Media Coverage

How to make a better business community in ASEAN

Op-Ed piece: Erinch Sahan, Oxfam, on Rappler

27 October 2015, MANILA, Philippines
 – The behavior of business shapes our lives – and this is especially true for people living in poverty.

Whether you are a worker dependent on a wage, a farmer selling produce, a consumer buying food, or a community sharing water resources with a company, the actions of business can lead to further entrenchment of poverty, or a path out of it.

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PPPs growing in ASEAN, but corruption risks are high

By Lynda Corpuz, Rappler
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27 October 2015, KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Public-private partnerships projects (PPPs) are growing in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), with new laws being approved in countries with lots of potential for PPPs.


kompas puan hopes for csr in the development of remote areas
The ASEAN Next-Gen CSR Forum was organised by the ASEAN CSR Network in partnership with the Government of Canada through its Embassy  in Jakarta, the ASEAN Foundation, and the Goivernment of Sweden through its Embassy in Bangkok.  Accompanied by H.E. Donald Bobiash, the Ambassador of Canada to Indonesia, Timor-Leste and ASEAN (extreme left) is Puan Maharani, the Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture (centre).  Kompas Business and Financial News, reported on the ASEAN Next-Gen CSR Forum and the speech of Puan Maharani, the Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture.  Addressing members of the business networks, civil society organisations and representatives of the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights, the Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture spoke of how CSR would be able to contribute to the development of remote areas.

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