Pre-Summit Training

CSR Asia has developed six optional, half-day, hands-on workshops for participants who want an in-depth immersion and expert advice on the most important areas of CSR in Asia. These 3-hour workshops will help you to: 

  • Identify and engage with the most important CSR issues
  • Strengthen your skills in tackling CSR challenges
  • Benefit from best practice case studies from across Asia
  • Learn from the best CSR trainers in Asia
  • Interact with and gain new insights from international delegates

Details on Specific Workshops:

Registration & Course Fees: 

Training 1-6:    USD 200 / HKD 1,560  for one training session
(10% early-bird discount applies before 13 July 2014)
Training 8:    USD 300 / HKD 2,340  for one training session  
(10% early-bird discount applies before 13 July 2014)
NGO / Students: USD 150 / HKD 1,170 for one training session. (Training 1-6)
USD 225 / HKD 1,755 for one training session. (Training 8)

CSR Asia Strategic Partners enjoy a fixed 20% discount on all courses. To learn more about our Strategic Partner Programme, click here.


Training 1 – Creating Shared Value (FULLY BOOKED)
15 September 2014, 9.00–12.00

Creating Shared Value (CSV) compliments CSR, through implementing initiatives that enhance the competitiveness of a company while also advancing the economic and social conditions in which that company operates thereby, meeting social needs. The CSV approach represents an exciting new wave of social responsibility and community investment that can enhance the long-term viability of projects.

Topics covered:

  • The concept of CSV and the design of shared value initiatives
  • How to promote commercial activities in communities that support local development
  • How to use the assets, expertise and knowledge within a business to help address community challenges
  • How to engage senior management on social issues through shared value
  • How to create efficient and inclusive value chains and new clusters of economic activity
  • Case studies of successful CSV initiatives in Asia

CSR Asia is part of the Affiliated Professional Services (APS) Network which is a consortium of independent consulting firms around the world that are trained to provide Shared Value consulting services to corporations, governments and civil society organisations. Find out more here.

Course Leader:
Richard Welford, Chairman, CSR Asia
Mark Kramer, Managing Director, FSG


Training 2 – Supply Chain Responsibility (FULLY BOOKED)
15 September 2014, 9.00–12.00

Supply chain auditing is increasingly considered necessary but not sufficient to protect brands and workers from risk. New approaches are emerging, including worker training, capacity-building for managers, joint industry initiatives, and collaborating with NGOs, local government and other stakeholders in key supply chain locations. This session will help you understand how different approaches may be relevant to your industry and supply chain. The initiatives highlighted will be illustrated with real examples of how Asian companies are rolling them out in practice.

Topics covered:

  • An overview of key supply chain risks and opportunities in Asia
  • Supplier assessment and auditing approaches, including strengths and weaknesses
  • Supplementary approaches, including supplier capacity-building and stakeholder collaboration
  • Methodologies to identify key risk areas and approaches for your industry
  • Supply chain standards and certifications
  • Case study examples

Course Leaders:
Chris Ye, Project Manager, CSR Asia
Rikke Netterstrom, Executive Director, CSR Asia


Training 3 – Strategic Community Investment (FULLY BOOKED)
15 September 2014, 9.00–12.00

This training brings new content that looks at practical steps on how to develop strategic corporate community investment initiatives that add value for both communities and the business. This interactive workshop will provide attendees a step by step process on how a business can identify key communities, issues to support and the internal structures needed to deliver quality community investment programmes that are aligned to business priorities and expertise while meeting community needs. The session will examine approaches, lessons learned and case studies of different companies’ contributions to communities, including how employees are engaged in the process. There will also be a section on impact measurement of community investment programmes using the innovative “CSR Asia Community Investment Scorecard” tool.

