ADFIAP’s corporate citizenship program featured in CIPE’s bulletin

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The ADFIAP program on institutionalizing and improving responsible corporate citizenship in DFIs has been featured in the latest issue (No. 50) of the Center for International Private Enterprise’s (CIPE) “Overseas Report” The article, written by Ms. Anna Nadgrodkiewicz, Program Officer of CIPE’s Global unit, covers the rationale, structure, activities and results of the program funded through a grant from CIPE.

ADFIAP’s corporate citizenship program builds on the Association’s successful multi-year corporate governance project that was also supported by CIPE. The program is based on a sound corporate citizenship framework that entails four key elements: governance and ethics, people, environment, and contribution to development.

Among the activities of the program were five training events, the first of which was a regional workshop held in Manila and attended by 30 DFI representatives from 10 countries and four national seminars conducted in Ha Long City, Vietnam hosted by the Development Bank of Vietnam (August 24-26, 2011), in Bangkok hosted by the SME Development Bank of Thailand (September 26-28, 2011), in Mumbai, India, hosted by the IDBI Bank (October 7-8, 2011) and in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, hosted by the Association of Development Finance Institutions of Malaysia (November 2-4, 2011).

CIPE is a non-profit affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and one of the four core institutes of the National Endowment for Democracy. CIPE has supported more than 920 local initiatives in 105 developing countries, involving the private sector in policy advocacy and institutional reform, improving governance, and building understanding of market-based democratic systems. CIPE programs are also supported through the United States Agency for International Development.

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