The CSR Asia Summit is the annual flagship event hosted by CSR Asia which is widely recognised as the most innovative and thought-provoking conference on corporate social responsibility in the region. The Summit is held in a different country each year and brings together a unique mix of leaders in business, government and civil society to address pressing concerns and understand important emerging trends. The CSR Asia Summit has previously been held in Hong Kong (2007, 2010), Thailand (2008), Malaysia (2009, 2011) and China (2012).
Over the past 20 years many Asian countries have grown at an accelerated pace, driven by and benefiting businesses in every sector, and lifting hundreds of millions out of poverty. But this rapid pace has also been volatile, and has left Asia with issues such as growing inequality, social cohesion, rapid urbanization, environmental challenges, water shortages, and natural disasters.
As a result, businesses in Asia are faced with a tough question - how is it possible to grow responsibly, ensure economic development is more inclusive, and make essential products and services accessible for all?
The CSR Asia Summit will help companies and stakeholders find answers. Business leaders and experts will identify some of the key challenges and discuss solutions that integrate CSR into core business, build relationships with key partners, and protect brand reputation. But businesses, as important drivers of growth and innovation, have more to offer: the Summit will help identify business strategies that contribute to meeting Asia’s social and environmental challenges and help steer us toward a more sustainable and equitable future.
- Invigorate and inspire the CSR Asia network of business leaders to connect with their peers and partners and to take on a leadership role in CSR in their companies and countries.
Elevate innovative solutions by Asian businesses, share knowledge and cutting edge thought leadership on Asian social and environmental issues.
Engage the CSR Asia network in a process of visioning for the future that helps companies and stakeholders anticipate challenges and opportunities.
Ms. Angel Ng