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Bangkok Hosts the 11th Asian Forum on Corporate Social Responsibility.

Bangkok, Oct 22, 2012 - (ACN Newswire) - Now in its second decade, the foremost conference on corporate social responsibility makes it way once again to Thailand on October 25 and 26, 2012. Organized by the Asian Institute of Management - Ramon V. del Rosario Center for Corporate Social Responsibility (AIM-RVR) and Intel Corporation, the forum returns to Bangkok to hold the 11th AFCSR at the Shangri-La Hotel.

More than 500 delegates from 31 countries will hear from 55 CSR international and local experts, among them are George S. Tahija, President Director of PT Austindo Nusantara Jaya in Indonesia; former Ambassador Delia Domingo-Albert, Senior Advisor of SGV & Co in the Philippines; Dato Paduka Timothy Ong, Founder and Chairman of the Asia Inc Forum in Brunei Darussalam and Takeshi Miyamoto, Secretary General of the United Nations Global Compact Network in Japan.

H.E. Anand Panyarachun, founding chairman of the Kenan Institute Asia, a non-profit organization that works toward sustainable development in Thailand, will also be the Special Guest of Honor on the first day of the conference.

As in past AFCSR conferences, this year's theme Innovative Approaches to Create Value for Business and Society is supported by a social innovation framework that encompasses development, implementation, assessment and embedding of corporate social responsibility into the organization. Four special tracks are covered in the program, including Innovation Approaches, Engaging and Collaborating, Heavy Footprint, and Social Entrepreneurship and Development.

The forum will be capped off by the Asian CSR Awards Ceremonies and Gala Dinner, with H.E. Yingluck Shinawatra, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Thailand as the Guest of Honor. More than 300 programs from 88 companies in 13 countries submitted entries for the Awards, where accolades will be given in the focus areas of Value Chain Management, Governance and Society, Labor and Employee Engagement, and Product Responsibility and Consumer Rights. The Intel-AIM Corporate Responsibility Award (IACRA) will be given to the company that has taken a fully-embedded approach to CSR across all the four focus areas and has implemented projects that not only have a significant impact but are also sustainable in all appropriate areas of operations.

About the AIM-RVR Center

The AIM-RVR Center is a research and program center within the Asian Institute of Management. Its main task is the management of corporate citizenship relative to the competitiveness of firms and its impact on society. The Center is engaged in case writing and research, survey research, program development and executive education and training. Cognizant of its mission to develop professional, entrepreneurial and socially responsible leaders and managers, the AIM-RVR Center is committed to social excellence. It is the Center's belief that CSR can be truly sustainable only when it is integrated into the company's business model and is regarded as fundamental to strategy. The AIM-RVR Center examines the nature of CSR in the Asian context. It undertakes research and develops training programs on dilemmas confronting Asian managers.

About Asian Forum on CSR (AFCSR)

Following ten 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 2012, Bangkok will host the 11th AFCSR on October 25 & 26, Thursday & Friday.

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

Source: Asian Forum on CSR (AFCSR)

Espher Marie Ferrer (Ms.)
Delegates Coordinator
Asian Forum on Corporate Social Responsibility (AFCSR) 2012
AIM - Ramon V. del Rosario Center for Corporate Social Responsibility
Tel: +63-2-892-4011 ext. 2145

Dayen Tecson
Conference Manager
Asian Forum on Corporate Social Responsibility (AFCSR) 2012
Tel: +63-2-892-4011 Ext. 2108

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