Corporate Social Responsibility: A Chinese perspective

International Roundtable

November 17, 2011: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

From an American perspective, corporate social responsibility (CSR) is the idea that the business community should consider the social consequences of economic and commercial actions when making business decisions. This has taken form as recognition of the obligation to give something back to the society that has made its success possible. As a result, there is a substantial and venerable history of corporate giving to society and in businesses making social investments designed to enhance the welfare of the communities in which they operate.


Gleacher Center
450 Cityfront Plaza
Chicago, Illinois

Driving Directions:

300 East Illinois Street (AMC Theater-River East Self Park Garage)
$6.00 after 3:00 pm on weekdays and all day Saturday and Sunday for a 12-hour period

Garage: Self Park Facility

Payment: Automated; at pay-stations by cash or credit card or upon exit pay by credit card only.

To receive discounted rate: There is a card validator at the first floor security desk of the Gleacher Center. You will only need to insert your parking card in the validator and the new price will be automatically applied. When you leave the lot you will be charged for the lower $6.00 fee.

Detailed Directions:

Garage is located next to PJ Clarks and below the AMC Theater.

a) When traveling east on Illinois cross over Columbus and enter the Garage on the left (north) side of the street

b) If driving west on Grand (north of Theater), you can enter the garage ½ block before Columbus on the left (south) side of the street.

Event Details

From a Chinese perspective, CSR is an emerging concept and a work in progress. With only 30 years of quasi-capitalism - known as a socialist market economy with Chinese characteristics – Western conceptions of philanthropy or volunteerism are not considered key values, despite rapid economic growth that catapulted China's economy into the world's second largest in 2010.

What are the legal, cultural, and political issues shaping CSR in China's business community? Shasha Song, a practicing lawyer in China specializing on corporate and financial services, addresses this topic against the backdrop of an ever -growing share of the Chinese economy that is in the hands of private companies and no longer state owned. She received her LL.M. from the Chicago-Kent College of Law at the Illinois Institute of Technology.


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6:00 PM-6:30 PM: Networking

Speaker Profiles

Ms. Shasha Song (Speaker)
Attorney, Sina-Global Legal Alliance


Karl L. Buschmann, '85 


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