Bali, Indonesia, July 29, 2013 - (ANTARA) - 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)
- 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)
- Bradley Googins-Associate Professor, Department of Organization Studies, Carroll School of Management, Boston College (U.S.A.)
- David Grayson CBE-Director, The Doughty Centre for Corporate Responsibility, Cranfield School of Management (U.K.)
- Tara Hammond-Area Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability Manager, Shangri-La Tanjung Aru (Malaysia)
- Michael Jacobson-Director, Corporate Responsibility, Intel (U.S.A.)
- David Laurence-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 (China)
- Thirawit Leetavorn-Senior Executive Vice President, Double A (1991) (Thailand)
- Rafael Lopa-Executive Director, Philippine Business for Social Progress (Philippines)
- Milosz Mogilnicki, Resident Advisor, Infrastucture Finance Team, U.S. Department of Treasury (Indonesia)
- Timothy Ong-Founder and Chairman, Asia Inc Forum (Brunei)
- Thomas Osburg-European Director for Corporate Affairs, Intel (Germany)
- John Riady-Executive Director, Universitas Pelita Harapan (Indonesia)
- Jonathan Sanchez-VP of Communications for Southeast Asia, Unilever (Singapore)
- Joseph Scaria, Resource Development Director, Habitat for Humanity Asia Pacific (Thailand)
- Regan Maria Schegg-Head, Strategic Business Development, Hilti Foundation (Liechtenstein)
- Yanti Triwadiantini, Executive Director, Indonesia Business Links (Indonesia)
- Rajitha Vinnakota, Head of Citizenship and Community Development, Citi Asia Pacific (Singapore)

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, email or call (632) 752-1208.

About Asian Forum on CSR (AFCSR)

Following eleven successful conference runs in six of Southeast Asia's major cities - Manila, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Ho Chi Minh City and Singapore, the Asian Forum on Corporate Social Responsibility (AFCSR) continues to be at the forefront of CSR development in Asia. This 2013, Bali, Indonesia will host the 12th AFCSR on September 23 - 24th.

The AFCSR is recognized as the largest and most significant conference on CSR in Asia, this evident by the numbers of delegates who have attended the conference through the years. The forum is extremely well supported and attended, not just by the business sector but by government officials, the academe, civil society, media, and multinational and multilateral organizations operating in Asia.

Launched in Manila in 2002, AFCSR's mission highlights innovative programs and best practices in CSR by corporations in Asia in order to promote CSR as a key strategy in addressing public needs and problems, to showcase corporate standards on CSR as strategy, and to build a network of CSR practitioners across Asia. For more information on the AFCSR, visit the website at

About the AIM-RVR CSR Center

The AIM-Ramon V. del Rosario, Sr. Center for Corporate Social Responsibility (RVR CSR Center) was launched in July 2000 as a research and program initiative of the Asian Institute of Management (AIM). The main thrust of the Center is the management of corporate citizenship relative to the competitiveness of corporations and its impact on society. It is one of the first research centers in the region concentrating on corporate responsibility issues and is in the process of the establishing and creating its own network in the field of CSR, connecting and collaborating with counterpart organizations throughout the region.

The Center also provides consultancy services in a range of Corporate Responsibility areas as an integral part of its mission. Its aim is to be recognized by the business community as an authority in its fields of expertise, through its research activities (case-writing, research, survey research, investigative research, program development, executive education training) and annual regional conference - the Asian Forum on Corporate Social Responsibility (AFCSR). For more information, please visit


Mary Khristine A. Dizon
AIM RVR Center for Corporate Social Responsibility
T: +63 2 750 1010 Ext. 2154

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