Corporate Environmental and Social Responsibility in the East Asia and Pacific Region
Review of Emerging Practice
Environment and Social Development East Asia and Pacific Region Discussion Paper
This study was prepared jointly by the Environment and Social Development Unit (EASES) of the East Asia and Pacific Region and the Environment Department (ENV) of the World Bank. Environment and social development issues are an integral part of the development challenge in the East Asia and Pacific (EAP) Region. The World Bank’s recently completed Environment and Social Development Strategies for the World Bank in the region have provided the conceptual framework for setting priorities, strengthening the policy and institutional frameworks for sustainable development, and addressing key environmental and social development challenges through projects, programs, policy dialogue, non-lending services, and partnerships. The EASES Discussion Paper series provides a forum for discussion on good practices and policy issues within the development community and with client countries. This publication is available online at www.worldbank.org/eapenvironment. Cover design by James Cantrell, ENV, The World Bank. Environment and Social Development Department East Asia and Pacific Region The World Bank Washington, D.C. May 2006
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