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Asian Forum on CSR 2010 Moves to Kuala Lumpur

Asian Forum on CSR 2010 Moves to Kuala Lumpur
July 28, 2010
ACN Newswire

Manila, July 28, 2010 - (ACN Newswire) - The 9th annual Asian Forum on Corporate Social Responsibility (AFCSR) will now take place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Conference Dates remain the same-October 21 and 22, 2010.

The Asian Institute of Management Ramon V. del Rosario Center for Corporate Social Responsibility (AIM-RVR Center), principal host of the conference, moved the AFCSR 2010 from Beijing to Kuala Lumpur.

"The most important learning is that it really takes time to secure the necessary permits to conduct an event in China. It is a slow process that starts with forming good relations and partnerships with reputable Chinese organizations. They are serious about organizations they partner with and take time to reconcile their goals with who they partner with. I believe we are making excellent headway in this regard," said Prof. Felipe B. Alfonso, Vice-Chairman of AIM's Board of Trustees.

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 in Kuala Lumpur.

The AFCSR in Kuala Lumpur aims 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.

The 2010 Asian Forum 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.

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, EFMD, 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 and The American Chamber of Commerce in the People's Republic of China.

CHANGE OF DEADLINES: With the move of the Asian Forum on Corporate Social Responsibility (AFCR) 2010 to Kuala Lumpur, the Early Bird Rate is also extended up to September 17, 2010 for registrations.

There will be extension on the deadline for the entries of the Asian CSR Awards to August 31. Companies may enter as many projects as they wish in one or more of these categories: Best Workplace Practices, Concern for Health, Environmental Excellence, Poverty Alleviation and Support and Improvement of Education.

For additional information on AFCSR, please visit the AFCSR website at www.asianforumcsr.com for conference updates.

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