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The End Of International Climate Diplomacy?

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The turn of the New Year marked the end of ‘Phase 1′ of the Kyoto Protocol, an event that could arguably mark the beginning of the end for international climate diplomacy. Why? Well, a lot has changed in the world since the signing of the agreement in 1997 – we live in a more globalised [...]

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Corporate Philanthropy Increases to Rs3.8bn Despite Economic Challenges

KARACHI (Published in The News) : Despite challenging economic conditions, the country’s corporate entities have contributed Rs3.8 billion towards philanthropic activities in 2011, according to a survey. “The contribution to social sector development by public listed companies (PLCs) increased to Rs3.8 billion in 2011, up by 15 percent, against Rs3.3 billion in the previous year,” [...]

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Bangkok hosts the 11th Asian Forum on Corporate Social Responsibility

October 20, 2012: Now on its second decade, the foremost conference on corporate social responsibility makes it way once again to Thailand on October 25 and 26, 2012. Organized by the Asian Institute of Management – Ramon V. del Rosario Center for Corporate Social Responsibility (AIM-RVR) and Intel Corporation, the forum returns to Bangkok to [...]

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Ever since 1972, 5th of June, has been celebrated as the World Environment Day. It was on this day that the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment was held for the first time. An interesting fact about this particular international day is that every year it is hosted by a different city in the [...]

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Should CSR be regulated to the point of being legislated?

Amongst all on offer, there was also an engaging debate at the 2012 Asian Forum on Corporate Social Responsibility (AFCSR), held in Manila, Philippines on October 18 and 19. The motion was: Should CSR be regulated to the point of being legislated? Arguing for the motion were Catherine Coumans, Research Director, Mining Watch, Canada and [...]

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