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Shenzhen as China’s Pioneer “Sponge City”: Dialogue with The Nature Conservancy

Climate proofing cities against rising sea levels and flooding is becoming increasingly important as climate change worsens…

  • 12 December 2018
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Asia’s appetite for sustainable finance – green bond growth in emerging markets and need for capacity building

As 2018 comes to an end, it is an opportunity to reflect on some of Asia’s progress in green finance. Asia is home to a …

  • 12 December 2018
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Business alignment with SDGs in 2019: Will we see an increase in the quality of corporate reporting?

The approaching year end marks the first three years of implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which …

  • 5 December 2018
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Global Greenhouse Emissions: Where we are, and where we need to be

It is now predicted that by the end of the century, the average temperature could rise by as much as 3.2°C, more than a full …

  • 5 December 2018
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Progress to date: Chinese cities going green and low-carbon

Cities around the world are stepping up action to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 11 – make cities and human settlement…

  • 28 November 2018
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Tourism and Development: the role of NGOs and the private sector

The tourism industry’s role as a significant contributor to both GDP generation and employment across the Asia Pacific region…

  • 21 November 2018
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Don’t miss our last three Shared Value Immersion Visits

Last chance to sign up for the remaining three Shared Value Immersion Visits in this round of capacity building activities.…

  • 21 November 2018
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Traveling into tomorrow’s tourism: Insights from three of Asia’s experts

South and Southeast Asia have been the world’s fastest growing sub-regions in terms of visitor arrivals in the last decade. …

  • 14 November 2018
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Responsible recruitment and tourism

Rising disposable incomes and falling relative costs of travel worldwide have led to a boom for the tourism and hospitality …

  • 7 November 2018
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Waste, education, mental health, diversity, poverty and ageing city – FREE immersion visits to understand topical issues and the underlying business opportunities

Need a bit of inspiration and context for your Shared Value and CSR initiative? Curious about what social innovations and…

  • 31 October 2018
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Forestry in the Solomon Islands: How overseas investment drives unsustainable development

To many people, the Solomon Islands appears like a tropical paradise with palm-fringed white sand beaches and pristine…

  • 31 October 2018
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Public consultation notice: Codes of Conduct on responsible seafood sourcing

The Hong Kong Sustainable Seafood Coalition (HKSSC) is releasing its draft voluntary Codes of Conduct for a four-week public …

  • 31 October 2018
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Regulating paradise: Sustainable tourism policies in Asia

Travel and tourism are synonymous with Asia. Popularity for South Asia and Southeast Asia in particular have given these…

  • 18 October 2018
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ICT as a solution to the educational needs of out-of-school children in Asia – success factors of existing programmes

Access to quality education across Asia, especially in developing countries, continues to be a pressing issue of this region…

  • 18 October 2018
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Four ways to improve your ESG report disclosure

2018 is the second year of mandatory ESG performance disclosure under the requirement of Appendix 27 Environmental, social…

  • 10 October 2018
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Rise of responsible brands and consumers in the fashion industry

Globally, consumers are throwing away US $460 billion worth of clothing each year. This shocking statistic was quoted in a…

  • 10 October 2018
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Shared value and social innovation

With the launch of another round of training for Shared Value, CSR Asia is pioneering a new approach to running a successful …

  • 3 October 2018
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In conversation between ELEVATE and ETI

Listen to a new conversation on the evolving relationship between business and human rights as we approach our upcoming event…

  • 28 September 2018
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Transparency, integrity and impact at CSR Asia Summit 2018

A mere four hours after the most intense typhoon in Hong Kong’s recorded history began to exit the city, we launched CSR Asia…

  • 26 September 2018
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Free Shared Value Workshop, Visits and Coaching in Hong Kong

ast October, CSR Asia partnered with the Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Fund (SIE Fund) to deliver six on…

  • 26 September 2018
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Inadequate transparency & inflated profits – does your supply chain pass new levels of investor scrutiny?

Waking up to your investors’ due diligence on supply chain might save your company’s valuation…

  • 26 September 2018
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Taking action on the SDGs goes beyond sustainability reporting

Three years on, where do we stand? The Sustainable Development Goals Report, which was released earlier this year, details …

  • 12 September 2018
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Spotlight on Alibaba’s approach to philanthropy: unleashing “The Power of Small”

On the 5th of September, over 1,500 practitioners, philanthropists and thought leaders gathered in Hangzhou China for Alibaba…

  • 12 September 2018
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Engendering gender equality in the workplace

Companies throughout Asia are increasingly paying more attention to their inclusion and diversity initiatives and within that…

  • 12 September 2018
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No time (or plastic) to waste!

Plastic is light, durable, easily shaped and inexpensive. It is used for preserving the quality of food sold in supermarkets…

  • 12 September 2018
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Newsletters What works? Industry solutions to workplace violence based on global evidence

What works? Industry solutions to workplace violence based on global evidence

The garment industry represents 80% of Cambodia’s export earnings, making it an important pillar of the nation’s economy…

  • 5 September 2018
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Virtual reality – The empathy machine driving CSR and sustainability agendas?

Companies are progressing from mere compliance-driven corporate social responsibility (CSR) approaches to becoming advocates…

  • 29 August 2018
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Newsletters Just cutting emissions doesn’t cut it anymore

Just cutting emissions doesn’t cut it anymore

Extreme weather events have dominated the headlines this summer. The heatwave in Japan, where record-breaking temperatures…

  • 29 August 2018
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Newsletters Sustainability storytelling in the digital age: The future of reporting

Sustainability storytelling in the digital age: The future of reporting

Reporting companies are starting to question whether or not the conventional, standalone, annual progress report is enough to…

  • 22 August 2018
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Newsletters Crazy rich Asia: The risks of rising inequality in the age of social media

Crazy rich Asia: The risks of rising inequality in the age of social media

“I can tell you one thing: These people are richer than God” exclaims one character in the movie ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ – an…

  • 22 August 2018
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Newsletters Implementation Science for sustainability and community investment

Adopting evidence-based practices: Implementation Science for sustainability and community investment

A common drawback of many community investment and sustainability programs is the lack of tangible evidence to prove that the…

  • 15 August 2018
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Newsletters A Moment of Truth: 5 Actions for Children’s Rights

