The Asian Forum on Corporate Social Responsibility (AFCSR) is the largest annual conference on corporate social responsibility (CSR) in the region. It was launched in 2002 by the AIM-Ramon V. del Rosario, Sr. Center for Corporate Social Responsibility, one of the first research centers in Asia concentrating on corporate responsibility issues.
The AFCSR is composed of about 30 sessions, attended by 300 to 500 delegates, and supported by 50-plus partners and sponsors. The conference features the integration of (1) plenary sessions addressed by keynote speakers; (2) breakout sessions focusing on specific dynamics, learnings, and best practices of companies; (3) an expo showcasing specific company CSR programs, and (4) optional field visits to innovative CSR program sites in and around the city.
Following 11 successful conference runs in six of Southeast Asia’s major cities–Manila, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Ho Chi Minh City and Singapore— the AFCSR continues to be at the forefront of CSR development in Asia. This 2013, Bali in Indonesia will host the 12th AFCSR on September 23 & 24, Monday & Tuesday at the Grand Hyatt- Nusa Dua with the theme, CSR and the Challenge of Inclusive Growth: The Role of Social Innovation in Creating Lasting Impact.