Thursday, June 6th, 2013 - Asian Forum on CSR (AFCSR)
Manila, June 5, 2013 - (ACN Newswire) - The annual Asian Forum on Corporate Social Responsibility (AFCSR) celebrates its 12th year as it travels for the first time to Bali, Indonesia to hold AFCSR 2013 at the Grand Hyatt-Nusa Dua on September 23-24.

Organized by the Asian Institute of Management Ramon V. del Rosario Sr. Center for Corporate Responsibility (AIM-RVR Center) together with Intel Corporation, the AFCSR is known to be the most significant conference on corporate social responsibility in Asia.  AFCSR 2013 is also supported by the Lippo Group, First Pacific Group and PT Indofood as principal hosts. The event is attended by various professionals in business, the academe, and the government.

This year's conference bears the theme, CSR and the Challenge of Inclusive Growth: The Role of Social Innovation in Creating Lasting Impact. The plenary sessions will focus on presenting the role of business in transforming society to ensure that all members of the community benefits in a sustainable manner, highlighting business initiatives that have contributed significant impact to community where it operates, and embedding responsibility and innovation into the company's operations and organization.

Introduced in Manila in 2002, AFCSR's mission is to highlight innovative programs 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 ceremony and gala dinner, which seeks to recognize companies in Asia for embodying the principles of corporate responsibility in their business philosophy and operations. The Asian CSR Awards will be given in four categories, namely: Environment and Value-Chain Management, Governance and Society, Labor and Employee Engagement, and Product Responsibility and Consumer Rights while the IACRA will go to an organization 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 protected] or call +632-752-1208.

About Asian Forum on CSR (AFCSR)

Following eleven successful conference runs in six of Southeast Asia's major cities - Manila, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Ho Chi Minh City and Singapore, the Asian Forum on Corporate Social Responsibility (AFCSR) continues to be at the forefront of CSR development in Asia. This 2013, Bali, Indonesia will host the 12th AFCSR on September 23 - 24th.

The AFCSR is recognized 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 organizations operating in Asia.

Launched in Manila in 2002, AFCSR's mission highlights innovative programs 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 at http://www.asianforumcsr.com/.

About the AIM-RVR CSR Center

The AIM-Ramon V. del Rosario, Sr. Center for Corporate Social Responsibility (RVR CSR Center) was launched in July 2000 as a research and program initiative of the Asian Institute of Management (AIM). The main thrust of the Center is the management of corporate citizenship relative to the competitiveness of corporations and its impact on society. It is one of the first research centers in the region concentrating on corporate responsibility issues and is in the process of the establishing and creating its own network in the field of CSR, connecting and collaborating with counterpart organizations throughout the region.

The Center also provides consultancy services in a range of Corporate Responsibility areas as an integral part of its mission. Its aim is to be recognized by the business community as an authority in its fields of expertise, through its research activities (case-writing, research, survey research, investigative research, program development, executive education training) and annual regional conference - the Asian Forum on Corporate Social Responsibility (AFCSR). For more information, please visit http://rvr.aim.edu/.  

Contact:
Mary Khristine A. Dizon 
AIM RVR Center for Corporate Social Responsibility 
E: [email protected] | T: +63 2 750 1010 Ext. 2154 | http://www.aim.edu/ 

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Mary Khristine A. Dizon

P: +63 2 750 1010 Ext. 2154
W: www.asianforumcsr.com/

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