The League of Corporate Foundations-Corporate Social Responsibility Expo Conference was conducted last July 19, 2017 anchored on the theme “Disrupting for Social Good”.
The Expo Conference was done mostly on a plenary with interactive questions and answers.
It mainly focused on the different levels of disruptions and encouraged conversation among experts, specialized organizations and other players in the developmental field on whether the change that has been in effect has reacted profound impact.
The keynote message of the Expo Conference theme”, Are you fir for the future? Gobal Trend Towards Integrated Value” was delivered by Dr. Wayne Visser, Founder Director of Kaleidoscope Futures and CSR International, UK. On his message, he emphasized that today’s disruptive environment is reinventing new business, and how its workforce respond to shifts in preferences and expectations of their stakeholders. He further said that leaders of every industry should know how to respond and keep pace with change; behind every change is an opportunity.
The second day was the CSR EXPO showcasing the successful social development programs and services implemented by giant corporate companies under the League of Corporate Foundations for their identified beneficiaries.
It was observed during the EXPO, that the exercise of the Corporate Social Responsibility is bounded on a common goal of delivering social programs and services to provide socio- economic upliftment , and in a way a fight against poverty in certain communities.
For extractive Industry like Mining, CSR is implemented thru the Social Development and Management program (SDMP) funded from the 1.5 percent of the total project cost of every large scale mining companies, anchored on pillars like livelihood (core pillar), health, education, infrastructure and program assistance relative to socio-cultural values .