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Jul 18, 2023
Insular Foundation wins in the Asia Responsible Enterprise Awards 2023
the corporate social responsibility arm of Insular Life (InLife), was awarded
the Asia Responsible Enterprise Award for Social Empowerment.
The Insular Foundation receives an Award for “outstanding and exemplary achievements in sustainability and responsible entrepreneurship.” Insular Foundation Executive Director Ana Maria Soriano (standing, middle) holds the Asia Responsible Enterprise Asia Award for Social Empowerment, while InLife Chief Human Resources Officer Rozana Pecson (standing, second from right) holds the award certificate. (Seated from left): InLife Executive Chairperson Nina Aguas and Insular Foundation Program Manager Teresita Melad. (Standing from left): Human Resources Specialist Kristine Velasco, Foundation Program Assistant Sheila Mae Geroche, and Foundation Program Specialist Lady Janelle Monsanto.
Insular Foundation, the corporate social responsibility arm of Insular Life (InLife), was awarded the Asia Responsible Enterprise Award for Social Empowerment.
The Insular Foundation’s fitness-for-charity volunteerism program Race for the Extra Mile was particularly recognized for its clear “social empowerment mission” for women, minority groups, and economically disadvantaged communities.
“As Insular Foundation marks our 53rd year of empowering communities, we are honored to receive the Asia Responsible Enterprise Award for Social Empowerment. This recognition will further inspire Insular Foundation and InLife to provide A Lifetime for Good to our fellow Filipinos through our volunteerism programs and community endeavors,” Insular Foundation Executive Director Ana Maria Soriano said.
Conducted in 2022, the Race for the Extra Mile rallied the members of the InLife community to do good for others by walking, running, or biking. The Insular Foundation matched the race participants’ total distance coverage with cash donation for the Department of Education’s Last Mile Schools, and Waves for Water Philippines. The beneficiary public elementary schools located in highly remote areas of Tanay, Rizal cater to students who are mostly coming from the indigenous tribe of Dumagat. The other beneficiary non-government organization, meanwhile, provides clean water sources to communities.
The Asia Responsible Enterprise Awards program (AREA) recognizes Asian businesses for championing sustainable and responsible business practices in eight categories: Social Empowerment, Investment in People, Green Leadership, Health Promotion, Corporate Governance, Circular Economy Leadership, Corporate Sustainability Reporting, and Responsible Business Leadership. This awards program is presented by Enterprise Asia, a non-government organization promoting entrepreneurship as an engine towards sustainable and progressive economic and social development.