KARACHI - The Institute of Business Administration (IBA) Karachi aims to be ranked among the top 10 in the region in five years time. This was pointed out at a reception IBA Karachi on Tuesday hosted for 21 foreign diplomats currently under training at the Foreign Service Academy, Islamabad, as part of the 20th Advanced Diplomatic Course. The foreign diplomats were accompanied by faculty members of the FSP. Registrar, IBA Capt.(Retd) Ahmed Zaheer, Associate Deans, Dr. Mohammed Nishat and Dr. Sayeed Ghani and Director Public Affairs, Zafar A. Siddiqui, received the guests at the Center for Executive Education (CEE), IBA City Campus. Dr. Nishat briefed the guests about historical significance of the IBA Karachi as the oldest business school outside North America. He said that IBA is moving towards the internationalization of its study programmes by enhancing its linkages with reputable foreign universities. Dr. Sayeed Ghani gave a comprehensive briefing about IBA and declared it an Island of Excellence due to its stringent admission process and academic schedule, distinguished faculty and dynamic students, advanced research facilities and efficient job placement support for its graduates. He highlighted Director IBAs Strategic Vision to the distinguished audience. The plan envisages that the IBA will benchmark itself against a few chosen institutions of India, Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan and aims to be ranked among the top ten business schools in the region within five years. Dr. Ghani also discussed IBAs Social Responsibility initiatives such as Scholarships and National Talent Hunt Program (NTHP) to attract and train financially unsound but talented students from the backward areas of Pakistan. He emphasized that IBAs MBAs and graduates are not limited to the Business Sphere of Pakistan but are contributing to the entire region. Considering the fact, IBA graduates are trained with contemporary marketing skills and cultural sensitivities. Tajammul Altaf, Director Administration, FSA thanked the IBA administration and coordinators for enlightening them about the dynamics of IBA and its impact on Pakistans economy and education. Souvenirs were distributed among the foreign delegates on the occasion. 3rd International Summit on CSR on May 13 The National Forum for Environment and Health (NFEH) and the Publicity Channel are jointly organizing the 3rd International Summit on CSR - The Human Face of Business on May 13, 2009 at a local hotel. Federal Minister for Environment Hameedullah Jan Afridi and Sindh Minister for Information Shazia Marri will be chief guests at the inaugural and concluding sessions respectively. The summit, to be organised in collaboration with the Government of Pakistan, United Nations Environment Program and many corporate and international stakeholders, aims to develop an expert interactive forum and a common CSR platform for all stakeholders to review and further enhance all aspects of CSR in Pakistan. It will be an opportunity for researchers, practitioners and all stakeholders of CSR and corporate communications to get together and share expert views on the future directions, challenges and potential of the voluntary or mandatory nature of CSR in Pakistan.