Friday, October 02, 2009

New book on CSR stories from Singapore

A new book containing a collection of 10 Corporate Social Responsibility case studies from Singapore - I am a co-author - will be launched by the Minister of Manpower Mr. Gan Kim Yong during the inaugural session of International Singapore Compact CSR Summit on the 6th Oct, 2009. The event is organized by Singapore Compact, a tri-partite national forum to promote Global Compact principles among Singapore businesses.

Published by Marshall Cavendish, CSR For Sustainability And Success is the first book on local CSR case studies in Asia. CSR initiatives of ten companies have been described in the book. Most of these companies are local and Singapore headquartered such as telecom firm Singtel, union-run co-operative retailer Fairprice, utility company Power Seraya, real estate developer City Developments Ltd, utilities and marine group Sembcorp Industries and food and health supplements manufacturer Cerebos. Among the multinational companies operating in Singapore and included in the book are the Swiss cement and building materials supplier Holcim, India's Tata Steel's local subsidiary NatSteel, US banking giant Citibank and energy major Shell.

The last session of the CSR conference on the 7th Oct is dedicated to a panel discussion about the lessons from the case studies.

After the launch, the book will be available in all book stores. CSR Summit delegates will receive the book during the conference.

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