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AIM BannerThe Asian Forum on Corporate Social Responsibility, to be held in Bali, Indonesia, from September 23 to 24, 2013, will highlight the challenges of inclusive growth in the region in discussions and panels involving CSR experts and corporate executives from Southeast Asia, India, China, Australia, Europe and the US.

As the long tail of the global economic crisis continues to wreak havoc in many countries, Asia’s economies are dealing with both great opportunities as well as great challenges. For many countries, the big question is how to ensure that the solutions and responses include the whole population. The challenge to states is inclusive growth.

This year’s conference theme, CSR and the Challenge of Inclusive Growth: The Role of Social Innovation in Creating Lasting Impact, addresses the twin themes of social equity and scalable, innovative approaches. The focus is on sharing innovative approaches, lessons learned and continuing challenges involved in achieving societal outcomes that are both resilient and sustainable.

The conference is designed around a general framework for understanding the process involved in developing innovative approaches to addressing social concerns within a corporate frame. The framework takes into account the need to ensure that solutions are scalable and sustainable.

Some of the experts who will share their CSR experience include:

  • Mercedes Barcelon, Senior Manager, Ayala Technology Business Incubator (Philippines)
  • Syarif Bastaman, Director/Senior Specialist, PT ENV (Indonesia)
  • Cecille Calleja, VP for Public Relations and Corporate Affairs, Rapu-Rapu Mines, Inc (Philippines)
  • Ashutosh Chadha, Director for Corporate Affairs in South Asia, Intel (India)
  • Brian Dusza, Deputy Director of Economic Growth Office, USAID (Indonesia)
  • Diane Eustaquio, Executive Director, PLDT IdeaSpace (Philippines)
  • Prof. Bradley K. Googins, Director Emeritus, Center for Corporate Citizenship, Boston College’s Carroll School of Management (US)
  • Dr. David Grayson, Director, Cranfield School of Management (UK)
  • Michael Jacobson, Director, Corporate Responsibility, Intel Corporation (US)
  • David Laurence, Executive Director, Australian Centre for Sustainable Mining Practices, University of New South Wales (Australia)
  • Sam Y. S. Lee, Asia Director, The Academy of Business in Society (ABIS) (China)
  • Thirawit Leetavorn, Senior Executive Vice President, Double A (Thailand)
  • Rafael Lopa, Executive Director, Philippine Business for Social Progress (Philippines)
  • Milosz Mogilnicki, Resident Advisor, Infrastructure Finance Team, U.S. Department of Treasury (Indonesia)
  • Dato Paduka Timothy Ong, Founder and Chairman, Asia Inc Forum (Brunei)
  • Thomas Osburg, European Director for Corporate Affairs, Intel (Germany)
  • John Riady, Executive Dean of Business School, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Universitas Pelita Harapan (UPH) (Indonesia)
  • Regan Maria Schegg, Head, Strategic Business Development, Hilti Foundation (Liechtenstein)
  • Andy Shroeter, CEO and Co-Founder, Sunlabob Renewable Energy Ltd (Laos)
  • Yanti Triwadiantini, Executive Director, Indonesia Business Links (Indonesia)
  • Willie J. Uy, President and CEO, Phinma Property Holdings Corporation (Philippines)

Introduced in 2002 by the Asian Institute of Management – RVR CSR Center, the AFCSR’s mission is to highlight innovative programs and best practices in CSR, to promote CSR as a key strategy in addressing public needs and problems, and to build a network of CSR practitioners across Asia.

This year’s AFCSR is co-organised by Intel Corporation with principal hosts First Pacific Company Ltd, Lippo Group and PT Indofood. The event is also supported by MetroTV as Platinum Sponsor, Chevron as Gold Sponsor, GIZ as Silver Sponsor and PT Baruna Raya Logistics as Cooperating Sponsor.

For more information on the conference, visit www.asianforumcsr.com, email delegates.afcsr@aim.edu or call (632) 752-1208.

About the AIM-RVR 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).

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The Asian Forum on Corporate Social Responsibility, to be held in Bali, Indonesia, from September 23 to 24, 2013, will highlight the challenges of inclusive growth in the region in discussions and panels involving CSR experts and corporate executives from Southeast Asia, India, China, Australia, Europe and the US.