A moment of truth: 5 actions for children’s rights

10 year-old Rongxuan, from Hubei Province, smiles at the camera while clutching a giant stuffed Pokémon…

  • 14 August 2018
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Newsletters Walkability in Chinese Cities

Walkability in Chinese cities: At a glance

As cities around the world are exploring car-free initiatives today, walkability has become an increasingly important…

  • 7 August 2018
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Newsletters Human Trafficking and Slavery: Updates from Hong Kong

Human trafficking and slavery: Updates from Hong Kong

This past Monday, on the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, an alliance of 27 civil society organisations launched a…

  • 1 August 2018
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Newsletters New China-EU agreement accelerates shift towards a global circular economy

New China-EU agreement accelerates shift towards a global circular economy

In July this year, two of the world’s largest economies earmarked momentous progress towards the adoption of a global…

  • 1 August 2018
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How unauthorized subcontracting can affect your business

The relationships between vendors, factories and sub-contractors are often complex and delivered across multiple geographies…

  • 25 July 2018
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Newsletters How investors view companies’ ESG performance

How investors view companies’ ESG performance

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) integration has become an increasingly important topic in the financial sector.…

  • 25 July 2018
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Newsletters Sustainability practitioners: Do you continue to learn?

Sustainability practitioners: Do you continue to learn?

Sustainability encompasses climate change, circular economy, human rights, disaster preparedness, green financing, employee…

  • 25 July 2018
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What goes around comes around – plastic possibilities

Plastic is an amazing material. Due to its properties of strength, plasticity, versatility, and durability, plastics have…

  • 17 July 2018
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The increasing importance of sustainability in China

China is increasingly demonstrating leadership in the issues associated with sustainability and CSR. It has committed itself…

  • 17 July 2018
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Sexual harassment in the workplace: businesses can be a positive force for change

Sexual harassment scandals have been dominating the media in recent months, forcing organisations to take a good look at…

  • 17 July 2018
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Protecting your brand reputation in the age of social media

In today’s increasingly connected and social world, brands are under pressure to protect their reputation and mitigate…

  • 12 July 2018
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Innovations in fashion: unravelling solutions to plastic waste management

Polyester has been a wardrobe staple for over half a century. It’s the most widely used fibre in the apparel industry…

  • 12 July 2018
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Successful supplier ownership

Suppliers are a crucial part of business continuity and performance. Supplier ownership aligns business and CSR processes…

  • 10 July 2018
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The business opportunities in addressing the Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs or Global Goals) present a framework for addressing the most pressing challenges that…

  • 4 July 2018
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Does Australian Modern Slavery legislation go far enough?

Last week, the Australian Government introduced a new Bill to Parliament, tackling modern slavery in supply chains supplying…

  • 4 July 2018
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World Refugee Day: How business can step up when government retreats

On 20th June, for World Refugee Day 2018, António Guterres, UN Secretary General asked the world, “What would you do if you…

  • 27 June 2018
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Rethinking social impact programs to support communities along the supply-chain

Though corporate social responsibility has emerged as an inescapable priority for business leaders, there remains a large…

  • 27 June 2018
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The evolution of audits

How analyzing multiple data sources is shifting the social compliance paradigm towards a more comprehensive assessment. …

  • 21 June 2018
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How has China’s waste import ban changed the recycling scene in Asia?

Until recently it was China that accepted much of the world’s mixed plastic waste for recycling, with exports of over 7…

  • 20 June 2018
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Top Trends Shaping the Global Fashion System

The World Bank estimates that over the past 15 years, clothing demand and purchasing has almost doubled while the…

  • 13 June 2018
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Giving an “A” to fast fashion?

The 2018 Ethical Fashion report released by Baptist World Aid Australia is published annually in the lead up to the…

  • 6 June 2018
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What businesses need to know about the General Data Protection Regulation

Have you been receiving multiple emails about your data privacy lately? Two weeks ago, the European Union’s General Data…

  • 6 June 2018
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Linking ASEAN 2025 vision and the SDGs

CSR Asia is delighted to announce the launch its latest report “The Sustainable Development Goals and ASEAN 2025: A Guide for…

  • 23 May 2018
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Report launch: Briefing report on seafood for ASEAN retailers and hotel groups

Proactive or reactive: How do we want the companies we buy our seafood from to act? Attention to seafood, both wild catch and…

  • 16 May 2018
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UN argues progress on many SDGs is poor in Asia: Can business help?

A new report from the UN says that countries in Asia have made some inroads towards achieving several of the Sustainable…

  • 16 May 2018
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China’s first green tax law: Towards the new normal of high-quality growth

China’s Environmental Protection Tax Law, the nation’s first green tax law, took effect on January 1st, 2018 as one of its…

  • 9 May 2018
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The Sustainable Future of Fashion

On April 24, 2013 Rana Plaza, an eight-story garment factory collapsed in Dhaka, Bangladesh, killing 1,134 people and…

  • 9 May 2018
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Motivating millennials: The importance of employee engagement in Singapore

Companies always say, “People are our biggest asset.” Their actions, however, are sparse when it comes to translating this…

  • 2 May 2018
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Climate change and chocolate

Chocolate is made from cacao beans that grow on cacao trees. Cacao trees only thrive in rainforest conditions with fairly…

  • 25 April 2018
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Hong Kong companies need more board diversity

Exacerbated by uneven gender ratios and antiquated social norms, opportunities for women to participate, much less succeed in…

  • 25 April 2018
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Are standardized eco-industrial parks the answer to sustainable industrial growth?

