Chemicals in Asia and the role of corporate responsibility- another look at Tianjin

This blog post is a recycled post from my PhD research overview from last year, with some new questions and a more focused research question on culture and business ethics. The field research topic on the Chemical Industry in Asia is as relevant as always. A next Tianjin is not far away. The events there from … More Chemicals in Asia and the role of corporate responsibility- another look at Tianjin

The role of long term contracts in your climate & CSR strategy- three issues to ponder on

my preferred way in meeting clients or getting to university is to take the train, but sometimes I can take my bike for a short (30 minutes) ride to get to an event I am interested in. Luckily enough,the headquarters of the Dutch association of multinational companies (VNO-NCW)  is situated near to where I live, … More The role of long term contracts in your climate & CSR strategy- three issues to ponder on

A Great Chemistry- first start on research on CSR and Chemical Industry in China

A Great Chemistry- first start on research on CSR and Chemical Industry in China I wrote an artcile for the German Chamber of Commerce on what makes a Chemical Company a successful one in China, and highlighted the CSR structures and strategies in those Companies. Its on page 18 of the Magazine Ticker of the … More A Great Chemistry- first start on research on CSR and Chemical Industry in China

Here, there and everywhere- Maaike Eline moving around the Globe (again)

What is it like, to have your second permanent repatriation imminent on your doorstep? Well, for a start, this is the 17th time I am moving from one city to another in my short life. I feel like I am in the familiar zone in thinking and handling, its not a comfort zone, but very … More Here, there and everywhere- Maaike Eline moving around the Globe (again)

Convincing CSR starts with business Success and opportunity

I finished the draft article on CSR and the Chemical Industry in China for the German Chamber of Commerce, in the meantime here is a link to business opportunities (free reports to download!) in West China.  I thought it would be fitting to send this link, as I was finishing my article this week, I … More Convincing CSR starts with business Success and opportunity

The rise of the insensitive standards to fight corruption.

Q: “When would you trust your Chinese Employee not to think corrupt anymore, after three years?” A:  “More like ten years” said the Manager. I was interviewing a Western Manager of a Multinational in China this week, about the Sustainability and CSR issues that were of importance for that company nowadays. We were talking about … More The rise of the insensitive standards to fight corruption.

Fantastic Driver available- or how a Recommendation letter can start a new business

A few years ago when we moved to Beijing, we started of with having a driver for the first six months of living there. Traffic participation seemed daunting to us, and being driven around by a safe driver was a good start of getting to know the (lack of) rules in Beijing.  As you may … More Fantastic Driver available- or how a Recommendation letter can start a new business

An ethical Week, 30 years of Tsinghua University, where are the Chinese CEOs?

30 Years ago I raised my hand and made an oath to serve the Queen of Britain (not the Netherlands, I was a girl scout in the UK).  And also 30 years ago, the Tsinghua University was founded in China.  To celebrate this joyful fact, the University’s School of Management and Economics organized an Ethical … More An ethical Week, 30 years of Tsinghua University, where are the Chinese CEOs?

Indulge your Conscience- rethinking the sustainability dilemma in the Agro-Food Sector in China

Indulge your conscience- I want a car that fits this slogan, a mix of a Jaguar and a Tesla… someday, when I grow up. Indulging my conscience.. actually I was thinking about my preference for organic Food in China, and what this means for me and my family: do I buy just a Healthy feeling … More Indulge your Conscience- rethinking the sustainability dilemma in the Agro-Food Sector in China