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SCSM 2013 year-end newsletter


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SCSM 2013 year-end newsletter

  1. 1. 2013 YEAR-END REPORT
  2. 2. Greetings from After 2 years of establishment through the collaboration between Sasin and the Corporate Responsibility & Ethics Association for Thai Enterprise (CREATE), Sasin Centre for Sustainability Management (SCSM) is already gaining traction in embedding sustainability management throughout the Sasin curriculum, making a splash in corporate training/consulting, as well as carrying out research on Sufficiency Economy Philosophy. SCSM 2.0 We are engaging our growing network of sustainability-related business professionals and organisations, students, professionals every month of the year through various activities. Moreover, as part of the global network of sustainability-minded business professionals, we also host the Net Impact Bangkok Professional Chapter at Sasin, where we hold a monthly luncheon meeting, featuring world-class speakers. We are happy to share our second dynamic year with you in this year-end report, and look forward to inspiring everyone in the pursuit of sustainability; happy people, planet, and profits. We wish you Happy New Year and look forward to engaging you in 2014! Nick Pisalyaput Director, SCSM 2
  3. 3. Contents Introduction…………………………………..4 Sasin SCSM’s core activities Our Network Curriculum Development at Sasin…….…..8 Corporate Training/Consulting …………..18 Research..………………………………….21 Outreach…..……………...………………..23 Net Impact Bangkok Professional Chapter Conferences & Seminars Community Engagement Recognition………………………………...65 Contact us………………………………….67 3
  4. 4. Introduction SCSM is a new unit at Sasin. 4
  5. 5. SCSM is 2 years old. Sasin is 31. Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration is the FIRST internationally accredited business school in Thailand. 5
  7. 7. Our network Globally connected, locally engaged CSR Thailand 7
  8. 8. Curriculum Development Embedding sustainability into the Sasin DNA. 8
  9. 9. MBA/EMBA/HRM Orientation 2013 At Sasin, MBA, EMBA, HRM classes kick off their first year immersed in the concept of sustainability management as an integral part of the business school education. The Sasin orientation in 2013 had the honor of Keynote speaker CEO Lyn Kok of Standard Chartered Bank (Thailand), who shared the Bank’s overarching sustainability strategy locally and globally. Four panelists from various sectors gave an introduction to sustainable business. Robert Steele and SCSM ran a workshop to get the students brainstorming sustainable solutions for a social enterprise school in Phangga. Keynote Speaker Panelists Busba Wongnapapisan Regional Director SE Asia Tree Global Kulvech Janvatanavit Sustainability & Climate Change Advisor PwC Thailand Thirawit Leetavorn Senior EVP Double A Lyn Kok CEO Standard Chartered Thailand Vichien Phongsathorn President & CEO Premier Group
  10. 10. Management Residential Program 2013 SCSM Director and Sasin alum Aj. Nick Pisalyaput was one of the panelists at the Management Residential Program for the Sasin Executive MBA (EMBA) and Human Resources Management (HRM) classes at Adamas Beach Resort, Phuket on 24 May 2013. The other panelists were Khun Vichai Bencharongkul, President Benchachinda Holding Co., Ltd. (EMBA 2012), Khun Narudee Kiengsiri, President of Sasin Alumni Association (EMBA 1988), and Khun Kongpan Pramoj Na Ayudhaya, Vice President, Sasin Alumni Association (MBA 2000). The moderator was John Carlos Da Silva (EMBA 2012). The EMBA and HRM 2013 classes also visited Yaowawit School. To support Yaowawit for the long term, SCSM assists Sasin students who formed “Friends of Yaowawit” as well as incorporates the school as a social enterprise challenge in the MBA 2013 orientation workshop and Sustainability Management student project. 10
  11. 11. “Sustainability and Social Innovation” is a new concentration for the MBA programme at Sasin CORE COURSE: Sustainability Management I (Theory) Stephen B. Young & Nick Pisalyaput • Doing Well by Doing Good • How to Be Good • Asset Approach to Business • Measuring Asset Quality • Reporting on governance results • Governance ELECTIVES: Sustainability Management II (Practicum) Nick Pisalyaput & SCSM team Panel Discussions 1. 2. 3. 4. Green Supply Chain Energy Efficiency Innovation for Social Impact Aging Population 1. Consulting assignment for a company Community project Case study Financial Planning and Governance Nandu Nagarajan Sustainability Reporting and Analysis Mark Finn Student Projects 2. 3. Leadership and Business Ethics Sarote Phornprapha, Nick Pisalyaput, Alexander Paufler 11
  12. 12. Sustainability Management Core Course Panel Discussions 2013 Green Supply Chain Energy Efficiency Monday, September 16, 2013: 13.00 – 16.30 Wednesday, September 18, 2013: 13.00 – 16.30 Bill Marinelli Owner, The Oyster Bar Bangkok Charkrit Direkwattanachai Head of Public Affairs, Tesco Lotus ML. Dispanadda Diskul Chief Development Officer, Mae Fah Luang Foundation Daniel Koeppel F&B Sales Director, Energaia Kasemsri Charoensiddhi 1st VP – MultiBusiness Corporate Clients, KBank Naree Phinyawatana Director, SE Asia Business Development, Atelier Ten Nelson Yeap Country President, Schneider Electric Peter du Pont VP – Govt. & Clean Energy Consulting, Nexant Asia Innovation for Social Impact Aging Population Wednesday, September 25, 2013: 13.00 – 16.30 Wednesday, October 2, 2013: 13.00 – 16.30 Dr. Kongkiat Kespechara Founder, Pensook Dusit Suksawat Founder, Flood Duck project Pongporn Sudbanthad Chairman, Huaykwang Community Patai Padungtin Principal, Builk Asia Vichien Phongsathorn CEO, Premier Group Dr. Nipit Piravej CEO, Bangkok Healthcare Dr. Renu Ubol Physician, Bangkok Hospital
