Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (September 20, 2010) /ChinaNewswire.com/ — The 9th annual Asian Forum on Corporate Social Responsibility (AFCSR) will take place in Kuala Lumpur on October 21 and 22, 2010 at the Crowne Plaza Mutiara Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The Asian Institute of Management Ramon V. del Rosario Center for Corporate Social Responsibility (AIM-RVR Center), principal host of the conference, is returning to Kuala Lumpur after six years. The last time it was held in Kuala Lumpur was in 2004.
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 400 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 co-presented by the German Technical Cooperation (GTZ) and Intel as Strategic Partners.
The event co-chairmen are Mr. Ramon R. del Rosario, Jr., Chairman of the Board of Advisors, Ramon V. del Rosario, Sr. AIM Center for Corporate Social Responsibility (AIM-RVR Center); Ybhg. Tun Dato' Seri (Dr.) Ahmad Sarji Bin Abdul Hamid, Chairman of Permodalan Nasional Berhad; and Tan Sri Dato' Dr. Lin See Yan, Chairman/CEO of LIN Associates Sdn Bhd.
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 (BEIM); Business in the Community-UK; Center for Development and Integration – Vietnam; Center for International Business Ethics (CIBE) – China; Centre for Social Markets – India; Chinese Federation for Corporate Social Responsibility (CFCSR); Community Business – Hong Kong; Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry; Council for Better Corporate Citizenship – Japan; CSR Europe 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; Pacific Asian Consortium for International Business Education and Research; 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 Women in Sustainability Action (WISA).
For additional information on AFCSR, please visit the AFCSR website at www.asianforumcsr.com for conference updates.