THAILAND CSR Asia, the annual flagship event of the leading corporate social responsibility network in the region, will be held at the Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao from September 17 to 18 this year.

The two-day summit will feature a number of thematic tracks and workshop sessions centred on “Responsible growth, Inclusive development”, including: responsible and inclusive investment in least developed countries – the case of Myanmar, issues-based CSR reporting, the role of business in promoting and protecting the rights of children, and the dilemma of business ethics.

The event is expected to attract more than 500 attendees, who will have the opportunity to learn sustainability insights and experiences from more than 30 confirmed speakers from prominent businesses such as Coca-Cola, Standard Chartered Bank, New Britain Palm Oil Limited, Sompo Japan Insurance, Oxfam, Shell, Novartis, Unilever, Swire Pacific, Becton Dickinson and Pfizer.

“The CSR Asia Summit 2013 will be an inspiring event to help business take a strategic approach to CSR and contribute to addressing the sustainability challenges we still face,” CSR Asia chairman Dr Richard Welford said.

“We have lined up cutting-edge content, including a new thematic track Visioning the Future wherein participants will use interactive approaches to look ahead and tackle long-term trends that will affect business competitiveness as sustainability issues become ever-more critical”.

Prior to the two-day summit, there will be a series of six pre-Summit training short-courses that participants can join to improve their skills and knowledge on CSR techniques and issues.

The Summit was last hosted in Bangkok in 2008, and has since been in Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur and Beijing.