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Drafted Programme for the Main Conference

Day 1 : Sept.18th,2012

08:00 09:00

Registration and Networking Welcome and Keynote Speeches Welcoming Speech: Richard Welford, CSR Asia Target Keynote speakers: Bill Gates, Founder of Microsoft and Bill and Melinda Foundation Representative from the Platinum Speaker Mao Yu-Shi, Economist Government Representative Tang Min, Councilor of the State Council, Deputy Chairperson

of You Change China Social Entrepreneur Foundation

Jet Li, Founder of the One Foundation John Tedstorm, President and CEO of GBCHealth 10:30 11:00 Coffee Break Panel Discussion Target Speakers for Panel Discussion:

Zong Fuli, Chairperson of the Hongsheng Group 3 Representatives from Gold Sponsors
Representative from the Venue Sponsor Facilitator: Stephen Frost, Executive Director, CSR Asia 12:30 14:30 16:00 16:30 Lunch Breakout sessions Tea Break Breakout sessions

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Networking Reception


Charity Gala Dinner Speakers: Representative from gala dinner sponsor VIP speaker(Ministry of Civil Affairs /Ministry of Commerce) John Tedstorm, CEO of GBCHealth Brian Ho, CSR Asia Performance: Celebrity Performance AIDS Impacted Children Performance Day 2: Sept.19th,2012


Breakout Sessions

Social Innovation Showcases 50 Foundations, NGOs and Social Enterprises will demonstrate their

10:30 11:00

Coffee Break Breakout Sessions

successful cases on social innovation and partnership with business on sustainability. Business representatives can have dialogue with them during the sessions.

12:30 14:30

Lunch Breakout Sessions


Coffee Break

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Closing Panel: What will development of CSR look like in 5 years? Facilitator: Dr. Stephen Frost Representative from the Hong Kong Stock Exchange Representative from a local company Academic / Expert on sustainability and CSR Representative from New Media Representative from a Local Foundation



Suggested topics on breakout sessions:

Issues and Challenges

Water resource and footprint Energy new carbon reduction / what is happening in Asia in the next 5 years Strategic disaster management and pre-disaster education Investing in public health: Rationale and return on Investment

CSR Trends and Innovations

Asian governments thinking on CSR Socially responsible investment: Trends in Asia Base of the Pyramid strategy in Asia: Challenges and solutions The role of Corporate Foundations Education and professional training on sustainability in Asia

Transparency and Communications

Social media and online charity: Risks and opportunities Reporting and disclosure: Transparency of Asian companies Meaningful marketing

Implementation Solutions
Innovative engagement for sustainable supply chains Sustainable sourcing of raw materials

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Managing Volunteering: Meeting community needs Asian companies going global and their global CSR strategy

Thank you to our 2011 Summit Sponsors

Gold Sponsors:

Exclusive Lunch Sponsor

Dinner Sponsor

Networking Reception Sponsors

Official Carbon Offset Provider:

Silver Sponsors:

Scholarship Sponsor:

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PR Partner

Official Multimedia & Newswire Partner

Supporting Partners

International Media Partner

Official Online Media

Supporting Media

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Stream 1 The challenges

The Summit Stream 1 will outline some of the key challenges of our time, how they have relevance in 2012 and what companies and stakeholders are doing to raise awareness and address the issues.

1a. WATER: Water footprints and virtual water

Many are familiar with the concept of a "carbon footprint," but less so with the idea of a "water footprint. And even though physical water is recognized as a valuable resource, very little is understood on what is referred to as virtual water. Virtual water is the international movement of water that occurs when products that require water are shipped to another country (or region). Recent research has suggested that 19% of the global water footprint comes from products that are exported. This means that some countries may outsource a significant portion of their water intensive production or, conversely, may be exacerbating water stress in their own countries by exporting goods from regions with water supply issues.

1b. DISASTER: Taking action before disasters happen: Strategic disaster preparedness
Companies often contribute significantly after disasters occur, but what can they do before one hits? A growing number of organizations are now turning their attention to providing services before disasters occur. These include educating inhabitants in disaster prone areas about issues such as emergency evacuation, upgrading skills of emergency response teams so they are more effective when disasters occur, and working with local NGOs to build capability to respond in the aftermath.

1c. ENERGY new carbon reduction / what is happening in Asia in the next 5 years

1d. PUBLIC HEALTH: Why invest?

Businesses and civil society groups are increasingly investing in public health providing financial aid, in-kind donations, technical support and direct participation. More and more entities view investment in public health as a necessary and important element of business strategy. This session will explore the rationale for such involvement and means by which organizations analyze the return on investment in public health. GBCHealths Managing Director, Michael Schreiber, will lead a panel of experts discussing public health programs by examining the reasons for such undertaking and how such actions benefit organizations in general.

