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28 Mar 2017

Organising CSR/Sustainability to Achieve Greater Impact

An opportunity to reflect on progress in CSR and sustainability in Asia, and learn more about the Hong Kong Business Sustainability Index and it's implications

Description

While more companies in Hong Kong may be practising corporate social responsibility, they still lag behind their counterparts in Asia, let alone Europe and North America. According to the Fourth Hong Kong SME Business Sustainability Index announced on 14 February 2017, while the overall average score was 66.02, on a 100-point scale, up 3.2% compared with the third Index in 2014, and up 13.2% compared with the first Index announced in 2012. The progressive improvement of SMEs in CSR and business sustainability over the past five years has been encouraging, although the standard deviation of 24.34 reflected that the gap between the top and bottom performers remained huge.

Key Takeaways:

  • Understand the global trends in CSR and Sustainability
  • Understand the Hong Kong Business Sustainability Index
  • Understand the landscape – which organizations or public bodies are involved, legal and social issues
  • Reflect on how different stakeholders, including the business community, can improve the situation
  • Suggest ways for businesses to take action

Event Speakers

  • Faith Bhaseen

    Faith Bhaseen

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    Head of Audit, Standard Chartered
  • Maria Chan

    Maria Chan

    Corporate Communications Manager, Hysan Development Company
  • Chiu-Yung Wong

    Chiu-Yung Wong

    Deputy Director - Public Affairs, CLP
  • Patrick Waller

    Patrick Waller

    Vice President APAC Marketing and E-Commerce, OtterBox
  • Catherine Dannaoui

    Catherine Dannaoui

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    Head of Communications, HandsOn Hong Kong
  • John Louie

    John Louie

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    Executive Director, Asian Charity Services

Head of Audit, Standard Chartered

Faith Bhaseen

Faith is currently Head of Audit for Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited, and the former Head of Audit for Corporate Finance and Transaction Banking and is based in Hong Kong. He joined Standard Chartered Bank in 1998 as a derivatives trader in the London dealing room (UK Global Markets). Since then he has held a variety of roles within Standard Chartered including in Client Relations as the Regional Head for Development Organisations, and as a transactor within Corporate Finance. He joined Group Internal Audit in 2007 in Hong Kong and has broad banking experience and product knowledge having been responsible for all audits in Hong Kong, and globally across the Corporate Finance, Transaction Banking, Client Relations and Financial Markets businesses.
Faith holds a Certification (IACert) in Internal Audit and Business Risk from the UK Institute of Internal Auditors and is a Certified Anti Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS). He read Economics at the London School of Economics (BSc) and holds a Masters of Research (MRes) from London Guildhall University. He is a Hong Kong Permanent Resident and a British national.

Corporate Communications Manager, Hysan Development Company

Maria Chan

Deputy Director - Public Affairs, CLP

Chiu-Yung Wong

Vice President APAC Marketing and E-Commerce, OtterBox

Patrick Waller

Head of Communications, HandsOn Hong Kong

Catherine Dannaoui

Catherine Dannaoui is a communications and events professional with more than 10 years of experience in agencies, media and nonprofits. Before joining HandsOn Hong Kong she worked as an Account Manager at OgilvyOne and an Event Marketing Manager for the The Economist Group. Throughout her career Catherine has been responsible for the development and roll-out of strategic communications plans for several major initiatives including Ogilvy's first Greater China Digital Summit, The Economist Group's first major health care and ocean sustainability events. She has used her expertise on a voluntary support basis to support Justice Centre Hong Kong and led them in staging their first major exhibition and fundraising initiative, featuring an auction of portraits of the refugees the centre works with (culminating in their annual 'Hong Kong Human Rights Art Prize'). Catherine has a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the University of Technology in Sydney.

Executive Director, Asian Charity Services

John Louie

John has over 30 years of experience with multinational companies in the engineering and construction fields. After starting his career in Europe, he held senior positions in sales, marketing and communications, as well as field operations management with postings in greater China, Singapore and Malaysia. He volunteered as a consultant with Asian Charity Services during the two years prior to becoming its Executive Director in October 2015.
John grew up in Hong Kong and attended Diocesan Boys’ School before earning a degree in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan. He also holds an MBA from the University of Toronto. John is married and has three grown children.

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