LCF goes to General Santos City for CSR on the Go Gen San

LCF goes to General Santos City for CSR on the Go Gen San

General Santos City, March 8, 2024—From 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. yesterday, the League of Corporate Foundations (LCF) held its CSR on the Go Gen San session at the Grand Summit Hotel in General Santos City.

“LCF created the VisMin Regional Chapter in 2022, recognizing that building partnerships across regions is essential for the practice of CSR,” said Shem Jose W. Garcia, LCF Vice-Chairperson, LCF-CSR Institute Chairperson, and Vivant Foundation, Inc. Executive Director. “General Santos is the second city in Mindanao that we are bringing CSR on the Go to. Despite our name, membership is
not limited to corporate foundations but all companies who engage with their communities to build shared value through programs that invest in different sectors of society and the environment.”

In support of nation-building, LCF promotes and enhances Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) practice among its members and the larger business community. In keeping with this thrust, LCF organizes CSR on the Go sessions to reach out to and
promote CSR to non-member corporate foundations, organizations, private companies, and business communities.

Shem Garcia and Ryan Vidanes with participants receiving their certificates of participation. Photo credit-LCF

CSR on the Go Gen San includes two University Lecture Series sessions, which will be conducted at Mindanao State University (MSU) – General Santos City and Notre Dame of Dadiangas University (NDDU). The CSR Lecture Series aims to inculcate basic CSR concepts and principles as well as best practices in university students, particularly business and social sciences students, and is offered free of charge to support the implementation of CHED Memo 39. This is a 2006 directive that mandates universities offering business administration courses to include three units of social responsibility and good governance subjects in their business administration curricula.

LCF’s first stop for CSR on the Go is in General Santos City. This is co-hosted by LCF member Conrado and Ladislawa Alcantara Foundation, Inc. (CLAFI). Aside from this leg, LCF will hold succeeding CSR on the Go sessions in Bohol and Cagayan de Oro City.

Yesterday in General Santos, LCF also announced its inaugural Medal of Recognition. Through this new initiative, the organization seeks to recognize and uphold projects and programs which bring about positive change in local communities and which are
undertaken by organizations that are not members of LCF. This is in parallel with the CSR Guild Awards through which LCF celebrates exemplary CSR initiatives organized by member organizations. The Medal will honor exemplary initiatives across the seven thematic areas of Arts & Culture, Disaster Resilience, Education, Environment, Enterprise Development, Financial Inclusion, and Health.

LCF is now accepting entries to the Medal of Recognition. The top three applicants per thematic area will be notified and invited to the 2024 CSR Conference and Expo, the culmination of LCF’s government-mandated celebration of CSR Week 2024, which will take place from July 3-4 at the Mayuree Ballroom of the Dusit Thani Manila in Makati City. Medal of Recognition winners will be announced and awarded at a ceremony to be held on July 5 at the Glorietta Activity Center, Makati City, as part of the CSR EXPO during which leading CSR initiatives will be showcased to the general public.

“The Gensan Chamber of Commerce partners with the League of Corporate Foundations to promote social responsibility within the regional business sector,” said Miguel Rene A. Dominguez, President, General Santos City Chamber of Commerce, Inc. (GSCCCI). “Today’s understanding of corporate contributions to social issues and nation building will motivate business leaders in the region to not only focus on business but also to become responsible citizens who collaborate with local stakeholders to benefit their communities.”

CSR on the Go Gen San is organized in partnership with Aboitiz Foundation, Inc.; Alsons Power Group; Jollibee Group Foundation, Inc.; PhilSeven Foundation, Inc.; and Zuellig Family Foundation, Inc.

Visit the Medal of Recognition microsite at bit.ly/medalofrecognition; the CSR on the Go microsite at bit.ly/3ONSPdI; and the 2024 CSR Conference and Expo homepage at bit.ly/2024CSRExpo. For inquiries, email the LCF CSRI Officer at [email protected] and the LCF Communications Officer at [email protected].

About LCF—The League of Corporate Foundations (LCF) is a network of the largest operating and grant-making corporate foundations and corporations in the Philippines. The League has continued to be at the forefront of promoting and enhancing Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) practice among its members and the larger business community since its formation in 1991. Learn more about LCF at the LCF homepage: lcf.org.ph.

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