ABOUT THE FORUM
The Asian Forum on Enterprise for Society was previously known as the Asian Forum on Corporate Social Responsibility (AFCSR). It is the longest-running premier platform for dialogue on CSR thought leadership and best practice.
The Asian Forum is an initiative of the Asian Institute of Management – Ramon V. del Rosario Sr. Center for Corporate Responsibility, one of the first research centers in Asia concentrating on corporate responsibility issues. The strategic shift in branding from AFCSR to Asian Forum extends the discussion beyond CSR
to include Social Innovation, Corporate Governance, and Greatness of Spirit.
The Asian Forum convenes annually in different Asian destinations each year: Manila, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Bali, Ho Chi Minh City, Singapore, and Nay Pyi Taw.
The 2018 Asian Forum will be co-convened by the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) and the Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation (RMAF) in connection with
AIM’s 50th Anniversary and RMAF’s 60th Anniversary.
Both organizations believe in making a difference in the community and advancing humanity’s progress at the corporate and individual level respectively.
About the Forum
The Asian Institute of Management is an Asian pioneer in management education. The Institute was founded in 1968 by a consortium of prominent business leaders, Philippine academic institutions, and the Harvard Business School.
AIM is the first school in Southeast Asia to receive accreditation from the US-based Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), globally recognized as having the world’s highest standards.
The Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation was created in 1957 to honour President Ramon Magsaysay for his simplicity, humility, passion for justice, and advancement of human dignity.
The Ramon Magsaysay Award celebrates greatness of spirit and transformative leadership in Asia. Over the past five decades, the award has been bestowed on over three hundred outstanding men, women, and organizations whose selfless service has offered their societies, Asia, and the world successful solutions to some of the most intractable problems of human development.
Asia Inc. Forum (AIF) is a world-class facilitator of business and public policy dialogue in ASEAN and the Asia Pacific.
AIF was a strategic partner to the 2015 APEC CEO Summit and co-convener of the Asian Forum for Corporate Social Responsibility (AFCSR) in Manila (2014), Bangkok (2015), and Nay Pyi Taw (2016).
- Up to 500 delegates from 30 countries each year
- 67% from the business sector, 15% from civil society, and 18% from government
- Including Business and Thought Leaders, Social Enterpreneurs and Innovators, Influencers and Trail Blazers
- Delegates’ rating on overall experience: Above 96%
In 1999, nearing the end of his term as AIM President, Prof. Felipe B. Alfonso committed to carrying on his work in the field of development. Prof. Alfonso viewed corporate social responsibility as a bridge between management and development.
Realizing that what CSR needed most was advocacy, Prof. Alfonso had an idea to hold an international conference on CSR.
The first AFCSR in 2002 focused on the question, “What is CSR?” to start off the advocacy mission.The conference tackled strengthening the theoretical basis for CSR thoughts and concepts to lead to better understanding and replication. Since the beginning, the goal has always been highlighting corporate innovation and promoting CSR as a key strategy for addressing public needs and problems. CSR must be part and parcel of the whole system.