SWEDISH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE TAIPEI LUNCH
HOSTED IN CONJUNCTION WITH EUROPEAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE TAIWAN
Global CSR developments with a special focus on China
Bengt Johansson, Former CSR Ambassador of Sweden, CEO of New Context
12:00 – 14:00, Tuesday, January 22, 2016
Location: The Landis Taipei, Le Salon (2F) / 台北亞都麗緻大飯店 沙龍廳 (2樓)
Address: 41, Sec 2, Min-Chuan East Road, Taipei 104 Taiwan / 台北市民權東路二段41號
A lot of things happened last year in the CSR area such as the EU directive on CSR reporting and negotiations about a binding international treaty on business and human rights.
CSR has been a focal point in the PRC government’s policy. State-owned companies and many listed companies are obliged to present full CSR reports. The recent economic slowdown might divide Chinese companies into internationally-minded companies which continue ambitious CSR policies and less ambitious domestic-oriented companies. China is also influenced by proactive steps recently taken by the Taiwan and Hong Kong stock exchanges.
Companies from other Asian companies have often undercut European companies with a more flexible policy on core CSR ideas such as human rights and anti-corruption. How can European companies survive this competition?
Among other topics our speaker will talk about:
- International CSR trends and the latest developments
- How CSRs works and is evolving in China
- How European companies can face competition from companies from Taiwan, Korea and Hong Kong with a different CSR policy.
About the speaker
Bengt Johansson was the CSR Ambassador of Sweden 2012- 2015. Before that he served 16 years as a Swedish diplomat in Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai and at the Swedish trade office in Taipei. He worked as an official covering Taiwan and China at the European Commission’s Directorate General for Trade from 2002-2004, where, among other tasks, he monitored Taiwan’s compliance with its WTO commitments. He presently runs the CSR consultancy company, New Context AB, and is an adjunct professor at Shanghai University.
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