Issue Q1 2020

2 APAC / Issue Q1 2020 Happy New Year and welcome to the Q1 issue of APAC Insider magazine, your source for all of the latest news and updates from across the Asia Pacific region. This quarter’s issue has a firm focus on corporate social responsibility as part of our ‘Year in Review’ feature. There’s been a sort of paradigm shift over the last few years as companies of all shapes and sizes pivot their focus to other interests besides purely generating profit. With all things considered, it seemed an almost inevitable change. As the world’s largest companies become ever- larger, their CEOs become almost akin to political leaders, directing thousands of employees and controlling wealth greater than that of some nations. Today, where knowledge is more widespread and more easily accessible, these business leaders are forced into the spotlight, and held accountable for their company’s actions. Running parallel to all of this is the greater movement towards more social responsibility as a whole, as people become more aware of their input and contributions to society. And so, we come to two companies that have chosen to focus their efforts on ethical business operations. First up is IPA Australia. As a Profit-for-Purpose company, they have become a significant force in spearheading real change in their industry and region. The other is ACI Global, which is dedicated to improving organisations and people across New South Wales and beyond. Find out more in our ‘Year in Review’ supplement feature. Here at APAC Insider, we truly hope that you thoroughly enjoy reading our Q4 edition and look forward to hearing from you and your thoughts on this issue. Laura Brookes, Senior Editor Phone: +44 (0)20 3970 0082 Email: [email protected] Website: AI Global Media, Ltd. (AI) takes reasonable measures to ensure the quality of the information on this web site. However, AI will not assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, correctness or completeness of any information that is available through this web site. If errors are brought to our attention, we will try to correct them. The information available through the website and our partner publications is for your general information and use and is not intended to address any particular finance or investment requirements. In particular, the information does not constitute any form of advice or recommendation by us or any of our partner publications and is not intended to be relied upon by users in making or refraining from making any investment or financial decisions. Appropriate independent advice should be obtained before making any such decision. Any arrangement made between you and any third party named in the site is at your sole risk and responsibility.