Second international symposium exploring emerging issues in corporate responsibility and sustainable development. Presentations and debates will highlight current thinking and how these issues are being addressed around the world nowadays.
Significantly for the location of this 2nd symposium, it is timely to note the views of Mr Xi Jinping, China's new President and CPC General Secretary, on China's need to embrace a model of sustainable development.
Since Mr. Xi Jinping was vice president of China he has been emphasizing his philosophy of promoting the strategy of CSR and sustainable development of China in several events. For instance, on Feb. 26th, 2010, when Mr. Xi Jinping attended the Forum of Economic Globalization and Trade Union, he made the keynote speech of ‘strongly promoting sustainable development and perfecting social security system’. On April 10th, the same year, Mr. Xi Jinping attended the Annual Meeting of the Boao Forum for Asia 2010 and made a keynote speech titled as ‘Jointly Promoting the Development of Asia's Green and Sustainable Development’. He argued that green and sustainable development has become a global trend of the world, and suggests that we should take measures to realize the goal of sustainable development: such as changing our way of life, promoting a harmonious society, strengthening international cooperation, removing the poverty.
On Sept. 21st, 2012, Mr. Xi Jinping made an important speech at the ninth China-ASEAN business and investment Summit and the China-ASEAN Free Trade Area Forum 2012 at Nanning, titled as ‘Join hands to promote in-depth cooperation to achieve sustainable development’, advocating his view of sustainable economic development once again