Celebrating its tenth anniversary, the CSR Asia Summit 2014 will take place from September 16-17 at the Kowloon Shangri-La in Hong Kong. The conference is recognised as the region’s leading platform for corporate responsibility, giving a floor to industry leaders to discuss and identify solutions that integrate CSR practices into core business.
This year’s agenda will host sessions on topics ranging from water responsibility and poverty alleviation, to skills based volunteering. There is also an emphasis on supply chain responsibility that looks at environmental challenges and issues in food security.
In addition to workshops and forums, there will be an exhibition space available to organisations who want to showcase their CSR projects and increase brand awareness. There will also be six optional half-day pre-summit workshops for participants who want expert advice on hot topics in CSR.
Last year’s summit, held in Bangkok, attracted representatives from NGOs, development agencies, government and academia from across Asia. A number of multinationals demonstrated examples of continuing investment in the sector, such as Fuji Xerox’s pledge to recycling and Coca Cola’s commitment to enabling five million women entrepreneurs to build their businesses through skills training and mentoring networks.
Over 600 delegates from 30 countries are expected at this year’s event, including keynote speakers from sponsors the Coca Cola Foundation and Prudential Corporation Asia, as well as 60 professional speakers from a range of international charities and corporations such as Oxfam GB, UNICEF and IUCN Asia, among others.