The RVR CSR Center
The AIM-Ramon V. del Rosario, Sr. Center for Corporate Social Responsibility (RVR CSR Center) was officially launched in July 2000 as a research and program initiative of the Asian Institute of Management. The main thrust of the Center is the management of corporate citizenship relative to the competitiveness of corporations and its impact on society. The Center promotes corporate responsibility through case-writing, research, survey research, investigative research, program development, executive education training and local and regional conferences.
Two of the major challenges that the Center faces are to engage firms and industries in Asia in Corporate Responsibility as a core business strategy and to expand Corporate Responsibility as fundamental to doing business in a globalized economy.
The Center is named after Ambassador Ramon V. del Rosario, Sr. founding trustee of the Asian Institute of Management and founder and Chairman of the PHINMA Group in the Philippines. The major institutional sponsors of the RVR CSR Center are the Phinma Group, Ford Foundation, Asian Bank, AB Capital & Investment Corporation, and SGV & Company. Individual sponsors include Mr. Washington SyCip and Mr. Jose L. Cuisia, Jr.
Various researches have been undertaken in both these areas including its impact and relevance to Asian corporations and Asian society. This knowledge has been infused into the curriculum of the programs of the Asian Institute of Management through the development of case studies, original research, training and surveys.
The RVR CSR Center is one of the first research centers in the region concentrating on corporate responsibility issues and is in the process of the establishing and creating its own network in the field of Corporate Social Responsibility, connecting and collaborating with counterpart organizations throughout the region. The Center's aim is to bring visibility to the Institute through its regional conferences and research. Through its work, the Center hopes to be recognized by the business community and by its regional counterparts as an authority in its fields of expertise.