Interview: As Chinese Companies Go Global, Sustainability Should be Priority

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Interview: As Chinese Companies Go Global, Sustainability Should be Priority

Xinhua News Agency
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.@globalcompact Georg Kell says as Chinese companies go global, #sustainability should be priority via @XHNews http://bit.ly/1IdLcBi
Wednesday, August 5, 2015 - 11:30am

Non-financial issues such as social responsibility, environmental stewardship and good governance will be increasingly important priorities for Chinese businesses as they navigate global markets, a senior UN official has told Xinhua.

"As Chinese companies are learning to go more global, it's even more important to understand how to navigate the different landscapes and these non-financial issues -- social responsibility, environmental stewardship, good governance," said Georg Kell, executive director of the United Nation Global Compact, on Thursday.

Read the full story on Xinhua News Agency.

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