Supporting Partners and Media

 

Official PR Partner
 
RuderFinn 

Ruder Finn Asia, a subsidiary of Ruder Finn Inc, USA, was founded in 1989. It is a recognized leader in communications in the Asia-Pacific region and one of the top international PR agencies in China. We offer innovative, strategic public relations campaigns through our offices in Singapore, Hong Kong, China and India and partners throughout the region. We represent multinationals in sectors including healthcare and life sciences, technology, corporate and financial communications, issues and crisis management, automotive, consumer marketing, arts, CSR, and travel and tourism. Our CSR capability is built on long-time experience and genuine passion. Ruder Finn Asia¹s CSR team was created more than a decade ago. In China, we were the only PR firm to have the foresight and initiative to assemble a dedicated CSR team to develop programs with both multinational and local companies. Today, our strong, extensive partnerships in Asia allow us to build effective communications platforms involving government, NGOs and various business sectors. We work closely with companies to assist them in becoming model corporate citizens, enhancing and promoting their relationships with key stakeholders. We align communications programs with our clients¹ strategic business goals and the overall needs of the community.

 
Supporting Media
 
Asian NGO 

AsianNGO is the pioneer media platform designed to empower NGOs and development professionals in Asia-Pacific, capacitating them with resources for sustainable growth. The main channel of AsianNGO is a web portal for users to track and apply for available grants, project partners and download learning assets for their better organisational management; and event updates for their relevant interests. In addition, AsianNGO releases a print magazine every two months with news and policy updates from the development sector; as well as a weekly e-newsletter with the latest grants and upcoming events across the region. Sign up now at www.asianngo.org.

 
Ethical Performance

Ethical Performance is passionate about the importance of CSR in today’s business world – in all its diverse aspects. Whether you call it ‘corporate responsibility’, ‘corporate conscience’, ‘corporate citizenship’, ‘social performance’ or ‘sustainability’, the core principle remains the same: a belief that business should embrace responsibility for its actions and to have a positive impact on the environment, on society and on people. The different terminology used by business about CSR shows the many varied approaches – and emphasis – that businesses have. At Ethical Performance we aim to examine these as well as discuss the urgent CSR issues all businesses need to address. Every month we provide a concise but detailed look at the dominant issues of the day while our website, www.ethicalperformance.com, keeps you updated on a daily basis. Our sister publication, Best Practice, showcases case studies representing the very best in CSR and sustainability practice. By talking to the people at the coalface, we highlight current CSR practices as a way of helping you explore and develop different approaches for your business – by they environmental, workplace or community. Ethical Performance and Best Practice - together with our website www.ethicalperformance.com - are the ‘go to’ information sources for business leaders and CSR practitioners worldwide.

 

ECOZINE

As Asia’s leading online and print magazine devoted to sustainable lifestyle and environmental news, Ecozine highlights the ease and importance of low carbon living to the wider Asia Pacific public. Ecozine’s team of editors, contributors and correspondents are committed to presenting our readers with appealing, sustainable business and lifestyle choices that are good for the planet. A fresh, candid voice is used to present topics ranging from the serious to the whimsical. Ecozine is a one-stop shop for readers, bursting with useful and entertaining articles, interviews, reviews, tips, blogs and videos, and is also highly interactive, with a wealth of useful tools and guides, from the Eco Pages directory to an up-to-date Events Calendar.

 
Supporting Partners
 
AmCham Hong Kong

Celebrating 45 years of promoting business and fostering greater trade ties - The American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong is the largest international chamber in Hong Kong, and one of the most dynamic and influential international business organizations in the Asia-Pacific region.  Our members are united in the belief that an economic system based upon free trade, open markets and private enterprise creates employment, prosperity and stability.

AmCham subscribes to a set of Universal Business Principles in support of our commitment to ethical and responsible business practices, and good corporate citizenship is a strong tenet of the Chamber. With our Corporate Social Responsibility Committee and Charitable Foundation, AmCham promotes effective information exchange and community engagement.

Through our diverse network of international volunteers and independent business organizations, AmCham is committed to maintaining Hong Kong's status as a center for international business and finance.  Contact [email protected] to learn more today!

 
AmCham Shanghai

The American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai, known as the "Voice of American Business" in China, is the largest and fastest growing American Chamber in the Asia Pacific region.  Founded in 1915, AmCham Shanghai was the third American Chamber established outside the United States. As a non-profit, non-partisan business organization, AmCham Shanghai is committed to the principles of free trade, open markets, private enterprise and the unrestricted flow of information.

To learn more about AmCham Shanghai, please visit www.AmCham-Shanghai.org.

 
ASrIA

ASrIA is the leading association in Asia dedicated to promoting sustainable finance across the region. ASrIA plays a critical role - as a thought leader, convener and advocate - in facilitating Asia’s transformation to a sustainable future and encouraging thoughtful participation by governments, multilateral bodies, corporates, NGOs and financial institutions in addressing the challenges that Asia will face in the years ahead.  For over 13 years, ASrIA has provided leadership, helped to build capacity and leveraged expertise to promote the development of sustainable financial markets and systems in Asia. ASrIA encourages financial innovation, and disseminates global best practice on resource allocation, environmental protection and climate resilience. 

ASrIA is also a founding member of the Global Sustainable Investment Alliance and the Global Investor Coalition on Climate Change through its initiative, the Asia Investor Group on Climate Change (AIGCC). The AIGCC is a forum set up to create awareness among Asia's asset owners and financial institutions about the risks and opportunities associated with climate change and low carbon investing. AIGCC provides capacity for investors to share best practice and to collaborate on investment activity, credit analysis, risk management, engagement and policy.

 
Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI)

The Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI) is a business-driven initiative for companies committed to improving working conditions in the global supply chain. BSCI unites more than a thousand companies around one common Code of Conduct and supports them in their efforts towards building an ethical supply chain by providing them with a step-by-step development-oriented system, applicable to all sectors and all sourcing countries. The system is based on three pillars: monitoring of non-compliances by external independent audits; empowering of supply chains' actors through various capacity-building activities; and engagement with all relevant stakeholders via constructive dialogue in Europe and supplying countries. BSCI is a fast-growing initiative open to retailers, importers, brands and manufacturers. The initiative gathers more than 1,300 companies worldwide involved in importing all types of goods, from clothing to electronics to food products

 
China Committee of Corporate Citizenship

China Committee of Corporate Citizenship (CCCC) is a Non-profit organization registered under the Ministry of Civil Affairs of China. CCCC is the only organization working through out the country to promote corporate social responsibility and the concept of “corporate citizen”. Established in October 2003, CCCC has worked tirelessly in getting entrepreneurs and corporate managers to aware the importance of corporate’ responsibilities by, conference, workshops and publications . CCCC’s mission is to promote the notion of contemporary corporate citizenship, to develop Chinese corporate social responsibilities, and to build a better image of Chinese corporate. CCCC is dedicated in providing a platform between corporate and government, corporate and society, and among corporate themselves, together they can will build a harmonious environment where economic and society grow together.

 
China Water Risk

China Water Risk (CWR) is a nonprofit initiative dedicated to addressing business & environmental risk arising from China’s water crisis. In all, 85% of water in China is used by agriculture & industry, which are also the largest polluters of the country’s groundwater and rivers. By engaging the global investment and business communities, CWR aims to foster efficient and responsible use of China’s limited water resources. As such, CWR facilitates discussion regarding understanding and managing water risk in six industry sectors: Agriculture, Power, Mining, Food & Beverage, Textiles and Electronics.

 
Council for Better Corporate Citizenship

CBCC (Council for Better Corporate Citizenship) was established with the support of Keidanren (Japan Business Federation) in September 1989 by the late Mr. Akio Morita (Chairman of Sony Corporation at the time), who served as first Chairman of CBCC.

In the late 1980s, Japanese companies encountered increasing criticism in the U.S. because of investment friction. CBCC was established in an effort to solve the issues surrounding that situation. Since then, CBCC has worked diligently to promote good relations between Japanese affiliated companies and various stakeholders as "good corporate citizens".

To achieve its objectives, CBCC is holding lectures and seminars on various issues related to CSR, collecting and providing information on CSR to member companies, interacting and collaborating with other CSR promoting organizations abroad as well as stakeholders to make CSR in Japan understood by them.

* Keidanren is a comprehensive economic organization with a membership comprised of more than 1300 representative companies of Japan, nationwide industrial associations and regional economic organizations.

 
HKCSS

Established in 1947, the Hong Kong Council of Social Service is a federation of non-government social service agencies of Hong Kong which aims to plan and coordinate large scale relief works and social welfare.  The Council has been an essential partner of the Hong Kong Government in social welfare and development for more than 60 years.  Today the Council represents more than 400 Agency Members, providing over 90% of the social welfare service through their operating units in Hong Kong. 

