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Singapore CSR Conference Features Global Compact

2004-07-16 

On 12 and 13 July 2004, the Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility in Singapore held its first Asia Pacific CSR Seminar Series in conjunction with the Social Venture Network Asia Conference. The Social Venture Network (SVN) promotes new models and leadership for socially and environmentally sustainable business in the 21st century. Roughly 250 company representatives, academics and NGOs discussed CSR issues relevant to the region, such as "Law and CSR", "Voluntarism versus Regulation", and "How to Move Forward CSR in the Asia and Pacific Region". Anton Stadler of the Global Compact Office at UN Headquarters in New York addressed the final plenary session of the conference. The different Social Venture Networks Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand and the Philippines expressed their will to promote the ten principles of the Global Compact among their member companies. During the conference, a separate Global Compact meeting was held with about twenty Singaporean companies (domestic and subsidiaries of multinationals). Participants agreed to prepare a high-profile Global Compact promotion event in Singapore later this year with the goal to establish a national Global Compact network.

For more information, please contact the Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility or the Social Venture Network.