In a significant move towards environmental conservation and sustainability, the Aboitiz Foundation, Aboitiz Land, and the Communities Organized for Resource Allocation (CORA) Foundation signed a Memorandum of Agreement on September 13 to further reinforce their commitment to protecting coastal ecosystems and contributing to a cleaner, more sustainable future.
The signatories include Aboitiz Foundation President and COO Maribeth Marasigan, Aboitiz Land Senior AVP of Legal and Corporate Affairs Atty. Misch Sta. Ana, and Cora Foundation Founder and Executive Director Antoinette Taus.
The partnership’s core objective is to unify the strengths and resources of Aboitiz Land, Aboitiz Foundation, and Cora Foundation in implementing the “Coastal Clean Up 2.0” in Calubcub II, San Juan, Batangas, the host community of Aboitiz Land’s Seafront Residences. The Coastal Clean Up 2.0 includes the implementation of Capacity Development (CapDev) initiatives, as well as the Information, Education, and Communication (IEC) activities, focused on environmental protection. These efforts target not only the local host communities but also the other stakeholders too.
“With the enduring support of Aboitiz Foundation and CORA Foundation, we are excited to embark on the Coastal Clean Up 2.0 initiative at Seafront Residences. Our strides are bolstered by the expertise of CORA, an organization celebrated for efforts in coastal conservation.” Atty. Misch Sta. Ana said.
CORA Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to forging sustainable initiatives aimed at addressing pressing global issues including hunger, poverty, inequality, and climate change. With a core emphasis on volunteerism, community involvement, and inclusiveness, CORA’s initiatives prioritize the empowerment of marginalized groups, educational institutions, women, and the younger generation.
“Nothing can be done without partnerships and collaborations. So to us at CORA, we really feel that this journey is meant to be, and we hope that through this coastal clean up, it will create the spark or the ripple effect towards so much more,” Antoinette Taus said.
Meanwhile, Aboitiz Foundation President and COO Maribeth Marasigan emphasized the importance of caring for the environment and how our present actions have a direct impact on our future. The Aboitiz Foundation has been in partnership with the CORA Foundation since 2018, jointly driving the Clean Seas Pilipinas initiative, which focuses on sustainable waste management solutions.
“Caring for the environment transcends mere responsibility; it is an obligation we owe to future generations. Each piece of litter we remove from our shores, each patch of pollution we address, is a step towards safeguarding the delicate balance of our ecosystems. By acting now, we are ensuring a thriving environment for our children and their children.” Maribeth Marasigan said.
The Aboitiz Group has always placed utmost importance on sustainability and environmental stewardship. This partnership coincides with the annual Clean-up in September. It is an initiative driven by a shared sense of purpose and commitment to create a lasting positive impact on the environment.
About Aboitiz Foundation
The Aboitiz Foundation is the corporate citizenship arm of the Aboitiz Group 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 the 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 a deeper social impact on the communities and beneficiaries it serves.
About Aboitiz Land
For over 25 years, Aboitiz Land has stayed true to its promise of innovating ways to bring more Filipinos home through its thriving master-planned communities. It now looks to further expand its reach by continuing to develop innovative and fully-integrated communities in more locations across the Philippines. A subsidiary of the Aboitiz Group, it is built on a firm foundation with a hundred-year heritage of advancing business and communities.
For more information about Aboitiz Land, please visit www.aboitizland.com.
About Aboitiz Equity Ventures
Aboitiz Equity Ventures, Inc. (AEV) is the portfolio management company of the Aboitiz Group, leading investments in power, banking and financial services, food, infrastructure, land, and cutting-edge fields like data science and artificial intelligence. With a remarkable legacy spanning five generations, the Aboitiz Group is committed to driving change for a better world. The Group is undergoing its Great Transformation to establish itself as the Philippines’ pioneering techglomerate. This innovative growth strategy, powered by technology and a renewed entrepreneurial mindset, empowers us to advance businesses and uplift communities.
AEV is renowned as one of the best-managed companies in the Philippines and the region, consistently recognized for our unwavering dedication to good corporate governance and corporate social responsibility (CSR) through the Aboitiz Foundation.
As proud members of influential organizations such as the APEC Business Advisory Council, Private Sector Advisory Council to the Philippine government, Global Compact Network Philippines Board of Trustees, and the Global Council for Inclusive Capitalism, we actively champion sustainability initiatives both domestically and globally. Aligned with the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), we drive policies, advocacies, and initiatives to make a lasting impact. Our transformative #OneNEWAboitiz Sustainability Framework aims to enhance sustainable practices in our life-essential businesses, fostering a positive impact on the environment and society.
To learn more about our journey to becoming the Philippines’ first techglomerate, visit our website: https://aboitiz.com/.