  13. 13. Sustainability Management Practicum Student project partners A case study on the Mechai Viravaidya Foundation and directly dependent organizations and partnerships to provide a comprehensive picture of the current situation and issues going forward. Prepare a marketing plan around the Health Care Assistant Diploma Course, represent this social business to produce outstanding elder care care-givers with high quality holistic education. Help with design and branding development, distribution and marketing strategy for Yaowawit School's natural herbal products. Assist EnerGaia with the go-to market strategy for a Spirulina (high protein algae) fettuccini. Assess the needs and capacity of a rural community, advising on possible financial products and services. Develop a strategic business plan for cashew nut products, including marketing and certification as well as impact assessment on stakeholders. Set the standard for ethical business management at Sasin for the long run as part of a student-initiated leadership movement started after the 2008 Financial Crisis. Assess how much of the company’s sustainability goals have been achieved at the lodge and how visible it is for the visitors. Work with Sasin Building & Compound to propose and implement green campus initiatives to the Sasin community. 13
  14. 14. Sustainability Management Practicum Student project partners W2E Make recommendations for the solar rooftop business strategy for Premier Products PCL, identifying key success factors and stakeholder needs. Help Schneider Electric Thailand to design, build and operate the most efficient process and innovative output for their Food & Beverage customer through a “Green Initiative” program. Provide W2E, a company with a 9MW biomass gasification system power generation plant in Prachaup Khiri Khan, with an overall strategy, feasibility study, stakeholder engagement. Re-evaluate the business viability of educational games/toys by InnovationThai Club, identify cost-effective production and distribution channels, and consider business sustainability and stakeholders. Develop a strategic business plan for bamboo products, including marketing and impact assessment on stakeholders. Nang Lerng Community Assessment Assess risks and opportunities of the Nang Lerng community, using the stakeholder approach, and coming up with strategies for environmental and waste management, and optimizing the socio-economic future of the community through structured management, business feasibility, and creative participation. 14
  15. 15. Sustainability & Social Innovation Elective: Leadership & Business Ethics On 25, 31 October and 1 November, SCSM contributed to Aj. Sarote Phornprapha’s MORS D68 Ethics and Executive Leadership class. Aj. Nick Pisalyaput ran a workshop originated by Babson College’s Professor Mary Gentile called Giving Voice to Values (GVV). SCSM invited Dr. Sirilaksana Khoman, Adjunct Professor of Economics at Thammasat University and Academic Specialist at the National Anti-Corruption Commission, and Khun Vuttiphol Wanglee to give a lecture on the Thai rice trade and corruption. Dr. Sarote Phornprapha Dr. Sirilaksana Khoman Aj. Nick Pisalyaput and Dr. Priyanut Dharmapiya Dr. Alexander Paufler Khun Vuttiphol Wanglee Dr. Priyanut Dharmapiya, a lecturer on Buddhist Economics and Sufficiency Economy, was invited to give a lecture on Mindfulness in Business Leadership. Dr. Alexander Paufler, former MD of Mercedez-Benz Thailand and now Sasin faculty, also gave lectures on anti-corruption. 15
  16. 16. Bangkok Business Challenge (BBC) 2013 The Bangkok Business Challenge (BBC) is a business plan competition held yearly at Sasin. Teams from various business schools around the world come to Sasin to compete, presenting diverse business plans from tech-driven innovations to organic food delivery service. SCSM Director Nick helped to advise the organizers and create a sustainabilityoriented judging criteria. Nick’s efforts are to embed sustainability considerations into mainstream new ventures, regardless of industry type. Left: The winner Right: The 99 second pitch Lower left: Sasin team AGcerez Lower right: Visitors in Thai attire Chief of Operations Alex was responsible for recommending sustainability-focused judges and briefing the judges on the basics of sustainability. Our Sustainability Manager Prae was a co-commentator on Money Channel during the semi-final rounds. 16
  17. 17. Sasin Executive Education: Sustainability Workshops Commissioned by Thailand’s Office of Civil Service Commission (OCSC) through Sasin Executive Education, on 30 July, SCSM provided a Government Social Responsibility and Ethics workshop for the New Wave ASEAN Leadership Program. Our workshop participants were government officers from Thailand, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Myanmar, Vietnam, Brunei, and Indonesia. The workshop was catered to government officers to see a broader view of sustainability and the importance of stakeholder relations in governance. Some highlights included the Buddhist principles of a righteous king and Sufficiency Economy Philosophy, which are universally applicable across cultures. SCSM also ran sustainability workshops for Tesco Lotus’s Thai suppliers as part of the Retail Academy program on 16 March and 9 November, for the University of Salzburg’s Executive MBA class on 2 May 2013 , and Taiwan’s National Chengchi University’s Advanced MBA class on 25 June 2013. 17
