June News: Annual General Meeting, Thought Leadership Series, SGX Partnership and more!
CSR & Social Innovators Forum
"Co-creating the Future Economy through Sustainability and Innovation"
1 & 2 September 2016
Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Center
This year, Global Compact Network Singapore and the Social Innovation Park (SIP) collaborate to bring you the CSR and Social Innovators Forum under the theme of 'Co-creating the Future Economy through Sustainability and Innovation'.
Graced by Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic and Social Policies, the 2-day forum promises to bring you lots of exciting discussions and insights from international speakers and industry experts. Topics will include Corporate Reporting, SDGs, Mindful Collaborations, Smart Nations, Sharing Economy, Corporate Governance and what it means to you and your business.
Register now as early bird rates ends on 10 July. Click here or email email@example.com for more information.
Unilever Sustainable Living Plan Lunch Series
Unilever hosted a series of lunchtime panel discussions for their employees that provide a forum to learn, discover and empower them on key Unilever Sustainable Living Plan (USLP) areas including sustainable agriculture, sustainable living brands and women’s empowerment. The theme of the panel discussion was on USLP, the region and Singapore, which focused on what USLP means for Unilever's operations in the region and how USLP can contribute to their success. Our Executive Director, Mr Wilson Ang was invited as one of the panelists to share on major trends in sustainability. Read more
SGX Sustainability Reporting - Consultation Session with Sustainability Experts
On the afternoon of 11 May, Singapore Exchange (SGX) and Global Compact Network Singapore (GCNS) hosted a total of 13 experienced CSR and corporate sustainability advisory companies for a consultation session on how to facilitate listed companies in implementing the new SGX Sustainability Reporting (SR) requirements. With the support of SGX, GCNS will be the go-to agency for companies, especially those who are on the SGX mainboard listing, who require assistance in complying with the mandatory SR requirements upon the announcement of the rules and guidelines later this year. Read more
Inaugural Global Compact Thought Leadership Series
23 June 2016
Unilever Four Acres Singapore
Global Compact will hold a Thought Leadership event on 23 June 2016, in partnership with Corporate Citizenship and Unilever on ‘How Sustainable Development Goals can help your business’. This session aims to help businesses explore the economic case for taking action on the Global Goals. For more information, please click here or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
*There will be a registration fee of $50 for non-members and no charge for Global Compact members.*
Global Compact Network Singapore Annual General Meeting
23 June 2016
Unilever Four Acres Singapore
Global Compact members are invited to register and attend Global Compact’s 11th Annual General Meeting which will be held on 23 June. There will be a tea reception at 4.00 pm prior to the AGM which will begin at 5.00 pm. A Preliminary Notice has been sent to all members. For more information, please click here or contact email@example.com
Singapore Apex Corporate Sustainability Awards
Global Compact is proud to officially announce the Singapore Apex Corporate Sustainability Awards 2016. With the integration between Global Compact and Singapore Business Federation (SBF) Sustainable Development Business Group in April this year, the new Award builds on both the GCNS Singapore Apex CSR Awards and SBF Singapore Sustainability Awards, which are held in high regard by the private sector in its own right.
This Award represents the most prestigious form of recognition for companies in Singapore on Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability. More information on the categories, judging criteria and application process will be released shortly.
The application period will open in 2 weeks time. Winners of the Awards will be recognised at our annual Awards Dinner on 27th October 2016. Do stay tuned for more updates.
For queries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
OTHER FEATURED EVENTS
Singapore International Water Week (SIWW), 10-14 July
Cleanenviro Summit 2016, 10-14 July
Industrial Water Solutions Forum: Securing Water in Challenging Environments, 13 July
Green Growth and Business Forum, 12-13 July
Conference on Corporate Governance & Responsibility: Theory Meets Practice, 20-22 July
IN THE NEWS
SGX Sustainability Indices
Singapore Exchange (SGX) recently announced a new suite of equity indices - called SGX Sustainability Indices - by its index business. The four new indices include the flagship SGX Sustainability Leaders Index, comprising listed firms that are considered to be clear frontrunners in environmental, social and governance standards when compared with their peers. Among the listed 24 component companies within the SGX Sustainability Leaders Index, we are extremely proud to see a number of valued members being part of the list. Read more
Masagos urges firms to partners Government in the push for Sustainability
With challenges of climate change looming for Singapore and the world, Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Masagos Zulkifli has urged companies to partner the Government on moves to enhance environmental sustainability. Mr Masagos was speaking at a panel discussion organised by Ricoh Asia-Pacific as part of the company's 10th annual Eco Action Day, a business-led environmental awareness campaign started in 2007. Read more.
Also check out this YouTube video of Eco Action Day's journey thus far.
CDL Integrated Sustainability Report 2016 – Making Business Sense of Robust Environmental, Social And Governance Performance
Ahead of SGX proposed guidelines for sustainability reporting, one of our gold members, City Developments Limited (CDL), has continued to push forward with more robust sustainability performance tracking and disclosure. Its 2016 Integrated Sustainability Report titled ‘Integrating our Strengths, Creating Future Value’, continues to adopt the International Integrated Reporting Council’s Integrated Reporting (IR) framework. Read more
Sustainability Reporting Course - A Practical Approach
28-29 September 2016
The SGX announced in October 2014 that it will be mandating a “comply or explain” approach to sustainability reporting for listed companies. Increasingly, investors are including analysis of company’s sustainability risks/opportunities in their investment decisions. This 2-day course has been put together to address these questions and guide participants through the sustainability reporting requirements of SGX and GRI. The course is relevant to companies that are considering reporting, either within the Annual Report, as a separate standalone Sustainability Report or an Integrated Report.
Register here or contact email@example.com
Global Compact Network Singapore