Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Nestlé Partners with NGOs on CSV Initiatives
Exploring possible partnerships with NGOs to supplement existing CSV initiatives, Corporate Affairs invited Opportunity International Asia Pacific Regional Director Mark Daniels and APPEND CEO Virginia Juan to serve as resource speakers in the CSV Council Meeting held on May 21. Opportunity International and APPEND are organizations that specialize in helping the poorest of the poor start up their own businesses.
During this meeting, the CSV Council discussed the livelihood program initiatives of the Company as well as possible areas for collaboration with the two NGOs on issues regarding microfinance, micro-insurance, and community enterprise models.
“With this meeting, we have once more started an interesting discussion on possible partnerships with other stakeholders leading to CSV programs, which can have greater impact to society,” said Corporate Affairs Head Edith de Leon. This is in line with the thrust to “forge an era of collaboration” as mentioned by Chairman and CEO John Miller in the CSV Forum Philippines held on April 23.
The meeting was attended by Dave Laurel and Misha Rabat of Corporate Affairs; Menard Dacono, Jessie Dantes, and Bots Velez of ICD; Sunny Yu of Nestlé Professional; Art Baria of Technical; Rene Alvarado of SH&E; Kat Castro of Nestlé Nutrition; Gabby Posadas of CBD; and Aimee Ballesteros of Pulilan HR.
SOURCE: Nestle Family Balita (June 15, 2010)