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AVPN Attends 2015 Singapore Compact CSR Conference

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Kang Fei Wong

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by Mila Devenport

Global Compact Network Singapore (formerly Singapore Compact for CSR) organised a 2-day conference on 25th and 26th August on “Evaluating and Evolving CSR: Creating Value for a Sustainable Future”. This year’s conference drew around 400 business professionals, CSR practitioners and stakeholders (including government officials, academics and civil society leaders) and featured panels addressing topics including sustainability reporting, moving from a “human resources” to “human capital” perspective, responsible sourcing, and responsible investing and financing, in addition to others.

Questions raised by the audience during the panels addressed issues like the stringency of Singapore Stock Exchange’s current standards for sustainability among listed companies; effective ways to convince senior leadership of corporations to invest in social responsibility measures; positioning of social responsibility initiatives in business models for practical and strategic purposes; and how to understand social responsibility in the context of retaining and developing a corporate’s human capital.

AVPN is a proud supporting partner of the Singapore CSR Summit. Check out our full listing of network events here.

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A. Environmental Stewardship
To protect the environment, we organize programmes like mangrove nursery and Reforestation, Coastal and River Clean-Up, Community Based Environmental Solid Waste Management, Environmental IEC Campaign and Eco-Academy

B. Food Security and Sustainable Livelihood
To ensure a sustainable livelihood for the community, eco-tourism include Buhatan River Cruise Visitor Center Buhatan River Mangrove Boardwalk are run by the community. Others include Organic Vegetable and Root crops Farming, Vegetable and Root crops Chips and by-products Processing and establishing a Zero waste store.

C. Empowered Communities
To empower the community, we provide product and Agri-Enterprise Development Training, Immersion and Learnings Exchange Program, Earth Warrior Training and Community Based Social Entrepreneurship Training

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