In 2002, the Council launched the Caring Company Scheme (the Scheme), aiming to foster strategic partnerships between the business and social services sectors to promote good corporate citizenship and create a more inclusive society.  The Scheme also helps corporations and social services organisations to understand one another at a much deeper level.  This has largely stimulated the development on cross-sector projects that focus on the needs of the community.  In 2013/14, 2,768 companies and organisations were awarded the Caring Company/Caring Organisation logos.  This is an indication that local companies and organisations recognise the importance of corporate social responsibility, and that more of them are willing to take up that responsibility to care for the community.

 
Inspire2Aspire

Inspire2aspire Consulting’s three co-founder’s Veena Dansinghani, Mahesh Pamnani and Honey Pamnani have a passion and mission to spread health and happiness in the world. The company offers a holistic approach to corporate wellness services that motivate employees to achieve their personal and professional wellness goals. All founders train people to perform sustainably at the highest levels by tapping into the latest research in training, positive psychology, neuroscience, laughter yoga, empowerment, leadership coaching, image consulting, energy healing, dance, music, breathing, Yoga & mindful living techniques and more.

Inspire2aspire Consulting has been empowering Hong Kong's Workforce since 2009 by providing Stress Management, Work-Life Balance, Team Building, Self-Management Leadership, Motivation & Empowerment, Boost Vitality for workplace productivity, Peak Performance, Lunch & Learns Workshops and more. Some of our existing clients are HSBC, Citibank, Barclays Bank,Ernst & Young, Hospital Authority, Matilda Hospital, MTR, Ocean Park, Prudential Insurance, AXA, Bloomberg, Hong Kong Police, Social Welfare Department, Li & Fung, Ogilvy and Mather and more.

Website: www.facebook.com/Inspire2aspireconsulting

 
Oxfam

One person in three in the world lives in poverty. Oxfam is determined to change that world by mobilizing the power of people against poverty.

Around the globe, Oxfam works to find practical, innovative ways for people to lift themselves out of poverty and thrive. We save lives and help rebuild livelihoods when crisis strikes. And we campaign so that the voices of the poor influence the local and global decisions that affect them.

In all we do, Oxfam works with partner organizations and alongside vulnerable women and men to end the injustices that cause poverty.

We are an international confederation of 17 organizations working together in more than 90 countries.

 
The British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong

The British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong is a dynamic force that represents the business interests of its members both in Hong Kong, Mainland China and the Asia Pacific Region. The Chamber represents a broad spectrum of British, Hong Kong, international and Chinese companies, most of whom share significant commercial interests. British by name and character, it is international in nature and actively encourages diversity in its membership. For more information please visit www.britcham.com.

 
The Women’s Foundation

The Women's Foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls in HK through research, community programmes, and education and advocacy within three key focus areas: challenging gender stereotypes, increasing the number of women in leadership positions, and empowering women in poverty.

We currently manage four dynamic community programmes: a leadership and gender awareness programme for underprivileged teens; a financial literacy programme targeting marginalised women in poverty to achieve greater economic self-reliance; a mentoring programme for professional women; and a life skills programme aimed at empowering mid-teen girls. We have benefited thousands of teens, professional women and women in poverty over the past three years.

Our research is a collaborative effort between NGOs, academia, corporates and the public sector to examine root causes behind the unmet needs of women in HK. We also engage with the media to create awareness of pressing issues for women with our monthly column in the South China Morning Post and the HK Economic Journal website.

 
Official Newswire Partner
 
PR Newswire

PR Newswire is the premier global provider of multimedia platforms that enable marketers, corporate communicators, sustainability officers, public affairs and investor relations officers to leverage content to engage with all their key audiences. Having pioneered the commercial news distribution industry 60 years ago, PR Newswire today provides end-to-end solutions to produce, optimize and target content – from rich media to online video to multimedia – and then distribute content and measure results across traditional, digital, mobile and social channels. Combining the world's largest multi-channel, multi-cultural content distribution and optimization network with comprehensive workflow tools and platforms, PR Newswire enables the world's enterprises to engage opportunity everywhere it exists. PR Newswire serves tens of thousands of clients from offices in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and the Asia-Pacific region, and is a UBM plc company. Email [email protected] to know more.

 
 

 

 

  

 
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Previous CSR Asia Summits:

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

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CSR Asia
Tel: (852) 3579 8079
Email: [email protected]