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Corporate social responsibility is a sham

Published by rudy Date posted on February 2, 2020

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House oks bill encouraging corporate social responsibility

Published by rudy Date posted on May 20, 2019

by Pathricia Ann V. Roxas, Philippine Daily Inquirer, May 20, 2019 MANILA, Philippines — The House of Representatives on Monday approved on third and final reading a bill that encourages business organizations to engage in corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities.

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Voluntary CSR not protecting workers, claims research

Published by rudy Date posted on February 14, 2019

by BRETT MATHEWS | Feb 14, 2019 WASHINGTON – Voluntary CSR mechanisms are failing to protect workers in apparel supply chains, and a new, worker-centric model is required which involves binding agreements between brands and their suppliers. That’s the conclusion of a new paper which examines the struggles of traditional, corporate-led initiatives to address labour…

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43% of workers like to work in a socially responsible company

Published by rudy Date posted on January 6, 2017

(philstar.com), January 6, 2017 MANILA, Philippines — Charity and corporate social responsibility (CSR) are key issues for business people globally, a recent research from workspace provider Regus revealed.

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CSR perspectives in the Philippines

Published by rudy Date posted on October 23, 2015

Ms. Helen Orande is a member of ASEAN CSR Network’s Board of trustees and is also the Executive Director of the League of Corporate Foundations. Here, Ms. Orande talks about how CSR in the Philippines has evolved past philanthropy and charity. to where it is done because it is the right thing to do. She…

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CSRs pour P1.1 billion into Mindanao

Published by rudy Date posted on September 8, 2014

DAVAO CITY—Corporate funding for social development efforts In Mindanao reached P1.1 billion and the organization encouraging corporate social responsibility (CSR) spending said it was setting its sight at pouring these resources to the small farm communities to increase chances of bringing the marginal families into the cycle of economic growth.

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PH shoppers among world’s most socially conscious – study

Published by rudy Date posted on June 18, 2014

MANILA – Consumers in the Philippines are among the most socially conscious shoppers in the world, a recent Nielsen study revealed. The Nielsen Global Survey of Corporate Social Responsibility showed that the Philippines has the most number of consumers who are more willing to pay extra for products and services that come from socially responsible…

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More Filipinos buy socially responsible brands

Published by rudy Date posted on August 7, 2013

MANILA, Philippines — 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 showed.

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Birthing facility project garners global CSR award

Published by rudy Date posted on May 27, 2013

Naybahay, a rural birthing facility project spearheaded by Pfizer Philippines Foundation Inc., was one among 20 corporate social responsibility (CSR) projects recognized with an award of merit at the 5th Global CSR Summit hosted by the Philippines in Davao City last April.

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CEOs buck law on CSR

Published by rudy Date posted on October 20, 2011

EFFECTIVE corporate social responsibility programs must create a broader impact on the community, but laws must be in place to guide companies in the right direction, business heads and management experts said.

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Firms stoke CSR flame to tame global protests

Published by rudy Date posted on October 19, 2011

BUSINESS executives and the academe are urging companies to practice sustainable corporate social responsibility that will create shared value for the broader community amid global protests against financial inequality and corporate greed.

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Petron wins Global CSR Awards

Published by rudy Date posted on September 11, 2011

MANILA, Philippines — If rising from the ‘oil spill rubble’ would be an indication, leading oil player Petron Corporation may have truly bounced back from the disaster as it already clinched recently the gold award for environmental excellence – trouncing in the competition other firms globally.

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Globe cited among top 5 RP firms on governance

Published by rudy Date posted on July 25, 2011

Globe Telecom was named one of the top five Philippine companies by international research and advisory firm RepuTex for outstanding sustainability initiatives and corporate governance policies.

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Group of corporate foundations bucks measures requiring CSR

Published by rudy Date posted on June 24, 2011

THE business community is opposing two bills seeking to institutionalize corporate social responsibility activities. While CSR should be embedded in every company’s “business DNA,” Ed Amistad, chairperson of the League of Corporate Foundations, said it should not be required by law and should remain as a voluntary activity.

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COST management remains the primary driving force behind

Published by rudy Date posted on June 9, 2011

COST management remains the primary driving force behind local businesses’ corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives, according to a survey by Grant Thornton. In a statement, Punongbayan & Araullo (P&A), the local partner of Grant Thornton, said the latest International Business Report (IBR) asked 150 Filipino business leaders regarding their CSR activities for the second time…

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CSR with integrity

Published by rudy Date posted on May 31, 2011

LAST May 24, the Management Association of the Philippines (MAP) launched the 2nd MAP CSR Leadership Challenge. MAP began the Challenge in 2009 to encourage its members to embrace CSR and go beyond the customary corporate philanthropy that we see. MAP President Felino “Jun” Palafox has explained that the Challenge “aims to promote CSR as…

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CSR focus an advantage, says IT firm

Published by rudy Date posted on May 26, 2011

COMPANIES can set themselves apart from competitors by having a special focus on corporate social responsibility (CSR), an executive of a United States-based information technology services firm said.

