Tuesday, April 30, 2024

LCF gears up for technology-focused CSR Conference and Expo 2024

To help corporates bring about an Inclusive Future through harnessing CSR and ESG

The League of Corporate Foundations (LCF) has made it their mission to assist corporations in utilizing technology for the good of society through Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Environment, Social, and Governance (ESG) reporting, in light of the swift advances and innovations in technology, such as Artificial Intelligence (AI). 

LCF is gearing up for the 2024 CSR Conference and Expo—the highly anticipated annual event—which will take place on July 3 to 4 at Dusit Thani Manila, Makati City. 

LCF gears up for technology-focused CSR Conference and Expo 2024

This year's CSR Expo, with the aptly named "Reimagining a New and Inclusive Future," will focus on technology, artificial intelligence, and digitalization. It will also examine how corporations can apply CSR and ESG principles to make these technologies truly inclusive. The purpose of this event is to assist corporations in making sure that technology has more positive effects than negative ones in order to help the 51% of Filipinos who live in poverty.

Corporates will also have the chance to learn about and have a conversation about the ways in which artificial intelligence (AI) and other cutting-edge technologies can advance health services, resilience, livelihood, education, financial diversity, and inclusivity, among other societal and national development goals, at the LCF CSR Expo.

“The 2024 Conference will imagine a future where people and communities can harness the power of technology, AI, and the digital space, including the careful implementation of AI and other new technologies to form a truly new and inclusive future if aligned with CSR and ESG principles at the outset.” ~Sebastian C. Quiniones, LCF Chair and Executive Director, Pilipinas Shell Foundation, Inc.

A venue for cross-sectoral collaboration

Over 200 participants are anticipated at the 2024 CSR Expo, including corporates, social development actors, and technology companies who will collaborate to co-create solutions with the goal of making a significant and collective impact. 

“The League’s stand is that technological innovations can be properly harnessed, such that their ill effects upon society can be mitigated; and that technology offers an abiding opportunity for corporate collaboration, whether between corporates or with other sectors, to achieve monumental and lasting impact upon societal challenges both new and old.” ~Shem Jose W. Garcia, LCF Vice-Chair and Executive Director, Vivant Foundation, Inc.  

Outstanding CSR initiatives

LCF is also set to announce the winners of the 2024 Guild Awards on the evening of July 3 at Dusit Thani Manila. The awards program upholds exemplary CSR initiatives undertaken by  LCF members.

In order to recognize their efforts and hard work in their local communities, the League will also be giving non-members the CSR Medal of Recognition for the first time. The Medal of Recognition honors non-member organizations' interventional efforts, such as those of Rotary, Kiwanis, Chambers of Commerce, Jaycees, and Top 1000 businesses, among others. Businesses in seven thematic areas—Arts and Culture, Disaster Resilience, Education, Environment, Enterprise Development, Financial Inclusion, and Health—will be honored with this special award for their efforts. 

A concurrent exhibit of the 2024 CSR Expo will be held from July 4 to 5 at the Glorietta Activity Center. It will feature excellent CSR initiatives that have been carried out by both LCF members and non-members. The exhibit must include at least fifty exhibitors. At the end of the exhibit, there will also be a Medal of Recognition Awarding Ceremony. 

Established in 1991, LCF is a network of operating and grant-making corporate and family foundations and corporations in the Philippines. The League has continued to be at the forefront of promoting and enhancing CSR practice among its members and the larger business community in the country. Visit the LCF homepage at lcf.org.ph and the 2024 Conference and Expo microsite at bit.ly/2024CSRExpo

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