AmCham Shanghai is pleased to invite you to the fourth and last session of this year’s CSR Impact Series: a workshop on Aligning Your Organizational Strategy with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on Friday, December 1, from 14:00-17:00, at the AmCham Shanghai Conference Center.

On October 12, 2016, China released its national plan for implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. As governments around the world start to adopt SDGs and its national progress, government leaders will be looking for ways to collaborate with the private sector to collectively reach respective goals. The business community should view this as an opportunity to play their part in achieving a better future, as well as to build a more resilient business model. This event will focus on how to select the SDG that is most aligned with your corporate mission and goals, and how to integrate that into your organizational strategy.

The objectives of this workshop will evaluate and consider the following:
  • Understanding and identifying the SDGs that are most relevant/strategic to your business – guidance on alignments of goals/targets with the 2030 Agenda.
  • Mapping existing corporate sustainability strategies, programs, and actions to the selected SDGs.
  • Identifying social impact opportunities through the SDGs.
  • Setting and tracking your impact targets against the SDGs.

This workshop is in partnership with Asian Venture Philanthropy Network.


2:00 PM - 2:15 PM
2:15 PM - 2:20 PM
Welcome & Introduction
2:20 PM - 2:25 PM
AVPN Introduction
2:25 PM - 2:35 PM
Corporate Sustainability Aspirations and Challenges
2:35 PM - 2:55 PM
Understanding and Identifying the SDGs
This session will address the following questions: why the SDGs; how are the SDGs relevant to corporates; how to identify the SDGs that are relevant and strategic to your business; and how t...
This session will address the following questions: why the SDGs; how are the SDGs relevant to corporates; how to identify the SDGs that are relevant and strategic to your business; and how to identify social impact opportunities through the SDGs.
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2:55 PM - 3:15 PM
Exercise 1: Corporate Alignment with the SDGs
3:15 PM - 3:30 PM
Exercise 1: Reporting back
3:30 PM - 3:45 PM
Tea Break
3:45 PM - 3:55 PM
Developing a Sustainability Strategy based on the SDGs
This session will focus on sustainability strategy development based on the SDGs and corporate impact approaches.
3:55 PM - 4:05 PM
Setting and Tracking Targets
Topics covered in this session include choosing indicators and quantitative vs. qualitative data.
4:05 PM - 4:35 PM
Exercise 2: Sustainability Strategy Development with the SDGs
4:35 PM - 4:50 PM
Exercise 2: Reporting back
4:50 PM - 4:55 PM
4:55 PM - 5:00 PM
Conclusion & Wrap-up

Speakers and Facilitators

  • Andrew Muirhead (Director and Senior Advisor of AVPN)

    Andrew Muirhead

    Director and Senior Advisor of AVPN

    Andrew Muirhead has been involved in the UK Philanthropic sector since 1993. He went on to lead Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland as Chief Executive until 2008, when he became Founding Chief Executive of Inspiring Scotland. Andrew has led the development of a wide range of innovative programs to support Scottish charities to scale and to help tackle key social challenges both in the UK and in developing countries in Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe and South America. His pioneering work was recognized in the 2008 Beacon Prize awards. A fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland, Andrew’s non-executive career has spanned Broadcasting, University Sector and Community Development. Andrew is a Board Member of the European Venture Philanthropy Association, is on the Advisory Board for The Centre for Charitable Giving and Philanthropy, he also serves as a Member of a Ministerial Task Force on Health Inequalities.

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  • Anh Nguyen (Knowledge Manager at AVPN)

    Anh Nguyen

    Knowledge Manager at AVPN

    Anh Nguyen is Knowledge Manager at AVPN.

    She brings into the role her passion for inclusive and sustainable economic growth and diverse experience in finance, academia and non-profit. Most recently, Anh was a Research Fellow at Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore (NUS), where she co-authored two books on competitiveness analysis for ASEAN economies, a journal paper on economic development models for Singapore and Malaysia and an editorial opinion on Vietnam for the Strait Times. Prior to that, Anh worked as a Research Intern at the Mekong Institute in Khon Kaen, Thailand, an intergovernmental organization that implements capacity building programs for countries in the Greater Mekong Sub-region. In addition, she had worked at Bloomberg L.P., OCBC and DBS.

    Anh holds an MSc in Development Studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and a BA (Hons) in Economics from Nanyang Technological University.

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  • Cindy Wang (Consultant at AVPN)

    Cindy Wang

    Consultant at AVPN

    Cindy has over fifteen years of experience in Marketing and Communications with multinational corporations in China including Procter and Gamble, Alcatel and NCR. Her last position was with IBM China where she worked for eight years and led the Marketing and Communications team. Cindy ventured outside of the corporate world in 2015 and has been working as a Business Development Manager for Shanghai Young Bakers, a nonprofit organization in Shanghai training disadvantaged youth. Cindy has a Bachelors’ degree in English Studies from Peking University, a Master’s in Communication Studies from Northern Illinois University, and an MBA from Boston University.

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A prepayment is required when choosing 'Members only price' or 'Standard Price'.

Member Ticket

- Definition of a Member: You are personally registered as a member and hold a membership card.

Member Price RMB 200
Member Company Employee Ticket

- Definition of a Member Company Employee: You are not personally registered as a member of AmCham Shanghai and you do not hold a membership card, even though your company may be a member.

Standard Price RMB 300
Non-Member Ticket
Standard Price RMB 400