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LCF Conducts Workshop on Social Impact Measurement

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As part of its capacity-building services for its members, the League of Corporate Foundations (LCF) conducted a workshop on Social Impact Measurement last 28 August 2012.

Twenty-two (22) participants from AMY Foundation, Ang-Hortaleza Foundation, Bonifacio Art Foundation, Energy Development Corporation, Jollibee Foundation, JVR Foundation, PTC-CSJ Foundation, Manila Water Foundation, San Roque Power Foundation learned the methods for effective measurement of their corporate social responsibility efforts.

LCF President Ms. Camille Buenaventura welcomed the participants to the workshop. Pilipinas Shell Foundation Program Manager Ms. Pamela Castro discussed an impact measurement framework and social metric guidepost.

 
LCF Holds General Assembly, Inducts Kraft Foods Philippines and San Roque Power Foundation

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The League of Corporate Foundations (LCF) held its second General Assembly for 2012 last August 15. Two new members, KRAFT FOODS PHILIPPINES and SAN ROQUE POWER FOUNDATION were inducted during the G.A.

Kraft Foods Philippines (KFP) is committed to the Kraft Foods global advocacy of fighting hunger and malnutrition. With this mission in mind, the Company adopted a public elementary school in October 2010 for a five-year program to transform the school into one of the top five in Parañaque City by 2015. KFP also implements environment-related programs in its own company. Most notable is the ‘Go Green’ program, which aims to reduce the Company’s use of water and energy, and its waste. Employees of Kraft Foods have a strong sense of volunteerism and regularly participate in the Company’s community activities.

San Roque Power Foundation is the CSR unit of the San Roque Power Corporation. Established in 2010, the foundation implements programs on micro-finance, capacity-building, livelihood development, education, health, and the environment.

 
LCF Holds General Assembly, Inducts AES Philippines Power Foundation and ICCP Group Foundation

LCF welcomed two new members, AES Philippines Power Foundation and ICCP Group Foundation, in a formal induction ceremony held during LCF’s General Assembly last 15 June 2012.

The two organizations introduced their respective organizational profiles before being inducted by LCF Chair Augusto Carpio III. AES Philippines Power Foundation was represented by President Andy Horrocks and Executive Director Cynthia Pantonal, while ICCP Group Foundation was represented by Trustee Caroline Torres and Joseph Jordan.

LCF also invited two speakers to share updates on two current issues. Mr. Edgardo Amistad, Chair of the ASEAN CSR Network, relayed the latest on the regional network.

Dr. Ruth Fuentes, Head of the Research and Programs Unit of the Department of Education, opened the minds of the audience to the K+12 educational framework that is currently being implemented by the Philippine government.

 
CSR Leaders Launch LCF CSR Expo 2012

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CSR advocates Transform the Business of Giving Back. LCF launched their 11th LCF CSR Expo last 30 May 2012 at the Ayala Museum. The event will be on 5-6 July 2012 at the SMX Convention Center.

 

The League of Corporate Foundations (LCF) kicked off its LCF CSR Expo 2012 last 30 May 2012 at the Ayala Museum. Launching the theme of "Transforming the Business of Giving Back", LCF featured the work of its members under the program themes of arts and culture, education, enterprise development, environment and health.

Classrooms were set up by each committee and children aged 8 to 12 years were invited to participate in activities led by an invited speaker. The Arts & Culture class featured freelance artist Don Salubayba who gave lessons on portraiture, while the Education class showcased a Knowledge Channel Foundation video-lecture courtesy of their CEO, Rina Lopez-Bautista.Villar Foundation president Cynthia Villar read kids a story on the value of saving and providence in the Enterprise Development class, while UCPB-CIIF Foundation president Edgardo Amistadjoined kids in an online interactive Environment class on recycling. The Health class featured a doctor, nurse and dentist who spoke about their respective professions. 

A power-packed panel interview featuring seven CEOs followed the "classes". Sharing their insights on the value of CSR to their mother companies were Ayala Foundation president Luli Heras-de Leon, Asia Brewery COO Michael Tan, BPI Foundation president Aurelio Montinola III, Knowledge Channel CEO Rina Lopez-Bautista, PHINMA CEO Ramon del Rosario Jr., Villar Foundation president Cynthia Villar, and UCPB-CIIF Foundation President Edgardo Amistad.

 
Batangueños Learn CSR 101

To provide business communities outside Metro Manila with a deeper understanding of corporate social responsibility, the Corporate Social Responsibility Institute (CSRI) of the League of Corporate Foundations (LCF) brought its learning event “CSR on the Go” to the Batangas business community last May 17 at the Pontefino Hotel and Residences in Batangas City.

The learning event featured seasoned CSR practitioners sharing best practices in delivering social investments and opening opportunities for networking and partnership building. Participants from firms in the Batangas and Laguna provinces took part in the seminar: Nestle Philippines, First Sumiden Circuits, NIDEC-Copal Philippines Corporation, Yamaha Motor Philippines, Koyo Manufacturing Phils Corporation, Sunhill Education, ICCP Group Foundation, BATELEC I, Batangas Health Care Hospital, Pilipinas Shell Foundation, Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation, Philippine Action Group for Social Responsibility, and Toyota Motor Philippines Foundation. 

Basic topics in CSR were discussed by the following speakers invited by LCF:

-          Gearing Up your CSR - San Miguel Foundation Executive Director and LCF President Camille Buenaventura

-          Engaging Partners and Stakeholders - One Meralco Foundation Project Officer Eddielyn Addun

-          Program Planning and Implementation Executive Vice President of Aboitiz Foundation and LCF Chairperson Augusto Carpio III

-          Monitoring and Evaluation Lopez Group Foundation Project Director Dario Pagcaliwagan

-          Communicating your CSR - CEMEX Philippines Corporate Communications Director Chito Maniago

 Through this workshop, participants learned about the key strategies in implementing CSR; how to manage various stakeholders; how to identify impact evaluation metrics and develop monitoring and control mechanisms and the critical role of communicating CSR internally and externally. An open forum highlighted key issues on engaging the local government and community involvement in CSR projects. 

LCF thanks its partners and sponsors: Batangas Province Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Globe Telecom, Nestle Philippines, One Meralco Foundation, Pilipinas Shell Foundation, and Toyota Motor Philippines Foundation.

 
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