Eco-industrial parks (EIPs) are an emerging driver for environmentally and socially sustainable economic growth…

  • 18 April 2018
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Developing and applying domain expertise to CSR – Lessons from audacious philanthropy

Walking through campus on my first day as a student at the University of Chicago in 1978, I came across a small but…

  • 18 April 2018
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Journey of the migrant worker – New approaches for detecting risk of forced labour across the business value chain

The International Labor Organization (ILO) defines forced labour as referring to situations in which persons are coerced to…

  • 11 April 2018
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Business commitments to the SDGs are falling short – a case for government and UN leadership

Despite an increasing number of companies committing to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), reports by PWC and KPMG paint…

  • 4 April 2018
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Gender transformative and responsible agribusiness investments in South East Asia

We are coming to the end of three years of cooperation with Oxfam on developing inclusive business strategies for the private…

  • 28 March 2018
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The real estate sector’s green finance gap

In 2016, against the backdrop of the Paris Agreement and United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, G20 member countries…

  • 23 March 2018
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Laborlink detects risk of forced labor

Target, Amnesty International and Vodafone are pioneering a new model of forced labor detection and prevention using…

  • 23 March 2018
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French Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Universal Robina Corporation and CSR Asia co-organised Responsible Agribusiness Roundtable in Ho Chi Minh City

Together with the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Universal Robina Corporation (URC), CSR Asia, a regional…

  • 22 March 2018
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Leveraging inclusive business for poverty alleviation and women’s economic empowerment

CSR Asia’s ongoing work on inclusive business is demonstrating again and again that simply doing business in a way that…

  • 21 March 2018
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Are Chinese enterprises going global responsibly?

China is now the second largest investing country in the world, with its outward foreign direct investment (FDI) rising 44…

  • 14 March 2018
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The sustainable seafood movement gains momentum in the Philippines

This year’s Sustainable Seafood Week, which took place from 26 February to 18 March 2018 in Manila, was a celebration of…

  • 14 March 2018
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From acts of God to climate change lawsuits

The legal landscape is changing in novel ways. Climate attribution scientists are investigating the extent to which human…

  • 7 March 2018
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Responsible Agribusiness Roundtable on inclusive, gender smart agribusiness in Phnom Penh

Yesterday, together with Khmer Organic Cooperative and Oxfam in Cambodia, CSR Asia organized the second session of the…

  • 7 March 2018
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Asia’s first sustainability bond

The Tropical Landscapes Finance Facility (TLFF) has launched a US$95 million Sustainability Bond to help finance a…

  • 28 February 2018
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The approaching Modern Slavery Act in Australia – what can we expect?

Since the UK passed the Modern Slavery Act in 2015, France has also followed suit with their ‘Duty of Vigilance’ law 2017…

  • 28 February 2018
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From rhetoric to action: building a smart Hong Kong

The concept of a “smart city” is gaining traction across the globe. Whilst the definition of smart city can vary, the term…

  • 21 February 2018
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Exploitation in the country of the ‘fair go’?

When we think of exploitation and migrant workers, most might first think of places or industries in the developing world…

  • 21 February 2018
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Using free, prior and informed consent to secure your social license to operate

Corporate globalisation has expanded extensively in recent years throughout Asia. Assisted by the integration of the…

  • 14 February 2018
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Water scarcity – what can businesses do to reduce their water risks?

Three years ago, Cape Town received international acclaim for its water conservation policy. Fast-forward to today, and the…

  • 14 February 2018
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Global opportunity report 2018: Time for agribusinesses to lean into the SDGs?

The Global Opportunity Report 2018 was released last week by DNV GL, the United Nations Global Compact and Sustainia. In its…

  • 7 February 2018
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Briefing report on seafood for ASEAN retailers and hotel groups

Seafood plays a significant role in the lives of millions. However, the value chain is corrupt with environmental destruction…

  • 1 February 2018
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The Sustainable Development Goals and ASEAN 2025: A Guide for Business

ASEAN 2025 is a guidance document for the future shared direction of ASEAN Member State governments. The Sustainable …

  • 1 February 2018
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Doing good index aims to unlock US$500 billion in private social investment

Asian philanthropists could inject over US$500 billion towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals…

  • 31 January 2018
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Sustainability thought leadership: from social responsibility to social purpose

What is Thought Leadership Marketing? Marketing has changed and raving about how great a brand is just doesn’t work anymore…

  • 31 January 2018
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Blockchain: Not another buzzword but a way to improve transparency within supply chains

Though commonly associated with Bitcoin, blockchain technology can be applied to many situations, including supply chain…

  • 24 January 2018
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Building resilient food systems for ASEAN’s megacities

By 2050, an estimated 60% of the ASEAN region’s population will be living in cities. Home to 13 of the world’s 22 megacities…

  • 17 January 2018
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Waste Charging: A clean sweep for Hong Kong

A plan announced late last year to tackle Hong Kong’s colossal waste problem will encourage both expenditure and education…

  • 17 January 2018
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China’s waste import ban emphasizes importance of innovation and the circular economy

The beginning of 2018 ushers in the sizeable challenge of how to handle waste in the face of China’s ‘Green Fence’ campaign…

  • 10 January 2018
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Food security, malnutrition and food waste on the agenda for 2018

According to a new report from the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO), 14.3 million people in…

  • 10 January 2018
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Investors want mandatory board oversight, but Hong Kong leadership not CSR savvy

On November 24th, members from CSR Asia attended the GRI Regional Hub China Annual Network Meeting, hosted by GRI and Fuji…

  • 20 December 2017
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Green and healthy buildings need smart occupants

The central aim of the Paris Agreement is to strengthen the global response to climate change by requiring all Parties to…

  • 20 December 2017
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Climate change may already be affecting your health

Climate change is commonly seen as an environmental issue and a distant, future threat. In reality, climate change is…

  • 13 December 2017
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Collaborating for disaster preparedness: A role for business

Climate related and natural disasters inflict economic losses of up to US$300 billion globally each year, according to the…

  • 13 December 2017
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The long road to sustainable tourism

Sustainable tourism exists for many years but it is still considered a distinct niche activity involving upmarket eco-resorts…

  • 6 December 2017
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Women in the workplace

2017 has been a year of global awakening about gender issues in the workplace. Earlier this year, a former Uber engineer…

  • 6 December 2017
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Climate change and Asian cities: What does business need to do?

