CSR Asia Weekly: Tree planting in China / Innovation for sustainability

Vol. 8 Week 36 | 05 September 2012

HIGHLIGHT

CSR Asia Summit 2012 – Last Call to register!!

Are you linking stakeholder expectations to your sustainability? How can you respond to the growing pressure for companies to be sustainable?

Don’t miss CSR Asia’s annual Summit, which this year brings 400+ delegates to attend. Experienced experts are gathered to share their sustainability vision and discuss challenges and how to overcome them.

If you haven’t signed up yet, you can do so here.

CSR Asia is looking for Project Manager (Cantonese & Mandarin speaker) for Hong Kong office

CSR Asia is looking for a great communicator with strong writing skills, and a keen interest in corporate responsibility.

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ARTICLES

Tree planting in China – a panacea for carbon and desertification?

In 122 BC the Chinese naturalist Liu An attempted to make Daoism China’s state religion, which has a harmonious approach to nature close to what we might call sustainability today. Liu An failed to oust Confucianism, but we can be sure that he would disapprove of modern day China’s Great Green Wall, the world’s largest tree-planting programme and an attempt to increase forest cover from 5% to 15% in … Read more

Sustainable Tourism can benefit the developing countries
If your company is serious about sustainability, then innovation is a pre-requisite. A sustainable world requires new ideas: new ideas about how we do business, about the products and services we both produce and consume, about how we live. And, as GE has shown with Ecomagination, and Unilever has demonstrated with its Sustainable Living Plan, these ideas are about profits as well as purpose … Read more

Enroll in the upcoming module of our Professional Master’s in CSR!

Interested in dealing with contemporary environmental challenges and identifying opportunities for reducing operational impacts on the environment? Want to learn to apply business-related tools and life-cycle based approaches? Join us for the next module of the Professional Master’s Degree in CSR, which can also be taken as a ‘stand-alone’ course and will be delivered in Bangkok from 7-10 September 2012.

The Environmental Management and Climate Change module will focus on business contributions to mitigating and adapting to climate change as well as approaches to developing comprehensive climate change strategies. Participants will gain in-depth knowledge of relevant issues and professional skills to plan environmental management strategies for their own organizations.

Interested applicants can visit www.csr-asia.com or email the Program Manager Clelia Daniel at [email protected]