Chairman Oscar M. Lopez (center), president Cedie Lopez Vargas (2nd from left) and Dulce Festin-Baybay (leftmost), who represented LGFI at the AFCSR, are shown with League of Corporate Foundations CSR Institute founder Lydia Sarmiento-Enrile and former Ayala Foundation head Vicky Garchitorena
Lopez Group Foundation Inc. (LGFI) chairman Oscar M. Lopez led the Lopez Group delegation to the 13th Asian Forum on Corporate Social Responsibility (AFCSR) held recently at Makati Shangri-La Hotel.
Themed “Building Resilient Communities: How Business, Government and Social Enterprises Can Work Together,” the two-day forum was attended by around 500 local and foreign delegates from more than 30 countries.
The keynote address was delivered by Nobel Peace Prize laureate and former Timor- Leste President and United Nations envoy to Guinea Bissau Dr. Jose Ramos-Horta. Moderating the session was AFCSR chairman Dato Timothy Ong, also the chairman of Asia Inc. Forum which co-organized the forum together with the Asian Institute of Management (AIM)-Ramon V. del Rosario Sr. Center for Corporate Social Responsibility.
On Day 2, Sen. Grace Poe spoke on why good governance matters in building national resilience.
Capping the event was the AFCSR 2014 awards dinner with Pres. Benigno Aquino III presenting the Asian CSR Awards and the Intel-AIM Corporate Responsibility Award.
The AFCSR was started by the late Felipe Alfonso, former vice chairman of LGFI. AFCSR 2014 had for one of its gold sponsors First Philippine Holdings Corporation (FPH), which was represented at the event by Hazel Velasco and Lorenne Alejandrino of Corporate Communications. The company’s booth was also featured at the venue. For those interested in the presentations, contact LGFI at 631-6465.