It now seems likely that we will not be able to keep future temperature rises below 2 degrees Celsius and mounting opinion …

  • 6 December 2017
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Internet leaks prove need for responsible business practices

This month the mass leak of 13.4 million documents publicly exposed the offshore interests of hundreds of high-net-worth…

  • 29 November 2017
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Free shared value immersion visits on seven pressing issues in Hong Kong

This December, in collaboration with the Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Fund (SIE Fund) to promote the…

  • 29 November 2017
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Responsible sourcing management model

The responsible sourcing management model ('the model') is a tool developed by ELEVATE to help identify the management…

  • 19 November 2017
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Asian consumers and healthy eating

In an online survey commissioned by Ingredient Communications PR agency in 2016, researchers asked 600 consumers in Asia and…

  • 15 November 2017
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Ethical values for business success: A conversation with L’Oréal’s Chief Ethics Officer

Individuals are generally considered morally responsible for their actions. But who is responsible when those individuals…

  • 15 November 2017
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Two years since the Paris Agreement: where do we stand?

Two years after the signing of the Paris Agreement, world leaders gathered in Bonn, Germany at COP23 this month to discuss…

  • 15 November 2017
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Business and development: unleashing cross-sectoral synergies in Asia

Rapid economic growth in Asia has given rise to complex development challenges ranging from poverty reduction to gender right…

  • 8 November 2017
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Identifying and driving change in the seafood supply chain

Seafood is one of the largest global exports, generating $135 billion in revenue each year. It is the major source of…

  • 1 November 2017
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A sustainable food journey

Do I need to be vegan to eat responsibly? Does my sea bass come with a side of slavery? Do I need to finish my plate? On…

  • 1 November 2017
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Agribusiness and the SDGs: How the Agribusiness Sector in ASEAN can embrace the Sustainable Development Goals

Companies that do not prioritise the SDGs, or the inclusion of smallholder farmers, women, and other marginalised groups…

  • 1 November 2017
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Agribusiness in ASEAN: Making the Case for Smallholder Inclusion

Strategic engagement with smallholders generates a range of direct and indirect benefits for agricultural companies…

  • 1 November 2017
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White Papers Laborlink Report: Bangladesh Collaborative

Laborlink Bangladesh Collaborative

The Laborlink Bangladesh Collaborative (LBC) program used mobile technology to collect anonymous feedback from 53,203 workers…

  • 30 October 2017
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Responsible Agribusiness Roundtable Series – a discussion about inclusive, gender transformative agribusiness in Jakarta

Together with Louis Dreyfus Company Indonesia (LDC), organized the first session of CSR Asia’s Responsible Agribusiness…

  • 25 October 2017
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Measuring Gender Equality

Advancing and empowering women is too big an assignment for any sector alone, be it government, international organizations…

  • 25 October 2017
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Businesses showing strong leadership in Climate Week

The world’s largest companies are recognizing and reacting to the risks and opportunities presented by climate change…

  • 11 October 2017
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Free shared value courses in Hong Kong

As part of its work with the Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Fund (SIE Fund) in Hong Kong, CSR Asia is…

  • 11 October 2017
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Do you know a climate refugee? You Will.

The earth’s climate is changing at a rate that has exceeded most scientific forecasts. Since the turn of the century the…

  • 4 October 2017
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500+ Thought leaders and business executives convene in Bangkok at CSR Asia Summit 2017

Last week’s CSR Asia Summit 2017 in Bangkok attracted 500+ thought leaders and business executives, all committed to tackling…

  • 4 October 2017
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The Role of ICT in Realising Education for All by 2030

Focusing on the role that technology can play in helping achieve United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) number…

  • 1 October 2017
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CSR Asia Summit: Last call for participation

Next week CSR Asia will set the stage for two days of vital conversation, co-creation, and action at the CSR Asia Summit in…

  • 20 September 2017
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Unlocking the value of corporate sustainability

In today’s business world, transparency is a license to operate. Customers no longer have to guess how businesses are run…

  • 13 September 2017
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Partnering with social enterprises for scalability and impact

Characterised by innovation and purpose beyond profit, social enterprises use and adapt business strategies to advance…

  • 13 September 2017
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Eco-towns and sustainable lifestyles of the future

Sustainable business and consumption initiatives have traditionally been driven by compliance with regulations. Now times are…

  • 6 September 2017
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Made in Asia: the business case for investing in gender rights in supply chains

Acting to safeguard the rights of female workers is not only the right thing to do, it’s also good for business. A number of…

  • 6 September 2017
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The untapped economic potential of Asia’s refugees

The Asia-Pacific region hosts approximately 14 percent, or 3.5 million, of the world’s 65.3 million forced migrant population…

  • 30 August 2017
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Nowhere to hide – Australia moves to drive modern day slavery from supply chains

It is a brutal truth that modern day slavery is likely to exist somewhere within every-day supply chains. Last year the…

  • 30 August 2017
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A first look at reporting on the SDGs in Greater China

This September marks the two-year anniversary of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). A timely opportunity to review…

  • 30 August 2017
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Children’s rights – the risks and opportunities for business

“Virtually all companies interact with children in some way…” says Wivina Belmonte, Deputy Regional Director, UNICEF East…

  • 24 August 2017
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The rise of the “Food Citizen”

South East Asia is a paradise for food lovers. In Singapore, the people are not only infamous food travellers and hunters…

  • 24 August 2017
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Development and use of technology

Technology, innovation, data and analytics are buzz words now regularly used in the development and aid sectors. The United…

  • 24 August 2017
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Workplace of Choice, Malaysia

The award-winning project aims to promoting safe and fair labor practices for foreign migrant workers working in Malaysia …

  • 17 April 2017
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Oxfam Business Engagement for Sustainable Development

The program’s objectives are to influence and engage private sector actors to adopt more responsible and sustainable business…

  • 17 January 2017
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Sustainability Disclosure in ASEAN extractive companies

This research was carried out for GRI as part of CSR Asia’s work in the Extractive Sector. This research is focused on three…

  • 1 November 2016
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Can employing refugees bring value to companies in Asia-Pacific?

