Monday, October 29, 2012

i- CSR Intellectual Discourse

The Accounting Research Institute (ARI), Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) is currently funding a research project to develop an Islamic Corporate Social Responsibility (i-CSR) General Practice Framework. This is in line with ARI’s niche area of research in Islamic Financial Criminology which comprises of Islamic Finance and Muamalat and Financial Criminology. The i-CSR research project which is under the Islamic Finance and Muamalat domain is currently undertaken by a group of ARI’s researchers headed by Associate Prof Dr Faizah Darus of the UiTM – ACCA Asia-Pacific Centre for Sustainability (APCeS) together with a group of researchers from Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Sebelas Maret University, Indonesia and Universitas Muhammadiyah Surakarta, Indonesia.  APCeS is one of ARI’s research centres which was set-up in 2008 in collaboration with ACCA with the objective to bring about qualitative improvements in the Corporate Sustainability Practices within the Asia-Pacific region. The aim of the i-CSR research project is to establish an i-CSR General Practice Framework for Islamic institutions based on Syariah principles in which, it will provide a holistic guidance on CSR for Islamic Institutions. In order to gather feedbacks on the Islamic concept of the proposed framework from Islamic economic scholars, Syariah Supervisory Board members, and Islamic jurist (ulama), ARI in collaboration with  the Islamic Banking and Finance Institute Malaysia (IBFIM) will be organizing a half-day intellectual discourse scheduled to be held on Tuesday 6th November 2012 at IBFIM.