Pre-Summit training

As part of the Summit experience, we will be hosting an optional programme of half day workshops focused on important CSR issues for you and your organisation. These workshops will be led by specialised external trainers as well as CSR Asia in-house experts.

Workshops for this year will cover the following topics:

More details on these workshops will be available soon.

Registration & Course Fees: 

Workshop: USD 166 / MYR500 per workshop
(10% early-bird discount applies before 2 Aug 2015)
NGO / Students:
USD 116 / MYR 350 per workshop

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)

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

Course leader:
Richard Welford, Chirman, CSR Asia

Training 2 - Strategic Community Investment and Impact Measurement

This training 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, Director, CSR Asia

Zheng Ying Chong, Project Manager, CSR Asia

Training 3 - Climate change adaptation

Mainstreaming climate change adaptation into business practice is becoming increasingly important. Effectively dealing with the risks and opportunities emerging from a changing climate can make companies more competitive and more resilient to shocks. It can also improve relationships with customers, regulators, banks, insurers and financial markets. The German Development Cooperation Agency GIZ has developed a training to help companies assess and value their climate risks and opportunities and develop practical strategies for adaptation. As part of the GIZ Practitioners Dialogue on Climate Investments this training will be piloted at the CSR Asia Summit.

Topics covered:

  • The need to adapt to climate change and what it means for business
  • Approaches and tools for short and long term risk analysis with regard to climate change adaptation
  • How to develop adaptation strategies and measures and integrate these into business operations
  • Examples of how companies can act on specific risks and opportunities along the value chain

This training is free of charge. To apply for registration, please email info@practitioners-dialogue.de with a brief outline of why you are interested in the training and any experiences and examples you can contribute to group learning. 

Course leaders:
GIZ experts and partners
Leena Wokeck, CSR Asia 

Training 4 - Carbon footprint essentials

Climate change remains one of the biggest threats to humanity and business continuity. Many businesses now operate in regulatory environments where clear greenhouse gas reduction targets are either expected or mandatory. The ability to measure a baseline carbon footprint is a prerequisite for such targets, yet many companies do not know where to get started. This half-day training offers a simple introduction for those interested in calculating organisational carbon footprints. The session will explore:

  1. The benefits of carbon footprinting and the latest stakeholder expectations and regulatory developments
  2. An introduction to the most commonly used standards and tools, as well as some sector specific guidelines
  3. Basic first steps and a strategy to get started.

Course leader:
Tang Kok Mun, Senior Associate, Helikonia Advisory

Training 5 - Building and Implementing a Sustainability Strategy (FULLY BOOKED)

This practical session is aimed at companies who want to make their sustainability strategies truly strategic and embedded into the organisation. We will look at how companies can develop sustainability roadmaps and move from sustainability initiatives to a coherent sustainability strategy. We will examine the structures and systems that need to be put in place in an organisation to create value and enable integration of sustainability issues into business planning and processes. 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 and how to get employee buy-in through "Champions".

Topics covered:

  • Finding the business case for CSR
  • Building a strategy for CSR: a 12-point plan
  • Practices for CSR integration and implementation

Course Leader:
Erin Lyon, Executive Director, CSR Asia

Training 6 - Reporting and materiality

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. New this year is an introduction to the concept of materiality and the steps required to identify material issues for your company.

Topics covered:

  • The “Who, What and Why” of Sustainability Reporting
  • Principles of a Good Report (and how to include stakeholders)
  • Materiality assessment, what it means and how to do it
  • Nuts and bolts of reporting GRI indicators and case studies

Course leaders:
Mara Chiorean, Executive Director, CSR Asia

Samantha Woods, Project Manager, CSR Asia









Previous CSR Asia Summits:

• Hong Kong (2014)
• Bangkok, Thailand (2013)

• Beijing, China (2012)
• Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2011)


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