Industry Roundtable on Zero and Low GWP HCFC Alternatives Leena Wokeck [email_address] www.csr-asia.com Male, 8-9 May 2011
Outline <ul><li>Introduction to CSR </li></ul><ul><li>Climate Change – the number one CSR issue in Asia  </li></ul><ul><li...
Defining Corporate Social Responsibility “ the commitment of businesses  to contribute to sustainable economic development...
What CSR is not <ul><li>Giving cheques </li></ul><ul><li>Making employees “volunteer” </li></ul><ul><li>Planting a few tre...
Strategic CSR - beyond philanthropy <ul><li>Understanding the broad interests and expectations of society  </li></ul><ul><...
<ul><li>“ We believe that  business cannot succeed in societies that fail .  We believe that […] the leading global compan...
The Business Case for Social Responsibility <ul><li>Increasing stakeholder demand for good CSR performance  </li></ul><ul>...
CSR is about… responsible business practices and sustainable development <ul><li>Climate change </li></ul><ul><li>Corporat...
CSR in the Tourism Sector <ul><li>Key issues </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Climate change </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resource use,...
CSR in the Fisheries Sector <ul><li>Key issues </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Climate change </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sustainable...
Business solutions to global challenges  <ul><li>Corporate responsibility to protect the climate – accountability for impa...
<ul><li>THANK YOU! </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>www.csr-asia.com  </li></ul>
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    1. 1. Industry Roundtable on Zero and Low GWP HCFC Alternatives Leena Wokeck [email_address] www.csr-asia.com Male, 8-9 May 2011
    2. 2. Outline <ul><li>Introduction to CSR </li></ul><ul><li>Climate Change – the number one CSR issue in Asia </li></ul><ul><li>Maldives Commitment to be carbon neutral by 2010 – key industries need to step up to the challenge: CSR in the Tourism and Fisheries industries </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion: Business solutions to global challenges </li></ul>
    3. 3. Defining Corporate Social Responsibility “ the commitment of businesses to contribute to sustainable economic development ” (IFC World Bank) “ a company’s commitment to operating in an economically, socially and environmentally sustainable manner whilst balancing the interests of diverse stakeholders.” (CSR Asia)
    4. 4. What CSR is not <ul><li>Giving cheques </li></ul><ul><li>Making employees “volunteer” </li></ul><ul><li>Planting a few trees </li></ul><ul><li>PR photo opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Being a “caring company” </li></ul>
    5. 5. Strategic CSR - beyond philanthropy <ul><li>Understanding the broad interests and expectations of society </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding the reciprocal relationship between b usiness’ everyday activities and the world around it </li></ul><ul><li>Willingness of an organization to take responsibility and to be accountable for its impacts on society and the environment </li></ul><ul><li>Respect for the rule of law and going beyond it </li></ul><ul><li>The need to integrate social responsibility throughout the whole organization </li></ul>
    6. 6. <ul><li>“ We believe that business cannot succeed in societies that fail . We believe that […] the leading global companies of the future will be those that do business in ways that address, openly and transparently, the world ’ s major challenges, including poverty and inequity, climate change , pollution, resource depletion, globalization and demographic shifts. ” </li></ul><ul><li>(WBCSD) </li></ul>“ Not only can corporate and social needs be integrated , but the success of the developing world in improving prosperity is of fundamental strategic importance to almost every company” Professor Michael Porter, Harvard Business School “ An organization’s performance in relation to the society in which it operates and its impacts on the environment has become a critical part of measuring its overall performance and its ability to continue operating effectively . ” ISO 26000
    7. 7. The Business Case for Social Responsibility <ul><li>Increasing stakeholder demand for good CSR performance </li></ul><ul><li>Enhancing reputation and trust </li></ul><ul><li>Improving risk management </li></ul><ul><li>Improving relationships with stakeholders </li></ul><ul><li>Improving employee morale, loyalty and productivity </li></ul><ul><li>Improving resource efficiency and lowering negative environmental impacts as well as costs </li></ul><ul><li>Promoting sustainability of natural resources and environmental services </li></ul><ul><li>Driving innovation and access to new markets </li></ul><ul><li>Enhancing competitiveness through improved products and processes </li></ul>
    8. 8. CSR is about… responsible business practices and sustainable development <ul><li>Climate change </li></ul><ul><li>Corporate governance </li></ul><ul><li>Water </li></ul><ul><li>Supply chain concerns </li></ul><ul><li>Community development, base of the pyramid initiatives </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental pollution </li></ul><ul><li>Increased regulation and leadership from governments </li></ul><ul><li>Bribery and corruption </li></ul><ul><li>Product responsibility and sustainable consumption </li></ul><ul><li>Employee health and wellbeing </li></ul>The Future of CSR: CSR Asia’s CSR in 10 project Emerging trends and issues for corporate social responsibility over the next decade
    9. 9. CSR in the Tourism Sector <ul><li>Key issues </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Climate change </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resource use, environment, and biodiversity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Employment practices, community impacts, supply chains </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Key drivers and opportunities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Increased climate and eco conscious customers in a client facing industry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Differentiation and competitive advantages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reducing conflicts with communities over resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Brand protection and building </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Energy efficiency and cost savings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reducing carbon footprint </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. CSR in the Fisheries Sector <ul><li>Key issues </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Climate change </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sustainable fisheries and environmental protection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Food safety </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Employment practices </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Key drivers and opportunities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cold chain key for the industry - saving cost by saving energy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Consumer focus on sustainable food production and supply chain traceability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Labeling initiatives like the Marine Stewardship Council </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Market opportunities as consumer facing industries like retailers seek sustainability along their supply chains </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. Business solutions to global challenges <ul><li>Corporate responsibility to protect the climate – accountability for impacts and commitments to proactive protection </li></ul><ul><li>Developing and implementing effective environmental management and climate change strategies and policies </li></ul><ul><li>Putting in place ambitious energy efficiency and GHG targets – for own operations as well as products </li></ul><ul><li>Investing in climate friendly technology </li></ul><ul><li>Engaging in a constructive dialogue with policy makers on creating a level playing field and policy instruments that incentivize a race to the top </li></ul><ul><li>Staying one step ahead of regulation and implementing international norms of best practice beyond legal compliance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Contributing to national carbon neutrality targets through energy efficient and low GWP equipment use </li></ul></ul>
    12. 12. <ul><li>THANK YOU! </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>www.csr-asia.com </li></ul>

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