  18. 18. Corporate Training/Consulting SCSM provides training workshops and consulting to corporate clients 18
  19. 19. Our clients in 2013 Sustainability workshop for a global logistics firm’s regional middle management meeting for the first time. The first sustainability report consulting for Siam Commercial Bank. Sustainability vision workshop for the executive management of a new eco-lifestyle shopping mall in Bangkok. 19
  20. 20. Sustainability Vision Workshops Our sustainability vision workshops help corporate clients clarify their mission and strategize their business for the long-term. Our clients included Thanya Shopping Park’s executive management on 24 April and Geodis Wilson’s middle management on 28 November. 20
  21. 21. Research Connecting theory to business practice. 21
  22. 22. SEP Pilot Research Project In 2013, starting with listed companies in the SET50, SCSM carried out a pilot research to study the extent to which corporations are aligned with the philosophy of Sufficiency Economy and to study the financial implications of Sufficiency Economy. Sufficiency Economy Philosophy The significance of the project is that it is the first research summarizing performance indicators to measure a firm’s alignment with the Philosophy of Sufficiency Economy using financial data to study the implication of Sufficiency Economy 22
  23. 23. Outreach To promote sustainability in society at large, SCSM hosts monthly Net Impact talks + trips and participates in various sustainability-related events in Thailand and abroad. Net Impact Bangkok Professional Chapter Luncheon Talks and Trips Conferences & Seminars Community Outreach 23
  24. 24. Net Impact Bangkok Professional Chapter 7 years at Sasin and going strong. 24
  25. 25. Professional Chapter Since 2007, the Net Impact Bangkok Professional Chapter is run by CREATE and is now co-hosted by SCSM. We host a luncheon meeting every third Thursday of the month. Net Impact is a society of Corporate Social Responsibility professionals, students, and concerned citizens who come together to share best practices and to help spread the CSR mantra to all corners of the business world. Net Impact's mission is to improve the world by growing and strengthening a network of new leaders who are using the power of business to make a positive net social, environmental, and economic impact. With over 10,000 members affiliated to more than 300 student & professional chapters on 6 continents in 90 cities and over 150 of the world’s leading graduate schools, a central office in San Francisco, and partnerships with leading for and nonprofit organizations, Net Impact enables members to use business for social good in their graduate education, careers, and communities. In 2013, the Bangkok Professional Chapter has been able to expand our network by about 4,000 people through partnership with the Sasin Alumni Association. About Net Impact globally: Our global network of MBAs, graduate students and professionals includes a diverse group of individuals who are: • • • • • • • Thought-Leaders for the future of business Leaders in Corporate Social Responsibility Social Entrepreneurs Environmental & Renewable Energy Experts Non-profit Directors International Development Specialists Socially Responsible Investors For Net Impact membership information and application, please visit 25
  26. 26. Luncheon Meetings 17 January 2013 “Enhancing sustainability in the extractive natural resources sectors” By Dr. John Grynderup Poulsen Environmental Expert and Consultant John shared with us how mining businesses can maximize benefits to society, while minimizing adverse negative environmental and social impact. View presentation 21 February 2013 “The Firm in the 21st Century” 9 By David Lyman Chairman & Chief Values Officer, Tilleke & Gibbins International Ltd. David shared his life-long career experience and thoughts on social values, the law, and business sustainability. View presentation 21 March 2013 “Everything you know about CSR is wrong” By Paradai Theerathada EVP, Corporate Communications, TMB Bank Paradai presented TMB's brand transformation and the dynamic Fai-Fah project, TMB's CSR platform to empower youth from lower socio-economic communities through art and life skills. View presentation 26
  27. 27. Luncheon Meetings 16 May 2013 “Sustainable Food Production and Protein Security – Is Spirulina the answer?” By Saumil Shah Managing Director, EnerGaia Ltd. Saumil presented how Spirulina production could be a significant part of the food security answer locally and globally. View presentation 30 May 2013 By Mohiuddin Babar Mohi addressed crucial CSR issues and discussed the collapse of garment factories north of Dhaka that killed about 1,000 people and injured over a thousand more. CSR Consultant & CEO - BizCare Bangladesh View presentation “The Savar Tragedy in Bangladesh: A Litmus Test for CSR?” 20 June 2013 By Peter du Pont Peter described different business and regulatory models for stimulating investments in energy efficiency in buildings, factories, and the transport sector. VP Government & Clean Energy Consulting, Nexant View presentation “Energy Efficiency: A Sign of Personal Virtue or an Untapped Business Opportunity?” 27
