A total of 82 scholars supported by Aboitiz Equity Ventures, Aboitiz Foundation, and Visayan Electric Company participated in the 2nd Aboitiz Scholars Corporate Social Responsibility Summit held last December 11 and 12.
The two-day summit organized by Aboitiz Foundation included talks by Aboitiz executives on topics ranging from corporate history, its story and values, the 3Rs — Risk, Reputation and Responsibility, and personal insights on leadership. Speakers included AEV Chief HR Officer Txabi Aboitiz, Aboitiz Foundation President Susan Valdez, and Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Trustee Romy Ronquillo.
There was also a workshop and competition in which participants were able to apply their learnings by creating innovative and meaningful CSR projects. The winning teams were given cash prizes, medals, and a budget of P200,000 each to implement their projects.
The Aboitiz Scholars’ CSR Summit aims to instill the importance of CSR among participants and encourage them to come up with projects of their own. The summit has been held since 2011 and has paved the way for successful and ongoing implementation of projects such as the Aboitiz Green Fashion Revolution and the Panlambo Livelihood Project in Cebu.