 303 enterprises in 2016.... Read more


Unlocking the value of corporate sustainability
by Kelly Cooper  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | 13 September 2017
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In today’s business world, transparency is a license to operate. Customers no longer have to guess how businesses are run ­-- access to information is available at their fingertips. Investors are making proactive, sustainability-focused decisions based on increased business opportunities and market access, improved brand reputation, risk aversion and increased capital... Read more


Made in Asia: the business case for investing in gender rights in supply chains
by Clelia Daniel  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | 6 September 2017
s 867655912578Acting to safeguard the rights of female workers is not only the right thing to do, it’s also good for business. A number of businesses, including SAP, Unilever and Vodafone, are investing in gender equality initiatives in their operations and throughout their supply chains in recognition of the impact that gender equality has on a companies’ behaviours and performance at all levels.... Read more

Eco-towns and sustainable lifestyles of the future
by Julia Whitney  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | 6 September 2017
s 867655912578Sustainable business and consumption initiatives have traditionally been driven by compliance with regulations. Now times are changing, and we are seeing innovative businesses benefit from green investments and products promoting sustainable consumption and lifestyles.... Read more

A first look at reporting on the SDGs in Greater China
by Helen Roeth  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | 30 August 2017
s 867655912578This September marks the two-year anniversary of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). A timely opportunity to review the newly released 2016 sustainability reports to gain an understanding of how companies in Greater China responded to the goals in the year.... Read more

Nowhere to hide - Australia moves to drive modern day slavery from supply chains
by Angela Foulsham  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | 30 August 2017
s 867655912578It is a brutal truth that modern day slavery is likely to exist somewhere within every-day supply chains. Last year the Global Slavery Index published by the Walk Free Foundation put the number of people worldwide trapped in some form of slavery at 45.8 million people.... Read more

The untapped economic potential of Asia's refugees
by Aaron Sloan  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | 30 August 2017
s 867655912578The Asia-Pacific region hosts approximately 14 percent, or 3.5 million, of the world’s 65.3 million forced migrant population.1 Two thirds of today’s refugee population will be displaced for at least three years, and are often located in countries without the right to work. This waste of talent and ability has a significant negative impact on both refugees and local economies.... Read more

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