This paper examines the opportunities for the private sector to engage with refugees as well as for policy development at the…

  • 1 August 2016
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Creating Shared Value through Integrated Conservation and Development Projects

This report examines the opportunities for the private sector to support integrated conservation and development projects.…

  • 1 July 2016
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IDH Electronics Program

Innovative workforce management improves working conditions and environmental performance, resulting in stronger business…

  • 17 February 2016
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Inclusive Business: Best Practices from India

Social and economic disparity in India is emerging as a critical risk for private sector growth and continuity. This paper…

  • 1 December 2015
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Partnering with the Business sector for Disaster preparedness, Response and recovery

This paper was informed by discussions among the participants at the Disaster Preparedness Forum held in Hanoi, Vietnam, on 2…

  • 1 September 2015
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The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety

Developing and project managing capacity building, inspections, remediation and support of 850 factories in Bangladesh…

  • 17 August 2015
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The Role of the Private Sector in Women’s Economic Empowerment in Asia

This new resource by CSR Asia provides guidance and toolkits to help companies improve their gender diversity performance and…

  • 1 June 2015
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A study on corporate social responsibility development and trends in China

Driven by the efforts of different stakeholders to promote more responsible business practices, the efforts of corporate…

  • 1 May 2015
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Multi-Stakeholder initiatives: Cooperating to achieve responsible and inclusive business

Multi-stakeholder initiatives (MSIs) can bring together the skills, expertise and resources to tackle global challenges and…

  • 1 April 2015
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Engaging business on human rights: Issues for responsible and inclusive value chains

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Creating shared value through inclusive business strategies

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Managing sustainable development – guidance for extractive companies

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Business & Sustainable Disaster Recovery – Rebuilding More Resilient Communities

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Inclusive business in Asia – A case study of Cocoa

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Conflicts over land – A role for responsible and inclusive business

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Opportunities for inclusive business – A case study of the shrimp value chain

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Multi-stakeholder initiatives – Smallholders and inclusive business opportunities in palm oil

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Business case for responsible electronics manufacturing

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Disaster Preparedness: Helping Communities Prepare for Effective Response

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Enterprise Based Approaches to Economic Development and Poverty Alleviation

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Corporate community investment impact measurement in Asia

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  • 17 January 2013
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Making an Impact in Disaster Response, Recovery and Resilience

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Responsible and Inclusive Business in Myanmar

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Privacy Policy

ELEVATE and its subsidiaries and affiliates (“we,” “us,” “our,” “company,” or “ELEVATE”) are committed to protecting the privacy of individuals who visit our website (“visitors”), individuals who register to use the services as defined below (“customers”), and individuals who register to attend events organized by us (“attendees”).

This privacy statement defines our privacy practices for ELEVATE in relation to the use of our websites and the related application and services we offer (collectively, the “services”), as well as individuals’ choices regarding use, access and correction of personal information.

Your use of ELEVATE services expressly indicates to ELEVATE that you have read and understood this Privacy Policy and that you agree to the aspects covered in this Policy as they pertain to the collection and use of any applicable personal data.

ELEVATE makes every practical effort to avoid excessive or irrelevant collection of data. If a visitor believes the site has collected excessive information, we encourage the visitor to contact us at privacy@elevatelimited.com to raise any concerns.

Websites covered

This privacy statement covers the information practices, including how the company collects, uses, shares and secures the personal information you provide, of websites that link to this privacy statement (collectively referred to as “ELEVATE’s websites” or “the company’s websites”).

ELEVATE’s websites may contain links to other websites. The information practices or the content of such other websites is governed by the privacy statements of such other websites. The company encourages you to review the privacy statements of other websites to understand their information practices.

Information collected

When expressing an interest in obtaining additional information about our services, or registering to use the websites or other services, or registering for an event, ELEVATE requires you to provide personal contact information, such as name, company name, address, phone number, and email address (“required contact information”). When purchasing the services or registering for an event, ELEVATE may also require you to provide financial qualification and billing information, such as billing name and address, credit card number, and the number of employees within the organization that will be using the services (“billing information”). ELEVATE may also ask you to provide additional information, such as company annual revenues, number of employees, or industry (“optional information”). When visitors apply for a job with the company, ELEVATE may also require you to submit additional personal information as well as a resume (“applicant information”). Required contact information, billing information, applicant information, optional information and any other information you submit to ELEVATE to or through the services are referred to collectively as “data.”

When you create an account and profile on ELEVATE’s technology solutions web sites, we collect some information such as your name and contact information for the purposes of providing you access to the solution. Your name, photo, and any other information that you choose to add to your profile in our solutions may be available for viewing to other users (either from your firm, or to people in ELEVATE).

We collect and store the information and content that you store in ELEVATE solutions, including transactions you perform, actions you take in the applications, comments, etc. Your Content, date and time stamps, and all associated comments solutions may be available for viewing to other users (either from your firm, or to people in ELEVATE) along with your name.

When you communicate with us (via email, phone, through the ELEVATE websites or solutions, or otherwise), we may maintain a record of your communication.

As you navigate the company’s websites, ELEVATE may also collect information through the use of commonly-used information-gathering tools (“website navigational information”). Website navigational information includes cookies, log files, pixel tags, local storage objects, and other tracking technologies to automatically collect information about your activities, such as your searches, page views, date and time of your visit, and other information about your use of the ELEVATE websites or solutions. We also collect and may store information that your computer or mobile device provides to us in connection with your use of the ELEVATE properties such as your browser type, type of computer or mobile device, browser language, IP address, mobile carrier, unique device identifier, location, and requested and referring URLs.

ELEVATE’s intention is not to seek any sensitive information through our website unless legally required for recruiting purposes. Sensitive information includes a number of types of data relating to: age, race or ethnic origin; political opinions; religious or other similar beliefs; trade union membership; physical or mental health; sexual life or criminal record. We suggest that you do not provide sensitive information of this nature. If you do wish to provide sensitive information for any reason, ELEVATE accepts your explicit consent to use that information in the ways described in this privacy statement or as described at the point where you choose to disclose this information.

Use of information collected

The company uses data about ELEVATE customers to perform the services requested. For example, if you fill out a “contact” webform, the company will use the information provided to contact you about your interest in the services.

The Company also uses data about ELEVATE attendees to plan and host corporate events, host online forums and social networks in which event attendees may participate, and to populate online profiles for attendees on the company’s websites. Additional information on the company’s privacy practices with respect to data about ELEVATE attendees may be found in additional privacy statements on the event websites, as the case may be.

The Company may also use data about ELEVATE customers and attendees for marketing purposes. For example, the company may use information you provide to contact you to further discuss your interest in the services and to send you information regarding the company, its affiliates, and its partners, such as information about promotions or events.

