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We recently read the newly released annual Human Rights World Watch 2016 report which details the issues in human rights in the past year by country. Boiling down to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Global Compact Network Singapore (GCNS), as an organisation and its members, advocate for responsible business practices and are aligned with the UN Global Compact Network (UNGC) 10 universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption.




by Christopher Ang, Executive Director, Singapore Compact for CSR
[first published on Olam International's blog page]

2014 is quickly drawing to a close.

It is usually a time for people to reflect on the year that has passed, draw lessons from it so that they can improve themselves in the coming year. For sustainability practitioners, and advocacy evangelisers like myself, it is also an opportunity for us to review the year and look ahead at the trends so that we can chart a brighter future for our organisations and the communities we operate in. Read more


By Christopher Ang, Executive Director, Singapore Compact for CSR

Many of you would have had sleepless nights since World Cup 2014 kicked off in Brazil two weeks ago. While all eyes are glued to the fanfare surrounding each match in the early morning, I want to draw your attention to the fact that FIFA – which is the wealthiest of sporting associations worldwide – and major sponsors of the game may have missed an open goal on running a responsible business.

Even before the first football was kicked, more than a million Brazilians have protested on the streets on issues such as corruption, lack of improvement in public services and the spiraling costs of the hosting the World Cup.