CRO Global Summit
CRO Global Summit was established by CCM CSR Promotion Center in 2014. Based on the professional and networking accumulation of the CRO Forum, together with the pioneering enterprises that practice CSR and excellent sustainable brands at home and abroad, This summit will stand on global business growth, focus on responsible business development and sustainable practice, and explore new trends in business development in the future.
2021 CRO Global Summit, with the theme of “Sustainability, the Engine of Future Business”, will invite top international and domestic enterprises, international organizations, and network representatives around the three topics, ESG Investment & High-Quality Development, 14th Five-Year Plan & Good Business, to discuss the future business forms and tendency which driven by sustainability and promote communication sharing and collaboration between the participants, so as to push forward the implementation of the global sustainable development goals in the Chinese market and promote the mutual benefits for both the development of business and social environment.
DATE: January 14th, 2021
TIME: 08:30 - 17:30
LOCATION: JinJue Ballroom, Crowne Plaza Shanghai
Keynote 1: ESG and trends of responsible investment
Keynote 2: Guidance on SDG core indicators
With the development of the ideas of global responsible investment, ESG investment is gradually accepted and valued by mainstream markets and investment institutions, and regulators have put forward more requirements and expectations for ESG disclosure. Practicing ESG investment can help to promote high-quality development of enterprises, enhance companies’ sustainable development management level, and promote economics’ sustainable development. In recent years, Shenzhen Stock Exchange, Shanghai Stock Exchange, and Hong Kong Exchange all have launched the new version of ESG guideline and distinguish the concepts of ESG and CSR. So how will enterprises enhance their ESG report’s quality and ranking? How will ESG develop in the future? And what is the impact on enterprises? The Summit will invite the ESG experts form the exchanges, financial institutions, investing institutions, and ranking institutions to discuss the trends for enterprises to face the ESG influence and future development.
Topic 1: ESG & High-Quality Development
Keynote 4: ESG & Investor relationship management
Keynote 3: ESG Ranking' s Application & Practice
Panel 3: Towards 2060 ---Business Low-Carbon Transformation
Keynote 6: Better Business, Better Future
Topic 2: 14th Five-Year Plan & Good Business
The communique of the fifth plenary session of the 19th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) reviewed and adopted the CPC Central Committee's proposals for the formulation of the 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-2025) for National Economic and Social Development and the Long-Range Objectives Through the Year 2035. The proposal works out the blueprint of Chinese next five to fifteen years’ development and points out the goals of making citizen’s lives better, achieving obvious substantive development for the common prosperity, broadly adopting environmental living and production way, and improving the ecological environment radically. Under the guidance of these goals, the great business that conforms to the trend of sustainable development will gain a broader development space.
Launch 1 : Top 10 CSR Trends in China
Panel 1 : Joint efforts to promote ESG information disclosure
Launch 3: "2025 Better Future" Intiative
Launch 2: 520 Social Responsibility Day 2021 Plan
Keynote 5: Overview of China' s 14th Five Year Plan
Keynote 7: How to promote your charity campaign
Keynote 8: Joint public campaign to Create Momentum
Panel 2 : ESG engagement between listed companies and investors
Panel 4: How do communicate your sustainability strategy ?
We believe that putting poverty alleviation, charity, health and environmental protection as the core of business development and brand builidng is the key to coporate social responsibility. Thus coporate responsible officer (CRO) is becoming an indispensible position in coporates.
CRO ranking project was established by National Business Daily, and supported by SynTao. This project aims to select the top responsible coporates in China, conveying advanced ideas, strengthening responsible minds, and spreading the power of good business. We are looking for coporates which are doing sustainable and innovation practice and individuals who are sustainable business leaders.
CRO Award Ceremony
2021 CRO Award Ceremony
17:25 - 18:00
2021 CRO Award Introduction
Tina joined Allbirds in June of 2019 after leading the digital strategy at luxury fashion house Bottega Veneta. Prior to Bottega Veneta, she led the brand launch of Abercrombie & Fitch and Hollister in China as well as Asia Pacific. She was also part of the marketing team that supported the rapid retail expansion at H&M in 2011. Before her experience on the brand side she was leading a team at a media agency serving fashion and luxury brands including Chanel, Calvin Klein, and other lifestyle brands.
