Singapore Compact for Corporate Social Responsibility is now Global Compact Network Singapore
- Mr Kwek Leng Joo re-elected as president for another three-year term
- Singapore Business Federation which is the apex business chamber with 21,000 members will play a larger role at the new Global Compact Network Singapore
Singapore Compact for Corporate Social Responsibility, the national society promoting sustainable development for businesses and stakeholders, will be renamed ‘Global Compact Network Singapore’ (the Compact) to reflect the strengthening of ties with the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC).
Some of the Compact's newly elected management committee members. (From left) Mr Theodore Teo (Senior Manager and Head of CSR, NTUC Income), Mr John Lim (Immediate Past President, Singapore Institute of Directors), Mr David Kiu (Vice President, Communications and Sustainability, Unilever), Mr Victor Tay (Chief Operating Officer, SBF), Mr Kwek Leng Joo (Deputy Chairman, City Developments Limited) who was re-elected as President of the Global Compact Network Singapore, Mr Koh Juan Kiat (Executive Director, SNEF), Ms Esther An (Chief Sustainability Officer, City Developments Limited), Mr Tan Tian Cheong (2nd Vice President, Singapore Green Building Council, Group Director, Technology Development Group, Building and Construction Authority), Mr Frederick Ho (Deputy Director, International Affairs, NTUC), Mr Chia Boon Chong (Associate Director, Group Corporate Social Responsibility, Singtel) and Mr Christopher Ang (Executive Director, the Compact).
First sharing and networking session on climate change kicks off in high gear
More than 60 Singapore Compact members gathered at the Amara Hotel for our first sharing and networking session hosted by the National Climate Change Secretariat (NCCS) of the Prime Minister’s Office.
‘Addressing Climate Change – Opportunities and Challenges for Businesses’ was the topic of the day, and judging by the good turnout, it is clear that the effects of climate change is of concern to many of our members.