Experts gathered at the CSR Asia Summit 2016 to encourage innovative sustainability leadership
The 10th annual CSR Asia Summit returned to Hong Kong on 28 and 29 September with a focus on bold and effective sustainability leadership.
Gathering over 70 influential speakers and 500 attendees from 25 countries, the Summit successfully created a forum for representatives from businesses, government, academic organisations and the community to share and connect. Attendees and speakers used the 20 breakout sessions over the 2 days to evolve existing sustainability dialogue and create new and foster existing partnerships.
The Summit also announced the top performing companies in the 2016 Channel NewsAsia Sustainability Ranking. The Ranking provides investors and consumers with insights into corporate sustainability practices, and sets a benchmark for business performance against other regional businesses. The top 3 companies in the Ranking for 2016 are:
Key findings of the 2016 Channel NewsAsia Sustainability Ranking
• Companies in the technology sector captured the largest proportion of positions (38 of 100) in the Ranking.
At the CSR Asia Summit 2016, the 4 main themes, “Strategic Value Creation”, “Business Leadership for Sustainable Development “, “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” and “Make it Happen”, were covered over the 2-day summit. Under the stream “Strategic Value Creation” business leaders and professionals explored how to lead society to co-create shared value through sustainable business strategies in order to address global complex challenges and develop corporate social innovation.
Dr Richard Welford, Chairman and Founder of CSR Asia said, “Bold and effective leadership - from business, government and individuals - is required to drive the sustainability agenda forward in Asia Pacific. Our decision to host the CSR Asia Summit once again in Hong Kong, reflects our view that the city is an ideal hub for advancing this agenda.”
“In order to grow awareness and create initiatives which nurture sustainability leaders, we also need to shape the future landscape across the region. Factors which will play a crucial role in this include intensive training on shared value creation, organisational culture cultivation, innovation roadmap development, community investment measurements and identifying opportunities for corporate social responsibility.”
For 2017, the location of the CSR Asia Summit is yet to be announced, but we will be doing this very soon so keep tuned in for updates!