The 8th Annual CUHK MBA CSR Conference 2014
Wednesday, 28 May 2014 from 09:00 to 17:30 (HKT)
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The biggest non-profit CSR Conference in Asia is back partnering with INNOFOCO with more activities and new items including a brand new case competition done in partnership with Swire Pacific!
Come join us on May 28, 2014 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre and please visit our website for further details as the event draws closer.
Panel Session: Transform Organizations Through and Sustainable Management Practices
Rachel Chan, Convener of Let's Make a Difference, will moderate a panel on how to transform organizations through innovative and sustainable management practices. 'Doing good' should no longer be seen as a company's social responsibility but an imperative to build lasting competitive advantages. We shall look into how companies can build an engaged and productive workforce and make money by creating social and environmental benefits.
Session A: Products that make a difference
The immediate impact that businesses bring to their stakeholders is through products and services. Some companies have remain successful for years by adapting to market changes, producing products or delivering services which benefit the environment and society as a whole. Others succeed through identifying unmet needs and creating a new market by introducing life-changing products. Our speakers in this panel will discuss business cases and the opportunities of using such approach in Hong Kong and China.
Session B: Winning by Redesigning the Value Chain
Value chain is the blanket term of supply chain, distribution network, retail outlets, customers and employees within organization. Opportunities in achieving business and community-shared value are tremendous given the wide arrays and scale of stakeholders that a business can have along the value chain. This is challenging but interesting. Our speakers in this panel will identify the challenges in this approach but yet offer what they have done to shake-up the traditional form of a value to chain to a more sustainable one.
Session C: Stakeholder and business impacts via sustainable strategies
To devise a strategy that creates both business and stakeholder values, businesses need to understand its stakeholders as well as the societal problems around the business. It becomes even more challenging when it a corporation is trying to integrate a sustainability factor. Our speakers will go through their insights on effective means of learning stakeholder problems of a business by leveraging companies – that are sustainably minded – serving a majority of the population as practical examples.
Session D: Responsible Investing' in the Asian context - trends, needs and opportunities
Responsible investment is not a new topic – but it is ever advancing. The investment community is impactful as they fueled projects which creating a sustainable impact. Our speakers will discuss the recent development of responsible investment, what have been the recent attention of the investment community, and the new opportunities arise through new forms of corporate sustainability / CSR activities.
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CUHK MBA CSR Committee
CUHK (The Chinese University of Hong Kong) MBA CSR Committee is a student-led initiative to raise awareness on corporate social responsibility and contribute to the development of CSR best practices in Asia. Since 2007, the CUHK MBA CSR Committee has been organizing the annual CUMBA CSR Conference for managers and CSR professionals. The initiative is fully self financed and cooperates with well established CSR organizations as well as strong corporate sponsorship partners.
CSR, today, is a popular and critical topic. Even during the financial turmoil, corporations today are seeing the importance of CSR in their strategic decisions and daily operations. As the world is rapidly changing, local and international corporations are working together to understand how to tackle today’s challenges, and CUHK MBA CSR Committee has created a platform to promote management practices that sustain resources, profits and growth.