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About

Working towards a sustainable future requires collaboration to go further than we ever could alone, leadership to make the right choices, and commitment to solving real problems. To help organizations move past the discussion table and take action, the 2023 AmCham Shanghai CSR Conference and Awards invites business leaders, government, and non-profit organizations to celebrate significant contributions to CSR and sustainable communities in China, share pertinent and inspiring ideas through panel discussions, and congratulate the winners of this year's awards.



This year's awards and conference, themed "Sustainable Futures: Collaboration, Leadership, & Solving Real Problems", will be held on Friday, December 1st from 1:00 to 7:00 pm at the AmCham Shanghai Conference Center and will feature four panel discussions in addition to the announcement of the winners. The panelists will be sharing their own business cases that can help us develop the mindset and toolset for change and inspire and equip attendees to return to their organizations with fresh new perspectives. Make sure to stay until the end to partake in the cocktail mixer from 6 to 7 pm.



This year's awards and conference will also feature an NGO Fair where NGOs and social enterprises may join as free exhibitors.



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We offer four award categories this year — the Innovation Award, the Collaboration Award, the NGO/Social Enterprise Award, and the Changemaker Award. These awards are aimed to showcase and recognize organizations that have made significant contributions to the CSR and sustainability communities in China, and are open to any corporations, organizations, and institutions, including Chinese and international ones.



With 15 years of leadership in China's CSR development, the Annual AmCham Shanghai CSR Awards serves as a platform for corporations, social enterprises, and ESG professionals to share their best practices in creating shared value, corporate purpose, environmental, social, and governance (ESG) commitment, social innovation, environmental initiatives, educational efforts, sustainable supply chain, community outreach, employee wellbeing, public health and safety, employee engagement, and public-private partnerships.




Over the last few years, we have observed a shift in focus from externalized programs to those that incorporate ESG into the business model. By bringing together businesses, government, and non-profit organizations onto a single platform, these awards aim to support organizations in becoming more resilient and in tune with shifting societal needs.



For inquiries: jeanyves.lavoie@amcham-shanghai.org

For sponsorship: zoe.zhang@amcham-shanghai.org

For tickets: kelly.deng@amcham-shanghai.org

Agenda

December 1, 2023

Main Schedule

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Registration & Networking
1:30 PM - 1:35 PM
Opening Remarks
Becky Cho (Vice President, Corporate Affairs & Communications, APAC at VF Corporation)
1:35 PM - 1:40 PM
Award Opening
1:40 PM - 2:00 PM
Keynote Speech
Colleen Altstock (Political and Economic Chief at U.S. Consulate General in Shanghai)
2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
Panel I: Mindsets for Change
A panel discussion on the mindsets for compliance, efficiency, consumer pull, and entrepreneurship needed for change.
Jan Clysner (Vice President, Sustainability and Procurement at Budweiser APAC)
Richard Brubaker (Managing Director of Collective Responsibility)
Yajin Wang (Professor of Marketing at CEIBS)
Raefer Wallis (Founder / CEO of GIGA / RESET Standard)
3:10 PM - 3:40 PM
Coffee Break & NGO Fair
3:40 PM - 4:30 PM
Panel II: Toolsets for Change
A panel discussion raising the kind of tools that we can bring back to our organizations to help us develop a more substantial ESG strategy and business model.
Richard Brubaker (Managing Director of Collective Responsibility)
Fanjing Meng (CTO at IBM China Systems Lab)
Rendy Ren (GM at Shanghai RECYCLE Environmental Protection Technology Co., Ltd.)
Xu Lin (Senior Director of Community Impact at Nike)
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Panel III: Collaboration for Success
A powerful panel on collaboration in the field of ESG and CSR.
Kan Zhang (Medical Social Worker at Shanghai Children’s Medical Center)
Yilia He (Citizenship & Community Relations Manager at Shanghai Disney Resort)
5:20 PM - 5:50 PM
Panel IV: Winners' Circle
A panel with some of this year’s award winners, allowing them to talk about their projects and the challenges and successes they encountered along the way.
5:50 PM - 5:55 PM
Closing Remarks
Richard Brubaker (Managing Director of Collective Responsibility)
5:55 PM - 6:00 PM
Closing of the Awards
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Cocktail Mixer
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Member PriceRMB 600

