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Rappler's latest stories on corporate social responsibility


Most Filipinos prefer socially responsible brands

Jan 04, 2018 - 7:23 AM

Research shows Filipinos are most likely to believe businesses have a responsibility to ensure their supply chain doesn’t harm the environment

UN PH chief: 'Social enterprises means to achieving SDGs'

Jul 18, 2016 - 7:51 PM

Now is the time to move beyond good will and advocacy and show leadership innovation and share resources says UN Resident Coordinator in the Philippines Ola Almgren

P2.6 billion spent on CSR programs in 2015 - LCF

Jul 15, 2016 - 8:15 AM

League of Corporate Foundation member companies spent a total of P2 6B for their CSR programs centered around the UN s Sustainable Development Goals

COMMITTED. Members of the League of Corporate Foundations (LCF) receive their plaque of recognition for their many years of membership in the league. Photo by Dulfo P. Dulfo/Rappler

League of Corporate Foundations co-create future through CSR

Jul 08, 2016 - 10:42 AM

The 15th League of Corporate Foundations Corporate Social Responsibility Expo and Conference will be held on July 14 15 2016 at the Makati Shangri La Hotel

LCF. Members of the panel and some League of Corporate Foundations (LCF) members strike a pose during the media forum and launching of the League’s 20th anniversary and Corporate Social Responsibility Expo Conference 2016 at Discovery Primea Hotel, Makati City

Inclusive business now just 'good business'

Feb 17, 2016 - 8:29 PM

Firms with a cause are increasingly using their models to scale up generating investor interest and changing the world at the same time and there is huge potential for them in the Philippines says global experts

INCLUSIVE SHIFT. Experts discuss the changing investors changing mindsets towards inclusive businesses at the a discussion that opened ADB's 2nd Inclusive Business Asia Forum on February 17. (from left) Ferdinand de la Cruz - COO Manila Water, Heekyung "Jo" Min executive Vice President Creating shared Value- Cj Group, Dr. Dilip Kulkarni - President of Sustainable Agriculture- Jain Irrigation, Lito Camacho of Credit Suisse and Eriko Nishikawa of IFC. Photo by Chris Schnabel/Rappler

Green Fashion Revolution 2016 comes to Manila

Feb 01, 2016 - 12:28 PM

The fashion competition challenges students to create clothing footwear and accessories which make use of recycled materials

Mainstream practice of responsible business – ASEAN forum

Oct 28, 2015 - 3:51 PM

Despite difficulties businesses are looking into more ways to do better say speakers at the ongoing ASEAN Responsible Business Forum

DOING GOOD. Panelists (from left)  Nestlé's Alois Hofbauer; Institute for Social Entrepreneurship in Asia's Marie Lisa M. Dacanay; Top Glove's YBhg Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Lim Wee Chai; PTT Group's Santi Wasanasiri; and Intel's Anjan Ghosh, share why doing good is difficult, but beneficial for businesses. All photos by Lynda C. Corpuz / Rappler

How to make a better business community in ASEAN

Oct 27, 2015 - 8:30 AM

The fruits of economic growth need to be shared as widely as possible to stem the tide of rising inequality in the region

INCLUSIVE BUSINESS. More investment is neededin the ASEAN region, but better business is also critical, writes Erinch Sahan of Oxfam GB Asia. File photo by Agence France-Presse / Tang Chhin Sothy

Bubble Wrap is here to stay

Jul 04, 2015 - 9:15 AM

Sealed Air the maker of the iconic product says that it is only introducing a Bubble Wrap version that well does not pop

Use tech to scale up CSR

Jul 03, 2015 - 11:24 AM

Groups in the Corporate Social Responsibility space should not think of technology as something that s isolated from what s happening in the world today says technopreneur Manny Ayala

LIVE BLOG: League of Corporate Foundations CSR Expo 2015

Jul 01, 2015 - 3:19 PM

This year s Corporate Social Responsibility CSR Expo seeks to revolutionize approaches to development reforms in light of the forthcoming transition in Philippine leadership and the challenges of ASEAN integration post 2015

[Executive Edge] Turning container vans into affordable dorms

Jun 23, 2015 - 12:05 PM

Amid the towering condominiums for the country’s growing middle class Citihub provides affordable halfway mobile house for Filipino workers

BPI honors employees for their community projects

Jun 12, 2015 - 3:57 PM

Under the BPI Bayanihan Para sa Inang Bayan program employee volunteers are given the opportunity to implement a project of their choice every year

HARNESSING VOLUNTEERISM. BPI awards excellent employee-volunteers in its annual awards. Photo by: Justin Hernandez

Uniqlo to carry Jollibee T-shirts

May 27, 2015 - 7:01 PM

UPDATED The homegrown fastfood giant becomes the first Philippine partner of the Japanese casual clothing retailer

IHOP parent firm eyes Applebee’s entry in PH

Jan 17, 2015 - 8:48 PM

The company behind the International House of Pancakes is looking to bring in American Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bar to the country

PH SMEs need more support from non-bank financial institutions

Nov 13, 2014 - 12:41 PM

Non bank financial institutions will play a crucial role in supporting SMEs in the Philippines with the looming ASEAN integration in 2015

Ayala group dominates 2014 PSE Bell Awards

Nov 11, 2014 - 1:49 PM

Three listed firms under the Ayala group of companies are this year s Bell Awards recipients

BELL AWARDEES. Companies under the Ayala group dominates this year's Philippine Stock Exchange Bell Awards.

French firms build ‘disaster-resilient future’ for Yolanda survivors

Nov 08, 2014 - 3:15 PM

The consortium of French companies operating in the Philippines eyes completion of its two reconstruction projects in Northern Cebu by 2015

PSE to honor 10 companies in 3rd Bell Awards

Nov 03, 2014 - 6:15 PM

Now on its third year the Philippine Stock Exchange will honor 10 listed companies on November 10

EXEMPLARY FIRMS. This year's Bell Awards is the Philippine Stock Exchange's third year of recognizing listed companies with exemplary corporate governance practices.

H&M makes fashion 'sustainable'

Oct 16, 2014 - 6:36 PM

H M CEO Karl Johan Persson who is in the Philippines for the flagship store opening on October 17 tells Rappler why fashion and sustainability combined makes good business

Filipino sharing, the Hershey's way

Oct 06, 2014 - 11:00 AM

Backed by its reframed global CSR program Hershey s in the Philippines is giving back – and more to the community where it’s doing good business

Asian Forum on CSR identifies the foundations of resilient communities

Sep 04, 2014 - 11:07 AM

The forum’s focus on resilience is reflective of the questions that governments businesses social enterprises and civil society must answer in a world of uncertainty

ON RESILIENCY. Former East Timor President Dr Jose Horta delivers his keynote address during the Asian Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility. Photo from AFCSR

Building resiliency together

Sep 03, 2014 - 8:15 PM

Resilience stems from adversity whether natural or man made where communities learned to manage what nature provides or does not provide

ON RESILIENCY. Former East Timor President Dr Jose Horta delivers his keynote address during the Asian Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility. Photo from AFCSR

Why strategic partnerships are key to disaster rehabilitation

Sep 03, 2014 - 6:32 PM

We are now guided by the ‘build back better and safer’ principle which focuses on long term sustainable efforts to reduce vulnerabilities and strengthen capacities to cope with future hazard events a rehabilitation official says

WORKING TOGETHER. PBSP executive director Rafael Lopa (L) and Rehab undersecretary Danilo Antonio answer questions from the audience during the Asian CSR Forum. Photo by David Lozada/ Rappler

Filipino tycoons join ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’

Aug 27, 2014 - 8:03 AM

UPDATED Megaworld’s Andrew Tan AIM president Steven DeKrey and McDonald’s Philippines’ president Kenneth Yang have donated to the cause Will other Filipino business leaders follow suit?

‘NTA liable for unnecessary interaction with Mighty Corp’

Aug 18, 2014 - 8:58 PM

The agency and tax issue ridden cigarette firm Mighty were together in a tree planting activity which a think tank says is a ‘no no’

Filipinos most socially-conscious consumers in the world

Jun 17, 2014 - 7:05 PM

79 of Filipinos are willing to pay extra for goods and services from socially committed environment friendly brands

[Executive Edge] How businesses can best give back in 2014

Jan 12, 2014 - 11:55 AM

Ezra Ferraz speaks to Josh Mahinay founder of BAG943 – a company that donates one bag to a Filipino student for every bag purchased by a customer

Ezra Ferraz

[Executive Edge] How businesses can support Yolanda relief efforts

Nov 16, 2013 - 10:55 AM

We must consciously think about how to most effectively help Yolanda survivors and how to do so as ethically as possible

Ezra Ferraz

Sy, Ayala, other big firms offer relief for 'Maring' victims

Aug 20, 2013 - 8:31 PM

2nd UPDATE Top conglomerates in the country are providing assistance to Filipinos affected by incessant rain and flooding caused by tropical storm Maring

More Filipinos buy socially responsible brands

Aug 07, 2013 - 11:46 AM

More Filipinos are willing to pay for goods and services offered by companies that have implemented social programs in their target communities a recent Nielsen survey shows

Villar-led Vista Land builds churches nationwide

Jul 15, 2013 - 6:15 AM

The real estate development firm of Sen Manuel Villar is adding Catholic churches as one of the features of its projects nationwide

NEWLY OPENED. Businessman-turned senator Manuel Villar inaugurates San Vicente Ferrer Church in Cagayan de Oro. Photo courtesy of Villar group

Loophole? No PH law banning tobacco CSR

Jun 03, 2013 - 6:03 PM

Despite anecdotal evidence that tobacco companies use CSR projects to skirt laws and stave off unfriendly regulations they still freely do it – because they can

Tobacco CSR thwarts ad ban, no-smoking laws

May 31, 2013 - 3:42 PM

The CSR budget of Philip Morris in the Philippines has not gone below US 1 million a year since 2008

Is bayanihan dead in PH?

May 04, 2013 - 5:26 AM

Official statistics on volunteerism among Filipinos and companies a manifestation of bayanihan show steady increase in terms of value but declining in terms of share of the overall economy

'Leadership key to education reform'

May 03, 2013 - 4:44 PM

Wendy Kopp Teach for All CEO asks whether enough future leaders see the value of an excellent education for children

Ex-AIM president Felipe Alfonso dies

Apr 05, 2013 - 2:27 PM

Former Asian Institute of Management president and Meralco chairman Felipe B Alfonso passes away a week before he was about to turn 76

How CSR is evolving in the Philippines

Apr 06, 2012 - 6:03 PM

Newsbreak research on CSR practices shows volunteerism is high and use of social media low

Japanese builds schools on 'Death March' route

Feb 23, 2012 - 12:57 PM

While the Japanese government continues to deny the Malaya lolas an apology for turning them into sex slaves during World War II a private philanthropist is doing his part to heal the wounds of that old war

PSE launches Bell Awards for 'good' companies

Dec 07, 2011 - 8:00 AM

The Philippine Stock Exchange PSE will honor the top five listed companies that exemplify good corporate governance practices