Aboitiz Foundation launches online learning hub for CSR practitioners

Aboitiz corporate development arm Aboitiz Foundation, Inc. (AFI) has launched an online training hub specifically catering to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) practitioners in celebration of the Aboitiz Foundation’s 32nd founding anniversary.

Aboitiz Foundation President and COO Maribeth L. Marasigan, (top row left),  Center For Humanitarian Learning and Innovation Director Diosdado P. Waña (top row right) and Humanitarian Leadership Academy Director Nicolas Kröger (bottom row) at the virtual ceremonial signing of MOU to launch the CSR Capability Building Online Training Modules for CSR professionals.

The Foundation recently held a virtual Memorandum of Understanding signing with the Humanitarian Leadership Academy (HLA) and the Center for Humanitarian Learning & Innovation (CHLI) for the CSR Capability Building Online Training Module under the Aboitiz CSR Academy in celebration of its 32nd anniversary last September 28, 2020.

The Aboitiz CSR Academy is the learning and training resources hub that showcases various fields in CSR. It offers online courses and modules curated from various sources, one of which is KAYA, the global learning platform of the Humanitarian Leadership Academy or HLA. These modules can be accessed anytime by the Aboitiz group’s CSR practitioners.

“Our goal is to enrich the knowledge, skills and behavior of our CSR professionals so that they can effectively deliver its social responsibility mission. We would also like to thank our partners from HLA and CHLI for giving us the opportunity to access learning resources from your vast online library,” said Aboitiz Foundation president and chief operating officer Maribeth Marasigan.

Mr. Nicolas Kröger, Director of HLA said that the organization co-creates content with national partners from various countries and provides tools that partners may use in developing content for courses. HLA has been working closely with CHLI in developing content that is relevant and accessible to the Philippines. He quoted a user of the training courses, “Knowledge is power, never stop learning,” citing that this is precisely what HLA and this partnership with Aboitiz Foundation is all about.

In his message, Mr. Diosdado Waña, Director of CHLI said that working together with Aboitiz Foundation can bring capacity-building accessible through alternative delivery methods and platforms, make humanitarian learning more relevant by customizing content and enhance E-learning development and promotion.

KAYA is a free humanitarian learning platform that provides access to massive open online and self-directed courses and pathways. It is designed to be accessed from phones, laptops and PC’s whenever and wherever you are.  It is owned and operated by  HLA, a global learning initiative set up to facilitate partnerships and collaborative opportunities to enable people to prepare for and respond to crises in their own countries.


About Aboitiz Foundation

The Aboitiz Foundation is the corporate foundation of the Aboitiz Group that was established in 1988. Its purpose is to drive change for a better world by advancing business and communities through programs on education, enterprise development, and environment. Since its inception in 1988, the Foundation’s CSR interventions have evolved from one-time donations to carefully designed programs that empower its beneficiaries to pursue their aspirations.

Today, the Aboitiz Foundation, through the Aboitiz Business Units, develops and implements corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs or CSR 2.0 projects that aim to co-create safe, empowered, and sustainable communities. These CSR 2.0 projects are aligned to the Group’s core competencies, are scalable nationwide, and create deeper social impact on the communities and beneficiaries it serves.

The Aboitiz Group continues to contribute to the country’s COVID-19 response efforts. To date, the Aboitiz Group has contributed over P2.2 billion for its COVID-19 response efforts. This excludes various payments waived, reduced, extended, or restructured to help customers cope with the impact of COVID-19.

[Article submitted by Jowelle Ann Cruz, Aboitiz Foundation, Inc.]