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Dr. Eva Latham

Sunday, January 27th, 2013
Dr Latham, CEO at the Institute for Contemporary Studies and speaker at many conferences, has had extensive experience as consultant to governments and organizations on different issues. She gives BT her view on Corporate Social Responsibility.


Q: In our contemporary world people are expecting much of corporations and corporations do understand that. CSR is one of the ways in which corporations are reacting to the new obligations expected of them in the context in which they operate. How do you see this phenomenon?

A: I think it is a very interesting phenomenon which is a result of an increased level of awareness of our collective responsibility as human beings coupled with the fact that the world has become a global village. Fundamentally contributing to this is of course modern technology. The IT Revolution has made the world more connected than ever before, making information available at the click of a mouse or fingertip. We now not only can hear about situations, we can also see situations on our TVs and mobile phones all day long; anyone can produce information and send images the world round, and as the saying goes, “One image is thousand times stronger than words”. Secondly, the continuous development of social media as a consequence of the IT revolution has brought with it exposure of everyone to everyone. Though in itself a positive development, it has its downsides: one is no longer master over one’s situation. Not only individuals but also corporations have become vulnerable in this sense. Many countries are therefore putting privacy laws in place. As a result of being able to see and hear everything in the world and to connect, to speak out, via social media and participating on Youtube and Facebook, etc., the level of consciousness of what is happening around the globe has taken a leap forward and thus also one’s conscience; the call to be responsible and accountable for one’s action as a corporation cannot be denied and corporations do understand that. So they are responding, some even pro-actively to this “revolution of exposure”.

Choi Seung Yoon CEO of Ogada

Saturday, January 19th, 2013

Choi Seung Yoon is a figure of success in the Korean café and beverage industry. Within a short span of three years he has made his company one of the fastest growing in Korea. It has already got some international attention with a franchasie café opened in both Japan and Taiwan. Choi Seung Yoon talked to Dr. Lakhvinder Singh in his office in downtown Seoul about his future plans to expand to global stage.

Can you tell me about the history of Ogada and your own background in the Korean beverage industry?

One day, while walking the streets of Seoul, I could not fail to notice that the street was full of coffee franchise stores, but nowhere were any Korean tea stores to be seen. I thought ‘why not open a teahouse selling Korean tea? It will be a great success’. That’s when I started doing research about our tea. 2 to 3 years later, I decided to open a takeout store near City Hall, and that’s how Ogada started.

Knowledge Show Convergence Storytelling

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

CBK Solution’s planned Knowledge Show was held at Munwha Station, Seoul, a place that has historical significance for all Koreans, on July 7th, 2012. The Knowledge Show, a lecture plus a show, was called “Convergence Storytelling Show” for its new concept of storytelling.

Interview: Rosa Lee President of CBK Solutions

Friday, December 14th, 2012

Rosa Lee is CEO of CBK Solution, one of the fastest growing Social Business Ecosystem consulting companies in Seoul. She also serves as director of Neo Cultellects (Culture + Intellects) Global Network. Before founding CBK Solution she worked as a consultant at Samsung Economic Research Institute’s Planning Forum. Here are excerpts of the interview she had with Dr Lakhvinder Singh, Managing Editor of the Asia-Pacific Business and Technology Report, in her office in downtown Seoul, Korea.

What does CBK Solution stand for, and what is your company’s mission?

CBK Stands for Cross-way-win-win, Ben- efit all the world, and Knowledge sharing. CBK Solution is specialized in developing ethical business model for multi-cultures, Korean culture, eco-friendly and social en- terprise. Our mission is to create action plans for “Social Business Ecosystem.” What is the “Social Business Ecosystem” (you think)?

First of all, I would rather to talk about “Social Business.” Someone says “Social business” is a business to create social val- ues. The others say it is business that uses social network. I want to take both of them. In terms of the “Business Ecosystem”, it is simply collabonomics (collaboration + eco- nomics) network system.

Therefore, the “Social Business Ecosys- tem” is the socially valuable business sys- tem using collaborating network. Until now, governments, companies, NGO/NPOs, and people have done many efforts for creating social values. However, the problem is that those efforts have been overlapped, unconnected, ineffective, and even uncirculated.

Interview: Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

Dr. Lakhvinder Singh with Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Chouhan

Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan was sworn in as Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh on November 29, 2005. He essayed the role of star campaigner for Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) in the elections to 13th Vidhan Sabh On December 12, 2008 Shri Chouhan took the oath o the office of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister for the second time in Bhopal. Shivraj Singh Chouhan is a gold medalist in M.A. (Philosophy) from the Barkatullah University, Bhopa A humanitarian by nature, he has been organizing religious and cultural activities and seminars for many years. Mr. Chouhan is a low profile leader who has always remained a grass root politician even after occupyin the top post in the state. He himself assiduously cultivated his image as the common man’s chief minister, describing himself as one among them, a farmer’s son.

Below are excerpts of the interview Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan had with Dr. Lakhvinder Singh, managing editor of Asia-Pacific Business and Technology Report, during his recent visit to Korea to promote Invest Madayah Pradesh 2012.

Growing Institutionalization of India-Korea Ties

Monday, September 17th, 2012

Indian-Korean diplomatic relations have come a long way since they were first set up around 50 years ago. After more than 2000 years of religious and cultural ties, both countries decided to set up diplomatic liaison offices in each other’s capitals in 1962. During the full tide of cold war rivalry, the two nations found themselves in opposing campuses.

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Peace Building on the Korean Peninsula: A Bigger Role for India?

Monday, August 13th, 2012

Dr. Jae Kyu Park is President of Kyungnam University, former Minister of Unification, and former Chairman of the National Security Council (NSC) of the Republic of Korea. He currently serves as a presidential advisor on Korean unification affairs and as a member of the Presidential Committee on Social Cohesion. He played an instrumental role as the architect of the historic first-ever inter-Korean summit of June 2000.

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Korea Taking the Lead in Pushing Green Growth

Friday, August 19th, 2011

The Asia-Pacific Business and Technology Report interviewed Dr. Han Seungsoo, former Prime Minister of Korea, in his new position as the Chairman of the Global Green Growth Institute, which is an organization dedicated to promoting green growth around the world. We spoke with him about green growth, governmental support, and the future of a post-Industrial Revolution globe.


A Korean in Riyadh

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

Mr. Kang Gye-doo, President and CEO of Daedeok Innopolis—Korea’s foremost research cluster—visited Saudi Arabia to discuss closer collaboration between Korea and Saudi Arabia. Kang took advantage of this visit to deliver an inspiring keynote address at the first annual “International Conference on Entrepreneurship” (25-26 October, 2009) held in Riyahd. Kang stressed the importance of institutional innovation, something that he is famous for. He shared his experiences in the internationalization of Daedeok Innopolis over the last year, stressing the importance of entrepreneurs and the universal validity of the Korean developmental model.


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