The Way Forward for CSR in Singapore

September 4, 2013 by  
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Mdm Halimah Yacob, Speaker of Parliament, Singapore spoke about the need for social innovation at the 5th International Singapore Compact CSR Summit opening ceremony.

In its 5th year, the annual International Singapore Compact CSR Summit highlights the growth of corporate social responsibility (CSR) in Singapore over the years and looks at the way forward. Organised by the Singapore Compact for CSR, this year’s summit saw over 460 delegates and guests coming together to learn and share ideas and experiences on CSR.

Here are three messages from the summit, which we feel is important in shaping the way forward for CSR in Singapore:

1. Explore beyond CSR to social innovations

In her opening speech, Madam Halimah Yacob, Speaker of Parliament, said that it is heartening to see the growth of CSR in Singapore, where there is now growing awareness of CSR among companies, and it is almost a given for companies to have in place corporate philanthropy and volunteerism programmes to give back to society. Read more