Community Business Events
Community Business Supported Events

Community Business Events
Community Business is dedicated to raising awareness and sharing knowledge on issues related to corporate social responsibility in Asia. We run a full calendar of events, including meetings, workshops, seminars and conferences, in addition to a number of specific CSR related campaigns. For the latest list of upcoming events, please see below. To find out more details about each event or to register, simply click on the relevant hyperlink.

Community Business Conference 2016
15-16th Nov │Regal Airport Hong Kong

Leveraging over a decade of expertise and thought leadership, we are delighted to introduce the premier platform for leading, inspiring and supporting companies to adopt responsible and inclusive business practices in Asia. Read More...
The DIAN Professional Series 

A programme of world class training workshops open to public, delivered by our Diversity & Inclusion in Asia Network (DIAN) in partnership with leading D&I experts and consultants in key markets across Asia. Read More...

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2 September   MEETING
Employee Resource Group (ERG) Summit


This ½ day event is an initiative by DIAN India, the leading network for companies and professionals committed to diversity and inclusion in India. Recognising that many companies in India now have ERGs and are looking to leverage their impact to drive their D&I strategies forward, this Summit brings together ERG Executive Sponsors and ERG Leaders from different companies to network, collaborate and share their best practices.

For enquires or registration, please contact Sandeep Nair or visit our website.

6 September  

Responsible Business Network Meeting 3 / Community Builders Meeting 4 (Joint-event)

Building Stronger Communities through Impact Investing
6 September | Tuesday | 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Hogan Lovells, 11/F, One Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong (map)

This Responsible Business Network and Community Builders member’s only meeting will focus on the topic of impact investment. Impact investing exemplifies the idea that business can “do well by doing good” and this market is expected to grow to US$3 trillion. Community Business has the privilege to invite guest speakers Paul Cheng, Chair of Trustees from SharedImpact, and Warren Ang, Director from GDI. Paul will provide an overview on impact investing and offer his experience and advice on investment strategies such as social impact bonds. Warren will introduce various strategies for corporate involvement on impact investing.

For enquires or registration, please click here or contact Sammy Tsang.

7 September   SEMINAR
Let's Talk About The 'T' in LGBT- Best Practices in Creating Inclusive Public Facilities
7 September | Wednesday | 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Conference Room Level 30, Citibank, Champion Tower, 3 Garden Road, Central,
Hong Kong

In the last few years, the subject of transgender has gained more visibility globally, and enlightened companies have started to implement inclusive policies and measures to support their transgender and gender non-confirming employees.
Such attention has also been drawn in Hong Kong recently, following local media coverage of LGBTI individuals accessing public facilities. Recognising that this is a relatively new area for many businesses, we are delighted to take advantage of the engagement of Pride in Diversity, Australia, and present this evening seminar, featuring LGBTI expert, Ross Wetherbee.

For enquires or registration, please click here or contact Ivy Wong

DIAN Meeting

Virtual Hub

For enquires or registration, please contact Tina Arcilla.

DIAN Global Link Meeting 2


For enquires or registration, please contact Tina Arcilla.

29 September   MEETING
Community Builders Meeting 5
Responsible Business Leadership: Building Disability Confidence

Hong Kong

We know from our diversity work with companies in Asia that disability is a subject that companies are beginning to address. Some companies are focusing their disability initiatives on community and outreach programmes. Others, particularly in countries such as Japan and China where governments have set quotas for the recruitment of people with disabilities, are looking to see how they can bring people with disabilities into their organisation as employees. After exploring the subject of disability from a personal perspective, we will take things back to the workplace in this session and discuss how we can, as employees and/or managers, build “disability confidence” – a term borrowed from the Business Disability Forum in the UK.

For enquires or registration, please contact Sammy Tsang.

11 October   EVENT
Community Investment Forum 3
Employee Engagement 2.0

Hong Kong

With nearly three-quarters of workers stating they consider CSR when deciding where to work, companies are beginning to think more about how to engage employees, especially the millennials, in CSR initiatives. The Forum explores both the importance and challenges around engaging Gen Y employees as well as identifies strategies and approaches to enable companies to be more effective in this respect.

For enquires or registration, please contact Sammy Tsang.

17 - 21 October   EVENT
Work-Life Balance Week 2016

For more information, please contact Ashley Kwok.

