Building a Shared Future and Recognizing Asia’s Best

May 12, 2018

The 4th International CSR Summit and Asia Responsible Enterprise Awards set in Manila

The world’s top CSR thinkers, doers, speakers and leaders will be in the country on June 1, 2018 at the Manila Marriot Hotel for the 4th International CSR Summit (ICS), an annual event organized by Enterprise Asia, Asia's leading non-governmental organization for responsible entrepreneurship.

This year, the ICS theme is “Building A Shared Future”, which calls upon business organizations to lead “Transformational Change” and combat urgent issues threatening people and the planet to reach a shared future. Learning from last year’s summit, which talked about the growing number of responsible businesses across global borders and have sought to establish industry-wide and global alliances, ICS 2018 now urges businesses to deliver real impact and solutions to meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and identify the areas where businesses need transformational change.

Highlighting the ICS 2018 agenda are dialogues to be led by CSR experts and practitioners who steered some of the remarkable CSR initiatives in the region. The line-up of speakers include Congresswoman Gwendolyn Garcia, the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Philippines; Dr. Eugene Chien, former Minister of Environment and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Taiwan, Republic of China; Cheryl Maley, President and Managing Director of Novartis Philippines; Laetitia Lienart, Vice President of Corporate Citizenship APAC of Credit Suisse; Dr. Niven Huang, Regional Leader of KPMG Sustainability Services Asia Pacific; Maricel Aguilar from UN WOMEN Philippines and H.E. Leo M. Herrera-Lim, Chairman, ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR); to name a few.

In conjunction with the ICS 2018, the Asia Responsible Enterprise Awards 2018 (AREA 2018)—Asia’s most prestigious and largest recognition program, will also be held at a Gala Dinner at Manila Marriott Hotel, Philippines. For the past 10 years, AREA has recognised and honoured top sustainable CSR initiatives across Asia. All the award recipients have designed and executed effective CSR programmes embedding sustainability into their core initiatives.

Over 200 nominations have come in from 23 countries and markets across Asia, including Bangladesh, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, UAE, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. The AREA 2018 recognises leading CSR practices in the following categories - Social Empowerment, Investment in People, Health Promotion, Green Leadership, Corporate Governance, SME CSR and Responsible Business Leadership.

The AREA aims to inculcate proactive, transparent and purpose-driven sustainable initiatives in addressing intense economic, social and environmental challenges, as well as advocate the business community to build a responsible and sustainable future that recognizes the needs of all.

With support from its title sponsor, Universal Harvester Inc. whose company safeguards the interest and welfare of the farmers by offering the best quality fertilizers at the most reasonable cost, and to help to assist farmers in keeping them up-to-date with the latest technology for maximum yield; Enterprise Asia continues to deliver CSR programmes that embody their pillars of existence are investment in people and responsible entrepreneurship.

About Enterprise Asia
Enterprise Asia is a non-governmental organization in pursuit of creating an Asia that is rich in entrepreneurship as an engine towards sustainable and progressive economic and social development within a world of economic equality. Enterprise Asia builds on its two pillars of existence: investment in people and responsible entrepreneurship. Enterprise Asia work with governments, NGOs and other organizations to promote entrepreneurial and sustainable development, in uplifting the economic status of people across Asia and in ensuring a legacy of hope, innovation and courage for the future generations.