Previous speakers and artists

March 01, 2004 - March 04, 2004

Corporate Social Responsibility and Community Trade

Dame Anita Roddick

Founder of The Body Shop, West Sussex

Keynote Speaker

Dame Anita Roddick DBE is Founder and Co-Chair of The Body Shop, a company with 2010 stores in 52 countries. Anita Roddick views business in the greater context of a world that should respect nature, animals, people and employees, for which she is one of the leaders for corporate social responsibility throughout the world. She taught English and History, worked in the Women's Rights Department of the International Labor Organization in Geneva, owned and managed a restaurant and a hotel before she opened The Body Shop in 1976 in Brighton. Social responsibility, respect for human rights, environment and animal protection and the absolute belief in community trade are issues she cares about and which are also The Body Shop's values, proving that commerce with a conscience is not only a moral imperative but a competitive advantage. She received numerous awards for her leading role in the business world, for her humanitarian efforts and for her engagement in environmental issues. Anita Roddick received various honorary degrees and is the UK Ambassador for British Business. She was named a Dame of the Order of the British Empire in 2003. Anita Roddick has published various books such as 'Body & Soul', 'Business as Unusual', 'Take It Personally: How to Make Conscious Choices to Change the World' and in 2003 'A Revolution in Kindness' and 'Brave Hearts, Rebel Spirits'.

Monday, March 1, 2004:

15:00 Keynote speech and dialogue at Thammasat University

Info and free tickets: Phone (02) 986 8555 ext. 115 and (01) 618 4422, Fax (02) 986 8553, E-mail and

Tuesday, March 2, 2004:

14:00 Keynote speech and dialogue at the Asian Institute of Technology

Her lecture at AIT will also be LIVE webcasted on

Info and free tickets: Phone (02) 524 6065, Fax (02) 524 5883, E-mail

19:30 Evening talk and dialogue at the Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand

Info and tickets: Phone (02) 652 0580-1, Fax (02) 652 0582, E-mail

Wednesday, March 3, 2004:

14:00 Keynote speech and dialogue at Chulalongkorn University with the Social Venture Network Asia

Info and tickets: Phone (02) 218 3331-5, Fax (02) 216 1299, E-mail

Thursday, March 4, 2004:

10:00 Keynote speech and dialogue at Chiang Mai University (Faculty of Business Administration)

Info and free tickets: Phone (053) 943 661-5, 224 076 and 941 007, Fax (053) 219 252, 943 666 and 942 666, E-mail and

15:00 Dialogues with the Heinrich Boell Foundation, the Research Center for Sustainable Development and Chiang Mai University

Info and free tickets: Phone (053) 810 430-2 ext. 122, Fax (053) 810 124, E-mail