Reading Time: 3 minutes

AIM BannerThe Asian Forum on Corporate Social Responsibility, to be held in Bali, Indonesia, from September 23 to 24, 2013, will highlight the challenges of inclusive growth in the region in discussions and panels involving CSR experts and corporate executives from Southeast Asia, India, China, Australia, Europe and the US.

As the long tail of the global economic crisis continues to wreak havoc in many countries, Asia’s economies are dealing with both great opportunities as well as great challenges. For many countries, the big question is how to ensure that the solutions and responses include the whole population. The challenge to states is inclusive growth.

This year’s conference theme, CSR and the Challenge of Inclusive Growth: The Role of Social Innovation in Creating Lasting Impact, addresses the twin themes of social equity and scalable, innovative approaches. The focus is on sharing innovative approaches, lessons learned and continuing challenges involved in achieving societal outcomes that are both resilient and sustainable.

The conference is designed around a general framework for understanding the process involved in developing innovative approaches to addressing social concerns within a corporate frame. The framework takes into account the need to ensure that solutions are scalable and sustainable.

Some of the experts who will share their CSR experience include:

  • Mercedes Barcelon, Senior Manager, Ayala Technology Business Incubator (Philippines)
  • Syarif Bastaman, Director/Senior Specialist, PT ENV (Indonesia)
  • Cecille Calleja, VP for Public Relations and Corporate Affairs, Rapu-Rapu Mines, Inc (Philippines)
  • Ashutosh Chadha, Director for Corporate Affairs in South Asia, Intel (India)
  • Brian Dusza, Deputy Director of Economic Growth Office, USAID (Indonesia)
  • Diane Eustaquio, Executive Director, PLDT IdeaSpace (Philippines)
  • Prof. Bradley K. Googins, Director Emeritus, Center for Corporate Citizenship, Boston College’s Carroll School of Management (US)
  • Dr. David Grayson, Director, Cranfield School of Management (UK)
  • Michael Jacobson, Director, Corporate Responsibility, Intel Corporation (US)
  • David Laurence, Executive Director, Australian Centre for Sustainable Mining Practices, University of New South Wales (Australia)
  • Sam Y. S. Lee, Asia Director, The Academy of Business in Society (ABIS) (China)
  • Thirawit Leetavorn, Senior Executive Vice President, Double A (Thailand)
  • Rafael Lopa, Executive Director, Philippine Business for Social Progress (Philippines)
  • Milosz Mogilnicki, Resident Advisor, Infrastructure Finance Team, U.S. Department of Treasury (Indonesia)
  • Dato Paduka Timothy Ong, Founder and Chairman, Asia Inc Forum (Brunei)
  • Thomas Osburg, European Director for Corporate Affairs, Intel (Germany)
  • John Riady, Executive Dean of Business School, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Universitas Pelita Harapan (UPH) (Indonesia)
  • Regan Maria Schegg, Head, Strategic Business Development, Hilti Foundation (Liechtenstein)
  • Andy Shroeter, CEO and Co-Founder, Sunlabob Renewable Energy Ltd (Laos)
  • Yanti Triwadiantini, Executive Director, Indonesia Business Links (Indonesia)
  • Willie J. Uy, President and CEO, Phinma Property Holdings Corporation (Philippines)

Introduced in 2002 by the Asian Institute of Management – RVR CSR Center, the AFCSR’s mission is to highlight innovative programs and best practices in CSR, to promote CSR as a key strategy in addressing public needs and problems, and to build a network of CSR practitioners across Asia.

This year’s AFCSR is co-organised by Intel Corporation with principal hosts First Pacific Company Ltd, Lippo Group and PT Indofood. The event is also supported by MetroTV as Platinum Sponsor, Chevron as Gold Sponsor, GIZ as Silver Sponsor and PT Baruna Raya Logistics as Cooperating Sponsor.

For more information on the conference, visit www.asianforumcsr.com, email delegates.afcsr@aim.edu or call (632) 752-1208.

About the AIM-RVR 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).

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