ASEAN Foundation Executive Director Opens the CSR Thailand 2013 Conference
Executive Director of the ASEAN Foundation, Dr. Makarim Wibisono, opened the CSR Thailand 2013 Conference jointly organised by CSR Club of Thai Listed Companies Association chaired by Mr. Wattana Opanontamata, the ASEAN CSR Network, and Thaipat Institute. The Conference was held at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center in Bangkok on 12-13 November 2013 and themed “CSR Roadmap for ASEAN”.
Opening the Conference, Dr. Makarim Wibisono pointed out that CSR in ASEAN was a new issue which became one of the region’s priorities. He stated that the Blueprint for ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community included – as part of its strategic objectives – ensuring that corporate social responsibility was incorporated in the corporate agenda and contributed towards sustainable socio-economic development in ASEAN Member States. He further mentioned that ASEAN as a responsible region placed welfare for all its peoples as priority and thus, the ASEAN CSR Network should continue to promote CSR among corporations in the ASEAN region in the right way of giving back to the community as well as the environment.