  28. 28. Luncheon Meetings 18 July 2013 “The Rice Mortgage Scheme: The Real Story” By Vuttiphol Wanglee Assistant to Managing Director - Production, Chaitip Khun Vuttiphol gave an industry expert explanation on the pros and cons of the rice mortgage scheme, corruption loopholes in the system, and an overall perspective on the rice subsidy program in the long term. View presentation 16 August 2013 “Ampol Foods Triple Bottom Line Operation” By Saran Sewatadul International Sales Manager, Ampol Food Processing Khun Saran explained how his company strategizes and operates a global food company by benefiting stakeholders economically, socially, and environmentally. View presentation 20 September 2013 “Employee Volunteer Programs: Empowering Workplace Innovation” By Hattaya Wongsaengpaiboon Programme Manager, Asia Pacific Group, VSO Hattaya brings corporate experience to the development field where she has found her passion. She addressed the benefits of corporate volunteering; including staff motivation, team spirit, employee retention, as well as community impact. View presentation 28
  29. 29. Luncheon Meetings 17 October 2013 “Leading Change for Sustainability” By Robert Steele Founder and Director, Systainability Asia Robert shared some of the “secrets” of successfully leading change for sustainability within organizations and communities. View presentation 21 November 2013 “Sustainability in Action, Better Paper, Better world…Double A” By Thirawit Leetavorn Senior Executive Vice President, Double A 19 December 2013 “Embedding CSR in to Corporate DNA” By Wirote Lackanaadisorn Director of HR & Organization Development Khun Thirawit shared with us Double A's sustainability strategy and unique initiative of the Khan-na Paper, an attempt to tackle farmers' debt by providing extra income through growing paper trees along the rice paddies. View presentation Khun Wirote shared with us how a well established publishing house/book store/knowledge provider embeds corporate social responsibility in the mindset and daily operations of its workforce. View presentation 29
  30. 30. Green Building Tour: Amari Watergate Hotel Wednesday 13 February 2013 Energy efficiency can greatly reduce cost as well as carbon emissions. In 2011, Japan's New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) sponsored a 120 million baht energy efficiency demonstration project at the Amari Watergate Hotel through Chugoku Electric Power Co., Inc., which resulted in the savings of about 500,000 baht per month. 30
  31. 31. Visit TMB Fai-Fah Saturday 23 March 2013 FAI-FAH is TMB's innovative CSR program aimed to empower youth from lower socio-economic backgrounds through the arts and building life-skills. It is an inspirational platform for TMB volunteers, customers and artists to work collaboratively with community residents to improve and inspire their communities on both a practical and aesthetic level. On this trip we learned how a bank inspires youth to Make THE Difference. 31
  32. 32. Green Biz Tour: Visit to EnerGaia facilities Monday 20 May 2013 URBAN JUNGLES DON'T NEED TO BE GREY Healing cities one rooftop at a time, working in partnership with forward-thinking hotels, business and building owners, EnerGaia is transforming previously unusable rooftops into urban farms that produce Spirulina, a proteinrich algae which consumes greenhouse gases and offers healthy fresh food for the growing population. 32
  33. 33. Green Building Tour: Tesco Zero Carbon Store Saturday 22 June 2013 Tesco Lotus goes green with a store in Thailand that emits zero net carbon dioxide (CO2) in its operations, using lower wattage, LED lighting, solar farm, wind turbine, natural refrigeration, biogas system, rammed earth walls, and rain-water conservation. 33
  34. 34. Social Enterprise Tour: Visit to Huaykwang Community Wednesday 31 July 2013 Over the past several years, public and private agencies including Thai and multinational firms have become very interested in improving the Huaykwang Low Income Community by lending expertise and funding support. In this tour, we learned why the social enterprise potential is fueling the energy of collaboration between various organizations locally and internally, covering microfinance, health services, education, skillbuilding and design. The tour was guided by Khun Pongporn Sudbanthad, a New York-based architect and long-time supporter of the community, as well as by the President of the Cooperative, Khun Mana Yimyai. 34
  35. 35. Sustainable Farm Tour: Visit to the Intelligent Farmer Project Saturday 24 August 2013 The Intelligent Farmer Project is an initiative by the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce (UTCC) to demonstrate His Majesty's New Theory of integrated sustainable agriculture to farmers. The project, also called “1 rai 1 saen”, is a 5 month course for farmers to learn how they can make 100,000 baht/month through chemical-free farming methods and a mindset of self-reliance. Guided by Khun Adisorn Puangchompu, Advisor to the Thai Chamber of Commerce and President of the Intelligent Farmer Project, and his team, this trip offered insights for long-term solutions to various issues including farmers’ debt, environmental degradation, health risks from food, price fluctuation to government subsidies. The Intelligent Farmer Project is a solution not only for farmers but to society as whole in terms of the potential to produce quality food as preventative medicine and strengthen Thai society through a holistic approach from the ground up. 35
