The annual AIM Asian Forum on Corporate Social Responsibility (AFCSR) enters its second decade with its biggest conference yet as it travels to Thailand to hold the 11th AFCSR at the Bangkok Shangri-La Hotel on October 25 and 26, 2012.
Organised by the Asian Institute of Management Ramon V. del Rosario Sr. centre for Corporate Responsibility (AIM-RVR Centre), the AFCSR is known to be the most significant conference on corporate social responsibility in Asia. The event is attended by various professionals – senior business executives, academicians, civil society as well as government organisations.
This year’s conference offers productive and informative sessions and topics stemming from theme, Innovative Approaches To Creating Value for Business and Society, and will be supported by a framework that showcases the creation of innovative CSR programmes while generating stakeholder engagement. Plenary and breakout discussions will revolve around five core topics, namely: assessment of the firm’s culture; development of the programme; prototyping and evaluating; systematising and implementation; and finally, embedding and encouraging CSR.
Introduced in Manila in 2002, AFCSR’s mission is to highlight innovative programmes and best practices in CSR by corporations in Asia and to promote CSR as a key strategy in addressing public needs and problems, to showcase corporate standards on CSR as strategy, and to build a network of CSR practitioners across Asia.
Capping off the two-day event is the Asian CSR Awards and the Intel-AIM Corporate Responsibility Award ceremonies and gala dinner, which seeks to recognise companies in Asia for their projects and programmes on CSR. The Asian CSR Awards will be given in four categories, namely: Environment and Value-Chain Management, Governance and Society, Labour and Employee Engagement, and Product Responsibility and Consumer Rights while the IACRA will go to an organisation that has fully embedded CSR throughout the aforementioned focus areas.
For more information on the AFCSR, visit the website at http://www.asianforumcsr.com, email email@example.com, or call 752-1208.
About Asian Forum on CSR (AFCSR)
Following ten successful conference runs in six of Southeast Asia’s major cities – Manila, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, HCM City and Singapore, the Asian Forum on Corporate Social Responsibility (AFCSR) continues to be at the forefront of CSR development in Asia. This 2012, Bangkok will host the 11th AFCSR on October 25 & 26, Thursday & Friday.
The AFCSR is recognised as the largest and most significant conference on CSR in Asia, this evident by the numbers of delegates who have attended the conference through the years. The forum is extremely well supported and attended, not just by the business sector but by government officials, the academe, civil society, media, and multinational and multilateral organisations operating in Asia.
Launched in Manila in 2002, AFCSR’s mission highlights innovative programmes and best practices in CSR by corporations in Asia in order to promote CSR as a key strategy in addressing public needs and problems, to showcase corporate standards on CSR as strategy, and to build a network of CSR practitioners across Asia. For more information on the AFCSR, visit the website atwww.asianforumcsr.com.
Dayen L. Tecson
Asian Forum on Corporate Social Responsibility (AFCSR) 2012
Tel: +63 2 892-4011 Ext. 2108