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Wednesday May 25, 2011

Largest Corporate Social Responsibility Conference for the Americas Opens in Paraguay

Largest Corporate Social Responsibility Conference for the Americas Opens in Paraguay

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The Inter-American Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility, CSRAmericas 2011, opened in Paraguay with a reaffirmation of the importance of corporate social responsibility as a key tool for transforming Latin American society..

More than 800 entrepreneurs from 35 countries and more than 100 panelists from the private and public sector are attending including Federico Franco, acting Paraguayan President and Danilo Astori, Vice President of Uruguay.

In his inaugural address, Paraguayan Finance Minister Dionisio Borda noted that the bicentennial celebration of his country’s independence coincides with “the most important forum on corporate social responsibility in Latin America and the Caribbean.”

Borda emphasized the Paraguayan government’s commitment to encourage responsible business practices as part of the country’s strategy to benefit from its record 2010 GDP growth of 15.3 percent.

The conference, which will continue until May 26, focuses on three main themes: business solutions to social challenges, responsible solutions to business challenges, and a business approach to climate change.