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