The Corporate Social Responsibility Institute (CSRI) is a flagship program of the League of Corporate Foundations (LCF). As the capacity development arm of LCF, it is envisioned to play a crucial role in deepening the skills of the budding number of CSR practitioners. CSRI taps on the wealth of expertise around the League and its partners to help CSR practitioners get to learn the rigors of managing social development programs that bring significant impact to the society at large while creating value to the business.
A. To enhance awareness and understanding and promote the practice of CSR;
B. To sharpen and improve the practice of CSR among the existing practitioners;
C. To be the repository of experiences, learnings, best practices, challenges of the practitioners of CSR, initially that of LCF members and eventually of other organizations;
D. To be the one-stop-shop for those who want to learn about the practice of CSR;
E. In partnership with academic institutions, to design CSR courses for integration into their degree programs
F. To professionalize the practice of CSR in the Philippines.
A. CSR Resource Center
B. Training and Development
1. Curriculum Development
The CSRI shall engage in curriculum development resulting from the integration of CSR in the business curriculum, whether for high school, undergraduate or graduate levels, for degree or non-degree courses.
2. Other Academic Requirements
The CSRI shall meet the demands of the academe in preparing current and would- be business owners for the promotion of the practice of CSR,
C. Materials Production
The writing of books, handbooks, and other publications, in printed, audio and video formats, shall be one of the revenue generating activities of the CSRI. Once done, they shall be made available not only in the resource library but also for sale to interested parties,
D. Learning Programs
1. Roadshows – are venues for sharing of experiences with others. Roadshows increase awareness and provide opportunities to promote the practice of CSR.
2. Sharing Sessions – provide opportunities for practitioners to get together, know each other better, learn from each other and network with each other
3. Mentoring and Consultancy – enhance or improve the practice of CSR. It includes the provision of technical assistance, replies to inquiries and overall capacity building.
4. Short Courses, Training, Seminars and Workshops – are customized learning events that are developed based on the knowledge and experiences of the members Foundations. Hence, they contain not just theory but also tried and tested practical application of CSR.
7. Fellows Program – is designed for individuals who are keen on being able to impart knowledge and skills to assist interested parties in practicing CSR.
8. Scholarships – are offered to staff of member Foundations to enable them to attend learning events so that they may be able to contribute towards the improvement of their CSR programs.
9. Internships – are for undergraduates of business with strong commitment to the practice of CSR. They assist in the conduct of researches, organization and conduct of conferences, debates, and forums; attend seminars and conferences; and assist in library work and other programs of the CSRI.
ACADEMIC REVIEW BOARD
To provide academic integrity to all the programs, publication, research, training materials that the Institute will produce in pursuit of its academic and professional development activities. It shall be convened once every quarter.
It shall be composed of representatives (3 to 5) of the leading academic Institutions of the Country.
1. Provide guidance in direction setting and strategies formulation and development of a work program based on their varied perspectives and experiences;
2. Help shape the work program of the Institute;
3. Provide advice on how to raise awareness of CSRI in the business community;
4. Facilitate collaboration between CSRI and the various organizations that they need to work with for greater synergy.