May News: Water Security, Green Productivity, Green Jobs
Members Networking Session: Green Productivity
Global Compact, in partnership with GAC Ventures, VisionEdge Technologies and the Foundation of Taiwan Industry Services (FTIS), hosted a talk on Green Productivity on 25 April. At the event, FTIS shared with participants about their tried and tested methodologies to help organisations enhance profitability by greening their factories. Insights from the region gleaned from studies by the Asia Pacific Centre of Excellence on Green Productivity, co-hosted by Asian Productivity Organisation (APO) based in Tokyo and China Productivity Centre in Taiwan were shared at the event. Read more
'Water Security: A Global Issue, An Individual Need'
The High Commission of Canada in Singapore hosted an event titled, “Water Security: A Global Issue, An Individual Need” at NUS on 27th April 2016. Ms. Heather Grant, the High Commissioner shared that while we do not face a shortage of water in Singapore nor in Canada now, we ought to start taking steps to ensure water security over the long-term. Meanwhile, Mr. Wilson Ang, Executive Director of Global Compact, shared the responses from the different types of non-state actors.
Inaugural Green Jobs Symposium
On 16 April 2016, we saw a cozy gathering of students, mid-career professionals and esteemed industry experts at the inaugural Green Jobs Symposium 2016. The symposium was initiated against the backdrop of the booming global green jobs market in recent years. Organised by Young NTUC, the symposium set out to understand the relevance and impacts of green careers for Singapore. The Global Compact Network Singapore is a firm supporter of the event and our Executive Director, Mr Wilson Ang had the privilege to moderate all the sessions at the event. Read more
Global Compact Member updates
We would like to extend a warm welcome to our newest members, Tech For Good and The Corporate Sanctuary Pte. Ltd.!
Thought Leadership Series
'How Sustainable Development Goals can help your business'
Prior to the AGM on 23 June, Global Compact will hold its first Thought Leadership event, in partnership with Corporate Citizenship on ‘How Sustainable Development Goals can help your business’.
Amid all of the noise around the Global Goals, many companies are still confused as to what they mean for the private sector. What is the opportunity for businesses to align their social and environmental focus areas to what the world has agreed as the global priorities for sustainable development for the next 15 years?
For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
There will be a registration fee of $50 for non-members and no charge for Global Compact members.
CSR & Social Innovation Forum
Co-creating the Future Economy: Through Sustainability and Innovation
1 & 2 September
This year, Global Compact Network Singapore (GCNS) and the Social Innovation Park (SIP) collaborate to bring you a two-day forum that furthers both organisations’ interest in building Singapore’s Future Socio-Economy, as a ground up initiative. Under the overarching theme of Co-creating the Future Economy, the 2-day CSR and Social Innovation Forum will explore best practices, innovations, trends and ideas in an international context around the topics of corporate reporting, the SDGs, circular economy, sharing economy, post COP21 and many more.
This exciting event will take place on 1 and 2 September at the Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Center. For more information, please contact email@example.com
Ricoh Eco Action Day 2016
IN THE NEWS
Asian consumer firms need to buck up on sustainability: New report
A new report by WWF has found that most major Asian consumer goods firms are lagging behind their western counterparts on making their operations and supply chains more sustainable, and their investors are also not paying enough attention to environmental risks.
Kimberly-Clark: Why sustainability matters
As raging forest fires in Indonesia last year caused an unprecedented haze crisis across Southeast Asia for months, many businesses came under huge pressure to prove that their products were not linked to the illegal deforestation. Kimberly-Clark shares its new Sustainability 2022 strategy, targets and programmes.
Businesses must take responsibility to prevent fires
Singapore and Indonesian government officials say companies must ensure that sustainable policies and practices are implemented throughout their supply chain.
Integrated Reporting (IR) Training
7 June, 9.00am - 5.00 pm
Integrated reporting is the latest development in corporate reporting that promises to improve disclosure, while “enhancing the way organisations think, plan and report”. It aims to integrate all the key elements of a business; from aligning vision and strategies to enhancing risk management. It goes beyond performance reporting to include reporting of value creation strategies and processes of an organisation. Companies, investors and even the public sector globally have professed benefits. Find out more or register here.
Global Compact Network Singapore
The High Commission of Canada in Singapore hosted an event titled, “Water Security: A Global Issue, An Individual Need” at NUS on 27th April 2016. Ms. Heather Grant, the High Commissioner shared that while we do not face a shortage of