Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Asia's Foremost Conference and Expo on Corporate Social Responsibility to be Held in Beijing in October

Asia's Foremost Conference and Expo on Corporate Social Responsibility to be Held in Beijing in October 
May 10, 2010

BEIJING: The Asian Institute of Management's ninth annual Asian Forum on Corporate Social Responsibility (AFCSR) goes to Beijing, China on October 21 and 22, 2010 with the theme: Improving Business Competitiveness through CSR.

Recognized as being the largest and most significant conference on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in Asia, the 2009 conference recently concluded in Manila with 494 delegates.

473 delegates attended in Singapore in 2008, and 550 delegates attended in Ho Chi Minh City in 2007. For this year, over 500 business executives and other CSR stakeholders from more than 30 countries are expected to attend the conference.

The 2010 Asian Forum in China is presented by the AIM Ramon V. del Rosario Center for Corporate Social Responsibility and co-presented by the German Technical Cooperation (GTZ) and Intel as Strategic Partners.

"We are planning for our biggest event yet in 2010 in China with more than 550 CSR practitioners from more than 30 countries expected to attend the conference" says Prof. Felipe B. Alfonso, Vice-Chairman of AIM's Board of Trustees. 

AFCSR's objectives are

To highlight innovative programs and best practices in CSR by corporations operating in Asia and to promote CSR as a key strategy in addressing social needs and concerns, to showcase corporate innovation in CSR in Asia and among Asian firms, to promote new thinking and standards on CSR as a strategy, and to build a network of CSR practitioners across Asia. The event is extremely well-supported and attended not only by senior business executives from Asia, but also by major NGOs throughout the Asian region.

An integral part of the activities is the Asian CSR Awards which recognizes and honors companies in Asia for their CSR programs. The Awards will be given in five categories: Environmental Excellence, Support and Improvement of Education, Poverty Alleviation, Best Workplace Practices and Concern for Health.

The AFCSR 2010 is supported by Jollibee Foods Corporation as Strategic Corporate Partner, with the Avantha Group, Oishi (Liwayway Marketing Corporation) and Sagittarius Mines, Inc. as the Official Industry Partners. The Public Relations Partners are APCO Worldwide - China as the Official PR Partner with Creative Crest - India, Integrated Public Relations - Malaysia, Masso PR - Vietnam and PR Society of Indonesia.

Official media partners include ammado, ACN Newswire, BusinessWorld, ChinaCSR.com, China CSR Map, China Newswire, China Philanthropy Times, CSR Asia, Employer Magazine, International Herald Tribune, Management Systems Asia, philstar.com, Syntao and Trainer Magazine.

AFCSR's notable partners include:
  • ActionAid International Vietnam
  • ASEAN Foundation
  • Asia Pacific Philanthropy Consortium
  • Asia Society
  • Baltic Management Development Association (BMDA)
  • Business Ethics Institute of Malaysia
  • Business in the Community-UK
  • Center for Development and Integration - Vietnam
  • Center for International Business Ethics (CIBE)
  • Centre for Social Markets - India
  • Community Business - Hong Kong
  • Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry
  • Council for Better Corporate Citizenship - Japan
  • Euro-China Centre for Leadership and Responsibility at China-Europe
  • International Business School (ECCLAR at CEIBS)
  • Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative (GRLI)
  • Habitat for Humanity International
  • Indonesia Business Links
  • International Business Leaders Forum
  • Kenan Institute Asia
  • League of Corporate Foundations - Philippines
  • Makati Business Club
  • Management Association of the Philippines
  • Management Institute for Social Change - Malaysia
  • National Center for Sustainability Reporting - Indonesia
  • Philippine Business for Social Progress
  • Population and Community Development Association of Thailand
  • PPM Institute of Management - Indonesia
  • Responsible Business Initiative - Pakistan
  • Singapore Compact for CSR
  • The American Chamber of Commerce in the People's Republic of China