International Singapore Compact CSR Summit 2014

July 25, 2014 by  
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International Singapore Compact CSR Summit 2014 - Participants

Awareness about corporate social responsibility (CSR) in Singapore and the ASEAN region has been growing over the past decade, a trend that is expected to continue. In spite of this, many businesses in the region still find it an uphill task to actively embed CSR into their business strategies, preferring to invest in the social development and philanthropic aspects of CSR.

This is the inspiration behind the theme for this year’s International Singapore Compact CSR Summit, “CSR: For Sustainable Growth. Balancing Profits, People and Planet”. Taking place at the Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre on 16 and 17 October 2014, this year’s 2-day conference provides a platform for major CSR players to discuss how companies can maintain sustainable growth through responsible business actions. Read more

International Singapore Compact CSR Summit brings together the best in CSR thoughts and practices

August 13, 2013 by  
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Singapore’s premium CSR event is back once again! The International Singapore Compact CSR Summit, organised by Singapore Compact for Corporate Social Responsible (CSR), is taking place on 4 and 5 September 2013 at the Raffles City Convention Centre.

Now into its fifth year, the 2-day Summit promises to showcase the best CSR thoughts and practices in the region and around the world, by bringing together more than top business leaders, government officials, policy makers, academics, civil society leaders and CSR practitioners in a brisk exchange of focused analysis and dialogue on the world of CSR. Read more

Singapore Companies Honoured at Inaugural CSR Awards

October 7, 2010 by  
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At the International Singapore Compact CSR Summit 2010, Singapore Compact announced the winners of the inaugural CSR Awards, to honour the companies’ best practices in CSR. Out of the 58 entries submitted, five local companies were chosen as winners in five different categories while two other companies received Special Mention.

Speaking on the awards, Mr Seah Kian Peng, Vice-President of Singapore Compact for CSR said: “The response for the awards this year has been very good. The judges discussed the various nominations very thoroughly before arriving at their decision. We feel that this award is a good way to motivate people to improve their CSR performance. We need leaders and innovators to lead the way in CSR, and to improve on what has been done. For future years’ awards, we will fine tune the criteria for selection to align to changing expectations of the community and other stakeholders.” Read more

More Companies Embrace CSR in Singapore

September 30, 2010 by  
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Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is gaining traction among the companies in Singapore. This is evident from the significant increase in companies joining the Singapore Compact for CSR, a tripartite body charged with promoting CSR in Singapore. Its membership grew 42% from 239 last September to 341 this year. There is also an increase in sustainability reporting using the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) framework, from zero companies in 2007 to more than 20 currently.

Singapore Compact explains that CSR is picking up in Singapore due to several reasons. The public are increasingly looking at companies’ environmental and social responsibility, and more consumers are expecting companies to be ethical. Companies are also starting to understand that CSR makes good business sense as it enhances their credibility, increases their employee retention, attracts global talent, and helps them better address environmental concerns. Read more