Tina is a graduate of the University of California Berkeley and earned a master’s degree from Polimoda Florence in Fashion Business.
Marketing Director, Allbirds China
Vice President, Greater China,
Mead Johnson Nutrition
Adelaide Gu joined Mead Johnson Nutrition (MJN) in September 2016, serving as the Vice President of MJN, Greater China.
Before joining MJN, Adelaide served as the General Manager of British American Tobacco China, and the Board Director to a Joint Venture established by China Tobacco and British American Tobacco, aiming to explore global markets. Prior to it, Adelaide held various important positions in Yahoo China and Ogilvy Public Relations. Before joining private sectors, she worked in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China, and held overseas diplomat postings for years.
Adelaide holds an EMBA from Kellogg-HKUST, which is ranked No. 1 in the global EMBA programs.
Bill has a proven track record as a thinker and doer in sustainability, social innovation, health literacy,
health communications and CSR.
Bill retired from Bayer in July 2011 after 25 years working continuously in China
He pioneered the start-up of Bayer's first representative offices in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou in 1987.
He started Bayer's Corporate Communications for Greater China in 1998. In 2007 he also created and headed the first Corporate Social Responsibility Division for Bayer in Greater China.
Professor for Health Communications at the Research Center for Public Health, Tsinghua University
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Dr. Guo Peiyuan, who holds a Ph.D. in Management from Tsinghua University, is the general manager of SynTao and chairman of SynTao Green Finance. Dr. Guo Peiyuan continuously focuses on research and practices about corporate social responsibility (CSR) and socially responsible investment (SRI), with abundant experience on research, training and consulting services. Now SynTao has become a leading CSR consulting company in China with offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu and Washington D.C.
Dr. Guo Peiyuan
Chairman of CCM
General Manager of SynTao
Ruby Lv is Co-founder of Impact Hub Shanghai. She contributes her time to impact hub shanghai and influences public and social change to make positive change for a better world. Now, she is leading the impact fund for hub startups and also the initiator of Social Impact Investing Roundtable. Ms. Lv is also a Partner at SynTao and she holds extensive experience in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) consulting and Social Responsibility Investment (SRI) research for almost ten years.
Partner of SynTao
Co-founder of Impact Hub Shanghai
Mr. Liu is a vice President and partner of SynTao with extensive experience in CSR training and consulting for corporate, industry associations and governments in Yangtze River Delta Region. He focused on CSR information disclosure, CSR report writing and evaluation, and has participated in developing several local governments and industry CSR standards. He was also involved in revision work of GRI3.1’s Chinese version and Financial Services Sector Supplement (FSSS)’s Chinese version. Before joining SynTao, Mr. liu has long been engaged in financial work and credit rating service.
Partner of SynTao
Yuki has been working on sustainable finance for the last 17 years. She moved to the UN Environment Programme’s (UNEP) Asia Pacific Office in 2018 to expand UNEP Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) activities in the region. She works towards the acceleration of the development of financial institutions that integrate sustainability as a value creation driver and which contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
She is a chartered accountant (ACA) and previously worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers in London. She has a BSc from the London School of Economics and a MSc from the University of Oxford.
Asia Pacific Region Co-ordination Manager,
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Finance Initiative
Verna Lin, the Head of GRI’s Greater China Regional Hub, is an experienced sustainability and investment management professional. She co-founded and co-chairs the Hong Kong Society of Financial Analysts’ ESG Committee. Verna’s previous experience includes senior investment management roles across the Greater China region. Her knowledge and exposure in capital market equips her to interpret sustainability reporting from investors’ perspective. GRI helps businesses and governments worldwide understand and communicate their impact on critical sustainability issues. Verna, representing GRI, seeks continuing collaborations with policy makers in Greater China Region to further advance global sustainability agenda. She is a CFA charter-holder.
Head of GRI’s Greater China Regional Hub
Chairman and Co-founder of SynTao
Mr. Silby is co-founder and Chairman of SynTao. He is founding Chairman of Calvert Funds, a $14 billion investment management group noted for their leadership in the area of Socially Responsible Investment (SRI). Furthermore, Mr. Silby serves as President of Calvert Social Investment Fund, supervising its private equity activities, and as Co-Chair of Calvert Foundation, a $200m investment intermediary that directs capital into needy communities.
