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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,” […]


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 […]


Of Conferences

Let me share at the outset, that I have always been somewhat wary, and on occasions even suspicious about conferences. And this, after attending innumerable conferences all over the world, over a 30 years plus (and going strong!) work-life experience. Conferences on CSR / sustainability, corporate governance, HR, DFI, exports promotion, microfinance, women empowerment, entrepreneurship […]


Giving Pakistan Reasons to Prosper

The good news from Pakistan is that many in the corporate sector, have now started accepting the importance of Corporate Social Responsibility as an integral driver of overall business strategy. Many companies are executing various CSR activities, moving beyond pure corporate philanthropy, and devising CSR strategies for the sustainability of their business, the stakeholders and […]