The Company may also use and share aggregated, depersonalized or de-identified information either internally or with third parties for research, marketing, analytics and other purposes, provided such information does not identify a particular individual.

ELEVATE uses credit card information solely to check the financial qualifications and collect payment from prospective customers and attendees.

ELEVATE uses website navigational information to operate and improve the company’s websites. The company may also use website navigational information alone or in combination with data about ELEVATE customers and data about ELEVATE attendees to provide personalized information about the company.

When a visitor provides personal information to us, we use it in connection with the purposes for which it was provided to us, as stated at the point of collection (or as obvious from the context of collection). This data is not shared with other entities in the network for secondary or unrelated purposes, or shared with a third-party other than as described in this statement or otherwise disclosed at the point of collection. If there is an instance where such information may be shared, the visitor will be asked for permission beforehand.

Except for the mailing list initiative described above, where visitors explicitly choose to receive specific ELEVATE marketing or other materials, ELEVATE will not use personal data collected from our websites to facilitate unsolicited marketing activities.

Website navigational information

Cookies, web beacons and IP addresses

ELEVATE uses commonly-used information-gathering tools, such as cookies and web beacons, to collect information as you navigate the company’s websites (“website navigational information”). As described more fully below, we and our partners use these cookies or similar technologies to analyze trends, administer websites and services, track users’ movements around our websites and services, serve targeted advertisements and gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. This section describes the types of website navigational information used on the company’s websites and services, and how this information may be used.

Cookies

ELEVATE uses cookies to make interactions with the company’s websites easy and meaningful. When you visit one of the company’s websites, ELEVATE’s servers send a cookie to your computer. Standing alone, cookies do not personally identify you; they merely recognize your web browser. Unless you choose to identify yourself to ELEVATE, either by responding to a promotional offer, opening an account, or filling out a web form (such as a “contact” webform), you remain anonymous to the company.

ELEVATE uses cookies that are session-based and persistent-based. Session cookies exist only during one session. They disappear from your computer when you close your browser software or turn off your computer. Persistent cookies remain on your computer after you close your browser or turn off your computer. You can control the use of cookies at the individual browser level, but if you choose to disable cookies, it may limit your use of certain features or functions on our websites or services.

The following sets out how ELEVATE.com uses different categories of cookies and your options for managing cookies’ settings:

Required cookies

Required cookies enable you to navigate the company’s websites and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the Websites and using ELEVATE Services.

If you have chosen to identify yourself to ELEVATE, the company may place on your browser cookies containing an encrypted, unique identifier. These cookies allow the company to uniquely identify you when you are logged into the websites and services and to process your online transactions and requests.

Because required cookies are essential to operate the company’s websites and the services, there is no option to opt out of these cookies.

Performance cookies

These cookies collect information about how visitors use our websites and services, including which pages visitors go to most often and if they receive error messages from certain pages. It is only used to improve how the company’s websites and services function and perform.

From time-to-time, ELEVATE engages third-parties to track and analyze usage and volume statistical information from individuals who visit the company’s websites and services, and to track the performance of the company’s advertisements. ELEVATE and its third-party partners may also utilize HTML5 local storage or Flash cookies for these purposes. Flash cookies and HTML local storage are different from browser cookies because of the amount of, type of, and how data is stored.

Various browsers may offer their own management tools for removing HTML5 local storage.

Functionality cookies

Functionality cookies allow the company’s websites and services to remember information you have entered or choices you make (such as your username, language, or your region) and provide enhanced, more personal features. These cookies also enable you to optimize your use of ELEVATE’s websites and services after logging in. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customize.

ELEVATE uses local shared objects, also known as Flash cookies, to store your preferences or display content based upon what you view on our websites and services to personalize your visit.

To learn how to opt out of functionality cookies using your browser settings click here. Note that opting out may impact the functionality you receive when using ELEVATE’s Websites and Services.

To learn how to manage privacy and storage settings for Flash cookies click here.

Targeting or Advertising cookies

ELEVATE sometimes uses cookies delivered by third-parties to show you ads for ELEVATE products and services that we think may interest you on any devices you may use and to track the performance of company advertisements. For example, in these cases, cookies remember information such as which browsers have visited the company’s websites. The information provided to third-parties does not include personal information, but this information may be re-associated with personal information after the company receives it.

ELEVATE also contracts with third-party advertising networks that collect IP addresses and other information from web beacons (see below) on the company’s websites and services, from emails, and on third-party websites. Ad networks follow your online activities over time and across different sites or other online services by collecting website navigational information through automated means, including through the use of cookies. These technologies may recognize you across the different devices you use, such as a desktop or laptop computer, smartphone or tablet. Third-parties use this information to provide advertisements about products and services tailored to your interests. You may see these advertisements on other websites or mobile applications on any of your devices. This process also helps us manage and track the effectiveness of our marketing efforts. Third-parties, with whom the company partners to provide certain features on our websites or to display advertising based upon your web browsing activity, use Flash cookies to collect and store information. Flash cookies are different from browser cookies because of the amount of, type of, and how data is stored.

To learn more about these and other advertising networks and your ability to opt out of collection, please visit the opt-out pages of the Network Advertising Initiative, here, and the Digital Advertising Alliance, here.

To learn how to manage privacy and storage settings for Flash cookies click here. Various browsers may offer their own management tools for removing HTML5 local data.

Web beacons

ELEVATE may use web beacons alone or in conjunction with cookies to compile information about customers and visitors’ usage of the company’s websites and interaction with emails from the company. Web beacons are clear electronic images that can recognize certain types of information on your computer, such as cookies, when you viewed a particular website or service tied to the web beacon, and a description of a website or service tied to the web beacon. For example, ELEVATE may place web beacons in marketing emails that notify the Company when you click on a link in the email that directs you to one of the company’s websites. ELEVATE uses web beacons to operate and improve the company’s websites, services and email communications.

