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Leading Thinkers and Top CSR Stakeholders to meet in Manila, Philippines for the 13th Asian Forum on CSR

Manila, Philippines, July 30, 2014 - (ACN Newswire) - Leading thinkers and practitioners from business, government and social enterprises will converge in Manila, Philippines on September 2-3, 2014 at the Makati Shangri-La Hotel for the 13th Asian Forum on Corporate Social Responsibility (AFCSR), Asia's leading platform for CSR thought leadership and practice.

The opening keynote address will be presented by H.E. Dr. Jose Ramos-Horta, Nobel Peace Laureate, Former President of Timor-Leste 2007-2012 and UN Special Representative to Guinea-Bissau 2013-2014. Dr. Ramos-Horta has been the international voice of the Timorese people. His leadership in taking Timor-Leste from a difficult period in its history to economic growth in just over a decade serves as a model for community-building in the twenty-first century.

Other leading experts to present at the sessions include: Mr. William Eggers, an award winning and best-selling author of "The Solution Revolution: How Business, Government, and Social Enterprises are Teaming up to Solve Society's Biggest Problems" from USA; Mr. Gary Niekerk, Global Director for Corporate Citizenship, Intel, USA; Mr. Carl Schelfhaut, Chief of Staff, DHL eCommerce Asia Pacific; Ms. Holy Ranaivozanany, Head of CSR, Huawei Technologies, China; Mr. Paul Clarke, Managing Director, Green Ocean Group, Singapore; Ms. Veronica Colondam, Founder and CEO of Yayasan Cinta Anak Bangsa Foundation Indonesia, Winner of Ernst & Young Social Entrepreneur of the Year (2011) and Schwab Foundation's Social Entrepreneur of 2012; Dr. Kristine Gebbie, Adjunct Professor, Flinders University and Project Leader, Torrens Resilience Institute, Australia; Hon. Leonardo "Sandy" Javier, Mayor of Municipality of Javier, Leyte, Philippines and the National President of the League of Municipalities; Daw Lahpai Seng Raw, Founder, Metta Development Foundation Myanmar and 2013 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee; Hon. Park Won Soon, Mayor, Seoul, Republic of Korea; and Dr. Thitinan Pongsudhirak, Director of Institute of Security and International Studies, Chulalongkorn University Thailand and other notable figures.

The 2014 AFCSR carries the theme "Building Resilient Communities: How Business, Government and Social Enterprises can Work Together." The conference aims to tackle key questions that include: How do resilient communities come about? What can experiences of different countries stricken by natural calamity and other disasters teach us? What role does CSR play? How can business, government and social enterprises rethink the way we find solutions to the big challenges of our time?

AFCSR 2014 will feature thought provoking plenary discussions, cutting-edge concurrent sessions for CSR practitioners and the prestigious Asian CSR Awards and the Intel-AIM Corporate Responsibility Award.

For more information on the AFCSR, visit the website at, email [email protected] or call +63 2 752 1208.

About Asian Forum on Corporate Social Responsibility (AFCSR)

The AFCSR is the premier platform for showcasing CSR thought leadership and best practice in Asia. Established in the Philippines and convened in a different Asian location each year, the AFCSR (now in its 13th year) attracts more than 500 delegates from 30 countries and is the largest and longest-running major CSR conference in Asia. The AFCSR features prestigious CSR Awards: the Asian CSR Awards and the Intel-AIM Corporate Responsibility Award for outstanding initiatives in four key areas - education, environment, health and poverty alleviation. It is co-convened by the AIM RVR Center for CSR and Asia Inc Forum. For more information, please visit

About AIM-RVR Center for Corporate Social Responsibility

The AIM RVR Center is a research and program center within the Asian Institute of Management (AIM). The main thrust of the AIM RVR Center is to undertake CSR-focused research relative to the competitiveness of corporations and their impact on society. The AIM RVR Center is one of the first research centers in the region to concentrate on CSR issues. The Center also provides consultancy and training services on CSR issues to organizations throughout Asia. The AIM is the Asian pioneer in international management education. For more information, please visit

About Asia Inc Forum

Asia Inc Forum (AIF) is a leading facilitator of business and public policy dialogue in ASEAN and the Asia Pacific region. AIF is the convener of the influential ASEAN 100 Leadership Forum and the co-convener of the Asian Forum for Corporate Social Responsibility (AFCSR), Asia's leading platform for CSR thought leadership and practice. The company has a proud history of partnership with the APEC CEO Summit - the foremost meeting of business and government in the Asia Pacific region. For more information, please visit

Source: Asian Forum on Corporate Social Responsibility (AFCSR)

Khristine Dizon
Asian Forum on Corporate Social Responsibility 
Email: [email protected]

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