  36. 36. Green Building Tour: SCG HQ Tuesday 24 September 2013 The Siam Cement Group Headquarters have older buildings that have obtained the US Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification in the category of Existing Buildings (EB). The visit highlighted how and why the 100 year-old company embraces international standards of sustainability. 36
  37. 37. Fair Trade Tour: Visit to Try Arm Factory Monday 28 October 2013 Former Triumph factory workers fought to maintain their livelihood by starting their own lingerie brand after being laid off in 2009. Try Arm today sells locally as well as in other countries. The visit took us into the empowered women’s story and creative social enterprise. 37
  38. 38. Cool School Tour: Mechai Pattana School Pattaya Friday 29 November 2013 Mechai Pattana School (Bamboo School in Buriram) endeavors to promote environmental protection, poverty eradication, philanthropy, integrity, democracy and gender equality through hands-on learning for students and their community. Students in Grade 10 come to live in Pattaya for 1 year to get exposure to diverse industry and cultural experience. On this trip we went to see a cool school in a beautiful resort with an organic farm. 38
  39. 39. Biofuel Tour: Visit to Pig Family Ratchaburi Saturday 14 December 2013 Have you ever seen or smelled a pig sty? If you have, you'll know why people build pig farms far away from civilization. You'll know why pig farms are sometimes chased away from communities that can no longer stand the impact of the animals on the quality of life in the area. Pig Family began as one of those farms, periodically re-locating in response to community demand. One farmer decided that there must be a better way, and did his homework. He found a way to control the smell and other waste, and to endear his farm to the local community by providing jobs, food, and electricity to his neighbors. Far from demanding him to move on, the people in his village admire and support the work of Khun Vichien and his relatives. 39
  40. 40. Conferences & Seminars Knowledge exchange and networking. 40
  41. 41. ISIS Master Class “Change for Sustainability” at ASU Our Sustainability Manager Prae Piromya attended the ISIS Master Class “Change for Sustainability” on 13-15 February 2013 at the Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, USA. Led by our affiliates Alan Atkisson and Axel Klimek, the Master Class introduces the ISIS Method and Accelerator Tools, which help change agents to learn to work with indicators, analyze systems, develop innovations, and plan strategy for sustainability – and to lead others in the process. The Master Class also includes concepts and techniques for coaching others to support high-performance change. 41
  42. 42. Khon Thai Foundation – Business Ethics panel On 3 March 2013, Director Nick was a panelist at “The End of Ethics”, a panel held during the “Khon Thai Khor Meu Noi” ("Thai people please lend a hand") event at CentralWorld. The event is held by the Khon Thai Foundation in partnership with the Thai Health Organization and other parties. Also with panelists Sarinee Achavanuntakul, M.L. Taya Kitiyakara, and Sorachon Boonsong, the discussion on Thai society and business ethics was both revealing and intense, with active participation from the audience. 42
  43. 43. Compassion Symposium Gen Y: The Y’s of Compassion In a world engulfed in conflict and violence, calls for more compassion have never been louder, but the question on everyone's mind is "What is compassion?". The definition of compassion has never been more disparate and individualistic, leading to a wide variety of approaches in each individual's career and personal life. Nonetheless, we believe that the world needs a more unified definition and approach in translating compassion to action in order for the world to be a better place. Founded by Director Nick as a Young Global Leader, the Bangkok Hub of the Global Shapers Community (an initiative of the World Economic Forum), co-hosted the “Compassion Symposium” for Generation Y (under 30s) with Sasin, Sasin Alumni Association (SAA), and the B. Grimm Group on 9 March 2013 at Sasin Hall. Chief of Operations Alex and Sustainability Manager Prae were two of the moderators. The symposium aimed to kick-start the concept of compassion in Generation Y’s work and life and to spark an internal dialogue of compassion with every participant. The Symposium explored the dynamic nature of compassion through keynote speeches and panels by thought leaders and practitioners from a broad range of perspectives in Thai society. Look out for the for the next Compassion event at Sasin and join us in 2014. 43
  44. 44. Energy Seminars On 8 May 2013, SCSM attended the Roundtable Discussion on Financing Energy Efficiency organized by the Clinton Foundation, the Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency, Ministry of Energy, and the British Embassy Bangkok. On 31 July 2013, Sustainability Manager Prae attended “Innovative Business Models and Financing Options for Distributed Solar Power Systems” organized by the Energy Research Institute, the British Embassy Bangkok, and the Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency, Ministry of Energy. 44
  45. 45. Sustainable Marketing towards AEC - Tourism On 6 June 2013, the Sasin Alumni Association (SAA), together with Thansettakij and Marketeer magazine, hosted a free seminar, “Sustainable Marketing towards AEC -Tourism” at Sasin. Khun Suwanchai Ritthirak, Advisor of Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), was the keynote speaker of the seminar. After the keynote speech, distinguished guest speakers in the travel industry such as Khun Piyaman Tejapaibul, President of Tourism Council of Thailand (TCT), and M.L. Hathaijanok Kritakara, General Manager of Corporate Affairs at Accor Asia Pacific Corporation, were invited to share their opinions about Thailand tourism opportunities in the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC). Sustainability Manager Prae Piromya and Khun Chaiwat Wanishwattana, Executive Editor of Thansettakij Newspaper, moderated the panel discussion. 45
  46. 46. The 2nd National Director Conference 2013 “Board Leadership Evolution” The Thai Institute Of Directors (IOD) held its second National Director Conference 2013 “Board Leadership Evolution” at Plaza Athenee Hotel on 9 June 2013. Former Prime Minister Anand Panyarachun was the opening keynote speaker. Our Honorary Co-Chair Prof. Stephen B. Young was invited to be the closing keynote speaker. The 2012 results show that the Rights of Shareholders and Disclosure and Transparency categories earned the highest average score of 88%. On the other hand, the Role of Stakeholders and Board Responsibilities categories received the low average scores of 65 and 63%, respectively For more info, see link. 46
  47. 47. AACSB International Sustainability Conference Chief of Operations Alex Mavro attended the AACSB International Sustainability Conference on 23-25 June 2013 in Washington DC, USA. Representing Sasin at this conference, SCSM was able to strengthen our acquaintance with the state of play in the sustainability management education field. Sasin is comparatively advanced in our movement to incorporate social issues into business instruction. Two secondary incentives to attend were to find allied organizations with which to network, and to promote Sasin. One contact made was with the UN Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME). 47
  48. 48. SERD CSR Conference 2013 On 3-6 June 2013, SCSM attended the CSR Conference held by the Society For Education & Research Development (India) at the Ambassador Hotel, Bangkok. The conference aimed to provide a common platform to corporates, government agencies, NGOs, civil society, academics and others to share their challenges, aspirations and experiences in CSR and sustainable business. Research papers presented included topics such as climate control, work life balance, philanthropy, and social impact. Some notable presentations include keynote speaker and Advisor to Coal India Ltd. Dr. Rajiv Kumar Garg’s “Coal Mining and Sustainability: Case Study from Coal India Ltd.”, Sandra Lucas’s “Mining and Human Rights Why Education is The Answer” and Mohammad Mostafijur Rahman’s “The Future of CSR and Responsible Investment”. Some participants: Click below to watch a great vdo on human rights 48
  49. 49. SVN Trip to the Intelligent Farmer Project On 3 Aug 2013, SCSM joined a trip organized by the Social Venture Network (SVN) to the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce’s Intelligent Farmer Project. The presenter was Khun Adisorn Phuongchompu, CEO of Suica or the watermelon tshirt brand, which has a beautiful resort-like factory setting, amazing energy efficiency, and great social impact and outreach. He has also been very involved with the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce on demonstrating the King's New Theory sustainable agriculture to farmers. 49
  50. 50. Global Leader Talk: Leadership and the Professional Code of Conduct Through SCSM’s collaboration with Standard Chartered Bank (Thailand), on 5 July 2013, Sasin welcomed Sir John Peace, Chairman of Standard Chartered PLC, to a “Global Leader Talk” with Sasin students, alumni and guests. Sir John Peace also serves as the Chairman of Experian Group Limited, Burberry Group PLC and has served as the Chairman of Standard Chartered PLC since July 2007. Sir John was knighted in 2011 for services to business and the voluntary sector. After welcome remarks from Sasin’s Director, Professor Toemsakdi Krishnamra, Sir John gave a presentation on "Being a Responsible Company" and then answered questions about his career and the future of the banking industry. Dean Outerson, Sasin’s Head of Marketing and Communications, was the moderator for the discussion. 50
  51. 51. Food Ingredients Asia: CSR/Sustainability Panel On 11 September 2013, Chief of Operations Alex was a panelist on CSR/Sustainability at the Food Ingredients Asia conference. He joined two other panelists Michael Guss, Founder & Executive Director at Harvest Partners Limited, and Khun Chaiwat Srivalwat, Managing Director of TIPCO. 51
