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International CSR Summit 2019 calls for business leaders to take a stand

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Enterprise Asia, Asia’s leading non-governmental organization for responsible entrepreneurship will host its annual International CSR Summit (ICS) in Taipei on 24 and 25 May 2019.

Held for the fifth time, the ICS 2019 will take place at Hilton Taipei Sinban Hotel, and will gather over 300 top Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) experts, leaders, speakers, and practitioners from across Asia to engage in the most stirring conversations in CSR today, and in deliberating innovative forward thinking solutions to society issues.

Themed “Take a Stand, Delivering on the Global Goals”, the ICS 2019 will challenge participants to reflect upon the journey that the CSR community has embarked over the past decade, and the results and impact the initiatives have garnered. The Summit also calls for business decision makers to mobilize their resources and to aggressively deliver on the United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.

Highlights of the Summit include rethinking business models to deliver positive social and climate impact; establishing impactful partnerships to combat against sustainability issues; setting science-based targets to de-carbonize supply chains; and discovering leading innovations, smart technologies and renewables which are driving a low carbon and sustainable future. A full day workshop on Circular Economy will also encourage participants to embrace circular thinking across their businesses to achieve a clean and smart future.

“CSR is a niche area that needs to be aggressively addressed and implemented considerately within organizations. As the heads of global businesses and conglomerates, we must develop new models for collaboration and collectively tackle complex sustainability challenges of our times. It is time to step up and take responsibility for sustainability, and to create a sustainable future for our society”, says Dato’ William Ng, President of Enterprise Asia.

The Summit will feature a full suite of CSR experts and practitioners who have spearheaded some remarkable initiatives in the region. The line-up of speakers for ICS 2019 include Dr. Eugene Chien, Ambassador-at-Large of Republic of China, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Environment, Taiwan; Dr Niven Huang, Regional Leader of KPMG Sustainability Services Asia Pacific, Taiwan; Erdal Elver, President and Chief Executive Officer of Siemens, Taiwan; Michael McComb, Vice President, Communications and Sustainability, SAP Greater China; and Shalom Chen, Corporate Communications, Sustainability and Public Affairs Director of L’Oreal Taiwan.




In conjunction with the Summit, the Asia Responsible Enterprise Awards 2019 which is Asia’s most prestigious and largest CSR recognition program, will also be held at Hilton Taipei Sinban Hotel. The Awards ceremony will witness over 300 attendees, including C-Suite executives, local and international media, diplomatic representatives, and CSR practitioners from 16 countries.

Tickets for ICS 2019 may be purchased via https://enterpriseasia.org/area/ics/. For further enquiries about the Summit, please email info@enterpriseasia.org.

Media Contact
Ms Koo Tse Chien
Enterprise Asia
(60) 3 7803 0312
tsechien@enterpriseasia.org

About Enterprise Asia
Enterprise Asia is a non-governmental organization in pursuit of creating an Asia that is rich in entrepreneurship as an engine towards sustainable and progressive economic and social development within a world of economic equality. Its two pillars of existence are investment in people and responsible entrepreneurship. Enterprise Asia works with governments, NGOs and other organizations to promote competitiveness and entrepreneurial development, in uplifting the economic status of people across Asia and in ensuring a legacy of hope, innovation and courage for the future generation. Please visit https://www.enterpriseasia.org/ for more information.

About ICS event
ICS is a series of annual regional events in Asia which gathers top CSR leaders and practitioners to strengthen ties, share experiences and insights, as well as identify regional challenges and opportunities to shape Asia towards a more responsible, sustainable and progressive socio-economic market. Please visit https://enterpriseasia.org/area/ics/ for more information.