From its origins as a sustainability pioneer in the region, CSR Asia has evolved to help hundreds of organizations across Asia embrace sustainability at every level. Awareness of the challenges associated with sustainable development in the region is growing and I believe that CSR Asia is uniquely positioned to support this evolution and drive business as a positive force for change. A Strategic Partner Program with space for leaders in sustainability to meet, co-create and accelerate their impact.
Speech of His Excellency Benigno S. Allow me to begin by saying that I am indeed very happy to be with you tonight, for two reasons. The first: as some of you might know, my first job—which was not that long ago—was with the Philippine Business for Social Progress.
Now in its 15 th year, the agenda will focus on Corporate Social Innovation CSI as a strategic approach to addressing social challenges to uplift communities, transform countries and create a better future. Sessions will be structured in an engaging and interactive format, with discussions led by key figures in the new Myanmar Government, visionary business leaders, top CSR-thinkers and inspiring social entrepreneurs who will share vital insights and unique perspectives to attendees from 25 countries. There is a rise of interlocking social, economic and environmental challenges that require new and fresh approaches.
The conference will cover areas like conference features the integration of plenary sessions addressed by keynote speakers; breakout sessions focusing on specific dynamics, learnings, and best practices of companies; an expo showcasing specific company CSR programs, and an awards program honoring Asia's outstanding CSR projects and companies. Follow Attended. About Speakers 7 Reviews. Nigel Wells Bangkok, Thailand.
Venue: Grand Hyatt Bali. Location: Nusa DuaIndonesia. This is evident by the numbers of delegates who have attended the conference through the years.
In his keynote speechDr. However, long-lasting peace, stability, and security can only be attained through dialogue, listening, political inclusiveness, social innovation, and fostering partnerships and coalitions between government, civil society, communities, and the domestic and international private sectors. She cited the case of the local government of San Francisco in the Camotes Island, which suffered zero casualties during Typhoon Yolanda, as a result of being organized right down to the purok level.
These are the best of times, because human ingenuity, entrepreneurship, innovation, and economic advancement have transformed the lives of many millions of people for the better, in a way that previous generations could not imagine. These are also the worst of times - because millions of people continue to live in poverty, without access to health, and education; because inequalities continue to grow between and within nations; because environmental degradation continues unabated; and because violence and extremism continue to displace millions of people, resulting to a humanitarian crisis, which we see on television every day, almost without precedent," stated Dato Timothy Ong, AFCSR Conference Chairman and Chairman of Asia Inc Forum. Leading the discussions was Sanjit "Bunker" Roy, founder of Barefoot College in India, who shared his experiences working with rural communities in his home country.
We have the power to transform lives. Through the inspirational stories and insights of outstanding Asians making a difference, find out how social innovation helps us build a better future for our communities. Take part in a major international conference in Myanmar that will bring together top corporate leaders and entrepreneurs, award-winning innovators, government figures and key representatives of non-profit organizations in an exciting 2-day program to impart values of corporate social innovation. Secure your seat now at the 15th Asian Forum on Corporate Social Responsibility, Asia's foremost conference on social responsibility and responsible business practice.
An increasing number of businesses are evolving corporate social responsibility CSR practices into social innovation initiatives, largely because it makes business sense. Meanwhile, Conference Executive Director Dr. Francisco L.