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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.

 
LCF CSRI Conducts PCNC Accreditation and Non Investment-related Tax Incentives Training

The Corporate Social Responsibility Institute (CSRI) conducted a half-day training on the Philippine Council for NGO Certification (PCNC) Accreditation process and Non Investment-related Tax Incentives last April 13 at the LCF Boardroom.

The training gave the 14 participants a better understanding on the PCNC accreditation process for corporate foundations and on laws that grant tax benefits.

Mr. Louie Morales, Executive Director of PCNC and Ms. Camille Buenaventura, Executive Director of San Miguel Foundation gave their perspectives as PCNC evaluators and their insights on what foundations should expect during a PCNC assessment visit.

Dr. Renato Reside, professor at the University of the Philippines School of Economics presented a study on Non-Investment-Related Tax Incentives and how these incentives encourage socially beneficial activities.

 
LCF CSRI Holds Financial Management Workshop
To better understand the relationship between project and finance management in a non-profit organization setting, the Corporate Social Responsibility Institute (CSRI) of the League of Corporate Foundations (LCF) conducted a Financial Management and Accounting Standards Workshops for 28 LCF members and other non-profit organization workers last March 29 at the LCF boardroom. Mr. Eribert S. Padilla, the founding president of the League of NGO Accountants for Development (LEAD) conducted the said training. Among the topics presented and discussed by Mr. Padilla included Financial Management and Good Governance, Accounting and Financial Reporting, Fund Accounting, Accounting of Specific Accounts and Financial Accountability.
 
LCF Welcomes New Executive Director

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The League of Corpoate Foundations would like to welcome its new Executive Director, Ms. Helen Orande. Effective May 1st of 2012, Ms. Orande will be assuming the roles and responsibilities previously held by Ms. Elisa De Castro. Ms. Orande is the former executive director of Hands on Manila.

The League would like to offer its most sincere thanks to Ms. Eli and the two years she has spent contributing to the organization’s growth and development. Let us all wish her the best in her future endeavours. 

(sgd)                                               (sgd)

Augusto P.I. Carpio III                        Camille Buenaventura

Chair, LCF                                          President, LCF

 
LCF Committee on Education Shares Social Initiatives

The League of Corporate Foundations (LCF) Committee on Education (CommEd) led “Investing in the Future: a Sharing Session on Social Initiatives” on 11 April 2012 at the Microsoft office in 6750 Ayala Office Towers.

Technology has been taking on an increasing role in the non-profit sector’s delivery of efficient social services, according Atty. Raul Cortez, the Legal and Corporate Affairs Director of Microsoft Philippines, who discussed how adopting information technology (IT) begins with the necessity for operational efficiency, then moves on to the optimization of service delivery as the next step, which leads to NPOs maximizingtheir impact with strategic innovations of IT. In support of this, Microsoft Philippines’ Corporate Citizenship programs have been helping NPOs improve their IT adoption through Microsoft's software donation program, community technology skills program, and developer community support.

Atty. Cortez was followed on the podium by Novartis Foundation for Sustainable Development’s President and CEO Dr. Klaus Leisinger who spoke about transforming the business of giving back. He shared how businesses need to include development goals in their business goals.

Capping the event’s presentations were the updates shared by the guest of honor, Bro. Armin Luistro FSC, Secretary of the Department of Education, on the national situation of the education sector vis-a-vis the classroom shortage, among others.

He encouraged the private sector to support the classroom-building project, Bayanihang Pampaaralan (BP), through the TEN Moves campaign that advocates donating Php10.00 a day for ten months to help build 10,000 classrooms nationwide.

An informal discussion on the speakers’ experiences in implementing their respective programs followed Secretary Luistro’s presentation, which inspired LCF President Camille Buenaventura to suggest an LCF-led campaign for BP.

The League would like to thank the Committee on Education for spearheading the event, and Microsoft Philippines for sponsoring the venue.

 
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