Xiaojing is the Co-Founder & CEO of Impact Hub Shanghai. She has been working with CONSTELLATIONS since October 2015.
Previously, Xiaojing has worked in both private and non-profit sectors on environmental and social responsibility projects where she gained experience in management consulting, environment policy research and multi-stakeholder process hosting. Her experience includes:
Co-founder of Impact Hub Shanghai
Co-founder of Impact Hub Shanghai
Project Manager, Corporate Engagement at CDP China, engaging listed companies to align their information disclosure with TCFD framework, helping corporates building capacity in environment management, and supporting the collaboration between investors and corporates. Prior to current job, Gordon worked for PwC and GIZ, as a consultant to help companies setting strategies. Gordon obtained international technology management master degree at Warwick University and received energy engineer degree at Polytech.
Project Manager, Corporate Engagement at CDP China
Vice Chairman of Elion International Investment ,Director of Elion Foundation Council, served as a senior executive in several multinational corporations and private equity funds, appointed by the Hong Kong SAR Government as a member of several special fund investment committees. Member of the Environmental Advisory Committee of the Hong Kong SAR Government, International visiting scholar of the US State Department, and Africa Wildlife Foundation Consultant, Statutory Director of International Climate Organization (Hong Kong)
Plato K. T. Yip
Treelion Council Secretary
Hugh Peyman is a Shanghai-based author and speaker, who reflects on what he has learned from over four decades living in Asia, the last 17 years in China.. A development economist and economic historian at heart, he is particularly interested in how economics, politics and philosophy combine to explain Asia’s recent re-emergence, while pointing to future long-term global trends.
Originally a financial journalist with Reuters and the Far Eastern Economic Review, Peyman spent 35 years in investment, economic and industry research. First, heading Asian research at Merrill Lynch and Dresdner Kleinwort Benson, then founding independent research firm Research-Works in 1999 to specialize in longer-term research to find Big Ideas and Misconceptions for leading global investors, as well as to advise corporations .and. multi-lateral institutions.
Founder of Research-Works,
Author of China's Change:The Greatest Show on Earth
UB Qiu is the Sustainability Lead for North Asia at Interface, a global modular flooring company and a leader in sustainability. She leads internal and external engagement around the company’s sustainability strategy, drives localization of Interface’s global initiatives in North Asia’s context, and supports the mission to create a climate fit for life at all levels, from manufacturing to operations to management, for all stakeholders, from employees to customers to suppliers.
Sustainability Lead, North Asia, Interface
Kunal Khatri is Minister-Counsellor & Director of the China Financial and Professional Services team for the UK’s Department for International Trade (DIT). Kunal and his team lead on all policy and commercial engagement on financial and professional services in China, with a team across Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Hong Kong.
Prior to this, Kunal spent eight years at HM Treasury including as policy advisor on the rescue of Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds Bank, the euro area crisis, G7 cooperation on anti-money laundering and combatting terrorist finance, as well as serving as private secretary and speechwriter to the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Sir Danny Alexander. Kunal has also worked at the World Bank, United Nations and The Economist Newspaper. Kunal graduated from Oxford University and the London School of Economics.
Minister-Counsellor, Director for Financial & Professional Services, Department for International Trade, China
Sustainable Business & Communication Director，
North Asia, Unilever (China)
Ms. Jessica Wang currently holds the role as Sustainable Business & Communications Director of Unilever North Asia. She has been working at Unilever for 22 years and has rich experience in sustainable development, corporate communications, public affairs, charity projects management, etc.
Wei Dong Zhou joins the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)as the new Director, China office. Wei Dong Zhou has more than 20 years of experience working across the Chinese government and in the not-for-profit sector, as well as in state-owned and multinational companies.
Prior to joining WBCSD, Mr. Zhou was the former Executive Secretary -General of the Alliance of Green Consumption and Green Supply Chain (GCSG) in China, and previously established the offices of TSC China. From 2005-2012, he worked as the China Country Director for Business for Social Responsibility (BSR). Between 1989-1999, Mr. Zhou held positions with the Weihai City Government and the High-Tech Development Zone Management Committee in Shandong Province.
