Sunday, September 18, 2011

CSRWorks looking for experienced CSR consultants

CSRWorks is looking for more hands, and heads, to keep pace with increasing work. We are looking for a few consultants/associates. Get in touch if you have any of these:

  • Experience in developing GRI reports

  • Experience in providing independent assurance for CSR reports

  • Experience in developing sustainability standards and indicators

  • Experience in green manufacturing principles and implementation

  • CSR training

  • Community Investment (intern/research opportunity)

It's important that you have some prior experience.
Write to me if you think you fit any of the profile. Send you mail to:

Saturday, September 03, 2011

Watch what Singapore CEOs say about CSR

CSRWorks' first editions of CSR Videos will be released during the International Singapore Compact CSR Summit on Sept 5-6 at Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel.

CSRWorks partnered with Singapore Compact and Apostrophe Films to produce these videos. The videos are based on my conversations with Singapore's top seven business leaders and CEOs.
This edition includes three videos. Two of these are based on interviews with CEOs and business leaders respectively. The third video is on Singapore Compact itself.

Participating companies include NTUC Fair Price, Senoko Power, Power Seraya, City Developments Ltd, Keppel Land, Asia Pacific Breweries and Cerebos.

In the coming days, we would also release seven videos for each of the individual CEO and business leader.

All the videos will soon be available on which is currently being revamped. Videos will also be available on Singapore Compact website.

Friday, September 02, 2011

Singapore Sustainable Fashion Competition

Singapore's first sustainable fashion competition successfully ended yesterday with a grand finale organized at lush green Hort Park.

The competition which has been underway since April this year was jointly organized by Singapore Workforce Development Agency and the Textile and Fashion Federation (TAFF). A total of 44 fashion designers participated in the competition.

I have been closely involved with this competition from the beginning that included conducting workshops for the participating designers to help them understand deeper sustainability issues in the fashion value chain. It was gratifying to see the seven finalists presenting their sustainable fashion collection in the grand finale fashion show. These finalists have already received prominent coverage in Urban, The Straits Times' fashion magazine on Friday.

Mr Teo Ser Luck, Minister of State (MOS) for Ministry of Trade and Industry was the Guest of Honour at the grand finale of the competition today.

WDA’s Chief Executive, Mr Wong Hong Kuan said: “The transformation of the textile and fashion industry has presented opportunities for the workforce to continue to build their knowledge and capabilities in this field. WDA will continue to develop new programmes in emerging skill areas with the industry to provide a pipeline of skilled talent to ensure that the industry continues to stay relevant and competitive to enjoy sustainable growth.”

Early in the morning, I joined four other judges to decide the winners. Three winners were selected. Two of them will travel to Paris Fashion Week in a few weeks as their prize in addition to cash booty of $1500 each.

The third winner will represent Singapore in a regional round in Hong Kong organized by the Society of Dyers and Colourist (SDC) award, a United Kingdom, London competition, called the SDC International Design Competition 2011 that shared the same vision of sustainability.