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Launch of EU-China Sustainability Leadership Platform in Beijing


EU and Chinese companies have a lot to learn from each other. This new Platform aims at promoting practical collaboration between businesses to achieve the SDGs.
On June 6, 2018: GoldenBee CSR Consulting and its European partner CSR Europe have held the launching ceremony today on a new Sustainability Leadership Platform at the 13th International CSR Forum in Beijing. The purpose is to create an institutional framework to incubate, coordinate and promote collaboration between Chinese and European companies on the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

The launching ceremony of Sustainability Leadership Platform
China Daily and People Daily Overseas Edition had an exclusive interview to Gefei Yin, Chief Expert of GoldenBee CSR Consulting and Stefan Crets, Executive Director of CSR Europe.
“CSR Europe is the leading European business network for Corporate Social Responsibility. While GoldenBee CSR Consulting has been promoting CSR and sustainability in China for many years, creating a platform of the cooperation among multi-stakeholders. CSR Europe is our long term partner for more than 14 years.” Says Gefei Yin, Chief Expert of GoldenBee CSR Consulting. “Now this new Sustainability Platform will strengthen the collaboration between the two organizations and enhance the leadership position of both China and Europe in the world on promoting sustainability.”  

Gefei Yin, Chief Expert of GoldenBee CSR Consulting is receiving the interview.
Stefan Crets, Executive Director of CSR Europe says “As trade relations and attention to sustainability are growing in both EU and China, it is essential to create more visibility about practical collaboration. At the same time, the platform has the potential to become a “model” that can be implemented in other regions in the world, e.g. Japan and Africa.” He believes that the platform will leverage existing collaborations, from their National Partners in the Netherlands, Germany and Sweden.  

Stefan Crets, Executive Director of CSR Europe is receiving the interview.
Four working areas have been highlighted for the future collaboration of the Sustainability Leadership Platform: policy, impact platform & sector approaches, knowledge sharing and communication.
The possible actions could be the following:
Policy Monitor and Dialogue on Trade agenda, Belt & Road Initiatives
Impact platforms & Sector approaches Closer collaboration in automotive supply chain, Drive Sustainability

Align, leverage and strengthen project from CSR Europe partner organizations in European countries

Special collaboration with related associations on raw material sourcing (Rubber, cobalt, copper, etc.)
Knowledge sharing & learning for companies Session on raw materials

Strengthening of engagement of Chinese companies in Europe

Sharing of tools, benchmarks, etc.
Communication Specific website to demonstrate on-going activity

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