ASEAN discusses synergy building to promote CSR

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Viemaz.Com (24 Nov 2016) - The ASEAN Secretariat, in co-operation with the ASEAN Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Network, organised a workshop in Jarkata on November 24 to raise awareness and enhance cooperation among various stakeholders to promote the practice of CSR in ASEAN.

Chair of the ASEAN CSR Network Yanti Triwadiantini emphasised the significance of CSR in building a solid ASEAN Community and of working together to address the challenges.

“The success of ASEAN relies on the concerted efforts by all people, stakeholders and sectors to tackle numerous challenges head-on,” she said.

Deputy Secretary-General of ASEAN for Community and Corporate Affairs AKP Mochtan said in concerted efforts to realise a people-centred, people-oriented community, ASEAN needs to strengthen involvement with the private sector, civil society organisations and other stakeholders.

The workshop exchanged ideas on the practices and experiences of implementing CSR by various ASEAN entities and stakeholders with the aim to build greater synergy and maximise the full potential of CSR to assist realisation of relevant goals under the ASEAN Vision 2025.

Over the last few decades, the region has made substantial progress in promoting CSR.

The workshop saw representatives from ASEAN member states, the ASEAN Foundation, ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly, ASEAN Business Advisory Council, ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity, Oxfam UNIDO and other stakeholders.