A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed between ASEAN CSR Network (ACN) and Berlin-based NGO, Transparency International Secretariat (TI-S). With the MOU between both parties, ACN and TI-S sigfnify their commitment to work together to develop and deliver activities that are aligned to the agendas and thematic areas of concerns. An overall framework for cooperation will be established in order to advance business integrity in ASEAN through collaborative research initiatives and fundraising.
The MOU was signed by ACN's CEO Mr. Thomas Thomas, and by TI-S's Internal Managing Director Mr. Robin Hodess in October 2017.
ACN is an ASEAN Entity acting as the regional network of CSR networks in ASEAN Member States. Formed in Dec 2010, its mandate is to have corporate social responsibility (CSR) incorporated in the corporate agenda and contribute towards sustainable socio-economic development in ASEAN Member States. ACN is the convener and secretariat of the Regional Working Group on Business Integrity in ASEAN.
Established in 1993, TI-S is a global non-governmental organization that focuses on increasing government accountability and on anti-corruption efforts through the involvement of the state, civil society, and the private sector.