ASEAN CSR Fellowship: Inaugural Batch (2017)

ACN launched its inaugural ASEAN CSR Fellowship on 9 Jan 2017. This programme aims to deepen cross-border perspectives and build up the next generation of CSR leaders for responsible business in Southeast Asia, harnessing their potential to address key regional issues in business & anti-corruption, business & human rights, and food security & sustainable agriculture. 16 Fellows were selected from 8 ASEAN countries to participate in a series of study tours to meet business leaders, government officials, academics, and civil society practitioners. This programme began in Singapore from 9 to 13 Jan 2017, and will be followed by visits to 3 other ASEAN countries in April, July and November, concluding with a Capstone Project which the Fellows can implement in their respective countries with the newfound knowledge and network.

Fellows were partially sponsored with the support of the Government of Sweden and the National Youth Council Singapore.

A total of 16 Fellows from 8 ASEAN countries (Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam) have been selected for the year-long Fellowship. They range from CSR managers from MNCs to land rights activists at NGOs.

Sourcehttp://asean-csr-network.org/c/programs/fellowship/fellows-batch-1

The Strategic Role of Private Sector In Effort to Create Community Resilience to Disaster

APAD-PLANAS PRB (Indonesia National Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction) organized a workshop: The Strategic Role of Private Sector In Effort to Create Community Resilience to Disaster. Held in Jakarta, 25 – 26 January 2017, the objective of the workshop is to increase role of the private sector as an strategic actor which is able to bridge the community and government in disaster risk reduction through obtaining clearer policy framework related to an input on strategic plan business that comes up through the concept CSR as well as on multi-sector strategic activity in Disaster Management efforts.

On session-1 discussion, Chairman of Indonesia Business Links, Heru prasetyo conveyed presentation about mainstreaming disaster management to business. “Besides looking for profit, private sector have to increase their resilience to natural disasters and social community for sustainable business and welfare of the larger society with ethical conduct”, He said.

 

Global Conference From Commitment to action – Application of Integrity in Practice A B20 Anti-corruption Forum

Strengthening business integrity is a competitive advantage for companies, especially when faced with an increasingly strict regulatory environment and ever higher demands for transparency from customers. Also governments are stepping up efforts to establish good framework conditions for clean business to foster economic growth and attract foreign investment. Furthermore, the need to fight corruption is also reflected in the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. Target 16.5 calls for a substantial reduction of corruption and bribery in all their forms. Discussions about anti-corruption strategies are also discussed on intergovernmental level, for example, in the context of the G20/B20.

This conference aims to reflect the international relevance of taking action against corruption and support the implementation of business integrity on the ground providing a platform for a global exchange of knowledge and good practices.

The Global Conference will be held in the Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires, in Argentina. Register here.
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ASEAN CSR Fellowship: Inaugural Batch (2017)

ACN launched its inaugural ASEAN CSR Fellowship on 9 Jan 2017. This programme aims to deepen cross-border perspectives and build up the next generation of CSR leaders for responsible business in Southeast Asia, harnessing their potential to address key regional issues in business & anti-corruption, business & human rights,  and food security & sustainable agriculture. 16 Fellows were selected from 8 ASEAN countries to participate in a series of study tours to meet business leaders, government officials, academics, and civil society practitioners. This programme began in Singapore from 9 to 13 Jan 2017, and will be followed by visits to 3 other ASEAN countries in April, July and November, concluding with a Capstone Project which the Fellows can implement in their respective countries with the newfound knowledge and network.

Source: http://asean-csr-network.org/c/programs/fellowship/fellows-batch-1

Meningkatkan Peran Tenaga Kerja Muda dalam Pembangunan

 

On June 3rd 2016, Yanti Triwadiantini, Sustainability Adviser to Executive Director of IBL was invited to moderate a Talk Show “Meningkatkan Peran Tenaga Kerja Muda dalam Pembangunan” in Bappenas. This talk show is part of JEJAKMU portal launching program as Bappenas’s project to empower youth. This portal launching was officially opened by Coordinating Minister of Economic Affair, Mr. Sofyan  Djalil and Andy F Noya, The Presidents of Commissioner of Top Karir.  JEJAKMU (Jejaring Lapangan Keja bagi Kaum Muda) is a multi sector coordination forum by using five pilars of approachment: youth employment policy, skill education to work, internship, enterpreneurship, and knowledge sharing. This program is created to answer the challenge of increasing young population in Indonesia. In 2015, Indonesia has 20,34 million young labor forces aged 15-24 years (based on Bappenas data) . The creation of JEJAKMU is government initiative to respon the UN’s MDGs on Youth Employment in 2002. The launching jejakmu.com (in collaboration with Top Karir) aimed to provide a portal that provide information to society, especially young people, about JEJAKMU program, vacancy, scholarship, trainings, internship, enterpreneurship, and other youth empowerment program owned by government or private sector.