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Public PriceRMB 800

Non-Member Ticket

Public PriceRMB 1,200

Speakers

Colleen Altstock (Political and Economic Chief at U.S. Consulate General in Shanghai)

Colleen Altstock

Political and Economic Chief at U.S. Consulate General in Shanghai

Richard Brubaker (Managing Director of Collective Responsibility)

Richard Brubaker

Managing Director of Collective Responsibility

Becky Cho (Vice President, Corporate Affairs & Communications, APAC at VF Corporation)

Becky Cho

Vice President, Corporate Affairs & Communications, APAC at VF Corporation

Jan Clysner (Vice President, Sustainability and Procurement at Budweiser APAC)

Jan Clysner

Vice President, Sustainability and Procurement at Budweiser APAC

Fanjing Meng (CTO at IBM China Systems Lab)

Fanjing Meng

CTO at IBM China Systems Lab

Raefer Wallis (Founder / CEO of GIGA / RESET Standard)

Raefer Wallis

Founder / CEO of GIGA / RESET Standard

Xu Lin (Senior Director of Community Impact at Nike)

Xu Lin

Senior Director of Community Impact at Nike

Yajin Wang (Professor of Marketing at CEIBS)

Yajin Wang

Professor of Marketing at CEIBS

Yilia He (Citizenship & Community Relations Manager at Shanghai Disney Resort)

Yilia He

Citizenship & Community Relations Manager at Shanghai Disney Resort

Linda Wei (Director of Netspring Green IT Programs)

Linda Wei

Director of Netspring Green IT Programs

Martin Xu (Senior Vice President at Honor Device Co., Ltd.)

Martin Xu

Senior Vice President at Honor Device Co., Ltd.

Xue Ruixuan (Co-founder of SynMetabio)

Xue Ruixuan

Co-founder of SynMetabio

Rendy Ren (GM at Shanghai RECYCLE Environmental Protection Technology Co., Ltd.)

Rendy Ren

GM at Shanghai RECYCLE Environmental Protection Technology Co., Ltd.

Ellen Wu (General Manager at RESET Carbon)

Ellen Wu

General Manager at RESET Carbon

Kan Zhang (Medical Social Worker at Shanghai Children’s Medical Center)

Kan Zhang

Medical Social Worker at Shanghai Children’s Medical Center

NGO Fair

Booths

Youdao Foundation

Shanghai Sunrise

Shanghai Yiquan Social Enterprise

Invention Convention China

SCJohnson

Shanghai Better Education Development Center

Stepping Stones

Shanghai Yiyou Youth Service Center

The Gap Partnership

Yangtze Delta Human-Eco Technology Development Center

Apply for NGO Fair

Non-profit organizations and social enterprises are welcome to join the NGO Fair as an exhibitor, free of charge. Please email Jean-Yves Lavoie with the attached form to submit your interest. Submission deadline: November 22, 2023, 5:00 PM

Jean-Yves Lavoie: jeanyves.lavoie@amcham-shanghai.org

 

Submission requirements:

1.      Fill out and submit the application form below.

2.      Maximum number of staff: 2

Booth Size: 1.83 x 0.45 m

Judging Panel

Becky Cho

Vice President, Corporate Affairs & Communications, APAC, VF Corporation


Becky leads the Corporate Affairs function at VF Corporation in APAC, driving all aspects of communications for VF Corporation in APAC. For the last two decades, Becky's primary focus has been to lead comprehensive communications programs that support the company's sustainability strategy, goals, and actions.

