May 18, 2013
Benedito Braga, World Water Council president
How to finance solutions in innovative areas and how to make sure that these funds are correctly used through a governance process that is transparent and accountable is extremely important
Helene D. Gayle, President and Chief Executive Officer, CARE USA
It is doable to make poverty history. The challenge will be keeping them [the MDGs] simple.
William McDonough, co-author of Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things
The problems we are facing today are big and systemic, and the solutions are going to come only by bringing different sectors together.
Niall Fitzerald, Former CEO, Unilever
Corporate social responsibility is a hard-edged business decision. Not because it is a nice thing to do or because people are forcing us to do it... because it is good for our business.
Niall Fitzerald, Former CEO, Unilever
"Corporate social responsibility is a hard-edged business decision. Not because it is a nice thing to do or because people are forcing us to do it... because it is good for our business"
Thunyachate Ekvetchavit, marketing director, LG Electronics (Thailand) Co
“With LG’s vision to contribute to a sustainable society through world-class technology and products, we are proud to be a part of developing the potential of Thai youth, who will drive the future of our country."
Nobel laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus
Those who have billions and have lost half of it, still have half of it left. Their lifestyles will not change. But the real impact will be on the people at the bottom.
Noeleen Heyzer, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive
Asian growth currently depends on fossil fuels for 80 per cent of our primary energy supply. With increasingly volatile commodity prices and the negative impacts of carbon-intensive growth on our environment, we need a transformation of our regional economic systems – and this must be driven by the energy sector
Rae Kwon Chung, director of ESCAP Environment and Development Division
Business as usual is no longer a feasible option, but many governments and other stakeholders still do not recognise the urgency of the challenge of improving the resource efficiency of economic growth
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon
One in every five people on this planet has no access to modern electricity. This is inequitable and unsustainable. It is time to end energy poverty. At the same time, our planet is heating up. Climate change threatens lives, peace and prosperity
Thunyachate Ekvetchavit, marketing director, LG Electronics (Thailand)
Through CSR activities such as this (taekwando) partnership, we aim to make ‘Life Good’, as youth are the future of our country.
Kyoichi Tanada, president of Toyota Motor Thailand
Part of the Toyota way is to be a good citizen in the country where we operate. To achieve that, it is very important to contribute to society.
Prasert Bunsumpun, chairman of Thailand Business Council for Sustainable Development (TBCSD)
(In launching TBCSD Hotline and continued efforts for environmental and social conservation), "We want to demonstrate the private sector's power in creating a sustainable society.
India's Chief Election Commissioner SY Qureshi told a meet on CSR organised by Bombay Chamber of Com
"We need a Warren Buffet and Bill and Melinda Gates to teach our corporates on the need for CSR. What you do is not CSR but corporate social compulsion."
Jack Welch, retired chief of General Electric Corp
“If it doesn’t turn green into green, it doesn’t turn out to be a helluva good business. The whole idea is to grow jobs...The main social responsibility for a company is to win.”
The Japanese government, under its grant assistance for grassroots human security projects scheme (GGP), is providing Bt1.88 million for waste-management centres and promoting waste recycling in Samokhae sub-district in the Muang district of Phitsanulok province.
Richard Abela, country president of Novartis (Thailand) has donated Bt473,000 to the Pattaya Redemptorist School for the Blind, under the patronage of HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn.
General Motors vice president of global manufacturing and president of international operations Tim Lee recently joined GM Southeast Asia president Martin Apfel to hand out 130 virtually indestructible footballs to schoolchildren in Chon Buri.