International CSR Summit 2015: Driving the sustainability agenda forward

Bringing together the world’s top CSR thinkers, doers, speakers and leaders, Enterprise Asia is hosting the International CSR Summit (ICS) 2015 at Banyan Tree, Macau SAR, China.

It will feature the most stirring conversations in CSR today. Theme Shared Value for Profitable CSR Practices, the Summit will see to the deliberation of new forward thinking solutions to society issues where leading CSR and sustainability figures address current complexities.

Today, conducting CSR is not enough to create a sustainable world. It is the institutions which move beyond this to embed sustainability into their core operations. These companies have reinvented CSR and reinvented strategies to create sustainable businesses from the top, creating a trickle-down effect of the programmes and ensuring a greater impact on its beneficiaries and stakeholders as these corporations institutionalise sustainability.

The Summit is a platform for its 300 delegates to strengthen ties, share experiences, understandings and insights, as well as identify regional challenges and opportunities to shape Asia towards a more responsible, sustainable and progressive socio-economic market. It comprises three panel sessions which are: Creating a Legislative Framework for Sustainable Practices, Shared Value and Impact on Business Profitability, and, Checking Boxes vs Going The Extra Mile.

Speaking sessions will be conducted by valued experts on Creating Shared Value. One will be presented by Consultant of Shared Value Initiative by David Laurel, bringing to the table today’s advancement in the CSV field. Two case studies will be presented by Yodphot Wongrukmit, Senior Vice President of The Bangchak Petroleum Public Company Limited and Dato’ Michael Tio, Group Chief Executive and Managing Director of PKT Logistics Group Sdn Bhd.

Heard will be these strong voices from different rungs and realms of the sustainability landscape of the global CSR arena including high-level ministers to business leaders in relevant industries to field experts, all shar­ing real-life experiences and inputs from their professional backgrounds.

Delegates from over 15 countries participated at the event. Alongside were students from Hong Kong universities engaged in the Future CSR Leaders Programme.

About Enterprise Asia

Enterprise Asia is a non-governmental organization in pursuit of creating an Asia that is rich in entrepreneurship as an engine towards sustainable and progressive economic and social development within a world of economic equality. Enterprise Asia builds on its two pillars of existence: investment in people and responsible entrepreneurship. Enterprise Asia work with governments, NGOs and other organizations to promote entrepreneurial and sustainable development, in uplifting the economic status of people across Asia and in ensuring a legacy of hope, innovation and courage for the future generations. For further information, visit www.enterpriseasia.org/AREA

Media contact: 

Naina Bajaj
Enterprise Asia
(60) 3 7803 0312
n.bajaj@enterpriseasia.org

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