2nd Youth CSR Conference in Korea
The UN Global Compact Network organised the 2nd Youth CSR Conference which took place in Seoul, Republic of Korea on 3 & 4 July 2014. Held at the Kyung Hee University, the conference was a follow-up to the inaugural conference which was held in 2012.
The theme for this year's conference was "Challenges for Building a Sustainable Future" and had the objective of bringing together approximately 40 youth representatives from Korea and five ASEAN countries to exchange their experiences, challenges and opportunities to in building a sustainable future. This year, the Singapore delegation comprised of four students from NUS, Temasek Polytechnic, NTU and AIESEC,
Ethics, responsible business and the World Cup?
By Christopher Ang, Executive Director, Singapore Compact for CSR
Many of you would have had sleepless nights since World Cup 2014 kicked off in Brazil two weeks ago. While all eyes are glued to the fanfare surrounding each match in the early morning, I want to draw your attention to the fact that FIFA – which is the wealthiest of sporting associations worldwide – and major sponsors of the game may have missed an open goal on running a responsible business.
Even before the first football was kicked, more than a million Brazilians have protested on the streets on issues such as corruption, lack of improvement in public services and the spiraling costs of the hosting the World Cup.