AFCSR 2013 in Bali, Indonesia: CSR and the challenge of inclusive grow

Bali - As the long tail of the global economic crisis continues to wreak havoc in many countries, Asia’s economies are dealing with both great opportunities as well as great challenges. For many countries, the big question is how to ensure that the solutions and responses include the whole population. The challenge to states is inclusive growth.

This year’s conference theme, CSR and the Challenge of Inclusive Growth: The Role of Social Innovation in Creating Lasting Impact, addresses the twin themes of social equity and scalable, innovative approaches. The focus is on sharing innovative approaches, lessons learned and continuing challenges involved in achieving societal outcomes that are both resilient and sustainable.

The conference is designed around a general framework for understanding the process involved in developing innovative approaches to addressing social concerns within a corporate frame. The framework takes into account the need to ensure that solutions are scalable and sustainable.

Some of the experts who will share their CSR experience include:

  • Mercedes Barcelon, Senior Manager, Ayala Technology Business Incubator (Philippines) 
  • Syarif Bastaman, Director/Senior Specialist, PT ENV (Indonesia)
  • Cecille Calleja, VP for Public Relations and Corporate Affairs, Rapu-Rapu Mines, Inc (Philippines)
  • Ashutosh Chadha, Director for Corporate Affairs in South Asia, Intel (India) 
  • Brian Dusza, Deputy Director of Economic Growth Office, USAID (Indonesia)
  • Diane Eustaquio, Executive Director, PLDT IdeaSpace (Philippines)
  • Prof. Bradley K. Googins, Director Emeritus, Center for Corporate Citizenship, Boston College’s Carroll School of Management (U.S.)
  • Dr. David Grayson, Director, Cranfield School of Management (UK)
  • Michael Jacobson, Director, Corporate Responsibility, Intel Corporation (USA)
  • David Laurence, Executive Director, Australian Centre for Sustainable Mining Practices, University of New South Wales (Australia) 
  • Sam Y. S. Lee, Asia Director, The Academy of Business in Society (ABIS) (China) 
  • Thirawit Leetavorn, Senior Executive Vice President, Double A (Thailand) 
  • Rafael Lopa, Executive Director, Philippine Business for Social Progress (Philippines)
  • Milosz Mogilnicki, Resident Advisor, Infrastructure Finance Team, U.S. Department of Treasury (Indonesia)
  • Dato Paduka Timothy Ong, Founder and Chairman, Asia Inc Forum (Brunei) 
  • Thomas Osburg, European Director for Corporate Affairs, Intel (Germany)
  • John Riady, Executive Dean of Business School, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Universitas Pelita Harapan (UPH) (Indonesia) 
  • Regan Maria Schegg, Head, Strategic Business Development, Hilti Foundation (Liechtenstein)\
  • Andy Shroeter, CEO and Co-Founder, Sunlabob Renewable Energy Ltd (Lao PDR)
  • Yanti Triwadiantini, Executive Director, Indonesia Business Links (Indonesia)
  • Willie J. Uy, President and CEO, Phinma Property Holdings Corporation (Philippines)

Introduced in 2002 by the Asian Institute of Management - RVR CSR Center, the AFCSR’s mission is to highlight innovative programs and best practices in CSR, to promote CSR as a key strategy in addressing public needs and problems, and to build a network of CSR practitioners across Asia.

This year’s AFCSR is co-organized by Intel Corporation with Principal Hosts; First Pacific Company Ltd, Lippo Group and PT Indofood. The event is also supported by MetroTV as Platinum Sponsor, Chevron as Gold Sponsor and PT Baruna Raya Logistics as Cooperating Sponsor.

For more information on the conference, visit www.asianforumcsr.com, email delegates.afcsr@aim.edu or call (632) 752-1208.

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