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ARAIBA moves on with more businesses joining


Good corporate governance. Poverty eradication. Community development. Environmental stewardship. Anti-corruption. Labour and human rights

These are hallmarks of Responsible Business, Inclusive Business and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), which are increasingly being required of businesses globally.

Businesses have an impact on Society, whether positive or negative. Business must therefore choose to be a force for good.

It is with this intent that the ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ABAC) and the ASEAN CSR Network (ACN) established ASEAN Responsible and Inclusive Business Alliance (ARAIBA), a regional network of businesses that promotes responsible, inclusive, resilient and sustainable enterprises.

As ASEAN Entities, ABAC advises the ASEAN leaders on business related issues while ACN promotes responsible business in ASEAN. Hence, ARAIBA is intended to fulfil the objectives of ASEAN Charter and ‘ASEAN 2025: Forging Ahead Together’ blueprint as elaborated in the workplans of the Political – Security, Economic and Socio-Cultural Communities. The idea of ARAIBA came after ABAC and ACN submitted recommendations to the ASEAN Economic Ministers at the 50th ASEAN Economic Ministers Meeting in August 2018. The Ministers were asked to support responsible and inclusive business in ASEAN to achieve the ASEAN Community objectives.

Please see more details of ARAIBA at and here .