Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Sustainability |

Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Sustainability


CSR is about integrating sustainability into business strategies and business models. Worldwide, companies are increasingly engaging stakeholders to better understand how the products or services offered can create more environmental and social value. Doing business today means creating shared value — economic and social value, working together with others in new alliances between governments, businesses and NGOs — and it means choosing long-term objectives. CSR is also directly connected with transparency, integrity and the willingness to report social and environmental performance. Companies that do not look to create “shared value” risk missing out on opportunities on both the short and long run. More and more evidence can be found that integrating sustainability into business models leads to better business cases. However, developments should be speeded up. How can companies change their business strategies and business models? An overview will be given, also on the basis of experiences of Dutch multinational companies within the Dutch Sustainable Growth Coalition, and their recommendation to do much more in the sphere of the implementation of sustainable growth business models and the governance issues that are related to that goal.


Prof. Jan Peter Balkenende, Partner, Corporate Responsibility at Ernst & Young; Professor of Governance, Institutions and Internationalisation at Erasmus University Rotterdam; former Prime Minister of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

Wednesday, 11 September 2013
12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Seminar Room 3-5,
Manasseh Meyer,
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy,
469C Bukit Timah Road,
Singapore 259772

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