SharingValue.Asia launches to promote effective corporate-led partnership


Today sees the launch of www.SharingValue.Asia, a new website designed to promote corporate-led partnerships and corporate citizenship and shared value initiatives in Asia Pacific.
Developed by the PublicAffairsAsia network, the portal provides a platform to develop awareness about the opportunities generated by developing new relationships between business, civil society and government – and to promote these achievements to the informed consumer.
The on-line portal, SharingValue.Asia is designed to act as a knowledge centre: hosting reports and information, cutting edge research and the latest news about shared value, CSR and partnership initiatives.
Designed for access on phone and tablet devices, the website utilises the latest search engine optimisation to ensure corporate programmes highlighted reach the top of global search results – meeting the need to effectively engage wider audiences.
Through a series of microsites the website will also meet the growing requirement for corporations to inform wider stakeholder networks, and consumers, about the economic, social and governance issues connected to their business.
The website builds on the annual SharingValueAsia summit, next held by PublicAffairsAsia in Singapore on October 9. The theme of the 2014 summit is The Empowerment Era, and over 30 top level speakers are set to examine how partnership and shared value programmes can be better implemented in Asia Pacific.
SharingValueAsia also links in with the flagship Gold Standard Awards programme which identifies excellence in a wide range of areas including public-private partnership, citizenship and stakeholder engagement. Nominations are now open for the programme, which is now in its sixth year.
To mark the launch of the website, PublicAffairsAsia will also shortly publish a new report, highlighting nearly 20 case studies ranging from traditional corporate social responsibility initiatives to fully-fledged shared value programmes.
This open access website is supported by a range of sponsors and partners including HP, Food Industry Asia, KKR, FleishmanHillard, CARE International, Action Aid and Malaria No More.
The website contains The Knowledge Hub, a case-study section highlighting a wide range of programmes from corporations including IHG, Dow Greater China, HP, The Body Shop and many more. The hub will eventually house nearly 200 case studies providing a wide range of information about relevant initiatives from across Asia Pacific.

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