Record number of entries to the CDL-Singapore Compact Young CSR Leaders Awards 2014
Singapore Management University makes a clean sweep of top three prizes
Youth engagement is an important aspect of Singapore Compact’s work of promoting CSR adoption. Since 2010, it has partnered CDL for the Young CSR Leader’s Award, a CSR student case-study competition that provides opportunities for youths to have a taste of putting CSR concepts into practice by proposing feasible CSR strategies for companies.
The fourth edition of the competition attracted a total of 50 team entries from various educational institutes in Singapore this year, making it the largest number of entries ever received in the four years the competitions were organised. The top three prizes were awarded to three teams with the most refreshing and practical CSR ideas.
Stephanie Tan (centre), representing Team Clover, receiving the top prize of $5,000 and the winner's shield
from Singapore Compact President Mr Kwek Leng Joo and Guest-of-Honour at the opening of the 2014 International Singapore Compact CSR Summit, Minister for Community, Culture and Youth and Second Minister for Communications and Information, Mr Lawrence Wong.
Low level of social indicators disclosure leaves REITs with room to improve on sustainability communication
While 72% of Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) in Singapore communicated sustainability through reports, only one REIT is using the globally recognised Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) framework for reporting.
This is the finding of the latest study by Singapore Compact and the NUS Business School that aims to find out the state of voluntary sustainability reporting among REITs listed on the Singapore Exchange (SGX). The study is affiliated to a recently-released report in July 2014 by Singapore Compact and NUS Business School on the state of sustainability reporting by SGX Mainboard listed companies.