Aboitiz Group Foundation Inc. said it has invested over P5 billion to expand flagship programs, foster global collaborations, and harness innovation for the past 35 years.
“This year marks the 35th anniversary of Aboitiz Foundation’s work in co-creating resilient, empowered, and sustainable communities. Aboitiz Foundation has partnered with some 600,000 individuals and institutional partners and implemented over 5,000 corporate social responsibility [CSR] projects,” it said in a statement.
Over the years, Aboitiz Foundation has provided scholarships to Filipino students and young professionals, especially those in remote areas who have less access. It made a $10-million donation to the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) for the Aboitiz School of Innovation, Technology & Entrepreneurship (ASITE) to help address the demand for talent in data science in the country through world-class teaching and research.
The foundation is also onboarding partners to scale Aurora PH, a project that aims to provide access to electricity, internet connectivity, and digital tools to accelerate the learning of students in last-mile schools.
In 2022, over 6,000 beneficiaries, including micro, small and medium enterprises and cooperatives, received support and training through the foundation’s programs.
Also, the foundation has invested in sites, such as the Aboitiz Cleanergy Park, which serves as a sanctuary for endangered wildlife, built entirely of recycled materials.
“In the Aboitiz Group’s journey to become the Philippines’ first techglomerate, Aboitiz Foundation represents what lies at the heart of this Great Transformation: People. The Foundation optimizes the synergies of Aboitiz business units and its partners nationwide to create more value for its beneficiaries, its communities, and the environment.”