Stream 2 The CSR eco-system

The Summit Stream 2 will examine the current CSR eco-system in Asia who are the parties beyond the private sector and what are the concerns. This stream outlines what you need to know about soft law, emerging regulation, enforcement of current CSR legislation, how to work with partners, how to engage with third parties who assess your performance and analyse what steps the CSR industry is taking to become a professional body.

2a. GOVERNMENT: Government expectations

It is widely recognized that a number of governments in Asia have proactively legislated, guided and shaped the direction of CSR. In this panel, experts will assess the actions of governments in India, China and Indonesia (the three most populous countries in Asia) and offer advice to companies managing CSR programs on what is expected from them in each country, and what to expect in the years ahead.

2b. PARTNERS: Partnerships: Creating and assessing (Holly)

Partnerships are an accepted part of the implementation of CSR. This session will explore partner selection, management and performance measurement from a corporate and not for profit perspective. What models and tools work best?

2c. THIRD PARTIES: How they assess you: The Asian Sustainability Rating
An increasing number of third parties are rating companies. Third parties include NGOs, investors, academics, CSR groups and others stakeholders. This session will examine the types of scrutiny companies are under and how to respond to ratings. The session will have a particular focus on the Asian Sustainability Rating a tool developed in partnership by Responsible Research and CSR Asia to rate company CSR disclosure in Asia

2d. PROFESSIONALS: Education and professional training on sustainability in Asia

As the issues confronting the private sector become more complex there is a need for professional training to enable companies to hire staff with right knowledge to tackle the challenges. CSR Asia research demonstrates that the CSR Industry is growing quickly in Asia, this session will explore what skills are required and how they can be acquired.

Stream 3 Disclosing CSR

The Summit Stream 3 will take an in-depth look at disclosure, both formal and informal. What is the future of reporting and what different methods of communication are companies using. The sessions will outline what tools exist for companies to better manage, monitor and report on sustainability practices.

3a. FORMAL: Integrated reporting: What does it really mean?

Theres been a lot of talk about integrated reporting in Asia, but the concept is either i) not fully understood or ii) considered too challenging to adopt. A general definition of the concept offers little in the way of guidance: a report to reflect connection between economic, social, environmental, government and financial factors and their impact on the long term performance of a company. How should companies approach this, and what are the best ways to start the process?

3b. INFORMAL: Social media and CSR in China

Despite almost everyone agreeing that companies need to utilize the social media in their CSR strategy in China (whether through crowdsourcing, tweeting, blogging, using Facebook, etc), few really understand the terrain. This lack of knowledge either leads to fear of netizens, unreasonable expectations about what companies can achieve with social media, or poor decisions that increase the potential of risk to the company brand. In this panel, three experts will discuss the contours of a rapidly growing social media and provide insights into how social media users think in China and how companies might navigate what is still relatively unchartered water.

3c. TOOLS: ISO 26000 and GRI G4: What's the link? (Richard/ Erin)
As CSR issues become more sophisticated and complex so do the tools that support the profession. ISO 26000 is increasingly being used by companies and their stakeholders to assess performance. This session will explore the specific relationship between ISO26000 and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), specifically G4.

Stream 4 Solutions
The Summit Stream 4 will focus on solutions. What works and equally what doesnt work to achieve sustainable business practices. The sessions will present innovative solutions and future scenarios that companies need to be considering now. The selected areas of strategy, supply chain, sourcing and new business models have been selected as the key focus areas for CSR professionals right now.

4a. STRATEGY: Asian strategies, global expectations

As Asian companies grow and go global stakeholders are increasingly paying attention to the social and environmental impact resulting from these relatively new global investment flows. Some Asian companies have attracted criticism, but others are learning fast and developing partnerships with stakeholders offshore to ensure expectations are met. In this panel,

4b. SUPPLY CHAIN: Innovative engagement for sustainable supply chains

After two decades of NGO activism, numerous projects to improve supply chain conditions, and innumerable audits, many are questioning what can really be done to create sustainable supply chains. This session does not pretend to provide the definitive answers, but does provide some innovative forms of engagement between brands, suppliers, NGOs and workers.

4c. SOURCING: Sustainable sourcing of raw materials

Raw materials represent the largest direct footprint of most companies. Over the past years, numerous initiatives in the agricultural and forestry sector have made sustainable inputs more affordable and easy to access. Yet uptake of certified raw materials still remains a niche market. This session will discuss some of the leading sustainability schemes in the marketplace, and explore the barriers to a transformation of supply chains.

4d. BUSINESS MODELS: Base of the pyramid strategies in Asia

Many companies are seeking to better develop Base of the Pyramid (BOP) approaches as part of a central business strategy to expand market access which also link to community investment strategies and ideas of poverty alleviation. While such approaches can bring opportunities in new markets there are also opportunities to create shared value through products, services and business innovations. This session will explore Base of the Pyramid approaches to business and look at experiences and lessons learned from companies in Asia. How can companies new to this area develop approaches which bring both business and community benefits? What have been some of the successes as well as some of the lessons learned?