Past event

Research Event

Corporate Social Responsibility, Ethical Trading and Labour Rights in China: A Practitioner Perspective

Chatham House, London

Asia Programme


Dr Liu Kaiming, Founder and Executive Director, Institute for Contemporary Observation (ICO), Shenzhen
Chair: Richard Pascoe, former director, CPI, and Member, Executive Committee of the Great Britain China Centre


The speaker will give an overview of the state of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in China. He will discuss whether external insistence and promotion of ethical trading can improve labour standards and CSR in China. He will offer policy recommendations to relevant stakeholders: policy-makers, trade unions, NGOs, transnational corporations, UK/EU retailers, and scholars.

The Institute of Contemporary Observation is the only social enterprise specialized in CSR and labour rights in China.

This event is being held jointly with the China Policy Institute of the School of Contemporary Chinese Studies at the University of Nottingham, the Asia Programme at Chatham House and the Great Britain China Centre.

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