Communication of CSR through Social Media

October 3, 2012 by  
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Are you planning to use social media to communicate your company’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) policy and activities? What are some things to take note of when using social media for CSR?

This article shares our thoughts on the communication of CSR through social media, which we presented at last week’s International Singapore Compact CSR Summit 2012.

The International Singapore Compact CSR Summit 2012 was held in Singapore from 27 – 28 Sep with over 400 business leaders, CSR practitioners, government officials, academics, students and non-governmental organisations coming together to share and discuss trends, threats and opportunities for CSR. This annual event, in its 4th year, is organised by the Singapore Compact for CSR – a national body promoting CSR in Singapore.

In our presentation, we outlined the social media landscape and shared 3 main points for companies and organisations to keep in mind when using social media for CSR: Listen and Understand, Tell Stories and Share, and Engage and Be Transparent. Read more

Updates and Insights from the CSR Asia Forum on Sustainability Disclosure 2011

March 25, 2011 by  
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The CSR Asia Forum on Sustainability Disclosure 2011 was held in Singapore on 23 March, and organised by CSR Asia to update delegates on sustainability reporting, disclosure and communications, both locally and globally.

Here are some updates and insights from the Forum:

Singapore Companies Lagging Behind on Sustainability Reporting

According to CSR Asia, Singapore companies are lagging behind on sustainability reporting and could risk losing out this potential competitive edge to other Asian companies. Singapore is placed fourth out of five ASEAN countries (Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines) in terms of the number of sustainability reports produced by the country’s companies, and has only 21 companies producing 59 reports in the past eight years. Read more