International Business School Suzhou Signs MOU to Promote CSR in China

SUZHOU, China, June 3, 2014 / PRNewswire — The role of corporate social responsibility in the future of China’s evolving business environment was the topic attracting more than 80 executive members of the Suzhou Industrial Park’s (SIP) Corporate Social Responsibility Alliance to gather at the International Business School Suzhou (IBSS) last week. The conference, held at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU), was jointly organized by IBSS and the SIP Publicity Spiritual Civilization Office.

Attendees included managers and industry representatives from China and worldwide, as well as members Suzhou government officials and professors from XJTLU.

IBSS signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the SIP CSR Alliance highlighting IBSS’s commitment to developing integrity in business but also ensuring that the Business School provides a positive impact and meaningful contribution to society through its education, research and business engagement.

“IBSS has signed up to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education, and the signing of this MOU today is a major step in implementing some of the concepts and principles of corporate social responsibility and sustainable development,” explained IBSS Dean Sarah Dixon. “We’re very pleased to have collaboration with the SIP CSR Alliance and look forward to having a greater impact on the economy and society of SIP.”

Mrs. Yao, Director of the SIP Publicity Spiritual Civilization Office, said that “We have gained some experience during the past years, but as for the future development in this area, this organization needs more support from relevant academic department. IBSS is what we are looking for. Actually this is win-win cooperation. Cooperating with SIP, IBSS can make full use of the resources in SIP, enhancing its connection with the foreign and domestic enterprises.”

About XJTLU:

Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University is an international university jointly founded by leading institutions from both China and the U.K. As an independent Sino-British venture, XJTLU is a pioneer in the field of higher education in mainland China. The campus is located in the World Heritage city of Suzhou on China’s Eastern seaboard, which boasts the fourth largest concentration of GDP in China, and offers a unique environment in which to study, live, and thrive. In addition to our many local students and staff, XJTLU is rapidly developing its cosmopolitan image and global academic potential by recruiting students and professors from all over the world.

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SOURCE:  Xi’anJiaotong-Liverpool University

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