ADFIAP, SME Bank Thailand conduct national corporate citizenship seminar

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Thirty one (31) officers from development banks and other financial institutions in Thailand successfully completed the national program on “Institutionalizing Responsible Corporate Citizenship in Development Financial Institutions” conducted by ADFIAP in cooperation with its member-bank, the SME Development Bank of Thailand, on September 26-28, 2011 at the Grand Mercure Fortune Hotel in Bangkok. The seminar-workshop is the second of a series of four national programs under the grant project supported by the Washington, D.C.-based Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE). The objective of this program was to increase awareness on and to implement corporate citizenship best practices in the development finance sector.

The seminar-workshop followed the regional program held in Manila in July and the first national program held in Hanoi, Vietnam last August. The third national program will be conducted in Mumbai, India in October and the fourth will be held in Kuala Lumpur in November.

In addition to the main resource speaker in the person of Dr. Cesar Saldana, ADFIAP’s adviser on governance and risk management, Thai speakers representing big corporations in country, namely, the PTT Group, Siam Cement Group, Krung Thai Bank, and SME Bank presented and discussed with the participants the different facets and models of their respective corporate citizenship/CSR projects that have been integrated into their business operations.

Mr. Soros Sakornvisava, President and Managing Director of SME Bank Thailand formally welcomed the participants while Ms. Sandra C. Honrado, ADFIAP Senior Officer for Programs, gave the welcome remarks. The occasion was also graced by Mr. Sirichai Sakornrattanakul, Advisor of the Stock Exchange of Thailand, who presented an overview on corporate citizenship/CSR in Thailand.

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