CRI Press Release: The Second Philippine Conference on Research in CSR


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CRI Press Release: The Second Philippine Conference on Research in CSR

  1. 1. Contact: Sophia Tan FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASECell Phone: 0917-83545850Landline: 710-2321E-mail: sophia.tan@bcyfoundation.orgWebsite: THE SECOND PHILIPPINE CONFERENCE ON RESEARCH IN CORPORATE SUSTAINABILITY AND RESPONSIBILITY (CSR) IS ON SEPTEMBER 3 Members of Corporations, NGOs, Indigenous Groups, Government and the Academe Anticipate the Second Conference Following the Success of Its Predecessor At present, Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility (CSR) is a pressing concern notonly to Corporations, but also to NGOs, Indigenous Groups, the Government and the Academe.As such, many anticipate the Second Philippine Conference on Research in CSR, whichencourages participants to take hold of opportunities involving research networks and casewriting related to CSR. The Key Speaker of this year’s Conference is Mr. Thomas Thomasfrom Singapore. He is the CEO of the ASEAN CSR Network Ltd. and Executive Director ofSingapore Compact for CSR. Indeed an expert in his field, Mr. Thomas will give a Situationeron CSR and CSR Research in Asia. The Second Philippine Conference on Research in CSR is a marquee event of the CSRResearch Institute under the Benita & Catalino Yap Foundation and the SACT College System,together with the UST Graduate School, co-sponsored by the Management Association of thePhilippines. Aiming to provide a venue for discussing the latest ideas in CSR and to further the CSRResearch agenda, Conference Chair Arch. Felino Palafox invites everyone to the SecondPhilippine Conference on Research in CSR, which will be held on September 3, 2012 at theThomas Aquinas Research Center Auditorium, University of Sto. Tomas Graduate School,España, Manila from 8 AM to 5 PM. The Conference also presents well-renowned speakers from the Philippines. A top SocialEntrepreneur in the country, Ms. Pacita Juan (President of the ECHOstore Sustainable Lifestyleand Chair of the Philippine Coffee Board) will talk about Social Entrepreneurship as an Optionfor Business and Education. A well-renowned scholar, Dr. Alvin Ang (UST Graduate School
  2. 2. Professor and Former Director of the UST Research Cluster on Cultural, Educational and SocialIssues) will speak about CSR Research. Moreover, the Conference includes prominent personalities as its Panel of Reactors. ThePanel includes: Engr. Alejandro Teves Escaño (President of TEVSAPHIL and President ofMeralco Foundation); Mr. David Balangue, (Past Chairman of SyCip, Gorres, Velayo & Co.);Mr. Eduardo V. Francisco (President of BDO Capital & Investment of Banco De Oro UniversalBank and President of Management Association of the Philippines); Mr. Jonathan Juan C.Moreno (Managing Consultant at the Palladium Group Inc.); Professor Francisco L. Roman(Executive Director of the RVR Center for Corporate Social Responsibility and Coordinator forthe Journal Research Group); Dr. Catherine Q. Castañeda (Regional Director IV of theCommission on Higher Education NCR); and Dr. Luz Almeda (Director of DepEd NCR). The Conference is also supported by various prominent associations, which include: theAssociation of Christian Schools, Colleges and Universities; Philippine Association of Collegesand Universities; Philippine Association of Private Schools, Colleges and Universities;Technical Vocational School Associations of the Philippines; Philippine Association of StateUniversities and Colleges; and Philippine Association of Graduate Education. Moreover, theDepartment of Education and the Commission on Higher Education have officially endorsed theConference. To pre-register and know more about the Conference, please visit For inquiries, you can contact the Conference Secretariatthrough e-mail (, mobile (0917-83545850), or landline (710-2321). .***Benita & Catalino Yap Foundation – The Foundation was formerly known as the Catalino D. Yap, Sr.Foundation. Now with a new name honouring the spouses, Benita and Catalino Sr., BCYF will implementprojects through its Units: Institute for Policy Studies, Institute for Social Enterprise and Development, andCSR Research Institute. The Foundation continues to be in the “Business of Building Dreams”, pursuing SocialDevelopment through Social Entrepreneurship. Official website: http://www.bcyfoundation.orgCSR Research Institute – The CRI is one of the Institutes under BCYF and is concerned with thedocumentation and study of various activities, programs, and CSR projects in the Philippines and throughoutAsia. The Institute has three main programs: (1) Conferences, (2) CSR Research Network, and (3) Publications.The marquee event of CRI for 2012 is the 2nd Philippine Conference on Research in CSR.