Log Files, IP Addresses, URLs and Other Data

As is true of most websites, we gather certain information automatically to analyze trends in the aggregate and administer our websites and services. This information may include your internet protocol (IP) address (or the proxy server you use to access the world wide web), device and application identification numbers, your location, your browser type, your internet service provider and/or mobile carrier, the pages and files you viewed, your searches, your operating system and system configuration information, and date/time stamps associated with your usage. Due to internet communications standards, when you visit or use the company’s websites and services, we automatically receive the URL of the website from which you came and the website to which you go when you leave our website. This information is used to analyze overall trends, to help us improve our websites and services, to track and aggregate non-personal information, and to provide the websites and services. For example, ELEVATE uses IP addresses to monitor the regions from which customers and visitors navigate the company’s websites. ELEVATE also collects IP addresses from customers when they log into the services as part of the company’s “identity confirmation” and “IP range restrictions” security features.

Social Media Features and Single Sign-on

The company’s websites may use social media features, such as the Facebook “like” button (“social media features”). These features may collect your IP address and which page you are visiting on the company’s website, and may set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly. You may be given the option by such social media features to post information about your activities on the company’s website to a profile page of yours that is provided by a third-party social media network in order to share with others within your network. Social media features are either hosted by a third-party or hosted directly on the Company’s website. Your interactions with these features are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing the relevant social media features. ELEVATE may also allow you to log in to certain of our websites and services using sign-in services such as Facebook Connect. These services will authenticate your identity and provide you the option to share certain personal information with us such as your name and email address to pre-populate our sign-up form.

Do Not Track

Currently, various browsers — including Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari — offer a “do not track” or “DNT” option that relies on a technology known as a DNT header, which sends a signal to websites’ visited by the user about the user’s browser DNT preference setting. ELEVATE does not currently commit to responding to browsers’ DNT signals with respect to the company’s websites, in part, because no common industry standard for DNT has been adopted by industry groups, technology companies or regulators, including no consistent standard of interpreting user intent. ELEVATE takes privacy and meaningful choice seriously and will make efforts to continue to monitor developments around DNT browser technology and the implementation of a standard.

Public forums, refer a contact, and customer testimonials

ELEVATE may provide bulletin boards, blogs, or chat rooms on the company’s websites. Any personal information you choose to submit in such a forum may be read, collected, or used by others who visit these forums, and may be used to send you unsolicited messages. ELEVATE is not responsible for the personal information you choose to submit in these forums.

Customers and visitors may elect to use the company’s referral program to inform contacts about the company’s websites and services. When using the referral program, the company requests the contact’s name and email address. ELEVATE will automatically send the contact a one–time email inviting him or her to visit the company’s websites. ELEVATE does not store this information.

ELEVATE posts a list of customers and testimonials on the company’s websites that contain information such as customer names and titles. ELEVATE obtains the consent of each customer prior to posting any information on such a list or posting testimonials.

Sharing of information collected

Service Providers

ELEVATE may share data about ELEVATE visitors, customers and attendees with the company’s contracted service providers so that these service providers can provide services on our behalf. These service providers are authorized to use your personal information only as necessary to provide the requested services to us. Without limiting the foregoing, ELEVATE may also share data about ELEVATE visitors, customers and attendees with the company’s service providers to ensure the quality of information provided, and with third–party social networking and media websites, such as Facebook, for marketing and advertising on those web sites. Unless described in this privacy statement, ELEVATE does not share, sell, rent, or trade any information with third-parties for their promotional purposes.

ELEVATE affiliates

The Company may share data about ELEVATE customers with other companies to work with them, including other companies owned by ELEVATE. For example, the company may need to share data about ELEVATE customers with other ELEVATE-owned companies for customer support, marketing, analytics, technical operations and account management purposes.

Business partners

ELEVATE does not share data about ELEVATE attendees with business partners unless: (1) you specifically opt in to such sharing via an event registration form; or (2) you attend a company event and allow ELEVATE or any of its business partners to scan your attendee badge. If you do not wish for your information to be shared in this manner, you may choose not to opt in via event registration forms and elect not to have your badge scanned at company events. If you choose to share your information with business partners in the manners described above, your information will be subject to the business partners’ respective privacy statements.

Third-parties

The section on website navigational information, specifically addresses the information we or third-parties collect through cookies and web beacons, and how you can control cookies through your web browsers. We may also disclose your personal information to any third-party with your prior consent.

Billing

ELEVATE uses a third-party service provider to manage credit card processing. This service provider is not permitted to store, retain, or use billing information except for the sole purpose of credit card processing on the company’s behalf.

Compelled disclosure

ELEVATE reserves the right to use or disclose information provided if required by law or if the company reasonably believes that use or disclosure is necessary to protect the company’s rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process.

International transfer of information collected

ELEVATE is headquartered in Hong Kong, and has operations, entities and service providers throughout the world. As such, we and our service providers may transfer your personal information to, or access it in, jurisdictions that may not provide equivalent levels of data protection as your home jurisdiction. We will take steps to ensure that your personal information receives an adequate level of protection in the jurisdictions in which we process it. A list of the company’s global offices is available on our web site. This privacy statement shall apply even if ELEVATE transfers data about ELEVATE customers or data about ELEVATE attendees to other countries.

Managing your preferences

ELEVATE offers visitors, customers, and attendees who provide contact information a means to choose how the company uses the information provided. You may manage your receipt of marketing and non-transactional communications by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link located on the bottom of the company’s marketing emails.

If you or the firm you work for (as applicable, on our websites) decides to deactivate or delete your account on ELEVATE websites, then you will no longer receive any communications from us, and other users will not be able to interact with you; however Your Content will remain in ELEVATE’s databases.

You may, of course, decline to submit information through the ELEVATE websites, in which case we may not be able to provide certain services to you. You may also control the types of notifications and communications we send, and otherwise amend certain privacy settings.

Correcting and updating your information

ELEVATE may retain your information for a period of time consistent with the original purpose of collection. For instance, we may retain your information during the time in which you have an account to use our websites or services and for a reasonable period of time afterward. We also may retain your information during the period of time needed for ELEVATE to pursue our legitimate business interests, conduct audits, comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes and enforce our agreements.

You may request to review, correct, delete or otherwise modify any of the personal information that you have previously provided to us through the company’s websites and services. If you have registered for an account with ELEVATE, you may generally update your user settings, profile, organization’s settings or event registration by logging into the applicable website or service with your username and password and editing your settings or profile. To update your billing information, discontinue your account, and/or request return or deletion of your data associated with your account, please contact your account representative. Requests to access, change, or delete your information will be addressed within a reasonable timeframe.

