Applications open for inaugural ASEAN CSR Fellowship


The ASEAN CSR Network is a private sector, not-for-profit organization, which was formed with support from the ASEAN Foundation in line with the achievement of an ASEAN Community in 2015.  We advance responsible business principles and behavior in the region by aligning practices in our current priority areas of business integrity, business and human rights, and food security and sustainable agriculture (i.e. environment).  We do so by bringing key stakeholders i.e. private sector, government and civil society together through thought leadership, capacity building and research in conferences, forums and workshops.  At times, we provide representation for the business community to the ASEAN body and other inter-governmental agencies, think tanks on relevant policy issues under our priority areas.  Since our establishment in 2011, much has been achieved through our efforts in developing and implementing the “ASEAN CSR Vision 2020”.  For the first time, the principle of sustainable development has been incorporated across the three pillars of the ASEAN new blueprint for 2025.

Applications open for inaugural ASEAN CSR Fellowship!

20-30 full/partial scholarships available, funded by the Government of Sweden

APPLY BY: 30 Sept 2016 (for commencement on 9 Jan 2017)


The 1-year (part-time) programme will take Fellows across 4 ASEAN countries – Myanmar, Singapore, Indonesia and the Philippines – to gain an in-depth understanding on the power of businesses to address Southeast Asia’s key challenges in sustainable development, anti-corruption, human rights and environmental sustainability.

The Fellowship will include study visits to the ASEAN Secretariat in Jakarta, the new boomtown of Bandung and the financial hub of Singapore, as well as the less developed cities of Yangon, Mandalay and Manila. Fellows will be connected with top industry, government and civil society leaders, who will act as their mentors for a Capstone Project to be launched in their home countries – with the top project gunning for the “Top ASEAN CSR Fellow Award” and a SGD10,000 grant to empower its expansion.

Programme partners include*: Oxfam, NUS Business School, ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ABAC), International Chamber of Commerce – Malaysia, Thai Listed Companies Association, League of Corporate Foundations (LCF), Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business, Vietnam Chamber of Commerce & Industry

*subject to confirmation & changes

Application Criteria:

–        Citizen of any of the 10 ASEAN member states
–        25 to 40 years old
–        Leaders in business, government or civil society, with a demonstrable passion in and commitment to advancing a career in CSR & development

Duration: Fellows will meet 4 times a year, spending a week in each country over a period of 1 year. The ASEAN CSR Fellowship is not a full-time fellowship, and Fellows will typically remain in their occupations while taking short breaks to complete the modules.

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“Let us face the facts: The old model is broken. We need to create a new one – a new model for dynamic growth. Growth that is equitable…growth that can be sustained within planetary boundaries…growth that will benefit current and future generations” – Ban Ki Moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations.