Thank you for joining us in the 20th CSR EXPO

Hybrid LCF CSR Conference and EXPO Strikes the Path for the FUTURE of the Philippines and the Filipino People

The 20th CSR Conference and EXPO, hosted and organized by the LEAGUE of CORPORATE FOUNDATIONS (LCF), showcased the next generation of hybrid events. Having successfully implemented a fully online 19th CSR Conference in EXPO in 2021, the League is back with a hybrid 4-day event. 

More than 200 delegates have gotten together to learn, network, and collaborate in the conference’s online thematic morning sessions from July 4 to 7, 2022.  Internationally known speakers and esteemed members of the government and academe graced this momentous occasion. 

This year’s theme was “Creating the Future We Need: Striking the Path During a Period of Transition”. The Conference and EXPO was crafted to explain and contextualize global uncertainties, such as climate change, global warming, economic instability, inaccessible healthcare, and the challenges that come with the post-COVID19 pandemic and how can actors, especially those in the Philippine business community COLLABORATE to address it. 

The online conference was opened by keynote speaker Helle Bank Jørgensen, CEO & Founder of Competent Boards and author of the bestselling book “Stewards of the Future: A Guide for Competent Boards”.

She was joined by reactors Lorelie Quiambao-Osial, President and CEO of Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation and Country Chair of Shell companies in the Philippines; and Richard B. Tantoco, President and COO of the Energy and Development Corporation. 

Thematic sessions during the conference were delivered by industry leaders, including Dr. Rodel D. Lasco, 2007 co-winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. Session themes were on Education, Disaster Resilience, Environment, Health, Enterprise Development, and Financial inclusion.

The event was capped with an in-person event at the Blue Leaf Events Pavilion in Taguig City, Philippines.  It was attended by nearly 200 individuals composed of LCF members, government officials, media, the academe, and other civil society stakeholders.

Eduardo G. Bobier, Deputy Governor of the (Corporate Services Sector) Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, concluded the conference with the remark that

LCF does not only stand for League of Corporate Foundations
but most aptly fitting to be called LCF for its
Love and Care for the Filipinos.

This was followed by a signing of a Memorandum of Agreement between the LCF and the National Resilience Council (NRC) to harmonize their efforts in their work to capacitate and make communities more resilient and equipped to face natural and human-made disasters. It was signed by NRC President, Ma. Antonia Yulo-Loyzaga*, and LCF Chair, Sebastian Quinones, Jr.

Two new LCF members were also welcomed, Malampaya Foundation, Inc. and TATA Consultancy Services, which brings the LCF membership to 93! 

The in-person event highlight is the 3rd CSR Guild Awards, an annual recognition program for outstanding CSR projects, programs, collaborations, and other initiatives that have sustainable impact to the communities and institutions served within a given period as collectively decided by the member organizations of LCF. The Guild Awards is a reminder for CSR practitioners to continuously identify challenges and to create innovative solutions to address them.

This year, there were 20 organizations vying for eight awards. The jury were Dr. Richard de Leon (Iloilo Science and Technology), Mary Judaline Flores-Partlow (Philippine News Agency), Ebb Hinchliffe (American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines), Felix Tonog (Philippine Council for NGO Certification), and Dr. Mary Margaret Que (De La Salle University).

Outstanding CSR Project in Environment: “BEST Bus (Business for Environmentally Sustainable Transportation)” by Aboitiz Foundation, Inc.

To close out the 4-day conference, Dr. Alfredo E. Pascual, Secretary of the Department of Trade and Industry called for a proactive pursuit of a “prosperous and collectively resilient” Philippines by working together and making sure that nobody will get left behind. 

In-photo: Secretary Pascual delivering his closing keynote

Sebastian C. Quiniones, Jr., LCF’s Chair and Executive Director of the Pilipinas Shell Foundation, Inc. responded to Secretary Pascual’s call with a reminder and challenge charged with hope, bayanihan style: LCF’s promise is to not let the Philippines fail– by paving a way forward, side by side. No one gets left behind– walang iwanan.

The Chair also reminded everyone to embody the ideals of the Philippine National Anthem, “Lupang Hinirang”. He encouraged the alab ng puso or the fervor to serve the Filipino people burn intensely. He also said that all capable actors that can affect positive change must live for the country by letting selfishness or the kami-kami attitude die.  

In-photo: LCF Chair Sebastian C. Quiniones, Jr. raising a toast

The recently concluded CSR Conference and EXPO is a testament to the vital role of diverse yet collective impact to make the country better for the Filipino people. 

The online EXPO was joined by 44 exhibitors.

*Nominated to hold the position of Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary by President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on July 12, 2022.

The League of Corporate Foundations thanks each one of you for making this event possible!

The 20th CSR Conference and Expo is co-presented to you by

In cooperation with

Also brought to you by

With special thanks to

Thank you to

Ayala Foundation, Inc.
BASF Philippines, Inc.
Don Antonio O. Floirendo Sr. Foundation, Inc.
Joy-Nostalg Foundation, Inc.
Medicard Foundation, Inc.
Peace & Equity Foundation, Inc.
PhilSeven Foundation, Inc.

Power 4 All, Inc.
Sun Life Financial Philippines Foundation, Inc.
Tan Yan Kee Foundation, Inc.
Toyota Motor Philippines Foundation, Inc.
United Bayanihan Foundation, Inc.
Uygongco Foundation, Inc.