The NANYANG MBA recent forays in CSR
Nanyang has recently been active in the promotion and conduct of activities on corporate social responsibility or CSR, as part of its mission to develop leaders for a sustainable world.
In the first quarter of 2011, CSR Asia launched its first ever Forum on Sustainability Disclosure, and The Nanyang Business School, through The NANYANG MBA, participated as the organization’s Academic Partner. The Forum on Sustainability Disclosure was attended by some 150 delegates from various companies and government bodies. Leading experts Simon Lord, who presented a business case study on sustainability reporting in his company New Britain Palm Oil, Sean Gilbert from Global Reporting Initiative who spoke about international reporting framework, and our very own Dr Patricia Tan who was one among the panel of speakers discussing about Recent developments in Reporting and How to Respond to the SGX Guidelines, were among the select speakers for the event. The forum covered all aspects of sustainability reporting, disclosure and communication including the range of recent local and global reporting requirements and frameworks. The NANYANG MBA Student Executive Committee representative, Mandar Gori, Vice-President (Sustainability) who had the opportunity to attend the event, speaks, “This event has opened my eyes to the future of public reporting of sustainability initiatives in the corporate world and its importance to the business.” It is not a surprise to have such a remark as CSR Asia is among Asia’s leading advocate and provider of information, training, research and consultancy services on sustainable business.
Take a glimpse of some of the recent CSR activities -
MBA Students organize first ever MBA Olympics in Singapore to raise funds for charity
The NANYANG MBA students, through the CSR Club, organized the first ever 'mini' MBA Olympics, attended by their peers from other MBA schools in Singapore such as SMU, NUS, INSEAD and Essec, to help raise funds for The Cambodia Trust.
The NANYANG MBA CSR Club donated to The Cambodia Trust, a UK based NGO established in 1989, which aims to work for equality for people with disabilities in the developing world.
Dean's Seminar Series on Sustainable Development
The Dean’s Seminar Series on Sustainable Development was also rolled out with selected and prominent speakers from leading firms who have active CSR programs - Singapore Exchange Ltd (SGX) Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Mr Seck Wai Kwong (and also Chairman of the NBS Graduate Advisory Board), PUB (Public Utility Board) CEO Mr Khoo Teng Chye, and sustainability guru, Prof Marc Epstein of the Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University in Houston, Texas, whose talk focused on Sustainability and the Bottom Line.
Very recently, The NANYANG MBA also added a new course on sustainability, creating more choices on this area: Green Trading and Emissions Trading for Managers, to be taught by an industry practitioner. To learn more about the course, click here.
Read more about the various CSR Activities undertaken by Nanyang in our blog.