Under the CIPE-funded program on corporate citizenship, ADFIAP and its counterpart organization, the Association of Development Finance Institutions in Malaysia (ADFIM), conducted the national seminar-workshop on “Institutionalizing Responsible Corporate Citizenship in Development Financial Institutions” on November 2-4, 2011 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The 3-day program was structured to give a more relevant and practical perspective of the different facets and models of corporate citizenship/CSR through discussions and presentations by Malaysian speakers, representing, among others, big corporations in the country like FC Corporation, Institute of Integrity Malaysia, and Bank Rakyat.
One of the highlights of the event was the visit to Proton Holdings Bhd, the country’s only automobile manufacturing company, where the participants appreciated and understood better occupational health and safety issues, which is an essential element of corporate responsibility. Another was the visit to SME Corporation, Malaysia’s coordinating agency for small and medium enterprises (SMEs), where the participants gained a broader appreciation of the sector as a CSR program by itself because of its economic and social impacts on the stakeholders. A large percentage of workers in the country are employed by this sector.
Attendees from ADFIM member-institutions were formally welcomed by Mr. Dzulkifli Fadzilah, ADFIM Chairman and CEO of Pebadanan Usahawan Nasional Berhad Malaysia PUNB). ADFIAP was represented by Ms. Sandra C. Honrado, Senior Executive on Programs. Dr. Cesar Saldana, ADFIAP’s adviser on governance and risk management, was the main resource speaker and facilitator.
For more information on the ADFIAP-CIPE corporate citizenship program, please go to the ADFIAP Responsible Citizenship (ARC) Institute microsite by clicking on this link: https://www.adfiap.org/arc/