The 14th Global CSR & ESG Summit & Awards 2022™
September 21, 2022 - September 22, 2022
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Event Phone: +65 6444 9049
The world’s leading thought Leadership event on CSR– The Global CSR & ESG Summit & Awards 2022™ will host the 14th year in 2022 as a physical event. With the 2021 edition turning virtual, the 2022 event will return to the physical event format on 21 September 2022. At the 2021 virtual event, we unveiled the new event Global ESG Awards logo which will reinforce the longstanding Global CSR Summit & Awards to the new event branding: “The Global CSR & ESG Summit & Awards 2022™.”
In 2021, where the world was focused on overcoming and adapting to the prolonged impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, new challenges emerged on the economic and geopolitical fronts with global inflation and the Russian military aggression on Ukraine, threatening to derail the much-anticipated recovery needed to alleviate the tremendous hardship faced by communities affected by the pandemic.
On the environmental front, following the release of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow, 2022 is set to be a critical year for climate change. At the landmark event, governments and businesses had committed ambitious plans to decarbonise. The real challenge remains on the extent these pledges would be fulfilled.
Fortunately, several positive developments have emerged with many companies adopting net zero targets on top of increased regulatory requirements around the world seeking mandatory disclosure on climate risks. In Asia alone, countries like Singapore, India and China have either proposed or implemented some form of climate related reporting. Against such positive momentum, it would not be too far-fetched to see net zero as being the norm and expectations among consumers and corporate practice in the near future.
Increased regulations will push companies to focus on the social factor in ESG. Companies will come to realise that in order to meet the environmental targets set in COP26, they will have to work closely with local communities and farmers including with vendors in their supply chains as climate issues are intricately linked to a myriad of stakeholders and systems.