Customer data

ELEVATE’s customers may electronically submit data or information to the services for hosting and processing purposes (“customer data”). ELEVATE will not review, share, distribute, or reference any such customer data except as provided in ELEVATE’s terms of service, or as may be required by law. In accordance with ELEVATE’s terms of service, ELEVATE may access customer data for the purpose of providing the services or preventing or addressing service or technical problems or as may be required by law.

ELEVATE acknowledges that you have the right to access your personal information. If personal information pertaining to you as an individual has been submitted to us by an ELEVATE customer and you wish to exercise any rights you may have to access, correct, amend, or delete such data, please inquire with our customer directly, because ELEVATE personnel have limited ability to access data our customers submit to our services.

Security

ELEVATE has implemented generally accepted standards of technology and operational security in order to protect personally identifiable information from loss, misuse, alteration or destruction. ELEVATE’s policy is to use secure socket layer technology for the protection of credit card information submitted through web forms. This policy is also required for any fulfilment agents of our firms.

The security of your information is important to us. ELEVATE has implemented safeguards to protect the information we collect. However, no website or Internet transmission is completely secure. We urge you to take steps to keep your personal information safe, such as choosing a strong password and keeping it private, as well as logging out of your user account, and closing your web browser when finished using ELEVATE websites on a shared or unsecured device.

Children

ELEVATE understands the importance of protecting children’s privacy especially in an online environment. This website is not intentionally designed for or directed at children 13 years of age or younger. It is ELEVATE’s policy never to knowingly collect or maintain information about anyone under the age of 13.

Mobile applications

Without limiting the generality of this privacy statement, in addition to information gathered through its websites or submitted to its services, ELEVATE may obtain information through applications (“mobile applications”) that customers or their authorized individuals (“users”) download to, and run on, their mobile devices (“devices”). Mobile Applications provided by ELEVATE may obtain information from, or access data stored on, Users’ Devices to provide services related to the relevant Mobile Application. For example, a Mobile Application may: access a camera on a User’s Device to enable the User to upload photographs to the Services; access the call history on a User’s Device to enable the User to upload that information to the Services; access calendar information on a User’s Device to enable the User to match meeting attendees with contacts submitted by the User to the Services; access the geographic location of a User’s Device to enable the User to identify contacts submitted by the User the Services who are nearby; or access contact information on a User’s Device to enable the User to sync contact information between the information that is stored on the User’s Device and the information that is submitted to the Services. Information obtained to provide Mobile Application services may include information obtained in preparation for anticipated updates to those services. Mobile Applications may transmit information to and from Devices to provide the Mobile Application services.

Mobile Applications may provide ELEVATE with information related to Users’ use of the Mobile Application services, information regarding Users’ computer systems, and information regarding Users’ interaction with Mobile Applications, which ELEVATE may use to provide and improve the Mobile Application services. For example, all actions taken in a Mobile Application may be logged, along with associated information (such as the time of day when each action was taken). ELEVATE may also share anonymous data about these actions with third party providers of analytics services. In addition, if a User downloads a ELEVATE Mobile Application after clicking on a third-party mobile advertisement for the Mobile Application or for ELEVATE, the third-party advertiser may provide ELEVATE with certain information, such as the User’s Device identification information, which ELEVATE may use to track the performance of its advertising campaigns.

Customers may configure ELEVATE Mobile Application services, and the information accessed or obtained by the Mobile Application on a User’s Device may be affected by the Customer’s configuration. In addition, if a Customer purchases more than one Service from ELEVATE and its affiliates, a Mobile Application may be designed to interoperate with those Services; for instance, to provide a User with access to information from any or all of those Services or to provide information from a User’s Device to any or all of those Services. Information accessed or obtained by the Mobile Application on a User’s Device may be accessible to the Customer and its organization, depending on the intended functionality of the Mobile Application. ELEVATE may provide updated versions of its Mobile Applications. If your mobile device’s settings permit, those updates will be downloaded and installed automatically on your mobile device. By installing a ELEVATE Mobile Application on your mobile device, you consent to the downloading and updating of that Mobile Application.

In addition to Mobile Applications offered by ELEVATE, the Company may offer platforms for the creation of third-party Mobile Applications, including but not limited to the ELEVATE platform. Third-parties may obtain information from, or access data stored on, Users’ Devices to provide services associated with any third-party Mobile Applications that Users download, install, use, or otherwise interact with over a ELEVATE platform. ELEVATE’s Mobile Applications may also contain links or integrations to other Mobile Applications provided by third-parties. Third-parties’ use of information collected through third-party Mobile Applications is governed by the privacy statements of such third-parties. The Company encourages you to review the privacy statements of third-party providers of Mobile Applications to understand their information practices.

Notices and contractual terms related to a particular Mobile Application may be found in the End User License Agreement or relevant terms of service for that application. The Company encourages you to review the End User License Agreement or relevant terms of service related to any Mobile Applications you download, install, use, or otherwise interact with to understand that Mobile Application’s information practices. The Mobile Application’s access to information through a User’s Device does not cause that information to be “Customer Data” under ELEVATE’s terms of services or under this Privacy Statement, except as follows: To the extent that a User uses a Mobile Application to submit electronic data and information to a Customer account on our Services pursuant to the Customer’s Master Subscription Agreement with ELEVATE (or a similar agreement that governs the Customer’s subscription(s) to ELEVATE’s Services), that information constitutes “Customer Data” as defined in such agreement, and the provisions of that agreement with respect to privacy and security of such data will apply. Additional information about the Company’s privacy and security practices with respect to Customer Data is available here.

Changes to this Privacy Statement

ELEVATE reserves the right to modify or amend this Statement at any time by publishing an updated version here. The current version of the statement will be accessible on this website. If we make any changes to this Privacy Policy that materially change how we treat your personal information, we will endeavor to provide you with reasonable notice of such changes, such as via prominent notice on the relevant ELEVATE website or to your email address of record, and where required by law, we will obtain your consent or give you the opportunity to opt out of such changes.

This Privacy Policy was last modified on 24 May 2018 and goes into effect immediately.

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