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Corporate Social Responsibility in Malaysia PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 07 June 2012 21:41
Last updated: 13/12/2011 // The Embassy has written a report on different aspects associated with corporate social responsibility in Malaysia:

The focus on CSR in Malaysia has in line with international trends increased. Even though some companies have CSR programs which date back many years, even decades, it seems to have been an increased awareness and activity of CSR initiatives in Malaysia.

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 June 2012 21:56
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Investing in coastal ecosystems: Opportunities for meaningful CSR practices in biodiversity, climate change adaptation and community development PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 24 May 2012 22:45

Partnerships between businesses and organizations with expertise in various aspects of sustainable development are an important element of meaningful CSR strategies. International organizations, governments, and civil society increasingly recognize the need to harness the capacity of business to proactively contribute to sustainable solutions to global challenges. Businesses seeking to effectively manage their social and environmental impacts are seeing value in partnering with sustainability and development experts to help them devise approaches that meet strategic business objectives in a responsible and sustainable manner that balances the interests of diverse stakeholders.

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The Guardian: What are standards for? PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 24 May 2012 05:50

The case of ISO 26000 -- Standards only represent best practice at the time of their launch but ISO 26000 is still proving influential

Standards for sustainability and CSR are the result of two opposing forces: the good and the better. This is because, while they are based on good practice, this can inhibit even better practice that goes beyond the criteria set out. Also, there are so many standards for so many different aspects of sustainability that it is not clear what difference yet another one can make.

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 May 2012 06:03
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The role of socially responsible investment in economic uncertainty PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 21 May 2012 22:17

Depsite the tough financial climate, charities must make sure their investments are socially responsible.The debate about socially responsible investment (SRI) has been a healthy but sometimes polarising one in the charity sector over the last 20 years. What was initially seen largely as a matter of negative screening – alcohol abuse charities not investing in drinks companies, cancer charities avoiding tobacco stocks – has moved into other areas such as mission related investing (MRI).

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Govt urged to forbid tobacco companies from doing social activities PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 21 May 2012 22:06

BANGKOK, 18 May 2012 - Action on Smoking and Health Foundation has urged the government to forbid the tobacco industry from conducting social activities, in compliance with the World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention for Tobacco Control (FCTC).As the World No Tobacco Day is approaching on May 31st, anti smoking activists have reported that many tobacco companies in ASEAN have been conducting Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) projects to forge good relations with law makers in the countries they are located in.

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APAC consumers more likely to pay extra for socially responsible brands PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 03 April 2012 01:47

Half of consumers under age 40 are willing to pay extra for products and services from socially-responsible companies, according to Nielsen’s Global Survey of Corporate Citizenship.The survey, conducted with more than 28,000 consumers in 56 countries, shows that overall 46% are willing to pay extra for products and services from companies that have implemented programs to give back to society, a figure higher among under-40s at 51%.

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