LCF launch CSR EXPO 2018 – Innov8 for a Better World

Testament to their collaborative commitment to continue elevating the standards of corporate social responsibility (CSR) in the Philippines, the League of Corporate Foundations (LCF), now on its 22nd year, is holding the 17th CSR Expo and Conference on July 19 - 20, 2018, at the New World Hotel in Makati City.

In a media forum held at the Villar SIPAG Laurel House in Mandaluyong City, business executives, CSR leaders from member corporate foundations and various stakeholders gathered to highlight the importance of innovating on sustainable social programs through new and strengthened collaborations and synergies, and valuing inclusive growth for the benefit of all people.

“Through the years, the CSR Expo and Conference has helped reshape socio-economic and environmental landscapes through best practices shared in this platform. This year, our goal is to look at social responsibility from other perspectives and identify what we can do further to achieve greater impact in transforming more peoples’ lives,” said Roderick De Castro, Chairperson of the LCF Board of Trustees and Executive Director of TeaM Energy Foundation, Inc. during his opening remarks.

The LCF CSR Expo is the biggest annual CSR event in the country and the conference theme for this year is “Innov8 For a Better World” which is targeted to form a community of learners, engage new groups, companies and institutions, and uphold a culture of collaboration and development in discussing and opening new opportunities and possible solutions to unrelenting issues such as poverty, inequality, and climate change.

“This year, we ask ourselves, what can we do better? After talking about disrupting for social good, how could we reinforce our commitment to serve through innovative and groundbreaking initiatives? How could we synergize as one big catalyst for change? How do we consolidate resources, increase partnerships, and enhance capacity? As CSR practitioners, we now go beyond implementing and integrating social development programs, but focus on how and where we can innovate further for a better Philippines,” explained Chito Maniago, Vice Chairperson of the LCF Board of Trustees, Chair of the CSR Expo 2018, and Executive Director of CEMEX Philippines Foundation.

Guests of Honor and speakers were likewise invited in the media forum to provide an overview of the innovations in the CSR spectrum that will be taken up in the upcoming 17th CSR Expo and Conference with topics ranging from CSR leadership, ensuring that social responsibility is embedded in the business strategy, the value of CSR excellence and new collaborations, to reassessing community relations and grassroots development, and innovations in education and environmental stewardship, to name a few.

The guest speakers included Arrnel Casanova, Chief Executive Officer of Aecom Philippines spoke about his thoughts on building resilient cities and Jing Castaneda, News Anchor of ABS-CBN who discussed innovations in Bantay Bata and the ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation. Matthew George Escobido, Assistant Professor, Department of Analytics, Information, and Operations of the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) who tackled innovations in the academe, partnerships and linkages, while Janine Mikaella Chiong, President and Co-Founder of Habi Footwear and Lifestyle tackled innovations in small and medium business enterprises. Rounding up the panel is Harold Clavite, Director-General of Philippine Information Agency who explained the thrusts of PIA in today's advancing communication and social media.

The LCF is a network of corporate foundations and corporations in the country, and remains at the forefront of promoting, enhancing, and synergizing CSR innovations and best practices among its members and the larger business community since 1996. Visit for inquiries and to register online in the 17th CSR Expo and Conference or call the LCF Secretariat at 02 892 9189 or 892 57 53.


Representative CSR leaders discuss the next steps that can be undertaken to continue innovating for inclusive growth and nation-building

The LCF is a network of corporate foundations and corporations in the country that is committed to elevating the standards of CSR to transform and empower more Filipinos’ lives