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In this session of CSR Club, we are glad to invite experts from Syntao and the Asia Foundation to share their research and insights on two topics:


Part I: Engaging Employers to Address Domestic Violence in China.


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The Anti Domestic Violence (DV) Law incentivizes government, civil society organizations (CSOs), and employers to collaborate on a coordinated effort to combat DV. Employers are now required by law to be responsible for prevention and response to DV, specifically for raising awareness of the DV Law in the workplace, admonishing perpetrators, providing grievance mechanisms to assist victims, and intervening in ongoing abuses. Including employers as an ally in implementing the DV Law is important, because the workplace is a strategic avenue to address DV in China. As high as 68 percent of China’s working-age population is employed, with women comprising 44 percent of the labour force. Workplace interventions provide a practical mechanism to reach to this large population, especially those who have migrated within China and have weak access to social safety nets in the communities where they reside.


In 2017, The Asia Foundation and SynTao Co., Ltd. conducted a research on the impact of DV in the workplace in China. The findings reveal how DV impacts both employees and their co-workers, and how DV has cost implications for employers. Based on the evidence collected from the research, the Asia Foundation, in collaboration with Shanghai Pudong New Area CCM CSR Promotion Center, started implementing a project on Engaging Employers to Address Domestic Violence in China since May 2018. 


The project aims to raise employers’ awareness of the DV Law and DV’s impact in the workplace and improve employers’ capacity to undertake cost-effective responses to DV in the workplace. 


Part II: 2019 China CSR Top 10 Trends


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This is the 6th year that SynTao continuously share their professional perspectives on the CSR Top 10 Trends. The 2019 China CSR Top 10 Trends are produced by SynTao research department, and jointly published by Southern Weekly and National Business Daily on Jan. 17, 2019. This year’s CSR Top 10 Trends are aiming to provide you a peak view on the CSR trends in China landscape, to inspire and enable various stakeholders to explore the CSR journey with a practical strategy and to create value. 


Agenda


Date: Tuesday, March 19th 2019

Time: 8:30 am - 10:00 am 

Language: English

Fees: Free, reserved to CCI FRANCE CHINE CSR club members

Venue: CCI FRANCE CHINE Beijing Office 2F, Building 81, No. 4 Gongti North Road, 

Chaoyang District, Beijing 

(中国北京市朝阳区工体北路4号,81号楼二层201-222室)


Speakers


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HAO Yang


Ms. Hao Yang is a professional in the field of development, focusing on project development, monitoring and evaluation, training and research. She has ten years of experience in promoting gender equality, women's empowerment and children's rights. Ms. Hao is currently responsible for the Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Program at Asia Foundation in China. Previously, she served as project coordinator at UN Women, as monitoring and evaluation manager and gender equality adviser at Plan International China Office and worked at the UK Overseas Volunteer Service Nepal Office as expert in gender equality and capacity-building. Ms. Hao has extensive and in-depth experience in promoting women's economic empowerment and political participation, in preventing and responding to gender-based violence, as well as in strengthening gender sensitivity in the areas of child protection, education, health, climate change response and disaster prevention. 


Ms. Hao Yang holds a Master of Science degree in Gender and Mass Media from the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is also a global young leader of the World Economic Forum.


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Fiona LANG


Fiona Lang has over 15 years’ working experience, including both in-house and consulting firm experience. Fiona is now the partner of Syntao Sustainability Consultancy responsible for providing strategic sustainability suggestions to various organizations, including government organizations, industrial associations, enterprises, academies, NGO, etc. Sustainable consumption is one of key areas that Fiona most concerns, the key efforts she made include developing Sustainable Guide to Chinese Retailers with industrial association, continuously conducting sustainable consumption trend among consumers, helping enterprises promoting sustainable product innovation, operation, marketing as well as recycling, advocating sustainable lifestyle among public, etc. Besides, she also has the expertise in gender issue. Currently Fiona was deeply involved in program of Engaging Employers to Address Domestic Violence in China by working with Asia Foundation and provided the consultancy for Walmart International on Women Owned Business Empowerment. Before Syntao, Fiona has been the CSR Director of Walmart China, overseeing CSR strategy development and program implementation.


Coordinators


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Anne BRUANT-BISSON

Health, Social Affairs and Labour Counselor 

at the French Embassy in Beijing 


A senior Civil Servant for over 30 years, she has held various responsibilities in different ministerial fields (Sea and Transports, Fisheries and Agriculture, Home Office, Foreign Affairs, Health Social Issues and Labour), both at provincial and central level. She started her professional career as a naval Officer after she graduated in Political Studies (1986-1996); she later joined Civil Service and specialized in Immigration and Integration policies (1997-2002). A local Government representative in the northern part of France (2004-2006), she then was appointed to Canberra Australia, as a Cooperation and Cultural counselor (2006-2008). She has been working more specifically on Health issues and policies for over 10 years, both at the Secretary General of the Ministry of Health and at The Inspectorate General for Health, Social and Labour Issues. A former Deputy Director General of The Public Health French Institute (now Public Health France), she was a Deputy to the Inspectorate Head of Service until she took her position as Health, Social Affairs and Labour Counselor at the French Embassy in Beijing in September 2018.


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WANG Alex

CEO of Orange Sourcing Consulting

VP of Orange Group Sourcing & Supply Chain


Over the past nearly three decades of his career at France Telecom / Orange Group, he has held a number of key sales and business development responsibilities. In particular, from 2001 to 2006 he was Chief Sales Officer of Wholesales France and from 1997 to 2001 he was strategic account director. Prior to that, he was the business development director in charge of the Greater China from 1994 to 1997. He began his career in the HR function as manager in charge of work organization HQ (1992-1994) and project manager in personnel department (1990-1992). Alex is a keen observer of technology and societal trends. He was from 2008 to 2011 associated professor of Computer Science Institute of Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications. Alex Wang is also Board Director of Orange Capital Consulting. Alex Wang has received a Ph.D of philosophy and a PhD of engineering (cognitive ergonomics) both from the University of Paris.


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