Thursday, April 30, 2009

A must read article on responsible business behavior

Thanks to Toby Webb, founder of Ethical Corporation for linking this brilliant 1998 time-defying article The Role of Business in Society by John Kay on his blog.

A must read. You will want to read it again and again!

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Friday, April 24, 2009

Ethical Corporation Podcast: April 2009 issue

In the April 2009 issue pubcast, Ethical Corporation's editors John Russell and Toby Webb, in Ethical Corporation's local pub, The Gramaphone, discuss some of the biggest ethical business stories in April 2009's issue of Ethical Corporation's print magazine. These include:
  • GlaxoSmithKline and access to drugs
  • BT in India
  • CSR champions
  • Social enterprise marketing

To download or listen to the pubcast, click here

Industry Dialogue on ISO /CD 26000- Social Responsibility

Spring Singapore is hoting an industry dialogue on ISO/CD 26000- Social Responsibility. The intent of the dialogue is to seek feedback on potential critical issues in this future international guidance standard that might potentially impact our industries.

Date: 5 May 2009, Tuesday
Time: 0900-1130
Venue: Training Room #09-05,
SPRING Singapore, 2 Bukit Merah Central, Singapore 159835

Deadline for registration: 28 April 2009, Tuesday

For registration, please contact Ms Christie Thong, (

CSR Event: Seminar on CSR Trends in Europe

In partnership with SNEF, Singapore Compact will be organizing a seminar on ‘Emerging CSR Trends in Europe and Its Implications for Asia’.
Peter Brew, Director for Asia Pacific, International Business Leaders Forum will be sharing his insights on the CSR trends in Europe just before the world economic crisis and the business failures that had created the crisis. He will also examine some new business practices, in particular CSR practices, in the new economic landscape. He will explain how these new CSR practices will potentially affect Asia.

Date: 28 April 2009 (Tue)
Time: 3:30pm-5:30pm (registration starts at 3pm)
Venue: Level 22, Singapore Business Federation Seminar Room 1,
Keppel Towers, 10 Hoe Chiang Road
Fee: Free for SC and SNEF Members, Non-member rate: $30 nett

For registration, please contact Emily at 6827-6825 or email at

CSR Social Evening -May 2009

Singapore Compact's CSR Social Evening will be held on 6th May (Wed) instead of the usual first Thursday of the month. The venue will still be at the Union Square (Amara Shopping Centre). Drinks are available at low prices and food will be provided. The networking event is open for all. Just walk in if you have interest in CSR and would like to meet up with CSR folk.