 

Whether it is on mobility solutions or circular design, her work is often about disrupting the CSR model through rigorous dialogue and creative solutions. Becky believes in environmental stewardship and social responsibility, and their inherent connection to business purpose and value. She is currently partnering with NGOs by leveraging VF's sustainability agenda through community projects, education, and dialogue among designers and brands.

 

Before joining VF, Becky was leading the Corporate Communications function in Shanghai for Adidas, Greater China. Prior to this role, she was the Director of Corporate Communications at Ford Motor Company.

 

Having lived and worked in Toronto, Taipei, Chicago, Washington DC, and Hong Kong, Becky is now calling Shanghai her home again.

Valentina Wu

Co-general Manager of the Corporate Social Responsibility Department at Fosun Group


Valentina Wu is the Co-general Manager of the Corporate Social Responsibility Department of Fosun Group, Executive Secretary of Fosun Foundation, Vice President of Fosun Trade, and the Deputy Chief Representative of Fosun Group in Brazil. Ms. Wu joined Fosun Group in 2014 and has been working with Fidelidade, Luz Saúde, and other overseas member companies of Fosun's on Protechting, a global youth innovation and entrepreneurship Accelerating Program, since 2016. Before joining Fosun, she worked for Huawei, Home Retail Group, and BSI.


Ms. Wu received a Master's degree in Business Administration from the Fudan University School of Management in 2016 and two bachelor's degrees in 2008: one in Portuguese Language and Literature from Shanghai International Studies University and one in International Economics and Trade from Fudan University. She was acknowledged on the Gen.T List as an Asia Pioneer in 2021.

Oliver Yang

Director of Sustainability and Social Impact at Coca-Cola Beverages (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.


Oliver Yang is the Director of Sustainability and Social Impact at Coca-Cola Greater China & Mongolia, where he is responsible for sustainability strategy planning and driving cross-function collaboration to ensure effective implementation of the ESG agenda across the Coca-Cola system in Greater China. Mr. Yang works closely with internal and external stakeholders and contributes to the company's holistic approach to stakeholder engagement, corporate social responsibility, sustainability, and social impact practice.


Before joining Coca-Cola, he was deputy secretary-general and board director of the Shanghai Soong Ching Ling Foundation. He was in charge of strategic program development, policy planning, external communication, and policy advocacy. Mr. Yang focused on stakeholder management and facilitated collaboration between multinationals and the foundation on CSR, sustainable development, social impact, and shared value creation.


Mr. Yang had served as CSR and Government Relations Manager of the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai for more than seven years. Mr. Yang joined the Chamber in 2005 and led the Chamber's robust Corporate Social Responsibility program. Through initiatives in community outreach, environmental stewardship, employee health & safety, corporate governance, public healthcare, NGO capacity building, and public-private partnerships, the AmCham Shanghai CSR program has been an effective platform for different stakeholders to communicate and collaborate.


Mr. Yang works closely with the central and local government, Chinese think tanks, Chinese and international NGOs, and companies to smooth communication channels and cement the relations between government authorities and the business community through strategic and institutional approaches.


Mr. Yang has expertise in the Information Technology sector. He was an IT project manager at BP, Jardine Matheson, and Shanghai Clinic Medical Center. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Logistics from Shanghai Maritime University and a Master's Degree in Financial Management from Vlerick Business School, Belgium.

Dr. Hong Wang

Associate Professor, School of Economics at Shanghai University


Wang Hong is currently an associate professor at the School of Economics, Shanghai University (SHU). She has been with SHU for over 30 years. During 16 years of teaching Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), she became a competent course leader in the class "CSR Learning and Action" for undergraduates, "Strategic CSR" for international postgraduates, "Responsibility and Sustainable Development" for MBA students, and more. The doctorate degree in management science and engineering from Tongji University enabled her to be a reviewer for the Social Responsibility Journal in the UK and a committee member for ICCCSU, a think tank of the World Urban Forum initiated by UN-Habitat and the University of Ottawa.


