Nobel Laureate Dr. Jose Ramos-Horta to address the 13th Asian Forum on Corporate Social Responsibility in Manila
Nobel Peace Laureate and former President of Timor-Leste Dr. Jose Ramos- Horta will address the opening session of the 13th Asian Forum on Corporate Social Responsibility (AFCSR) on 2nd September 2014 in Manila, Philippines.
The AFCSR is co-convened by Brunei-based Asia Inc Forum and the RVR Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility at the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) in Manila. It is Asia’s leading conference for CSR thought leadership and practice. This year’s AFCSR will focus on the theme “Building Resilient Communities: How Business, Government and Social Enterprises can work together”. Around 500 distinguished business and thought leaders, CSR practitioners and notable members of the government from 30 countries are expected to attend.
Dr. Ramos-Horta has been the international voice of the Timorese people. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1996 for his role in finding a peaceful solution to the conflict in his country. His contribution in helping to take Timor-Leste from violence and devastation to stability and economic growth in just over a decade serves as a model for community-building in the twenty-first century. He is currently the United Nations’ Special Representative and Head of the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Guinea-Bissau.
At AFCSR 2014 in Manila, Dr Ramos- Horta will be joined by other distinguished figures, including William Eggers, author of “The Solution Revolution: How Business, Government and Social Enterprises are Teaming Up to Solve Society’s Biggest Problems”; Veronica Colondam, Founder and CEO of Loving the Nation’s Children Foundation, Indonesia; Lahpai Seng Raw, Co-Founder, Metta Development Foundation, Myanmar and a 2013 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee; Vivian Claire Liew Founding Director, PhilantropyWorks, Singapore; Thitinan Pongsudhirak, Director, Institute of Security and International Studies, Thailand and Bradley Googins, Executive Director Emeritus, Boston College Centre for Corporate Citizenship, USA.
For more information on the AFCSR, visit www.asiaincforum.com or call +673 2226555.
About the Asian Forum on Corporate Social Responsibility
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 Asia Inc Forum and the AIM RVR Center for CSR.
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.
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 Center is one of the first research centers in the region to concentrate on CSR issues, and provides consultancy and training services on CSR issues to organizations throughout Asia. The AIM is an Asian pioneer in international management education.