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
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.
- 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
Faith BhaseenmoreHead of Audit, Standard Chartered
Maria ChanCorporate Communications Manager, Hysan Development Company
Chiu-Yung WongDeputy Director - Public Affairs, CLP
Patrick WallerVice President APAC Marketing and E-Commerce, OtterBox
Catherine DannaouimoreHead of Communications, HandsOn Hong Kong
John LouiemoreExecutive Director, Asian Charity Services
Head of Audit, Standard Chartered
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
Deputy Director - Public Affairs, CLP
Vice President APAC Marketing and E-Commerce, OtterBox
Head of Communications, HandsOn Hong Kong
Executive Director, Asian Charity Services
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.