  52. 52. Asian Forum on Corporate Social Responsibility (AFCSR) On 25-26 September 2013, the Sasin Centre for Sustainability Management (SCSM) participated in the Asian Forum on Corporate Social Responsibility (AFCSR) at the Grand Hyatt Nusa Dua in Bali, Indonesia. Hosted in different cities in Asia by the Asian Institute of Management (AIM), the Forum is the largest annual conference on corporate social responsibility in the region. Our Chief of Operations, Alex Mavro, was a co-speaker with Prof. Nieves R. Confesor, Core Faculty, Asian Institute of Management in the session “Practical Approaches to Implementing Social Solutions and Social Innovations in High Risk Areas”. The discussion explored challenges and experiences in operations whose heavy footprint industries are often located in remote areas with high risk due to the limited access to infrastructures and institutions providing security, personal safety and social order. Our SCSM booth welcomed participants from all around the region. We also attended a memorial dinner for the late Prof. Felipe Alfonso, Founding Executive Director of AFCSR. Top: Alex at a panel, Left: Our booth, Right: David Grayson’s tribute to Prof. Fil Alfonso 52
  53. 53. CRT Academic Retreat Sasin hosted the Caux Round Table Academic Retreat for CSR thought leaders on 8-9 October and, in collaboration with the Thai Chamber of Commerce and the Thailand Development and Research Institute, a conference on 10 October, and a Global Dialogue on 11-12 October in Bangkok Thailand. These three participatory events were planned to write and publish a Declaration for a New Global Capitalism which will be presented subsequently to the United Nations. The task of the special retreat is to consider a draft declaration of common principles providing global guidance for sustainable prosperity. The draft as approved by retreat participants will be presented to the conference for its consideration and ratification. The discussions also drew upon the important contributions to CSR theory and practice made by His Majesty the King of Thailand, recommendations taken from Theravada Buddhist practices which function as a sophisticated form of risk management. View the statement in the October edition of Pegasus here. 53
  54. 54. Global Dialogue on Sustainable Development Organized by the Caux Round Table (CRT), Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI), and the Thai Chamber of Commerce (TCC), the 2013 Bangkok Conference: Global Dialogue on Sustainable Development was held on 10 October at Centara Grand, CentralWorld. This was the first time for a sustainability conference to take place in Thailand and the Southeast Asian region to include more than 1,000 experts, CEOs, academics and community leaders from around the world. Coming together in one day to share experiences in sustainability issues, notable participants included Dr. Gayle C. Avery (Macquarie Graduate School of Management, Sydney), Michael J. Sandel (Anne T. and M. Bass Professor of Government, Harvard University), Harald Bergsteiner (Founding Director, Institute for Sustainable Leadership), M.L. Dispanadda Diskul (Mae Fah Luang Foundation), Dr. Teerakiat Jaroensettasin (Child and Adolescent Community Mental Health Service in Colchester, England), and our Honorary Co-Chair Stehpen B. Young (Global Executive Director of the CRT) who read the closing summary statement agreed to by all the leaders of each breakout session at the conference. A draft Declaration for a New Global Capitalism was presented and ratified. The Declaration will be presented subsequently to the United Nations. View the press conference on 9 September View Steve Young on the Nation TV View interview with Dr. Sirikul Laukaikul on Krungthep Turakij 54
  55. 55. CRT Global Dialogue The Caux Round Table Global Dialogue takes place a different city around the world each year. Through SCSM’s affiliation, Honorary Co-Chair Stephen B. Young and Global Executive Director of the Caux Round Table, it was held in Bangkok for the first time on 11-12 October 2013 at the Royal Navy Convention. The participants of the Global Dialogue worked on the Declaration for a New Global Capitalism, which is planned to be presented to the United Nations as a way forward for sustainability. The 60 participants included thought leaders in economics, governance, sustainability, and religion from 15 countries covering every continent. For more information on the outcome of the three conferences on 8-12 October 2013, please see 55
  56. 56. Lecture at Grenoble On 15–22 October 2013, Chief of Operations Alex Mavro was invited by Dr. Patrick O’Sullivan, Professor of Business Ethics and Academic Director of English and Transcontinental tracks at Grenoble Ecole de Management, France, to lecture in an optional final year course “Corporate Social Responsibility in the Global Economy” in the Master in Management programme. 56
  57. 57. Sustainability in University Rankings On behalf of Chulalongkorn University, Chief of Operations Alex attended the conference “Sustainability in University Rankings: a new proposal in rankings” on 21 October 2013 at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice in Venice, Italy. This was a one-day series of presentations, and workshop as part of an initiative to encourage incorporating relevant indicators into university sustainability reporting and rankings in order to help spread a sustainable perspective throughout all academic institutions. 57