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UN’s watchdog says the General Assembly needs to rein in ‘self-expanded’ Global Compact initiative

Published by rudy Date posted on March 15, 2011

EXCLUSIVE: A major initiative currently sponsored by United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, the U.N. Global Compact, is being challenged by the world body’s own watchdog agency as financially opaque, unwilling to police its membership and only questionably effective at accomplishing its mission of winning private-sector adherence to the U.N.’s anti-corruption, anti-poverty and environmental goals.

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ASEAN CSR Network incorporated in Singapore

Published by rudy Date posted on January 20, 2011

The ASEAN CSR Network held an inaugural ceremony on 11 January 2011 in Singapore to celebrate its incorporation led by its founding members, namely, the ASEAN Foundation, Indonesia Business Links, International Chamber of Commerce-Malaysia, the League of Corporate Foundations (Philippines), CSR Club of Thai Listed Companies Association and Singapore Compact for CSR, which also hosts…

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Smart gets Excellence Award at 9th Asian CSR Awards

Published by rudy Date posted on December 27, 2010

MANILA, Philippines – Smart Communications Inc. won an Excellence Award at Asia’s premier awards program on corporate social responsibility, the 9th Asian CSR Awards, for its holistic employee wellness program, “Live Smart: Healthy U, Wealthy U, Happy U.”

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Taking CSR to the next level

Published by rudy Date posted on December 27, 2010

MANILA, Philippines – Three years since Fuji Xerox Philippines completed its Gawad Kalinga Village in Taguig City in December 2007, the company continues in its pursuit to take corporate social responsibility to the next level through more sustainable and community development programs.

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Will PPP work? For Internet connectivity, it did

Published by rudy Date posted on December 7, 2010

LAST WEEK, donations in the millions of pesos were announced for a computer and Internet literacy program. It could just be another fund-raising activity if not for the fact that almost half of the donors were local government units — some representing the remotest parts of Mindanao with several topping the pledges made by multinational…

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Responsible business

Published by rudy Date posted on November 26, 2010

As the Asian Institute of Management prepares to hold the 10th Asian Forum on Corporate Social Responsibility the questions around CSR have ceased to be around “whether” and have become about “how.”

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Aboitiz Equity Ventures wins 2nd best annual report

Published by rudy Date posted on November 16, 2010

Aboitiz Equity Ventures (AEV) won the second best annual report in the Management Association of the Philippines’ (MAP) First Best Annual Reports Awards for 2002, participated in by 29 listed companies in the Philippine Stock Exchange. AEV chief operating officer Erramon Aboitiz received the award on behalf of the company during the recent awards night…

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Binding CSR standards for mining firms urged

Published by rudy Date posted on November 9, 2010

The government should take prompt and decisive steps in codifying a legally binding set of standards on corporate social responsibility (CSR) tailorfit for the local mining industry, as a way to rebuild public confidence and ease strident protests against certain mining operations resulting from domestic environmental disasters such as the 1996 Marcopper toxic spill, a…

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CDO partners with PBSP for urban poverty reduction

Published by rudy Date posted on October 21, 2010

Food manufacturer CDO-Foodsphere Inc. has teamed up with the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP), a non-profit corporate foundation established by prominent businessmen led by PLDT chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan, for a supplemental feeding program to save indigent children out of malnutrition in a pilot site in the northern part of Metro Manila. Odyssey Foundation…

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Utility firm’s CSR project that ’empowers through education’ reaches out to more GK communities

Published by rudy Date posted on October 18, 2010

MANILA, Philippines – Building and unveiling the Meralco Sibol School is one of the utility company’s major CSR projects. It is Meralco’s way of nurturing the dreams of children and families and building communities through the power of education. The Sibol School was launched as early as 2005 as a response to the need of…

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ASEAN CSR Network: A new birth for CSR in Asia

Published by rudy Date posted on October 9, 2010

singapore_compactBy now is it well-known that the South-East Asian countries have joined hands to launch the ASEAN CSR Network during the International Singapore Compact CSR Summit held in Sentosa recently. During the launch, Singapore Compact for CSR president Olivia Lum said that ASEAN has recognised the importance of CSR “not just to achieve the socio…

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The socially responsible corporation

Published by rudy Date posted on September 20, 2010

Imagine a immensely lucrative company that underpays workers, cuts corners on health and safety standards, cheats on taxes, bribes officials and poisons the environment. Think of another enterprise, less profitable but paying the right wages and taxes, abiding by consumer-protection standards for its products, shunning corruption, curtailing emissions and conserving resources. Which one is better…

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CSR: Mixing money and morals

Published by rudy Date posted on September 17, 2010

Chen Guangbiao is in a generous mood. So generous, in fact, that the Chinese tycoon (assets: $735 million) seems to have infected other millionaire industrialists with the charity bug. Chen says 100 of them have agreed to bequeath their wealth to charity upon their demise.

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