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Nov 05, 2020
Insular Foundation Wins CSR Company of the Year
Insular Foundation, the social responsibility arm of Insular Life, was recognized as the World Vision CSR Company of the Year by Asia CEOAwards 2020.
Insular Foundation focuses on helping the Filipino youth achieve quality education through various programs such as its enduring Gold EagleScholarship Grant for College Students, Adopt-A-Scholar program for public elementary school pupils, donation of disaster-resilient classroom buildings for public high schools, storytelling workshops, and donation of children's storybooks to elementary students.
Insular Foundation also contributes to the country’s environmental protection efforts in partnership with local government units and non-government organizations such as: the Kawayanihan Project in Lubao, Pampanga; and donation to the Philippine Eagle Foundation to support their research and conservation efforts for the endangered Philippine Eagle.
During the pandemic, the Foundation provided Personal Protective Equipment, and free life insurance and hospitalization allowance to frontliners in nine hospitals in Metro Manila.
“Insular Foundation is one of the first corporate foundations in the country, focusing primarily on access to quality education, youth development, environmental protection and conservation, and employee volunteerism. Established in the early 1960s, it marked its golden anniversary last year,” Asia CEO Awards said during its recent online awards night.
“The Foundation’s initiatives are geared towards creating a sustainable planet and investing in human development for a better future for our country. These projects also magnify the mother company’s commitment for the Filipino people,” Asia CEO Award added.
"Insular Foundation has been working quietly but consistently for more that 50 years, and we are happy that we have been given the opportunity to create significant impact in the lives of the people we have assisted all these years. We also thank World Vision for putting a spotlight on corporate social responsibility as we are able to celebrate the other corporate foundations who are doing excellent work for social good," shared Insular Foundation Executive Director Ana Maria R. Soriano.
The Insular Foundation team poses with World Vision CSR Company of the Year trophies from Asia CEO Awards, the largest business awards event in the Philippines and Southeast Asia. (From left) Insular Foundation’s program specialist Michelle Anne Casibang, Executive Director Ana Maria Soriano, Program Manager Teresita Melad, and program assistant Sheila Mae Geroche.