The League of Corporate Foundations (LCF) mounts its 10th Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Exposition on July 20 and 21 at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City.
This year’s event has adopted the theme “Taking CSR to new heights” in recognition of the changing environment affecting CSR and the evolution of the CSR practice from mere philanthropy to a movement that can empower people, especially the disadvantaged, to help themselves and help build their communities.
“When we take CSR to new heights, we refer to a collective effort to really focus on CSR developments to achieve our goal of enabling the business sector to make strategic social investments for sustained national development,” according to LCF Chairperson Edgardo Amistad.
The LCF is an association of more than 70 corporations and corporate foundations that supports and promotes the CSR practice. with the end in view to benefiting not just the environment but also living conditions in general.
Eli de Castro, LGF executive director, notes that more and more small and medium-sized businesses, aside from big corporations, are taking on an active role in CSR.
Aside from knowledge-sharing of the best and latest CSR trends, models and practices, the two-day event will also feature discussions on current issues concerning CSR, lectures on how CSR practitioners can improve their craft, free CSR 101 lectures for new businesses and students, and a public exhibit.
Notable examples of CSR projects among member companies are Jolibee’s Farmer Entrepreneurship Program and Busog, Lusog, Talino In-school Feeding Program, Globe’s Share a Load campaign, and the Toyota Technical Education Program.