Director, China office
World Business Council for Sustainability Development (WBCSD)
From 1996 to 2001 Haier Group Vice Plant Manager of Air Conditioner Assembly Plant, Manufacturing director of Communication Business Department
From 2001 to 2019 Marykay (China) Co., Ltd Deputy Director of Regional Operations, Deputy Director of Learning and Development
May, 2019 Marykay (China) Co., Ltd Secretary of General Party Branch
• Annual Model Worker during the period of 2010-2014 in Shanghai
• Excellent Party Worker in Shanghai
• Representative of Shanghai 11th Party Congress
• Vice Chairman (concurrently) of General Union in Jing’an District
Secretary of General Party Branch, Marykay
Ms. Wang joined Markor Furnishings in 2006. She currently holds the role of CSR manager, being in charge of CSR and branding projects. She established Markor Furnishings’ CSR projects from three aspects: art education enlightenment in primary school, art education supports in university, and protection and inheritance on traditional folk art.
CSR Director of Markor Furnishing
Zhe Wu is the head of listed companies’ communication team of ESG research department at MSCI China. She is mainly responsible for communicating with listed companies on methodologies and help ESG development of MSCI in Shanghai. She also does research on ESG policies, providing insights of policy trends and statistics. Prior to MSCI, she worked in ESG Rating Team in FTSE Russell, having deep insights of ESG rating methodology.
Head of Listed Companies Communication Team of ESG Research Department at MSCI China
Zhenzhen Xu is Regional Manager for the Alliance for Water Stewardship Asia Pacific (also known as Water Stewardship Australia) based in Shanghai. She previously worked as co-leader of the China Water Program for the International Finance Corporate (IFC), part of the World Bank Group; as a business development officer and project manager with Veolia Water in China and as a water engineer with Sogreah Environmental Protection Consultancy. She holds a Bachelor of Environmental Engineering from Tongil University (Shanghai) and a Master of Environmental Management and Development from the ANU in Canberra.
Regional Manager of the Alliance for Water Stewardship Asia Pacific
Oscar joined Impax’s Hong Kong office in 2011 as an analyst focusing on Asia-Pacific research. Oscar began his career in the financial industry and environmental markets in 2007. He previously worked at Origo Partners as an investment associate and assistant fund manager, and prior to that at Midas Holdings. Oscar has an MSc from the London School of Economics.
Portfolio Manager of Impax
Junxian Wang, Researcher, China Institute of Finance and Capital Markets. Since Sept. 2012, she has worked in the CSRC system, was engaged in research and policy making in Futures, Internet Finance, Green Finance, Corporate Governance, STAR Market and other areas.
Researcher of China Institute of Finance and Capital Markets
Ms. Tang has rich experience in branding, strategic consulting, CSR, PR, risk management and digital marketing for over 20 years. He used to work in Phillip China, IAAF Diamond League, BCW etc. He is communication director of Tianqi Lithium Corporation now, and is fully responsible for corporate public relations, brand promotion and corporate social responsibility.
Communication Director of Tianqi Lithium Corporation
Justin Zhang, is a member of China Democratic League, director of Corporate Social Responsibility of 37 Interactive Entertainment and secretary of Guangdong Youxin Foundation. Justin led the translation and localization of Social Return of Investment (SROI). He has rich experience in designing, monitoring and evaluating of nonprofit projects, corporate foundation governance and management, corporate responsibility and ESG management.
Director of Corporate Social Responsibility of 37 Interactive Entertainment and Secretary of Guangdong Youxin Foundation
Fiona has experience in multinational company and international public relationship company. She is now partner of SynTao and Director of China Sustainable Case Center, and is responsible for CSR consulting and promotion strategy. Prior to SynTao, she was Director of Public Affair at Walmart China, and was responsible for CSR strategy and conduction. She is focus on women independency, children’s nutrition and health, community etc.
Partner of SynTao
Mr. Peng Jilai is a Partner at SynTao, Director of China CSR Map (CCM), Council Member for China Youth Climate Action Network (CYCAN) and certified trainer for Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).
Mr. Peng has years of CSR consultancy experiences and has served many MNC clients including Amway, Volkswagen Group China, Beijing Hyundai, Nissan, Abbott, CreditEase, Sony, IBM, etc. He is professional with CSR strategy and planning, CSR internal & external communication, CSR report training and writing, CSR program design and planning, monitoring and evaluation.
Partner of SynTao