Wang Hong used to be a speaker at international CSR and Sustainability conferences in the UK, Germany, Finland, and China. In addition to being the supervisor for many Chinese students in the field of CSR, she has guided various international postgraduates from Poland, Brazil, Uganda, Ghana, Finland, and more.

Vincent Djen

Co-founder of Remakehub and Director at Cheng Kung Garments


Vincent has over 16 years of experience in the textile and fashion industry. He is the co-founder of Remakehub, a startup that focuses on turning waste into valuable products and materials for the apparel and plastic industry. He also serves as Director of Cheng Kung Garments, a 47-year-old family business that focuses on garment products for premium brands using sustainable materials and processes.


In addition, Vincent works with different startup accelerators such as Fashion for Good, German Accelerator, and Startupbootcamp as a mentor and advisor to help startups in the Fashion industry.


Vincent is also the former President of the EO China East Chapter, based in Shanghai. EO is a global entrepreneurs' organization with over 17,000 members and 200 chapters across 60 countries.

James Macdonald

Head of Research, China, at Savills


James Macdonald was appointed as Head of Savills Research, China, in 2007. He has the overall responsibility to ensure the successful delivery of research across mainland China, advise key clients and stakeholders of the latest market trends and future business opportunities, as well as expand the adoption of technology systems and develop thought leadership.


Savills China Research Department is the backbone of Savills' operations in China. By compiling much needed knowledge and support for our agency departments, Savills Research provides the leading edge needed in China's increasingly competitive real estate market.


On an ongoing basis, Savills monitors a multitude of aspects within various sectors of the property market — office, retail, residential, investment and hospitality. By compiling premium quality data, Savills enables itself and its clients to gain useful insights into China's market dynamics.

Ellen Touchstone

Associate Dean for Responsible and Sustainable Business Education at IBSS at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University


Dr. Ellen E. Touchstone is the inaugural Associate Dean for Responsible and Sustainable Business Education at the International Business School Suzhou at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University. She received her MBA in International Business from ASU Thunderbird School of Global Management and her PhD in Applied Linguistics from the University of Southern California. She is a thought leader on inclusive banking with her research on linguistic services and multilingual advertising published in the Journal of Business Research and the Journal of Consumer Research, respectively.


Under her leadership, IBSS was recently named the first and only Champion business school in China by the Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME) organization of the UN Global Compact. The carbon reduction initiative she launched with the Sustainable Future Talents student group, "Fifteen Ways in Fifteen Weeks", won the AMBA BGA Best CSR & Sustainability Initiative 2022 Award. In March 2022, she was named a "China Super Woman" by Shanghai-based Green Initiatives for her work on environmental and gender equity initiatives in the Yangtze River Delta. In November 2022, she received the "Model Citizen" award from the Suzhou Industrial Park government.

Venue

Venue

AmCham Shanghai Conference Center
黄浦区湖滨路168号无限极大厦27楼
27F, Infinitus Tower, No.168 Hubin Road, Huangpu District.

Shanghai, China

Contact us

For additional event or venue information, please send an email to jeanyves.lavoie@amcham-shanghai.org

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Past Events

AmCham Shanghai 2022 CSR Awards Recap

The 2022 CSR Awards Winners


  • CSR Innovation Award - Winner: Waste2Wear Textiles Import & Export
  • CSR Impact Award - Winner: RESET Carbon
  • CSR Collaboration Award - Winner: Cargill Investments (China)
  • NGO/Social Enterprise of the Year Award - Winner: China Youth of Tomorrow

AmCham Shanghai 2021 CSR Awards Recap

The 2021 CSR Awards Winners


  • CSR Innovation Award - Winner: Shanghai Disney Resort
  • CSR Impact Award - Winner: HSBC Bank (China)
  • NGO/Social Enterprise of the Year Award - Winner: Stepping Stones
  • Changemaker Award - Winner: Aptar China

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