On Friday August 14, 2015 H.E. Mr. Karel Hartogh, Ambassador-Designate of the Kingdom of the Netherlands organised a dinner on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in Thailand with former Dutch Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende and several CEOs of Dutch companies in Thailand and the region. Piet Holten attended the dinner representing Pactics, Cambodia.
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The discussion focused on the challenges and opportunities to incorporate the three pillars of CSR – people, planet and profit – in business models and the need for innovation and public private partnerships. Prof. Balkenende is partner corporate sustainability at EY and chairman of the Dutch Sustainable Growth Coalition (DSGC). This Coalition comprises eight of the biggest multinational companies in the Netherlands and was established as a business response to the global challenges we are facing today in economic, social and environmental terms.
The dinner was made by the renowned Dutch Chef Henk Savelberg.