What they sowed, they reaped. Eight corporate foundations were recently honored for creating excellent CSR projects that had a beneficial effect on the communities they serve as part of the League of Corporate Foundations’ (4th) CSR Guild Awards.
Eight awards were presented in two major categories following a rigorous nomination, screening, and judging process by a panel of judges: seven Program Awards (Arts & Culture, Enterprise Development, Environment, Education, Health, Financial Inclusion, and Disaster Resilience) and one Collaboration Award, which recognized projects that involved two or more LCF members or partnerships.
The winners are Telus International Philippines Foundation for Oustanding CSR Project in Arts and Culture for their Art Weave: Artistic Textile Manipulation through Traditional Weaving Techniques program; Aboitiz Foundation for Outstanding CSR Project in Disaster Resilience for their Project Banca; Energy Development Corporation for Outstanding CSR Project in Education for their Honing nation-builders through KEITECHS’s values-based technical-vocational education program; Knowledge Channel Foundation for Outstanding CSR Project in Environment for their EcoProject: Kilos Kabataan para sa Kapaligiran; Pilipinas Shell Foundation for Outstanding CSR Project in Enterprise Development for their Palawan Eco Agro Park (PEAP) El Nido Food Terminal Project; BDO Foundation for Outstanding CSR Project in Financial Inclusion for their Fish N’ Learn: Securing the financial future of the Filipino Fishers program; Pfizer Philippines Foundation and Outstanding CSR Project in Health for their Pfizer Medical Drone Project: Last mile health service delivery; and Manila Water Foundation and One Meralco Foundation for Outstanding CSR Collaboration Project for their Light Up to WASHup! Beaming Forces for Good in the IPO Watershed.
The CSR Guild Awards is an annual recognition of outstanding CSR programs, collaborations, and other initiatives that have achieved sustainable impact upon the communities and institutions served.
The contribution of Honorable was also highlighted at the 4th CSR Guild Awards. The keynote presentation was given by Rex Gatchalian, Secretary of the Department of Social Welfare and Development, and H.E. Finland’s ambassador to the Philippines, Juha Markus Pyykkö, addressed during the ceremony’s culmination.
The CSR Guild Awards were presented at the recent 2023 CSR Expo, which took place in conjunction with National CSR Week, which LCF is the lead organization for.
Pilipinas Shell Foundation and LCF both co-presented the Expo. Additionally supporting it are the Henry Sy Foundation, Felicidad T. Sy Foundation, SM Foundation, Aboitiz Foundation, BPI Foundation, Coca-Cola Foundation Philippines, and Vivant Foundation.