Shanghai, July 27- Invest in Green Future—CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) and Innovation 2016 Shanghai Summit, guided by the Shanghai Information Office, the Shanghai Commission of Commerce and the Shanghai Environmental Protection Bureau, is held by Shanghai Observer under Jiefang Daily, Shanghai Daily and Eastday.com this afternoon.
Officials from Information Office of Shanghai Municipality, the Shanghai Commission of Commerce and the Shanghai Environmental Protection Bureau, enterprise representatives and experts and scholars in corporate social responsibilities gathered together and had in-depth discussions and exchanges on Shanghai’s green development path towards “global city” construction.
Zhu Yonglei, Deputy Secretary General of the CPC Shanghai Committee, Vice Minister of Publicity Ministry of Shanghai Municipal Committee of the CPC and Director of the Shanghai Information Office, attended the summit and gave an opening speech. (Photo: Xu Cheng)
He spoke highly of the important role of this program in promoting Shanghai’s construction of new type of green global city. Zhu noted that many enterprises considered it a good platform to show both Chinese and foreign companies’ social responsibility as well as Shanghai’s confidence and strength to promote sustainable development of its economy.
Deputy Director of the Shanghai Information Office Chen Jingxi, Deputy Director of Shanghai Commission of Commerce Gu Jun, Chief engineer of Shanghai Environmental Protection Bureau Luo Hailin, Party Secretary of Jie Fang Daily Li Yun, Editor-in Chief of Jie Fang Daily Chen Songqing, Party Secretary and chairman of Eastday.com He Jiliang, Deputy Editor-in Chief of Eastday.com Zhang Sang and Editor-in Chief of Shanghai Daily Wu Zheng awarded prizes for enterprises.
Today’s summit is a summary and climax of the CSR program started since April. Expert panel leader Dr. Zhu Dajian, Syntao’s co-founder and general manager Guo Peiyuan, Secret General of CSR Manager Club, Shanghai Association of Foreign Investment Zhang Jing, Annette Wiedenbach, Head of Communications, Public Affairs & Sustainability, Covestro Greater China, Zhou Ting General Manager and Press Secretary of Brands and Public Communications Department, FosunPharma gave keynote speeches during the summit.
Expert panel leader Dr. Zhu Dajian gave a key note speech. (Photo: Xu Cheng)
Zhu noted that the theme of green development makes sense during Shanghai’s construction of global city. He also shared some opinion on the relations between CSR and this city’s construction of global city.
Panel session on “Green Innovation: new engine of sustainable development”. (Photo: Xu Cheng)
Panel session on “Shared value: new pattern of mutual development”. (Photo: Xu Cheng)
Representatives from multinational companies, state-owned enterprises as well as private enterprises discussed social responsibilities during two panel sessions, sharing their referential experience on innovation and structural upgrade.
The program kicked off in April, attracting more than 400,000 people’s attention and participation on new media platforms. Through panel evaluation and online votes, 49 CSR excellent cases, as samples of Shanghai’s green development, finally stood out of 100 cases from 83 companies.
The program, through expert panel evaluation led by Dr Zhu Dajian, distinguished professor of School of Economics & Management, Director of Think-tank of Sustainable Development and New Urbanization, Head of Department of Public Management and Policy, and Vice Chairman of University Academic Committee，at Tongji University in Shanghai and online votes, finally selected out cases from three aspects of green awards, shared value awards and responsibility innovation awards, which are full of innovation, demonstration effect and sustainability and enjoy a certain influence and significance in their own industry.
Editor-in Chief of Shanghai Daily Wu Zheng (L1) and Deputy chairman of Shanghai Association of Foreign Investment Zhang Rongjie (R1) are presenting Contribution Award. (Photo: Xu Cheng)
Deputy Director of Shanghai Commission of Commerce Gu Jun (R1) and Deputy Editor-in Chief of Eastday.com Zhang Sang (L1) are presenting Green Awards. (Photo: Xu Cheng)
Editor-in Chief of Jie Fang Daily Chen Songqing (L1) and Chief engineer of Shanghai Environmental Protection Bureau Luo Hailin (R1) are presenting Shared Value Awards. (Photo: Xu Cheng)
Party Secretary of Jie Fang Daily Li Yun (L1), Party Secretary and chairman of Eastday.com He Jiliang (R2) and Deputy Director of the Shanghai Information Office Chen Jingxi (R1) are presenting Responsibility Innovation Awards. (Photo: Xu Cheng)
Eastday.com is one of the CSR Program organizers. Party Secretary and chairman of Eastday.com He Jiliang noted that the main purpose is to promote the city’s healthy and orderly development in accordance with the idea of green and pro-environment. He also considered it a very important responsibility for media to present enterprises’ best cases of CSR, innovation and green development.
This year is the start of the implementation of the thirteenth Five-Year Plan with five development idea of “innovation, coordination, green, open and sharing”.
The program, organized during the construction of Shanghai international financial center, international trade center, international economic center, international shipping center and science and technology innovation center with global influence, can on one hand help summarize the successful experience of excellent enterprises, promote the green and harmonious development of Shanghai economy and show the city’s ability and determination to construct a global city with better-off integration of green economy and citizens’ high-quality lives, and on the other hand help create a public opinion atmosphere of “green innovation” and “shared value” so as to spread Shanghai’s innovation and structural upgrade goal as well as an international metropolis image of the city.