CKGSB has been recognized by both the American and British Chambers of Commerce in China for its “thought leadership” role within China’s charity landscape. Following on from last year’s inaugural China CSR Awards, at which CKGSB was honored for its overall contributions to charity, the second iteration of the event was held on May 2 at the Opposite House Hotel in Beijing, with awards handed out across ten categories from a field of more than 80 entries in total.
Yan Wen (center), Manager of Social Responsibility Affairs at CKGSB,
receives her award from Chris Boobier of the British Embassy in China
The Thought Leadership category was designed for companies who think outside the box, and stand apart by doing something atypical for their industry. The judges noted that they had received many great entries in this field, but chose to highlight’s CKGSB Philanthropy Program for the following three reasons:
A packed room of more than 200 people attended the second annual China CSR Awards at the Opposite House Hotel in Beijing.
In addition to the responsibility of companies to be good citizens, the organizers stressed how CSR in 2017 is critical for good business, noting how the Chinese government’s agenda has shifted from hardware to software. Under the 12th Five-Year Plan roads have been built, schools erected and the infrastructure of cities improved, while the 13th Five-Year plan has shifted the focus to a greener environment, quality of education and the living standards of those less well off.
From left to right: CKGSB’s Liu Bing, Yan Wen and Mark Dreyer pose with Clare Pearson, chair of the British Chamber in China and International Development Director of DLA Piper, and China Daily Zhang Yuchen at the second annual China CSR Awards held on May 2 in Beijing.
Awards were handed out across ten categories, including women’s empowerment, poverty alleviation, healthcare, environment and education, with Walmart, Pepsico, Visa, Citibank, Qualcomm, KPMG, Standard Chartered and Conoco Phillips among those honored on the night. Entries were judged based on a combination of the following criteria: impact, scalability, sustainability, ability to leverage resources and the overall professionalism of the CSR project.