Thursday, November 12, 2009

Asian Forum on Corporate Social Responsibility All Set This November

The eighth annual Asian Forum on Corporate Social Responsibility (AFCSR) will be held on November 19- 20, 2009 at the Crowne Plaza Galleria Manila in Quezon City.

This year's theme is " Sustaining CSR in Difficult Times: How business can benefit and why it still makes business sense". The conference, organized by Asian Institute of Management - Ramon V.del Rosario, Sr. Center for Corporate Social Responsibility (AIM-RVR CSR) and managed by OIC Events features several activities specially designed to address the various issues and concerns of CSR practitioners.

Plenary sessions will update delegates on the major trends and developments shaping the CSR landscape. Special interest sessions will be focused on specific dynamics, learning and best practices of companies AFCSR 2009 will showcase the latest frameworks, examples, products and technology designed to help companies integrate CSR into their business processes.

An integral part of AFCSR is the Asian CSR Awards that recognizes and honors Asian companies for outstanding, innovative and world-class products, services, projects and programs in five categories - Best Workplace Practices; Concern for Health; Environmental Excellence; Poverty Alleviation; and Support and Improvement of Education. These projects should demonstrate the company's leadership, sincerity and on-going commitment in incorporating ethical values, compliance with legal requirements, respect for individuals, involvement in communities and protection of the environment into the way they do business. The Awards ceremonies will take place during the Gala Dinner and Awards Night of AFCSR 2009 on November 20, 2009.

AFCSR 2009 is supported by Strategic Partner Intel and Lopez Group Foundation, Inc as Asian CSR Awards and Official Technology Partner. Official Industry Partners are Holcim Cement, Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company, Sagittarius Mines, Inc., The Phinma Group, Unilever and The Coca-Cola Company. Cooperating Partners are Ayala Corporation, Banyan Tree Global Foundation Ltd., Jubilant Organosys Ltd, Philippine American Life and General Insurance Company (Philamlife), Philippine Coffee Board (Kape Isla), Microsoft, Inc., and SM Foundation.

Public Relations Partners are Weber Shandwick - Manila, Amex Team - Thailand, APCO Worldwide - China, Creative Crest - India, IntegratedPublic Relations - Malaysia, Masso PR Vietnam and PR Society of Indonesia. Official media partners include International Herald Tribune, ammado, ACN Newswire, ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC), Business World,, China CSR Map, China Newswire, CSR Asia, G-PLUS GLOBAL Pte Ltd, Management Systems Asia,, Syntao, The Employer Magazine, and The Trainer Magazine.

For more information about the event, contact OIC Events at (632) 813-0711, 812-6289 or visit their website at


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