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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.

 
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.
 
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