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ASEAN CSR Fellowship starts its country programme in Indonesia with a 5 day course

Jakarta, Indonesia - 3 April 2017 - The ASEAN CSR Fellowship started its country programme in Indonesia. Fellows are going to spend 5 days from 3-7 April in Jakarta to learn about the status and key challenges in and opportunities for responsible business practices in ASEAN and Indonesia. Some of the key topics will be discussed include business and human rights, business and environment, youth empowerment, and partnership for development.

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ASEAN CSR Network – Ethics or Integrity in Businesses?

Working Group on Business Integrity in ASEAN and Partners pledged the “Regional Integrity Pledge” 

Singapore – 6 March 2017 -  Ethics in businesses is very much similar to ethics everywhere, it is a set of rules and laws in which one will need to adhere to almost without questioning. Integrity refers more to an individual’s intrinsic values and virtues which guides one’s life. When applied to companies, companies believe that integrity is important as it builds, foster and sustain relationships amongst different stakeholders and thereby, increasing trust and confidence which set businesses apart.

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ASEAN CSR Network launches inaugural responsible business fellowship for next generation of entrepreneurs in Southeast Asia

ASEAN CSR Fellowship kicks off with 16 Fellows from business, civil society and government sectors

Singapore - 9 January 2017 – Responsible Business Conduct and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is gaining traction in ASEAN.  Sustainability Reporting (SR) has increasingly gained recognition from countries in ASEAN. It forms a core component of businesses’ Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) practice that discloses non-financial information about their business operations and practices. An example is Singapore whereby the number of companies to do so had raised steadily over the years and come end 2017, SR will be made mandatory through a “comply or explain” framework for Singapore Exchange (SGX) listed companies. As this gains traction, so must there be a need to groom CSR leaders to push the agenda of CSR in businesses forward.  Particularly in ASEAN, which is one of the fastest growing consumer markets in the world, it is important to promote responsible businesses so that they can be held accountable and has ethical behavior towards profits while respecting social and environmental stewardship.

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Over 60% of Singapore Listed Companies still not communicating sustainability

Findings from the latest biennial study on sustainability reporting indicate need for greater accountability to report environmental practices.
 
Singapore - 20 October 2016 – A study by National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School’s Centre for Governance, Institutions and Organisations (CGIO) and ASEAN CSR Network (ACN) revealed that majority of Singapore companies are still not communicating sustainability.
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Sustainability Consortium of Professionals and Educators (SCOPE) formed to overwhelming response

Consortium established after two-day Conference on Corporate Governance and Responsibility: Theory Meets Practice
 
Singapore, 21 July 2016 – As a strong call to action by industry participants attending the Conference on Corporate Governance and Responsibility held in Singapore from 20 to 22 July 2016, a Sustainability Consortium of Professionals and Educators (SCOPE) was formed. 
 
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