Our Corporate Governance and Developments in CSR workshops in July mark Professor Dennis Driscoll’s first series of training programmes for Singapore.
Dennis Driscoll is an international lawyer and the former Dean of the Law School at the National University of Ireland (Galway). He is also a former Visiting Professor at Harvard University and at Peking University Law School, where, in 2004-2005, he had the honour to be the Raoul Wallenberg Visiting Professor of Human Rights, the first Professor of Human Rights in the history of China.
He is a pioneer in the teaching of Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility - in fact he created the first two courses on CSR in law schools for Europe.
Up to this date, he has trained more than 500 companies in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia especially in China on CSR and Corporate Governance. He is also the author of the forthcoming study, International and Comparative Corporate Governance.
CSR has become more and more important worldwide and there are significant evidences to support this. A good example would be that according to the 2011 proxy season in the United States resolutions on the social and environmental dimensions on CSR (and not even including therefore, corporate governance) made up about 40 % of all shareholder proposals put up for vote. This represents the largest category of shareholder proposals ever presented and clearly represents a dramatic increase in investor interest in CSR matters.
This 2-day workshop will be of value to companies in Singapore as it will highlight the most important developments in all broad issue areas of CSR. The emphasis will be on the relevance to Singapore and the region.
It is hard to keep up with all the latest developments. The training will not only deal with the range of CSR issues that have become so prominent in recent times, it will also emphasize recent CSR developments which will enable participants to stay up to date with major developments, up to 2012. The training programmes will also provide necessary information on how to integrate CSR within Asia business operations.
The issue areas that will be brought right up to date:
- labour matters
- human rights matters
- environmental concerns, especially the business implications on climate change and water scarcity
- corporate philanthropy
- corporate governance
- integrating CSR thinking into business operations
Case studies and practical examples will be used to demonstrate both corporate success and failure stories in CSR with insights from international experience. The training also includes a comprehensive coverage on recognised International and Company Codes of Conduct so that companies can integrate the guidance into their management systems and operations.
Who should attend?
- Executive management
- Board directors
- Marketing & Communications Specialists
- Purchasing managers
- Corporate lawyers
- Human Resource managers
Both our corporate training programmes in July; Developments in CSR and Modern Corporate Governance for Company Directors are designed to ensure that participants will receive exclusive and intensive training sessions.
In order to ensure the day’s discussions are managed efficiently, we are only able to accommodate 30 participants for this first round of training programmes in Singapore.
Sessions will be held at the Grand Hyatt Singapore and commence from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm on both days.
Our on-line registrations will be open from the 8th June at: www.affinitas.com.sg. It is highly advisable to register your interest early as seats are limited.
Registrations before the 15th June 2012 will be entitled for our early bird promotional rates.