On November 3 and 4, 14th Global CSR & ESG Summit & Awards 2022 was held with the theme Beyond Net Zero & ESG in Hanoi, Vietnam.
It saw the presence of hundreds of senior executives and corporate social responsibility (CSR) and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) professionals from many countries and territories around the world.
|The 14th Annual Global CSR & ESG Summit & Awards 2022 |
The event aimed to gather participants to discuss and discover ESG and CSR strategies by corporations and stakeholders. The conference also focused on how the challenges facing us today will inevitably hasten the pace for climate-friendly solutions and technologies including electric vehicles, high-tech farming, sustainable supply chains, and nature-based solutions.
Prof. Dr. Richard Hames, founder and executive director of the Centre for The Future and Fellow of the World Academy of Art & Science gave a speech on Unleashing the Power of Social Responsibility in a Warm and Wobbly World, where he shared on revitalising the relationships between business and society with effective CSR and ESG practices. He pointed out insight into how modern business enterprises can choose to organise and manage relationships successfully.
Regarding the increasing emphasis on ESG practices, Stefan Phang, director for Sustainability & Corporate Social Responsibility for Diversey Inc presented Building the “S” in ESG in Disaster Relief, where he talked about how Diversey has worked with various hotels in partnership for disaster relief projects and created shared value for companies want to take a leading role in disaster situations. He also gives some suggestions for companies to set up structures to ensure efficiency and impact for their disaster relief programmes.
The event ended with the award session hosted by David John Whitehead, the chairman of Mavin Group, a large agrifood enterprise in Vietnam, and the director of AusCham Vietnam.
Dr. Martin Blake, the conference chairman and a member of the judging committee, expressed his pleasure to chair a "very well-attended event" in Hanoi with so many pressing agendas being discussed at this conference. Organisers are planning to hold next year’s event in Danang.