The ASEAN CSR Network has a mandate to promote and enable responsible business conduct in ASEAN in support of sustainable, equitable and inclusive economic and socio-economic development.

ASEAN Next-Gen CSR Forum was part of an intensive "CSR Week" from 3 to 7 February in Bali to take stock of achievements and work to chart the way forward.

The theme was Breakthroughs for Inclusive & Sustainable Growth in ASEAN post-2015 and we appraised the role of business and discuss CSR implementation challenges for the private sector and its partners. Corruption, sustainable agriculture, natural resource management, enabling local environments and human rights were among the topical subjects to be addressed.

It was equally important for us that attendees have the opportunity to discover innovative approaches, share insights, and generate ideas and new partnerships. In addition, while learning from the experts, we looked to identify concrete strategies to spur the development of CSR in ASEAN beyond 2015.

      The programme comprised of:

  • Five-day programme to provide best practices, tools and solutions
  • Exclusive perspectives from leading thinkers on important trends
  • Diverse viewpoints from key stakeholders in the private and public sectors
  • High-level dialogues and interactive workshops

    And the attendees comprised of:

  • Business leaders
  • CSR & sustainability managers & team members
  • International & regional development experts
  • Policymakers & regulators
  • NGOs, academia and civil society leaders

    Organisers & Supporters: 

  • ASEAN CSR Network
  • Government of Canada
  • ASEAN Foundation
  • Government of Sweden
  • See Sponsors & Partners link to view other private & public sector supporters

    The full report of this Forum can be found here. 

    The reports for the side events i.e. Sustainable Agriculture can be found here, Business Integrity can be found here and Business & Human Rights can be found here.