Responsible Business Network Meeting 4
CSR 3.0: Building an Open Innovation Ecosystem
LexisNexis, Suite 3901, 39/F, Hopewell Centre, 183 Queen's Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

From traditional concepts of CSR such as volunteering and philanthropy, to the more advanced Shared Value principle, the landscape of today’s CSR is rapidly changing. The same applies to the business environment. Therefore, it is imperative to understand the critical role CSR plays, and how to apply strategic business knowledge and competencies to maximise each company’s investment to the community. CSR 3.0, coined by Intel, refers to businesses going beyond the traditional framework of CSR, by engaging organisations from all sectors and facilitating a platform that allows everyone to identify the causes of social issues and share resources to come with an effective solution.

For enquires or registration, please contact Sammy Tsang.

15 - 16 November   CONFERENCE
Community Business Conference 2016

Hong Kong


For more information, please visit website.

For enquires or registration, please contact Joy Tsang.

17 - 18 November   MEETING - DIAN MEMBERS ONLY
DIAN Meeting 4 (incl. DIAN Advisory Council Meeting)
Hong Kong

For enquires or registration, please contact Tina Arcilla.

29 November  

Community Builders Meeting 6
Wrap-up and Networking
Hong Kong

We will wrap up the year with a review of past topics and discussions on the plans for Community Builders next year. We will also invite a special guest with disabilities who will share with the group their story of achieving the dream of making Hong Kong a more inclusive place.

For enquires or registration, please contact Sammy Tsang.

Year-end Roundtable Dinner
Hong Kong

For enquires or registration, please contact Sammy Tsang.

6 December   EVENT
Community Investment Forum 4
Closing the Strategy-to-Execution Gap in CSR Initiatives 
Hong Kong

Like any business strategy, the chasm between strategic intent and execution in a company’s responsible business strategies jeopardises performance while increasing risk exposure. We have seen first-hand how local offices fail to implement CSR strategies set by global headquarter due to difference in landscape, priorities and more. The Forum presents a real-life case example of a Hong Kong company manages to minimise this gap to deliver results. It will also provide companies with guidelines for achieving better alignment between CSR strategy and execution, based on Community Business’ experience of advising local companies for over a decade.

For enquires or registration, please contact Sammy Tsang.

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Community Business Supported Events
Community Business welcomes any initiatives to increase awareness towards issues related to corporate social responsibility in Asia or encourage responsible business practice. Below is the list of events that Community Business supports in the ways of being a speaker and/or a supporting organisation. To find out more details about each event and to register, simply click on the relevant hyperlink.


 August   Online Survey
Study on sexual orientation, business, policy and politics- Online survey

Carefully designed and well-thought through research can provide an important evidence base for business, policy and political debates. For example, the 'Study on Legislation against Discrimination on the Grounds of Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Intersex Status', commissioned by the Equal Opportunities Commission, of which Prof. Suen is the Principal Investigator, has been covered by almost all local media outlets, widely disseminated to policy makers, presented at the Legislative Council and used as evidence in court cases. 


Your participation in this study is important and hugely valued. 

Please fill in this study to get your voice heard.

For English version, please click here.
For Chinese version, please click here.

7-8 September   EVENT
Forum for Expatriate Management APAC Global Mobility Summit

Orchard Hotel Singapore


The Forum For Expatriate Management presents FEM APAC. Set to bring together over 200 key professionals from the global mobility sector, consultants, industry experts and HR specialists.

FEM APAC Summit and EMMAs is a combination of case studies, keynote sessions, interactive workshops and networking opportunities that attract individuals looking to network and exchange knowledge on the latest strategies and technologies available to improve and shape the future global mobility industry.

Our Senior Managers Tina Arcilla and Florence Chan, representing Community Business, are invited to speak on the topics of 'Understanding Local Working Culture, Policies and Packages in Asia (7 Sep) and 'Do Current Mobility Frameworks Accurately Reflect Organisational Diversity Goals' (8 Sep) respectively.

For more information and to register, please click here

For non-corporate ticket purchases, please email Centaur Media


29 September



Gender Equity Conference

Butterfields, Tai Koo Place, Quarry Bay


Community Business is proud to be the Thought Leadership Partner of the Gender Equity Conference organized by FLEXImums and Back to Work Hong Kong taking place on Thursday, 29 September 2016 at Butterfields, Tai Koo Place, Quarry Bay (sponsored by Swire Properties Limited) in Hong Kong.


We encourage you to join this event and are happy to extend a 25% discount to DIAN Members and Participating Companies of the Work-Life Balance Week 2016

For enquires or registration, please click here.

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