  58. 58. The Net Impact Conference 2013 Have you ever been in a room with 3,000 like-minded people who want to create positive change through the power of business? Have you ever seen conference attendees with their own reusable water bottles? Have you ever listened to more than 2 inspirational business people per day for 3 days straight and have the chance to exchange business cards with them? The Net Impact Conference 2013 in San Jose, CA on 24-26 October is one of the best events I’ve ever attended. Whether it was the opening keynote, a breakout session, the visual presence of the corporate sponsors, there was a lot of emphasis on the following ideas. • Profit Without Pollution • Business is Power for Change • Leadership for Change is needed Prae Piromya Read my full blog on the conference here. Top: Campbell Soup CEO Denise Morrison, Left: Tom Shoes CEO Blake Mycoskie, Right: Kiva Founder Premal Shah 58
  59. 59. International Sustainability Conference and the formation of SEASN Per the advice of Chulalongkorn University Vice President Khunying Kalaya Tingsabadh, on 29-30 October 2013, Director Nick attended the International Sustainability Conference 2013 in Penang, Malaysia organized by the Centre for Global Studies, Universiti Sains Malaysia. At this conference Aj. Nick was involved at the formation of the South East Asia Sustainability Network (SEASN) and in helping to draft the initial charter of the Network. Each Southeast Asian country was given 2 seats on the advisory board. For Thailand, Chulalongkorn University was selected to represent academia, and CREATE was selected for non-academia. 59
  60. 60. TU100 panel: Social Responsibility as the Engine for Growth On 9 November 2013, Sustainability Manager Prae Piromya was invited to be a panelist on “Social Responsibility as the Engine for Growth” in the course TU100 Civic Education at Thammasat University Faculty of Economics (English program). Moderated by Asst. Prof. Dr. Nitinant Wisaweisuanand and Assoc. Prof. Sukum Attavavutichai, Prae joined two other panelists; Anchalee Manonukul, Senior Researcher at National Metal and Materials Technology Center (MTEC) and Alan Archpiraj, Managing Director of Chill Chill Capital. 60
  61. 61. Community Engagement Dialogue and impact. 61
  62. 62. Village Governance Workshop In cooperation with the Political Development Council (PDC), the Corporate Responsibility & Ethics Association for Thai Enterprise (CREATE) and the Caux Round Table (CRT) supported community governance workshops in Roi Et and Prachuab Khirikhan provinces in 2012 and 2013. The workshops introduced the Buddhist principles of leadership Thosapit Rachathamma (10 Virtues of a Righteous King) as ethical standards for good governance at the village level. The principles provide a base for responsible community governance towards long-term socioeconomic development. In 2013, the workshop was carried out on 18-19 June at Tambon Dongsing, Tambon Neu-Mueng, Roi-Et, on 18 May at Ampur Hod, Chiangmai, and on 13 December at Ampur Maesuai, Chiangrai. 62
  63. 63. Thailand Blueprint 2020 In March 2013, Sustainability Manager Prae was invited to join the Policy Design Lab, a workshop for a vision for Thailand. The workshop was carried out by Thai Social Enterprise Office (TSEO) and former Leads from Helsinki Design Lab, an organization that helped government leaders see the “architecture of problems”, assist decisionmakers to view challenges from a big-picture perspective, and provide guidance toward more complete solutions for “strategy design”. Chairman Surin Pitsuwan, Kuang Apaiwong Foundation HDL is closed but you can view interesting archives at 63
  64. 64. New Voices Dialogue Nick and Prae have been invited to join the New Voices Dialogue since 2012. It is hosted by the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue, which aims to provide a dialogue platform for differing views in Thailand about the last few years of political unrest and social changes and also going forward. As professionals in the area of sustainability management and also as Thai citizens, we bring long-term thinking and the importance of stakeholder relations as well as good governance to the table. 64
  65. 65. Recognition Humbling and motivating. 65
  66. 66. The 4th Asia's Best B-School Awards: Best Sustainability Professor From among hundreds of nominees in various categories, our Chief of Operations Alex Mavro was selected by the CMO Council in Singapore and honored in the Fourth Annual Asia's Best B-School Awards as Best Professor in Sustainability in 2013. The awards ceremony took place on 31 July at the Pan Pacific Hotel in Singapore. The Asia’s Best B-School Awards, hosted by the World Education Congress, with the CMO Council as Strategic Partner and Stars of the Industry Group as research partner. These awards go to Individuals and Institutions who have demonstrated excellence and the ability to set an example by being a role model of exemplary leadership. They are individuals, often quietly in the background, who are building their organizations through demonstrated leadership, innovation, academic/industry Interfacing – all important aptitudes of the next generation of leaders. 66
  67. 67. Contact Us We’ve moved! Visit us on the 3rd floor at Sasin, room 303, newly renovated. Like us on Facebook. Check out presentations, videos, upcoming events on our website. See you at our Net Impact talks and trips! 67
  68. 68. We look forward to hearing from you! Prof. Toemsakdi Krishnamra Stephen B. Young Honorary Chair Honorary Co-Chair Nick Pisalyaput Alex Mavro Director Chief of Operations Prae Piromya Ratchada Sungkeetanon Sustainability Manager Administrator SasinSustainability