Topics covered

  • Best practice in companies’ contributions to communities
  • Governance, framework, rationale and other internal structures to support the implementation of strategic community investment
  • How to identify opportunities and strategic partnerships which make sense for your company
  • How to engage community stakeholders
  • How employee volunteering, in particular skills-based volunteering, can play a role
  • Measuring inputs, outputs and impact through internationally recognised frameworks
  • Measuring the returns to the business generated by your community investment

Course Leaders:
Mabel Wong, Senior Manager, CSR Asia
Zheng Ying Chong, Project Manager, CSR Asia


Training 4 – Reporting and Communications
15 September 2014, 13.30 – 16.30

Stakeholders are increasingly holding companies accountable for their activities and demand information that is consistent, material, comparable, credible and well structured. This course helps you to learn about international reporting standards and how to deliver your sustainability message effectively to support business objectives.

Topics covered:

  • The “Who, what and why” of sustainability reporting
  • Principles of a good report (and how to include stakeholders)
  • Nuts and bolts of reporting, GRI indicators and case studies

Course Leader:
Rikke Netterstrom, Executive Director, CSR Asia


Training 5 – Building and Implementing a CSR Strategy (FULLY BOOKED)
15 September 2014, 13.30 – 16.30

This practical session is aimed at companies who want to make their CSR strategies truly strategic and embedded into the organisation. It will examine the systems that need to be implemented in an organisation to create value. The course will build on a strategic framework that has been tried and tested with a number of CSR Asia clients. It will look at successful implementations plans, how to get employee buy-in through "CSR Champions" and the importance of partnerships.

Topics covered:

  • Finding the business case for CSR
  • Building a strategy for CSR: a 12-point plan
  • Practices for CSR integration and implementation
  • The role of strategic partnerships

Course Leaders:
Erin Lyon, Executive Director, CSR Asia
Mara Chiorean, Executive Director, CSR Asia


Training 6 – Inclusive Business
15 September 2014, 13.30 – 16.30

Asia’s rapid economic growth has lifted tens of millions out of poverty but has also resulted in widening income disparity and inequality, which is not conducive to stable and sustainable growth over the long term. Companies have the opportunity to contribute to a more stable and inclusive Asia by including people in their value chains and creating opportunities for meeting the needs of millions of people in poverty. This short course will look at the various ways companies are engaging with lower-income segments, through inclusive business interventions, engaging poor people and small enterprises in supply chains, and reaching new customers with innovative products or services.

Topics covered:

  • Inclusive business and shared value approaches
  • Poverty alleviation
  • Base of pyramid strategies
  • Inclusive business interventions
  • Case studies of best practice

Course Leader:
Richard Welford, Chairman, CSR Asia


Training 8 – Social Return on Investment (SROI) (FULLY BOOKED)
15 September 2014, 13.30 – 16.30

Would you like to better understand the social impact of your organisation?

Social Return on Investment (SROI) is an internationally recognised approach for valuing social, economic and environmental outcomes. SROI can help business identify risks and opportunities and provide a framework for assessing whether the business should actively manage them. For businesses that are selling to customers that have social or environmental goals, SROI can help business identify how it can contribute to those goals. It will throw up potential improvements to services, information systems and the way you govern you businesses. All in order to increase the social value or impact of your work.

For the first time in Asia, CSR Asia is partnering with international experts Social Ventures Australia (SVA) Consulting to run a workshop on SROI. SVA Consulting is a leading provider of SROI analyses to businesses, social enterprises, corporate foundations, governments and not-for-profits. Over the last six years SVA Consulting has completed over 80 SROI-related projects and analyses.

Anna Crabb is a Consultant within the SVA Consulting team who specialises in SROI. Anna has led SROI analyses for the Australian Government Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, leading Australian social enterprises and not-for-profits, including the Starlight Foundation.

Topics covered:

  • Introduction to the SROI principles – what they are and why they are so important
  • Overview of the SROI process – how to understand, measure and value your impact
  • Implications for your organisation – how does SROI relate to other tools (e.g. IRIS, GIIRS, social accounting)
  • Questions and answers

Course Leader:
Anna Crabb, Consultant, Social Ventures Australia














Previous CSR Asia Summits:

• Bangkok, Thailand (2013)
• Beijing, China (2012)
• Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2011)
• Hong Kong (2010)


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