Workshop 1 (Language: English): SAP IDEA LAB - FROM IDEAS TO IMPLEMENTATION
Host: Anniwa Abulizi (SAP)
Moderator: Tao Zhang (SAP)
Developing new projects by using design thinking methods.
Workshop 2: EHS Workshop
Speaker: Mr. Francesco Ingarsia and Mr. Tony Liu, Schaeffler Holding (China)
During the workshop the moderators will share the overall framework of the sustainability activities and provide a first hand example of the “waste water project” at the Taicang Campus. During a following Q&A session the participants will elaborate on the future roadmap for sustainable actions in the manufacturing industry in China.
Workshop 3: Sustainable Supply Chain Management
Speaker: Zoye Chen (Systain), Wednesday Cui (Systain), Handong Wang (Brose China).
The workshop will look at the sustainability management framework and share insights on sustainability-related risk in supply chains. The framework will be supported by real case examples from Brose. It will be discussed how to address challenges, environmental laws in particular.
Panel Discussion 1: From Passion to Project
Moderator: Bernhard Bartsch (Bertelsmann Foundation)
Speaker: Giana Lin (ForNGO), Yan Hu (Edscha), Pauline Soudy (Feiy), Thilo Koeppe (Huber+Suhner)
What happens when passionate employees come up with a CSR idea or initiative and approach their employer’s executive management? They form one of the most symbiotic forms in modern companies through the power of engagement and meaning. We all long for meaning in life and want to be proud of what we create, so why should it stop after one’s base education and not be put to a higher use to the benefit of one’s employer and the general public? According to a study by the Corporate Executive Board cited by PwC in 2014, employees that are more committed to their organizations put in 57 percent more effort on the job and are even about 87 percent less likely to resign. After all the core of success comes from the people working at a company.
Now that the multilateral world economy is under pressure of withstanding several objectives, long-term financial and social goals can make a difference when it comes to consumer trust and sustainable growth.
Against this background, Bertelsmann invited industry experts, as well as passionate employees who are driving the CSR strategies in their companies, to discuss best practices and major challenges.
Workshop 4 (Language: Chinese): SAP IDEA LAB - FROM IDEAS TO IMPLEMENTATION
Host: Anniwa Abulizi (SAP)
Moderator: Tao Zhang (SAP)
Developing new projects by using design thinking methods. Idea Lab是一个使参与者一起制定和发展联合项目计划的开放性平台。这个交互式研讨会应用“设计思维”方法学，使参与者就他们感兴趣的话题自行经历一整套从萌生想法、形成概念到项目孵化的过程.
Workshop 5: Environmental Protection - Garbage sorting and circular economy
Speaker: Jilai Peng (Syntao), Haiyan Sun (Business Ecology)
In this workshop the speakers will give a glance of plastics waste challenge and garbage classification and company’s practice in promoting garbage classification. Moreover, participants can explore innovative solutions for the challenges brought by new regulations on garbage sorting.
Workshop 6: Understanding and managing CSR – Theoretical concepts and practical examples
Host: Evelyn Engesser (Unicepta), Stefan Justl Storymaker)
Speaker: Frances Luk (BASF), Nadav Ben Simon (Inclusion Factory)
Are CSR activities of commercial companies philanthropy, marketing tool, or business strategy? This workshop will make you familiar with the most important theoretical concepts and definitions. It will give you a brief overview on how CSR developed and which responsibilities companies have. Equipped with this knowledge, the workshop attendants will delve into a discussion with CSR experts from BASF and the Taicang Sino-German Handicapped Workshop. We will debate the pros and cons of CSR activities and will find out how they can be used to help establish trust and goodwill amongst shareholders.
Frances Luk (BASF) will talk about her experience with the educational program "Kids' Lab" that is offering school children to explore the magic of chemistry through hands-on experiments since 1997.
Panel 2: Gender Equality
Moderator: Dr. Sigrid Winkler (German Chamber), Anika Sina Laudien (Bertelsmann Foundation)
Speakers: Charlene Liu (Ladies Who Tech), Helen Xie (SAP), Anika Christophe (Deutsche Leasing)
Having been declared a key sustainable development goal by the United Nations, the achievement of full gender equality and empowerment of all women and girls has gotten to the attention of more and more nations, institutions and companies around the world. According to the World Bank women in China represent almost half the country’s population (48.5%, 2017). It is estimated that they contribute as much as 41% to the country’s GDP, which according to a McKinsey study from 2015 counts for a higher share than in most regions.
While the United Nations state that they have been observing overall progress in efforts towards gender equality and empowerment, today’s developed societies must do better on a variety of fronts on the subject matter. As for China, although female participation in its workforce is higher than the global average (The World Bank, Modeled ILO Estimate) and it is home to more female billionaires than any other country in the world (BBC, 2018), gender diversity is far from being regarded as a strategic priority to many Chinese companies.
In this context, the More than a Market Forum invited three female managers and entrepreneurs who will share their experience on this topic which has been experienced increasing attention for some time.