Wednesday, July 16, 2008

PBSP expo to raise funds for community projects

Cebu Daily News
July 16, 2008

A four-day expo is set to begin on Thursday at SM City to generate funds for the corporate social responsibility (CSR) projects of the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP).

The projects include: Save the Buhisan Watershed Project, an environmental conservation initiative in line with the United Nation's Millenium Development Goals; the Motolite-PBSP Balik Baterya Program, which aims to improve basic education in the Philippines through the provision of learning resource materials, training of teachers, supplemental feeding and conduct of reading camps; and A Better Life: Stories of Corporate Social Responsibility, a PBSP coffee table book.

Dubbed “A Better Life: PBSP Celebrates Corporate Social Responsibility,” the exposition will run until July 20 at the SM City Cebu Trade Halls 2 and 3 and Conference Centers.

The exposition will feature the stories of corporate social responsibility of PBSP, its member companies, business partners and donors.

It will also feature learning sessions on corporate citizenship, how to make the business grow, and how to keep a happy and healthy workforce.

The Best of the Visayas Trade Fair will also be held showcasing various products of PBSP-assisted cooperatives, community-based organizations and micro, small and medium enterprises.

PBSP is a pioneer in the practice of corporate social responsibility in the Philippines.

It was organized in the 1970s by 50 of the country's most prominent business leaders and has since grown to become the Philippines most dynamic partner in nation building with more than 230 members.

It is the country's largest corporate-led foundation dedicated to uplift the lives of the poor and help the communities become self-reliant.

PBSP has supported more than 6,000 social development projects and benefited more than four million beneficiaries nationwide.