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Governments Gather To Accelerate Commitments Towards A Disability-Inclusive Society

Senior government officials, policymakers, civil society and academia from over 30 countries across Asia-Pacific gathered in Beijing to accelerate commitments towards improving the rights of the 690 million disabled persons across the region, and beyond. The high-level meeting reviewed progress made in the implementation of the Incheon Strategy for Persons with Disabilities and the Asian...

Progress In Least Developed Countries Hinges On Access To Modern Energy

According to The Least Developed Countries Report 2017, the world’s 47 least developed countries (LDCs) are falling far behind the rest of the developing world in terms of getting power to homes and businesses. While they have made great strides in recent years, achieving the global goal of universal access to energy by 2030...

India Tops In CR Reporting, But Quality Of Disclosures Needs Improvement: Study

India has emerged as the top country for reporting corporate responsibility information in the annual financial report of companies, but the quality of disclosures has to improve, according to a KPMG survey. KPMG has published this survey on CR Reporting since 1993. The 2017 survey is the 10th edition, with research carried out from across 49 KPMG...

Natural Disasters To Become More Destructive, Without Action: UN Report

Natural disasters are becoming more frequent and intense and disaster risk is outpacing resilience in Asia-Pacific, the most disaster-prone region in the world, according to the latest report by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). In recent months, the region has seen Typhoon Hato unleash large scale damage in...

South Asia Sluggish on CSR: ILO study

There is a sharp discrepancy between the allocated or committed corporate social responsibility (CSR) funds and actual spending by multinational enterprises (MNEs) on labour and employment-oriented initiatives in South Asia, an International Labour Organisation (ILO) report has noted. According to the report titled ‘World Employment and Social Outlook 2017 – Sustainable Enterprises and Jobs,’ released...

The 10 Companies With The Best CSR Reputations In 2017

A recent analysis of 170,000 company ratings from respondents in 15 countries sheds light on which are perceived by consumers as the most socially responsible. The annual study, released recently, is compiled by the Reputation Institute (RI), a Boston-based reputation-management consulting firm. It tracks social responsibility reputations by zeroing in on consumers’ perceptions of company...

UN Environment Summit Opens With Focus On Sustainable Use Of Natural Resources

The first Asia-Pacific Ministerial Summit on the Environment called on governments in the region to forge a transformative alliance that will drive forward an innovative, productive, resource efficient low carbon and pollution free economy as a means to deliver the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. High-level officials from over 35 countries were present at the Summit...

Carbon Credit: A License to Pollute

The International treaty of United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was amended in 1997 by the Kyoto Protocol. The objective of the protocol was the “stabilisation” of greenhouse gas (GHG) concentrations (caused by emissions/usage of oil, gas, coal and nuclear material) in the atmosphere by setting a 5-year cap on emissions. However,...

Asia-Pacific Must Boost Development Reform To Achieve 2030 Agenda: Report

Asia and the Pacific, a region with an impressive development  track  record,  will  need  to step up its overall development reform  effort to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, according  to  a  new  report  launched  by the United Nations Economic and Social  Commission  for  Asia  and  the  Pacific (ESCAP), at the High-level...

Green Finance Charter Signed With European Development Finance Institutions

An investment symposium on ‘The Opportunity of Green Finance in India’ was recently organised where the four banks signed a charter to champion green finance in India. YES Bank, FMO (the Development Bank of the Netherlands), along with DEG (the Development Bank of Germany) and Proparco (the Development Bank of France), signed the charter. Through...

Corporate India Needs to Keep a Close Eye on U-17 FIFA World Cup 2017

This year, in March, the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke about the deplorable condition of Indian football in his Mann-ki-Baat radio show. “Today our ranking in FIFA is low (163), I feel reluctant to even mention it.” It is May and India is nearing the start of FIFA Under-17 World Cup 2017, an...

Taiwan To Legislate On Corporate Social Responsibility: Vice President

The Taiwan government is drafting an amendment to the Company Act that would require businesses to "internalise" good governance and social responsibility, Vice President Chen Chien-jen (陳建仁) said on Wednesday. At an award ceremony for businesses that have shown excellent corporate social responsibility, Chen said that as enterprises pursue profits, they should also take responsibility...
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