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Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate social responsibility increasingly has become a central business issue. Businesses are increasingly integrating social and environmental issues into their strategies and operations, to help them navigate a world in which the Internet, text messaging and other technologies magnify any misstep.

Asian businesses are increasingly putting their stamp on the global CSR debate. From climate change to product safety to global labor standards, Asian business leaders are shaping the international response to some of the pressing issues facing the world.

This study, produced by the Council in collaboration with Business for Social Responsibility, a San Francisco-based business association with offices in Beijing, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, New York and Paris, looks at some of the key CSR issues for Asian companies.

For the full report, please click on the link below:

Corporate Social Responsibility (PDF)


The following people made presentations on Corporate Social Responsibility at the Asia Business Council’s Spring Forum in Tokyo, May 16, 2008. Click on the presenters below for a copy of their presentation:

Aron Cramer, Chief Executive Officer, Business for Social Responsibility

Marjorie Yang, Chairman,  Esquel Group

Francis Yeoh Sock Ping, Managing Director, YTL Corp.

Toshio Arima, Director, Fuji Xerox Co.