CSR News from around ASEAN

Business Integrity project launched with UK Prosperity Fund

As an implementing partner, ASEAN CSR Network (ACN) attended the High-Level Launch of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Regional Project “Promoting a Fair Business Environment in ASEAN” on 23 August 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand.

Spearheaded by the UK Foreign Commonwealth Office under its new Prosperity Fund, the project aims to foster inclusive growth, prevent corruption, and promote sustainable business practices in ASEAN, particularly in Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.

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ACN participates in regional seminar on private sector bribery prevention

ASEAN CSR Network (ACN) participated in the Regional Seminar on Effective Measures for the Private Sector to Prevent Bribery held from 2 to 3 August 2018 in Pattaya, Thailand.

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ASEAN Community – how can we get there?

ASEAN was formed in 1967 as a means to create a stable regional order to promote economic growth, social progress and cultural development through multilateral cooperation.

51 years later, ASEAN is not only stable but economically thriving. ASEAN is the world’s sixth largest economy. As of 2015, the 10 ASEAN member states have a combined GDP of $2.43 trillion. McKinsey & Co. predicted that by 2050 ASEAN will be the world’s fourth largest economy.

In 2015, ASEAN leaders signed a declaration to proclaim that the region is now a Community. It was the 10 member states’ way of signalling to the world how the regional grouping has crossed an important milestone together through a journey of nearly half a century.

 

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ACN participates in the 7th ASEAN Public-Private-People Partnership Forum on Rural Development and Poverty Eradication

ACN was invited to participate in the 7th ASEAN Public-Private-People Partnership Forum on Rural Development and Poverty Eradication on 18 July 2018 in Singapore. ACN CEO Thomas Thomas was a speaker at the Forum for Session 3 on “Collaboration and Partnership for an Innovative and Resilient ASEAN”.  He also facilitated the breakout workshop on "Collaborations and Partnerships".

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