SR Asia Journal


SR Asia Journal 2012

SR Asia Journal is the outcome of the concerted efforts of SR Asia team to compile high

quality research carried out by various authors on corporate social responsibility (CSR) and

sustainability in the Asian region. There are eleven country papers incorporated in this

journal which aim to provide the readers a snapshot of policy and other initiatives

undertaken and their resultant outcome. The research papers received for the SR ASIA

International Conference 2012 on the other hand, cover various dimensions and imperatives

of sustainability. SR Asia is dedicated to the rapid dissemination of high quality research

papers on sustainability (sustainable development) that can help us meet the challenges of

the 21stcentury and beyond, and to capitalize on the promises ahead.


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The Books page features Corporate Social Responsibility books covering a wide range of CSR-related topics including books on sustainable investing, guidebooks on running a sustainable and ethical business, MBA guides and much more.

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Country Report

 CSR - Reporting and disclosure

By disclosing social, environmental and governance information, enterprises often find that they can better identify and manage issues that influence their business success.


Good disclosure of non-financial information enables investors to contribute to a more efficient allocation of capital and better achieve longer-term investment goals.
It can also help to make enterprises more accountable and contribute to higher levels of citizen trust in business.


Country Specific Recommendations

 The 2013 European Semester is in full swing. The Commission published the country-specific recommendations for each Member State, along with an overarching communication pdf - 351 KB [351 KB] on what is needed to return to growth and jobs. The recommendations are based on a thorough assessment of every Member State's plans for sound public finances (Stability or Convergence Programmes, or SCPs) and policy measures to boost growth and jobs (National Reform Programmes, or NRPs)


Project Report


CSR In India

In June 2011, CBI organised a CSR workshop in Delhi with  the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI),  an association of business organisations in India. The aim of this workshop was to coach 20 Indian consultants on  the ins-and-outs of CSR consulting, so that they’d be able  to provide CSR consultancy services to Indian companies.

During the workshop, the participants were trained on how to implement CSR at companies – from identifying  the business case for a company, to performing a baseline  assessment and developing a CSR action plan.  

Following the workshop, nine Indian companies, which supply Dutch companies, were chosen to  participate in a CSR programme. Teams of two consultants are guiding these companies in their efforts to align their CSR activities with European standards, while CBI and two Indian experts  are giving feedback to the consultants throughout the  process. Everybody has benefited from this approach so  far – the Indian companies will receive a CSR plan, the  consultants are learning how to provide high quality CSR  consultancy services and the Dutch customers will be  able to source from suppliers with fewer CSR related risks.


CBI’s CSR capacity building project is still ongoing and  further results will be published in the 2012 annual Report.


In a project initiated with the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation, consultants were trained by CBI to guide Indian suppliers to implement CSR into their business plans. The intervention was a true eye opener for the suppliers and gave immediate benefits to European buyers.


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CBI Capacity Building Programme on CSR



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CBI embeds sustainability from bottom up in India


Company Report


>  Sony Global CSR Report 

 Sony is a company that inspires and fulfills the curiousity of people from around the world, using our unlimited passion for technology, services and content to deliver groundbreaking new excitement and entertainment...more

 >  IBM

IBM believes that a company culture based on core values not only helps our business, but also defines the role that we can and should play in society.


>  Forbs

In today’s reputation economy, what you stand for as a corporation often matters more than what you produce or sell.