This is a guide to all things at the intersection of Corporate Social Responsibility, Singapore and social change. Feel free to edit if you’d like to improve it!


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Key People

Names are in alphabetical order, hyperlinked to LinkedIn, else Facebook. Listing is based on prior experience in an area, plus a connection to Singapore in some way.

Bee Ong, Betty Lim, Bob Fleming, Bindu Sharma, Carine Seror, Cherie Tan, Cheryl Chen, Chris Tobias, Christine Sim, Christine E. Davis, Christopher Easton, Claire Chiang, Daisy Tan, Deanne Ong, Erin Lyon, Esther An, Eugene Tan, Evelyn Sue Wong, Francis Wong, Howard Shaw, Jean-Pierre Dalla Palma, Jenny Costelloe, Joelle Brohier, Jungho Park, Kim Minju, Lee Kar Yin, Mark Chong, Mavis Kuek, Melanie Hui, Michael Kwee, Paula Bennett, Peter Fleming, Rajesh Chhabara, Sreyashi Sen, Stephen Phoon, Steve Puckett, Sumi Dhanarajan, Susan Sy, Theodore Teo, Thomas Thomas, Vincent Perrier-Trudov

International Conventions & Networks

The UN Global Compact is a voluntary initiative for businesses that are committed to aligning their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption.

The Global Reporting Initiative is a network-based organization that has pioneered the development of the world’s most widely used sustainability reporting framework with multi-stakeholder approach, which sets out the principles and indicators that organisations can use to measure and report their economic, environmental, and social performance.

While there exists several standards for measuring corporate social responsibility, such as SA 8000 Social Accountability (for human rights) and ISO 14001 (for environmental management), the current focus is on ISO 26000 Social Responsibility, which is a guidance standard to be published in 2010 and be voluntary to use.

SG Networks & Associations

The Singapore Compact for CSR is a national society in bringing the CSR movement forward in Singapore. It functions as a multistakeholder platform in recognising the role and contributions of all CSR stakeholders. It is the Singapore focal point for the UN Global Compact.

AmCham, the American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore, and the British Chamber of Commerce Singapore, have taken an active role in CSR.

CSR Consultancies

CSR Asia is a social enterprise which organises regular briefings, which are free and open to public, as well as an annual conference. They have a regional presence, with offices in China, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Thailand. Other companies with a specialisation in advising corporates on CSR include:

Anakout, Augure, CSR Active, CSR Works, Davis Pacific Group, Earth Gate Global, Eco Leadership Training, Ere-S, RiskMetrics Group, Sustainability Institute, Viithii, Pearl Consulting Services

Some Examples

These are companies in Singapore which have either produced sustainability reports or created corporate foundations:

Banyan Tree, Citibank, City Developments Limited (GRI B+ report), Credit Suisse, Microsoft, Mitsui Chemicals Asia, Power Seraya (GRI B+ report), Senoko Power, Standard Chartered, Syngenta, Unilever

Videos & Publications

Singapore Compact for CSR has published a book called CSR Sustainability for Success. The 10 companies featured in this book are global and local companies in diverse industries, with operations in Singapore. Their CSR experiences provided insights into the motivation, process, challenges and opportunities in adopting an integrated approach to CSR aligned to business, and would be relevant to other organisations, including small and medium-sized enterprises. The publication aims to share Singapore-based companies’ practices in their CSR journey. They also have a helpful CRS Toolkit which provides a framework for gettting a company started on its CSR journey.

Enabling CSR Journeys is a web portal created by the Singapore Compact, with the kind support of Fuji Xerox Singapore and the National Environment Agency.

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